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Boat Plans: Choices Made and Not Made

Boat Plans: Choices Made and Not Made

So it looks like we’re building a boat. Not merely throwing a bunch of shit on the deck of a couple pontoons, or strapping a bunch of barrels together, but making a boat. You know, one of those things that floats in the water and has things like...
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Homeless Shanty Dock

Homeless Shanty Dock

From YouTube: Published on Jan 27, 2013 A view and short discussion about this improvised and entirely legal houseboat owned by a “homeless” guy in Oregon. He has gone through the effort of making the dock and boat legal, with the dock being movable (has its own motor)....
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Green Houseboat Kicked Out

Green Houseboat Kicked Out

From KING TV website:  ”OLYMPIA, Wash. — Mike Auderer is one of several houseboat owners told to get off state property, but his home is one of a kind. Auderer and three of his fellow houseboat owners have been told by managers at the Martin Marina in Olympia...
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Reflections: Anna Hubbard

Reflections: Anna Hubbard

“Far from leaving anything behind we took with us all that was most worthwhile out of our previous living. We had our music aboard the boat, Harlan’s violin and viola and my cello, and there was time for playing together and with other music lovers we met along...
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More from Lifestyle

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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Beautiful Shantyboat Launching Soon

Beautiful Shantyboat Launching Soon

Kerry Elwood, who is building an absolute work of art that I featured in a previous story, hopes to be launching in the not too distant future. Here are some more details:  L.O.A.29′beam 9′,marine plywood...
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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

Convert Lifeboats? Still Available!

Convert Lifeboats? Still Available!

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

Echo Barge Mystery

Echo Barge Mystery

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

Eco Homes: Solar-powered houseboat

Eco Homes: Solar-powered houseboat

houseboat 1 Eco Factor: Houseboat propelled by solar energy. Presently all houseboat designs limit innovation...


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