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Shantyboat dreams!

I've been incubating shantyboat dreams for some years now, so thought I'd put some links and resources in one place.

Here's Joe McWilliams' mother load Shantyboat Page

http://euler.sfasu.edu/Shantyboats/

Here's my Shantydock project. An 8'x16' swim platform with an arched roof.
Here are my reprints of plans for Cool Water. A 1940's getaway houseboat on a $70 budget!
Here's a page where I explore a possible framing plan and materials estimate for small shantyboat.
Here's a "minishantyboat" by Jim Michalak called Harmonica. (this link is off my site)
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SHANTEUSE, SHANTYBOAT, 16' X 6', 700 POUNDS EMPTY. Another Jim Michalak design. A stretched Harmonica.

 

This is a sketch by the great Phil Bolger. He no longer sells the plans, though I wish he did. He feels nobody should put this much work into a hull that isn't a "real" boat. ;-)

Feel free to email me, David Beede  simplicityboats

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