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Old Story: Shantyboat Adventure

Old Story:  Shantyboat Adventure

Riverboat odyssey nearing its end Local crew headed for Gulf of Mexico July 2, 2010 By DEAN WELLS dwells@timesobserver.com A three-year odyssey is about to come to an end. David Whitten and a crew of five others departed Warren County on June 21 to travel to Benton, Tenn., to...
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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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Friends Do Shantyboat Trip

Friends Do Shantyboat Trip

Recent college grads build a houseboat named “Dreams Come True, May All Yours” and go on journey. Friends float homemade houseboat down the Willamette
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Report From Diane’s Rose

DCIM100GOPRO

We have been out enjoying DIANNE’S ROSE, our “mini” shanty/camp/houseboat, for more than a month now. It’s proving it’s self to be very successful with literally swarms of people asking to have a closer look when at the launch or busy anchorage. Those are not the places we...
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More from Lifestyle

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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Ambitious Build: Lotus Eater

lotus eater long

Now this is one big build, and it seems to work for him.    There were some problems in high winds a couple of times, and some challenging repairs, but this is quite the...
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Liveaboard Sailing Barge

Liveaboard Sailing Barge

Found online:     “These are some early drawings of a liveaboard sailing barge. Main requirement was lots of space and large areas of standing headroom. Other requirements are ability to cruise coastal waters...
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More from Ideas

Techniques

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.

Don’t Neglect Your Boat

Don’t Neglect Your Boat

Boats can age too. Maintain your boat’s fitness and don’t let it wreck your retirement By Ear to the Ground – From the Washington State Department of Natural Resources website The love affair between people and their watercraft is legendary. Thousands regularly bring their vessels to the shores of Puget Sound and the lakes of...

And Now for Something Completely Different

Press:  Pride of Buffalo

Press: Pride of Buffalo

BuffaloRising.com says:  Now Mike has a place to retire to on the weekends… on...

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

Eco Factor: Solar-powered houseboat recycles waste. For those of you who have had the pleasure...

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...


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