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Bolger Double Eagle

August 25, 2016
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Bolger’s “Double Eagle” 40′ X 20′ X 1’8″ This is text from a website featuring a build of the Bolger Double Eagle:  This layout plan shows the interior arrangement. Since the design was created a decision was made to increase the overall beam to 20′ from the original 16′ shown here.  A few changes...
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Plans: Sailing Scow

August 25, 2016
long shot madrigal

  Building Madrigal took four months, and cost under a thousand pounds (in 1980). Professional yacht delivery skipper John Hawes had just sold his 51 foot cruiser in the Mediterranean and wanted to sail back to Boston (UK) with his wife, “as cheaply, easily, and as safely as possible”, and so he set about...
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Bolger Superbrick Sailing Shantyboat

August 22, 2016
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Bolger was a true shantyboater at heart… as a designer… and for quite some time, in his choice of home.     Though he did design boats with traditional beauty, including the sailing ship Rose, most know him today as the designer of a series of square boats, boats with a beauty that was...
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LAURA COVE 28, SAILING SCOW

August 21, 2016
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Designer’s Comments (Tad Roberts): Intended as a longer term liveaboard cruiser for one or two people. She is also a short good looking boat with full standing headroom. It always seems to me that a bigger (higher sided) hull with lower deckhouse looks better than the opposite. Full length windows in the trunk will...
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Old School Sailing Scow

August 20, 2016
Old School Sailing Scow

Old school scow plans from Harry V. Sucher’s book Simplified Boatbuilding: the Flat Bottom Boat.  These plans could be scaled up and serve as the platform for a shantyboat scow.  The plans have all you’d need, but include far less than anyone would like.  
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Old Plans: Bayou Belle

August 19, 2016
Old Plans: Bayou Belle

  #5152–BAYOU BELLE by David Beach This 24-foot outboard river cruiser boasts the comforts of home. Bayou Belle provides one designer’s solution to the search for an ideal river cruiser, and does so with the capabilities of the average small boat builder as a prime consideration. The structure is simple to fabricate and assemble,...
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Forum: Shantyboat Windows

August 18, 2016
Forum: Shantyboat Windows

External post says: As some of you know, I’m building H. Bryan’s shantyboat, much like the one featured in the recent issue of Wooden Boat. I’ve been considering my cabin windows. I’ve been reading about how people in the Bahamas used to have only Bahama style shutters (no glass) on their homes. I think...
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Chugger Expanded

August 17, 2016
Chugger Expanded

I have launched my enlarged Chugger (hull #10) on the ICW.   We christened her the Bonne Chance.   http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/12/splash/march/index.html   http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidshare/collections/72157629210859469/   Sid Plans here.      
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Designs – Millie Hill One

August 16, 2016
Designs – Millie Hill One

Millie Hill Version One    The Designer says: “Have you always wanted a waterfront getaway but couldn’t afford the luxury? This cozy retreat is our answer to the problem. Winter, spring, summer or fall imagine yourself anchored in some beautiful backwater in this little vessel. Equipped with a wood cook stove and galley you...
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Design Options – Retreat

August 16, 2016
Design Options – Retreat

Retreat An 18′ Shanty Boat Deluxe By William Atkin The Designer Says:   “Shanty Boat Deluxe In these days of scarce and difficult-to-find houses and rooms such a craft as shown here would fill a very real need. Everything with a roof, and the latter not always water tight, is filled to overcrowding wherever...
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