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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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Vintage Shantyboat Article

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I have been meaning to send you this old piece from Yachting (can you believe it) of September 1959. Best, Tad Roberts www.tadroberts.ca www.passagemakerlite.com http://blog.tadroberts.ca/ http://www.tadroberts.ca/services/small-boats/     The same guy wrote about the same boat and trip in Popular Mechanics. Originally posted 2012-10-02 18:02:10.
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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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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 stretch a fistful of our final dollars, or dreaming how to trade in our...
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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

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...

Long and Slender

Long and Slender

Most Shantyboats are built like barges…  their square shape seen as a logical way...


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