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Sailboat to Shantyboat

A few years back, I converted a 21 foot sailboat into what I called a “Shanty Trawler”. “Shanty” because the design was simple, the...

Shanty Trawler is Ready to Use !!!

The 21 foot Shanty Trawler is 95 % done and very usable. So, this will be the final “progress” report. The remaining finish work...

Fifth “Installment” – 21 foot Shanty Trawler

Feb 4, 2013 The decking is all complete now. It looks good and works well. It forms a nice level, uncluttered area forward of the cabin....

Forth “Installment” – 21 foot Shanty Trawler

A Guest Post by Rod Edens:  Jan 26, 2013.   Previous Installments.   Work continues on the Shanty Trawler. The decking is almost done. The deck...

Third “Installment” – 21 foot Shanty Trawler

A Guest Post by Rod Edens: Jan 4, 2013 Here’s the third “progress” report on the construction of the Shanty Trawler. Work moved along slowly...

Sailboat into Shantyboat, Part Two

Guest Post:  Rod Edens.  See part one. As you recall, in the first installment, I talked about the things that led up to the idea...

Guest Post: A 21 foot Shanty Trawler – Inexpensive and Easy to Build

Most of my life I’ve been a sailboat guy and have owned several sailboats ranging in size from 21 to 25 feet. When the...

Adventure Sailing: Setting Up for the Build. Pt. 1

What to do when you are ready to build?  The first order of business is to set all things in order, and there are...

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