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Boat Festival and Doc Bemer Build – Day 2

July 4, 2015
Keith sun

As we got off the Washington State Ferry in Edmonds, Washington, just a few miles north of Seattle, my wife said, “I’m glad you are working on building a boat.  There’s just something about being out on the water”.   We’d spent the day at the Wooden Boat Festival at Port Townsend, Washington, one...
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Doug’s Workshop: Stitch and glue (taped Seam)

July 4, 2015
Thanks to http://glen-l.com/

Part Three of a series by Douglas J. Westover:I like to say, a boat is like finding the love of your life and living happily ever after. uh…er, you know…the “happily ever after”  part?Its  like that  old Sesame street song,…”one of these things just doesn’t belong …la la la”  (hope I’m not the only one who...
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Guest Design: Canal Sampan

May 17, 2015
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 same way. While carpenters tend to nail and screw heavy material together, cabinetmakers use form and joinery to get strength...
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Update: Ack! Ooze Goose Damaged/Fixed

May 2, 2015
Update:  Ack!  Ooze Goose Damaged/Fixed

Update on the damaged Ooze Goose.   A video of a “Beautiful afternoon to cruise oxbow off Verdigris River. I have rebuilt the boat hull after the dead tree fell on her to more of a Navigator/Birdwatcher style. Great for camping and cooler temps. Still need to make a new sail boom and yardarm.” Earlier...
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Building the B.B. “Doc” Bemer – Day One

March 8, 2015
basic design view

I once built a recumbent bicycle using parts of old bikes and a pile of metal tubes.   I studied, I dreamed, I learned to braze through classes, then dove in, ordered a set of plans, and spent a few weeks on my build.   My mother, upon seeing the odd looking recumbent asked…...
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From Triloboats: Bolger Remembered

March 8, 2015
sidewayssmaller

 http://triloboats.blogspot.com/:  From Dave Zeiger.  See also  www.TRILOBOATS.com Susanne Altenburger and Phil Bolger  “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” ― Woody Guthrie “If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius. ” ― Michelangelo Buonarroti  Phillip C. Bolger: In Memorium While I never met Phil,...
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Guest Post: The Dream and an Answer

January 3, 2015
Guest Post:  The Dream and an Answer

(update coming) Guest Post from a fellow shantyboater: I built my first houseboat in 2005.  I built the boat mostly out of necessity. I had a need for quiet and autonomous living. At the time, I was destitute, and desperate for a decent place to live. Winters are cold here, and I was tired...
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One Man’s Dream Shanty

January 3, 2015
One Man’s Dream Shanty

Submitted by ShantyboatLiving.com reporter Bob Walker:  ”The Sept/Oct 2014 issue had a “Sketchbook” design article on a houseboat:  The article itself isn’t on-line that I can find but see:   “For our 40th anniversary issue of WoodenBoat, we asked the magazine’s founder, Jon Wilson, to specify his current dream boat. He responded with specifications...
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Bolger Canal Houseboat

February 5, 2013
Bolger Canal Houseboat

Photos of a proposed Bolger canal boat from Bruce Holman, who said…”This simple, low horsepower, light weight 24 footer seems like it would make a great family comfortable camping cruising platform.  I think Bolger predicted 7.5hp would cruise at 6 mph, and he drew in a second motor mount because a second motor could...
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Video: River Cruiser Idea

November 26, 2012
Video:  River Cruiser Idea

As found on YouTube: A river cruiser in the tradition of Bolger with some Australian Storer influence. Conceived in sustainable construction and electrically propelled this cruiser is intended for the rivers, sounds & estuaries of the eastern US. We have no further contact info for this person. You can try through his YouTube posting.
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