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People ask all the time about how the shantyboat was built

Now, all of the shantyboat build process is available on…

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Secret History stencil on the front of the #shantyboat. #stencil #art

Secret History stencil on the front of the #shantyboat. #stencil…

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Secret History stencil on the front of the #shantyboat. #stencil #art

Secret History stencil on the front of the #shantyboat. #stencil…

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Secret History stencil on the front of the #shantyboat. #stencil #art

Secret History stencil on the front of the #shantyboat. #stencil…

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New refurbished #shantyboat life ring. Thanks Benzy!

New refurbished #shantyboat life ring. Thanks Benzy! via Instagram

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#ShantyBoat last minute work above and below.

#ShantyBoat last minute work above and below. via Instagram

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#ShantyBoat ToDo list with 4 days to go.

#ShantyBoat ToDo list with 4 days to go. via Instagram

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What happens when the #ShantyBoat key breaks off in the ignition when it is still in the boatyard’s lift sling?

What happens when the #ShantyBoat key breaks off in the…

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We put new drain plugs in the #ShantyBoat motor well. Was this why it didn’t leak for the first time?

We put new drain plugs in the #ShantyBoat motor well.…

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Preparing the Shantyboat

We've been working like mad to get the boat ready…

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Excitement! First time the #ShantyBoat was afloat and the motor well didn’t take on water!

Excitement! First time the #ShantyBoat was afloat and the motor…

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#ShantyBoat with fresh coat of paint headed for the Tennessee River in one week.

#ShantyBoat with fresh coat of paint headed for the Tennessee…

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#Shantyboat looking good and almost ready to depart.

#Shantyboat looking good and almost ready to depart. via Instagram

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Freddie Mercury goes back on the #shantyboat.

Freddie Mercury goes back on the #shantyboat. via Instagram

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Last minute #Shantyboat todo list. We leave in one week. #NoRush #WeGotThis #BusyAsBees

Last minute #Shantyboat todo list. We leave in one week.…

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Newly fiberglassed, epoxied, painted, varnished and sealed #shantyboat motor well. Will it keep water out NOW? #ThingsThatShouldntHoldWater

Newly fiberglassed, epoxied, painted, varnished and sealed #shantyboat motor well.…

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Tired of the #shantyboat corner being dinged up on docks and piers so now we have rubber baby buggy bumpers.

Tired of the #shantyboat corner being dinged up on docks…

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Bad idea makes good. Fiberglassed #shantyboat motor well. #NowhereToGoButForward

Bad idea makes good. Fiberglassed #shantyboat motor well. #NowhereToGoButForward via…

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Messed up #shantyboat corner now fixed. #WeWillAlwaysHaveSavanna #ILeftMyRubRailInIllinois

Messed up #shantyboat corner now fixed. #WeWillAlwaysHaveSavanna #ILeftMyRubRailInIllinois via Instagram

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I guess the customer service training at West Marine doesn’t include a caution against referring to customers’ boats as “that silly boat in the harbor.” #shantyboat #WestMarine

I guess the customer service training at West Marine doesn’t…

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Heavy felted fiberglass. Bad ideas on the #shantyboat

Heavy felted fiberglass. Bad ideas on the #shantyboat via Instagram

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Lifting the #shantyboat with a house jack to move the cribbing. What could go wrong? #SketchyIdeas #DesperationIsTheMotherOfInvention #911onSpeedDial

Lifting the #shantyboat with a house jack to move the…

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I think I got a little sun over the last few #shantyboat work days.

I think I got a little sun over the last…

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A Crazy Plan to Launch the Shantyboat in the Ocean [Video]

We launched in the Santa Cruz Harbor yesterday¬†and pulled¬†the boat…

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Benzy on the roof of the #shantyboat

Benzy on the roof of the #shantyboat via Instagram

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Roof work on the #shantyboat at the Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor.

Roof work on the #shantyboat at the Santa Cruz Yacht…

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Roof work on the #shantyboat

Roof work on the #shantyboat via Instagram

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#shantyboat workday at the Santa Cruz Harbor.

#shantyboat workday at the Santa Cruz Harbor. via Instagram

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One of the most fun parts about being in the #shantyboat on the river is losing control in a wind and damaging the boat against docks and whatnot. We are fixing things so we can have more of this fun.

One of the most fun parts about being in the…

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Sanding the hull of the #shantyboat in preparation for new bottom paint.

Sanding the hull of the #shantyboat in preparation for new…

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#shantyboat on blocks in our worksite at the Santa Cruz Harbor.

#shantyboat on blocks in our worksite at the Santa Cruz…

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