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Londoners Flood to Boats

Londoners Flood to Boats

London (AFP) – Rocketing housing costs in Britain’s capital have fuelled a surge in Londoners seeking cheaper accommodation on boats, with increased numbers putting pressure on the city’s historic network of rivers and canals....
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At the Races: Running Narrows Without an Engine

At the Races: Running Narrows Without an Engine

EEEEEEE! ha?Photo of Sergius Narrows  by Richard Nelson(Check him out!)I don't blame you for being scared -- not one bit. Nobody with good sense ain't scared of whitewater.Humphrey Bogart in The African QueenArchipelagos, by their...
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Living Aboard Essentials

Living Aboard Essentials

From YOUTUBE:  Here are some interviews that illustrate the liveaboard lifestyle and raise issues that liveaboards deal with in their lives. Hosted by author and fellow liveaboard Mark Nicholas (www.livingaboard.net).  ** There are multiple...
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Shantyboat Living Here and Now

Shantyboat Living Here and Now

The “back to basics” attitude at the heart of shantyboat living is driven by poverty… of the pocket book or of the soul.  Those who dream of shantyboats are  either thinking of how to...
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More from Lifestyle

Hercules – an Able Micro-Cruiser

Hercules Bow 2

The designer says: While trying to correct some longitudinal instability problems in a New Jersey pushboat (like a tugboat, but it pushes barges instead of pulling them) I looked at some quite different smaller...
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Triloboat Enclosed Cockpit

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From Facebook:  The problem is several-fold: 1) How to comfortably cover the cockpit without giving it a “closed in” feel, and yet keep weather back and water off; 2) How to provide for access-attachment...
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Seeking Feedback

20' Houseboat Rev 1 (1)

An open letter from John Martin: A while back I had sent you a plan view of my new 20′ houseboat for you to take a look at. Well I had a bit more...
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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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More from Ideas

Techniques

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Winter Aboard: Insulated Flooring Idea

From YOUTUBE:  How to make a simple insulated floor for your boat. Insulation and cushion make for a cozy winter cabin aboard Elizabeth. Originally posted 2015-01-28 02:23:08.

Sideways Murphy Bed

Sideways Murphy Bed

I don’t like built in furniture in a boat as I think it limits your options, but one major exception is the BED.   Why “waste” so much space during the day?   Make a murphy bed.   This one is pretty basic… and heavy.. so a kit may work if you feel the...

And Now for Something Completely Different

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Trucks as Boats

I’m not sure you’ll find any ideas here you actually will want to use,...

Homemade Diving Helmet 1957

Homemade Diving Helmet 1957

From the Forum:  The following info and pictures were provided by Frank and Judy...

Convert Lifeboats? Still Available!

Convert Lifeboats? Still Available!

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


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