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Making Sweeps

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A reader asked…. “I am in the process of trying to rig oar locks on a 24 foot aluminum shanty boat. Does anyone have any information on this endeavor. Pictures of different setup would be...
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A Mad Idea Fueled by Gin

A Mad Idea Fueled by Gin

Shantyboatliving.com welcomes guest columnist Wes Modes:    It started with Camp Tipsy. We started talking about what we could build, what kind of floating contraption would excite us. We were unequivocally unanimous in wanting...
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Sqautter Isn’t the Right Word

Sqautter Isn’t the Right Word

From Oregon Live: From his 31-by-10-foot home in the Willamette River, Don Yates watched workers who could once have been his colleagues set up before last weekend’s Waterfront Blues Festival. Yates, 43, worked as a...
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Masts as if they Grew on Trees

Masts as if they Grew on Trees

Dried out for Mastwork... Lumberyard in Background.  Most of the boats who've ever sailed have had solid, grown masts.Extruded aluminum, fiberglass, modern adhesives and even spiral welded metals have recently brought hollow masts to...
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More from Lifestyle

Buehler’s River Walker Reexamined

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Musing on a design, from Doug Westover.   Read other stories by this author.   Read more about River Walker. I decided to do up George Buehler’s “Riverwalker”  with some light wheelhouse  mods, to make it look a...
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My NEXT Shantyboat: What I Want

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I built my first boat about 27 years ago, and since that time I don’t think a day has gone by that I haven’t thought of my next boat. The most important boat in...
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1962 Sternwheeler

1962 Sternwheeler

Found on YouTube: Take a tour of the tiny off the grid solar-powered houseboat, TinySol, or Wake with the Sun. Watch the solar-powered houseboat moving on a lake. See the kitchen, the utility closet,...
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Handcrafted Houseboat

Handcrafted Houseboat

From a real estate site:  Asking price was $249,000.   Hardly cheap, but it is, perhaps, inspirational in design. “Beautifully built contemporary houseboat vessel with 2 bedroom (full built-in beds), 55 feet – 750 sq.ft. interior living...
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Techniques

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Making Sweeps

A reader asked…. “I am in the process of trying to rig oar locks on a 24 foot aluminum shanty boat. Does anyone have any information on this endeavor. Pictures of different setup would be nice. I am building a rear deck to setup one oar system. And I will be setting up locks on...

Storage in Straws “Hack”

Storage in Straws “Hack”

Instructables is a great site filled with, well, instructions on how to do odd, cool, or useful things.   Here, someone shares their hack of McDonalds straws, turning them into storage tubes for matches and tinder or salt and pepper.  Read Here.

And Now for Something Completely Different

Boat as Art

Boat as Art

What looks like an iceberg in the middle of a lake or a half-melted...

Echo Barge Mystery

Echo Barge Mystery

First, it’s a mystery on the Thames.  Then… it runs aground! MYSTERY still surrounds...

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Blow Your Mind Inspiration

THIS… is amazing.  If you don’t walk away with ideas for your shantyboat after...


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