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Mini-Camper-Cruiser

February 27, 2014
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Well, reports are in that the first build of the Mini CamperCruiser is complete and water tests are underway. The idea came from Craig Titmus, of Tasmania Australia, and he has now built the first example:   PortableBoatPlans.com and Duckworks Thanks to Shantyboatliving.com reporter Dan Hohman. Bryan LoweThe author of this post is also the editor...
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Shantyboat Hotel

September 17, 2013
Shantyboat Hotel

Rick Johnson has built a craft based upon a design by Phillip Thiel of Seattle Washington. The boat will be moored in Toledo, Oregon on the Yaquina River as a rental.  More are in the works! Check out the photo library. The YouTube clip says:  Toledo Boat Works launched a new boat Saturday, a...
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Plans: Huskie by Atkin

September 11, 2013
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It’s a barge with a derrick. Leave the derrick off and you’d have a barge for a house of some sort. Some sort of structure. Thoughts? Huskie A 17′ 6″ Tunnel-Stern Derrick/Utility Scow By William Atkin An Inexpensive Utility Boat In all sheltered waters, the harbors, rivers, and lakes, there is a demand for...
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Ask Mr. Shantyboat: Where is Brandy Bar?

September 10, 2013
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Today’s email question: I live in Portland and wonder if the Brandy Bar is still afloat and can she be seen? More directly, I’m trying to choose a design and the Brandy bar seems about right for me. Are plans available as a plywood build? I’m hope you won’t find my request too shallow,...
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Trilobuild: She Floats!

September 6, 2013
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A Boat Inspired by Triloboats   http://www.triloboats.com/ Site says: The boat is here seen at its new winter home. We’ve rigged five lines on cable-and-chain dug-in permanent anchors (auto-rims buried two feet down) southerly, toward the weather, and two lines to trees ashore, toward the lee. Here she will wait until next spring at which...
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Inflatable “Shantyboat”

August 15, 2013
Inflatable “Shantyboat”

From Australia:  Camper Cat IS one of those products that just had to be invented. Its a Camper trailer and a Catamaran… “CamperCat” SEE IT AND DREAM WHAT IT CAN DO !!!!! The perfect family recreational getaway vehicle . A weekender, Vacationer or Business rental product, Camper Cat ticks all the boxes. Camper Cat...
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Designs: River Rat

July 31, 2013
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A Houseboat-Cabin Cruiser by William & John Atkin – From Atkins Boat Plans. An Outboard Powered Cruiser Since the publication of the design of Unsanctioned, a 22-foot lightweight outboard cruiser, a number of inquiries have turned up in the mail asking for designs of a typical shallow draft river cruiser; one to match the type...
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Glen-L Waterlodge Build Progress

July 29, 2013
Glen-L Waterlodge Build Progress

Cabin Framing, More Mistakes Were Made If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s not being good as things.  But given my delightfully blinding optimism, I plunge on ahead anyway, learning a ton with each monumental goof. Roof Rafters – The cabin takes shape I frame the roof of the Shantyboat. At the end...
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Triloboats: What to build?

May 8, 2013
Triloboats:  What to build?

Excerpted from a Triloboats post: “Anke and I have a set of priorities for live-aboard sailing that runs in clusters approximately as follows: Ease and economy of construction – If we can’t get it built, it’s a pipe dream. Ease and economy of maintenance – A) We’re lazy. B) We’d rather be sailing). Ease and economy...
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For Sale: First Millie Hill from Devlin

April 13, 2013
For Sale: First Millie Hill from Devlin

Seattle’s Craigslist shows the first version one Millie Hill is for sale: EPOXY SATURATED CONSTRUCTION BUILT BY SAM DEVLIN SHIPYARD OLYMPIA WASH.   Check site for specs and story of Millie Hill. GALV TANDEM AXEL TRAILER FULL WINTER COVER ABOSOLUTELY GORGEOUS INTERIOR BATTERY CHARGER PROPANE FIREPLACE HOT WATER TANK SHOWER FRIDGE MICROWAVE COUNTER TOP...
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