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Wes Modes Takes a Journey

Wes Modes Takes a Journey

From Santa Cruz Sentinal:  We’re all sharing our “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” anecdotes around the metaphorical water cooler this time of year. Long-time Santa Cruz artist and activist Wes Modes has his story too, though it might sound to many ears as if the summer vacation...
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What does Insurance Ensure?

What does Insurance Ensure?

We call this kind of fish feed (BOTH colors)... Pic shot from predator POV.  INSURANCE, n. An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table. ...
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Pico Boating: 2600 Miles in a Sneak-box

Pico Boating:  2600 Miles in a Sneak-box

Four Months in a Sneak-BoxA BOAT VOYAGE OF 2600 MILES DOWN THE OHIO AND MISSISSIPPI RIVERS, AND ALONG THE GULF OF MEXICO.By Nathaniel H. BishopAuthor of “A Thousand Miles’ Walk Across South America,” and “Voyage of the Paper Canoe.”  1879 Next> | <Prev | ^ToC | End   - Read the complete book online here....
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Videos: Recent Shantyboat Trip

Videos:  Recent Shantyboat Trip

From the Editor:  I had a request to share these.  Feels a bit odd on one or two of them, but it does give you a glimpse into shantyboating as a weekend lifestyle! Day One – Follow on map with videos and images.  Link is experimental. Day Two...
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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

Stitch and Glue Video How-To

Stitch and Glue Video How-To

Stitch and glue is a simple boat building method which uses plywood, epoxy glue, and “stitches” and eliminates the need for stems and chines.  Plywood panels are cut to detailed profiles and stitched together to form an accurate hull shape, without the need for forms or special tools. This technique is also called “tack and tape”,...

Painting Boats

Painting Boats

A Shared Post from Triloboats!  Thank you Dave and Anke. A KISS of Paint ‘Tis Spring, and this young man’s heart turns to thoughts of… paint. Paint and painting goes hand-in-hand with boats and boating. Wooden ones, at least. Even the brightest, glossiest yacht sports a fair amount. Paint seals and protects wood, cleans...

And Now for Something Completely Different

Vintage Caraboat

Vintage Caraboat

It’s a travel trailer. It’s a boat. No.. it’s a Caraboat!     Originally...

Homemade Diving Helmet 1957

Homemade Diving Helmet 1957

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

HUGE Floating Restaurant

HUGE Floating Restaurant

This floating restaurant makes your typical houseboat or shantyboat look more like a floating...


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