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PDR: Cutting Begins

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It’s one small step for a man, one modest leap for a boat. – Mr. Shantyboat. I did my first cutting after work Friday night.  It’s not much, but it’s a start.  I am...
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PD Racer: Build Begins

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As mentioned previously, a reasonable person could question whether or not this was a shantyboat, but for me, it’s a pretty cheap way to spend a few nights on the river.  Sounds like a...
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Adventure Sailing: Tiny Shantyboat Options

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When you hear the word “shantyboat” a certain image comes to mind: A shantyboat is either created with materials that are at hand or built using modest materials such as ACX plywood.  Size most often ranges...
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Living in Ten Foot Boat

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Adventure Sailing:  I love what Manie is doing.  He is one brave guy with an amazing mission. From YouTube:  Two months in my own private little paradise and loving it. Working out in the...
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River Punt/Sampan Houseboats

River Punt/Sampan Houseboats

I’m a big fan of boats like the samples here… but what to call them?  Sampan?   These boats are from the Li River in China. And from the late 1800’s these boats have...
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Shanty Trawler is Ready to Use !!!

Shanty Trawler is Ready to Use !!!

The 21 foot Shanty Trawler is 95 % done and very usable. So, this will be the final “progress” report. The remaining finish work may stretch out over the next two or three months...
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Fifth “Installment” – 21 foot Shanty Trawler

Fifth “Installment” – 21 foot Shanty Trawler

Feb 4, 2013 The decking is all complete now. It looks good and works well. It forms a nice level, uncluttered area forward of the cabin. The pressure treated boards should last a long...
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Forth “Installment” – 21 foot Shanty Trawler

Forth “Installment” – 21 foot Shanty Trawler

A Guest Post by Rod Edens:  Jan 26, 2013.   Previous Installments.   Work continues on the Shanty Trawler. The decking is almost done. The deck boards are supported by “joists” a few inches...
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Shantyboat Cooking

Shantyboat Ferment Central:  My fresh Paneer Cheese, rolled in middle eastern spices.  I used it in a piece of pita with some spicy pickles I made earlier.  Very crisp, refreshing, and healthy.  Oh, and I made all but the pita myself.  Instructions on making pita later!

Make Your Own Cheese

You love to build boats, and you love to do it your way.   Join the club.   Cooking can offer the same rewards.  Such as: Creativity.  There is a LOT of opportunity to be creative in cooking.  Start with the recipe first, then make it again your own way.  Just like with boats....

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Shantyboat Cuisine

Truth be told in the last two years I’ve been able to get out on my own little shantyboat less than a half dozen times.   My goals were certainly higher, but life gets in the way so often.  Honestly, that’s a part of the reason I study, build and write about shantyboats, life...

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Sailboat into Shantyboat, Part Two

Sailboat into Shantyboat, Part Two

Guest Post:  Rod Edens.  See part one. As you recall, in the first installment,...

Ask Triloboats.com:  Flexi or Fixed Interiors?

Ask Triloboats.com: Flexi or Fixed Interiors?

We’ve added a new feature.  Ask Triloboats.com.   For the next few weeks to months...

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Shantyboat Living Here and Now

First published on a cold, rainy day a few years back: The “back to...

1886 Houseboat

1886 Houseboat

  Henry Taunt and a woman, most likely his wife, in their riverboat/studio. Henry...

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Shantyboat: Beyond Napkin Plans

Ooo, graph paper!  Getting fancy now.  I’m trying to turn my shantyboat speculations into...

Bruce’s Pontoons

Bruce’s Pontoons

We were planning to use Bruce’s pontoon boat that he scored somewhere around the...


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