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Doug’s Workshop: Stitch and glue (taped Seam)

April 21, 2016
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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Update: Ack! Ooze Goose Damaged/Fixed

April 20, 2016
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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From Triloboats: Bolger Remembered

March 5, 2016
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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Boat Festival and Doc Bemer Build – Day 2

March 5, 2016
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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Triloboats: Cats or No Cats, Hulls That Is

February 28, 2016
cat

From our friends at Triloboats.com: Verrrrry interesting…. but STUPID. – Arte Johnson (I’m half kidding) Considering Multihull TriloBoats Judging by the amount of correspondence I field on the subject, there’s a fair amount of interest in multihull TriloBoats – catamarans (cats), trimarans (tris) and proas. Here, I’ll lay out the modest benefits and considerable pitfalls I see...
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Take This Advice and Shove It

February 17, 2016
Take This Advice and Shove It

OK, so the title is more about flair than the content to come here, but… I’ve become rather cynical about advice on which boat to build. When I told a fellow boat builder that I was planning on building Escargot he asked incredulously, “Why!?”    To him the idea seemed silly. If you say...
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Building the B.B. “Doc” Bemer – Day One

December 27, 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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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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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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