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Update on Dianne’s Rose

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The designer, Roy, reports: DIANNE’S ROSE can be rowed guiding her down river. just like the Shanty Boats of old! DIANNE’S ROSE is out on Georgian Bay (part of Lake Huron), Canada. We have no company out as for most the conditions are too rough! This Unique Tiny...
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BOATYard vs B.O.A.T.Yard

BOATYard vs B.O.A.T.Yard

Bring On Another Thousand. I hear it all the time. This is after the initial purchase, mind you. “Boating is like standing in the shower, burning thousand dollar bills.” Expensive systems break down, requiring expensive repair or replacement. Expensive finishes (including bottom paint) need seasonal attention. Structural entropy requires expensive materials...
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A Madcap Boat Scavenging Journey

A Madcap Boat Scavenging Journey

Kai and I took a mad motorcycle trip up the Sacramento Delta to check out a couple of “pontoon boats” that we hoped might make a good foundation for our shantyboat.  They turned out to not only not be pontoon boats, but much longer than we were told. ...
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Shantyboat Tour Continues

Shantyboat Tour Continues

From http://www.hastingsstargazette.com  I’s not uncommon to see boats moored on the public dock in Hastings. There’s not much common about the boat that Wes Modes and Kai Dalgleish are traveling in, though. Their unique boat, which was parked in Hastings on July 30 and July 31, drew all kinds...
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More from Lifestyle

Rent a Shantyboat!

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Alex Pino (Tinyhousetalk.com) posted an article awhile back on Phil Thiel’s “Escargot”.  That article referred me to Bryan Lowe’s site (Shantyboatliving.com) and I was hooked.  Somehow, someway, I just HAD to have something that would...
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Fisherman’s Wharf Charmer

Fisherman’s Wharf Charmer

From Tiny House Blog:  On our vacation a couple of weeks ago we stopped in at the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. When we walked into town we walked by...
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Barrel Boat Shanty – The Build

Barrel Boat Shanty – The Build

I got an email today:   We’re creating a paddlewheel shantyboat, mostly of discarded or repurposed materials, set to launch in the end of May.  The boat is electrically driven and utilizes both modern and...
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Party Barge Converted to Houseboat

Party Barge Converted to Houseboat

Youtube:  ”S.D. Sea Moore. 24ft pontoon stripped and custom 8×12 cabin built using cypress tree from the Tar River.Special thanks to C R Moore! This is the most photographed boat on the Tar and...
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More from Ideas

Techniques

Hi/Low Tech Stoves

Hi/Low Tech Stoves

  In the third world, much of the cooking is done around open, wood fires. We shantyboaters, living as we do in a third world of our own, can benefit from recent innovations in stove technology. Their workings are high tech, but their construction is low tech (or appropriate, if you prefer). One of...

Video:  Cardboard Templates

Video: Cardboard Templates

The latest from Red Barn Boats:  Cutting out cardboard strips and panels to use as templates to make interior seating parts for the hull, in this updating to the original hull plans. Thanks to ShantyboatLiving.com reporter, Dan Hohman. Originally posted 2013-08-12 06:12:39.

And Now for Something Completely Different

Convert Lifeboats? Still Available!

Convert Lifeboats? Still Available!

Sometimes the best homebuilt boat idea is to not home build a boat.  ...

For Sale:  Shanty on the Hard

For Sale: Shanty on the Hard

TinyHouseListings.com says:   For Sale – $19,500 - Do you love boat life? This is...

Video:  Sailing Dutch Barges.  Amazing.

Video: Sailing Dutch Barges. Amazing.

From YouTube.  Amazing Dutch barge sailing in the late 1960′s, extracted from the Bert...


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