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Jerko, the Superfund Shantyboat

Jerko, the Superfund Shantyboat

From Matt Hickman: Jerko: Little green houseboat on the Superfund site - Step aboard Jerko, an off-the-grid houseboat/urban sustainability laboratory that’s been moored in one of America’s filthiest waterways: Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal. –  Tue,...
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Shantyboat Restored

Shantyboat Restored

Shanty boat goes on display ‘Floating homes’ were common river vessels September 20, 2012 By Sam Shawver – The Marietta Times (sshawver@mariettatimes.com) , The Marietta Times Shanty boats, a common sight during the first half of...
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More Than One Million Page Views!

harlan-hubbard

Shantyboats.   Now that is a niche.   When I mention I do a site on them the usual response is, what’s a shantyboat!?   But I love them… YOU love them.   Now…...
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Electricity in a NutShell

Electricity in a NutShell

Nikola Tesla, Boat Electrician ExtraordinaireThere are few areas, in boating, that attract more gew-gaws, gizmos and gimcrackery than the electrical system.Time was, nobody had one. Oil lamps for cabin, anchor and running lights. Lead...
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More from Lifestyle

Guest Design: Canal Sampan

Canal Sampan Right Perspective

Guest Post fromTimRumbinas: I’ve been inspired to a degree by “Diane’s Rose,” probably because her creator and I are both cabinetmakers, and I think we tend to look at materials and their function the...
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Shantyboat Built in 3.5 months!

Camping Boat.clipular (8)

Scott Ferguson sent me news of his latest boat build, and it’s pretty slick! “This project is a motor camper for 2 persons with galley and head to be powered by a small outboard...
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The THINGS We Do for Art

The THINGS We Do for Art

From Triloboats.com: Three semi-circles join straight edged framing Larger to smaller arcs from inboard out In a minimal interior, what you don’t do is as important as what you do. Nate Berkus Moderation in...
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Build Update

C2's Cruising Adventures- Shanty Boat 2015.clipular (1)

From the site C2′s Cruising Adventures:  Our current boat project is building a shanty boat that we can use as a combination travel trailer/house boat. This blog chronicles the boat build from start to...
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Techniques

Steambox for bending wood

Steambox for bending wood

From YouTube: “http://klaus.silbernagl.com/pub/bootsbau/ A styrofoam steambox is quickly built, stabel on bench and extremely heat insulating and therefore less energy consuming.” Originally posted 2011-09-11 23:55:23.

Building:  Fairing Frames

Building: Fairing Frames

Now this is clever. How do you fair frames and chine logs in order to get the hull panels to fit?   Watch, learn, use. In English… and in German http://klaus.silbernagl.com/pub/bootsbau/workshop/#scheitel   Originally posted 2011-12-19 09:57:27.

And Now for Something Completely Different

Diy pickle barrel boat

Diy pickle barrel boat

From Youtube.. something a bit nuts… and fun!   “In this video I show...

transportable-pontoon-pallet-4

How To Build A Transportable Pontoon Raft Out Of Old Pallets And 55 Gallon Plastic Drums

From the site Goods Home Design. Pallets are always advertised, on the web and...

Cosmic Muffin

Cosmic Muffin

A houseboat with a difference.  A converted aircraft once owned by Howard Hughes. From...


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