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For Sale: First Millie Hill from Devlin

October 1, 2016
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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New Pilot House Sailing Barge

September 30, 2016
New Pilot House Sailing Barge

Harry 2 is a 27 foot sailing scow from the drawing boards of Tad Roberts in Canada.   I’ve always thought it a nice design and wish I had the space/time to build it.   I see there is a new pilot house version. Construction: Sheathed sheet plywood planking over plywood bulkheads. LOD: 30′ 0″ LWL: 27’0″...
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Affordable Houseboat Revisited

September 27, 2016
Affordable Houseboat Revisited

Remember the videos:  “Houseboat by Roy Schreyer” and “New Houseboat”? And then there was our second report.   There’s new information from the builder who says:   “So far several Study Plans have been sent out, one to Australia! The full plans should be available in the beginning of summer.”
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More on Cheap Houseboat Plans

September 23, 2016
More on Cheap Houseboat Plans

New post.. As found on YouTube: Cheap to build, own and operate this boat is intended to be built by the backyard builder as construction is straight forward with templates for curves. Extreme shallow draft, 6″, allows access to the thinnest water. Study plans now available at royschreyer@gmail.com Previous Article
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Waterlodge Build Continues

September 22, 2016
Waterlodge Build Continues

Wes says:  The Waterlodge build continues. Just finishing up the hull. *Build Day: Fiberglass Fill Coat* http://littleshantyboat.blogspot.com/2012/09/build-day-fiberglass-fill-coat.html Since by now we are grizzled veterans of fiberglassing, the work was not so stressful and only required a team of two. And each work day when we returned, we could still see the texture of the...
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Waterlodge Build

September 20, 2016
Waterlodge Build

From the wesbite:  http://littleshantyboat.blogspot.com/   –  We are building the stringers, which are longitudinal frames.  Also, struggling with epoxy. Build Day: Epoxy is Stressful  http://littleshantyboat.blogspot.com/2012/07/build-day-epoxy-is-stressful.html You know the scene at the end of any action movie where the hero has minutes to disarm the bomb, cutting the wires in just the right sequence or...
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Atkins: Nautilus Houseboat Plans

September 20, 2016
Atkins: Nautilus Houseboat Plans

Nautilus A 32′ Houseboat Home By William & John Atkin A Houseboat Home From the website:  As an economical means of living and at the same time a delightful way of life, it is doubtful whether any abode afloat or ashore affords the cheering possibilities of a houseboat. The plans of Nautilus show a scow-hulled houseboat...
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Bolger: Martha Jane

September 14, 2016
Bolger: Martha Jane

  From Common-sense-boats: Martha Jane is the smallest possible true sharpie with adequate accommodations for two. It is well known that good sharpies offer the most performance for the least investment of time and money. This makes Martha Jane a wolf in sheep’s clothing, as she is an owner built boat that will out...
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Update: New 20 Foot Shantyboat Plans

September 10, 2016
Update: New 20 Foot Shantyboat Plans

On the heels of the WoodenBoat Magazine article on shantyboats comes a new design from Tad Roberts in Canada.  Trailerable. Relatively affordable build. His designs are quite charming. Here he has two versions, one leaning toward Lake Union Dreamboat. Update: Price: Emailed Pdfs $250.00 CAD Prints in a Tube $360.00 CAD LOA: 20′ LWL: 20′ Beam: 8′ 0″ Draft: 16” draft fully...
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Glen-L: Classic Barge-style Houseboat

September 9, 2016
Glen-L: Classic Barge-style Houseboat

From Glen-l comes this vintage styled houseboat plan.  Comes in two sizes.  One was being built in Washington state, but when it was almost completed the builder had to sell it.  He ended up giving it away as there were no takers willing to pay. Waterlodge Is real estate getting too pricey for that...
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