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The ill-advised madness of reseating the leaky #shantyboat motor well.

The ill-advised madness of reseating the leaky #shantyboat motor well.…

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The #shantyboat gets a visit from Phil and One-eyed Jack while we wait for the boat lift. #latergram

The #shantyboat gets a visit from Phil and One-eyed Jack…

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When your #Shantyboat Motor won’t start after you get in the harbor, you use your #BoatUS towing

When your #Shantyboat Motor won’t start after you get in…

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Old habits. #shantyboat

Old habits. #shantyboat via Instagram

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Harbor lyfe in the #shantyboat

Harbor lyfe in the #shantyboat via Instagram

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#shantyboat visits the harbor beach in Santa Cruz on the way to dry dock.

#shantyboat visits the harbor beach in Santa Cruz on the…

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Your average house doesn’t rattle down the road at 60 mph 5000 miles a year. So the #shantyboat doors and windows tend to need a little maintenance and repair.

Your average house doesn’t rattle down the road at 60…

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Important #shantyboat business at the end of the workday.

Important #shantyboat business at the end of the workday. via…

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Breaker box on #shantyboat now with grounding strap!

Breaker box on #shantyboat now with grounding strap! via Instagram

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Upgrading the #shantyboat.

Upgrading the #shantyboat. via Instagram

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Have we repaired the hull yet? No. Aesthetics comes first on the #shantyboat. Painting windows with a delicious old green.

Have we repaired the hull yet? No. Aesthetics comes first…

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A Tangle of Wires, Shredded Tin, and a Descent Into Madness

Just a few weeks until we leave! Aaaa! Panic! Electrical…

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On the #shantyboat our precision work often achieves tolerances as fine as a 1/4″ or more.

On the #shantyboat our precision work often achieves tolerances as…

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Here is what electrical work on the #shantyboat looks like. Hours under the deck.

Here is what electrical work on the #shantyboat looks like.…

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Because the old system of 9 wires going into a crowded junction box was giving me nightmares. #shantyboat

Because the old system of 9 wires going into a…

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What the hell are we doing?

Well, there is some beer drinking, some power tool noises,…

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#shantyboat hijinx during a “work” day. I think we got “drink beer” and “make todo list” accomplished that day.

#shantyboat hijinx during a “work” day. I think we got…

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Secret 110v plug in for #shantyboat shore power when we are docked in marinas.

Secret 110v plug in for #shantyboat shore power when we…

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Secret 110v plug in for #shantyboat shore power for when we are docked in marinas.

Secret 110v plug in for #shantyboat shore power for when…

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Secret 110v plug in in #shantyboat for when we are docked in marinas.

Secret 110v plug in in #shantyboat for when we are…

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24 Hours

Tomorrow morning early we pull out of Santa Cruz towing…

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Dry Docking the Shantyboat

In preparation for our journey to the Mississippi River in…

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24 Hours and Gory Details

Just 24 hours and just over $1000 to go on…

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Readying Shantyboat and Other Trip Details

So while the Kickstarter has been doing its thing and…

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Introducing Freddie

You remember last year when we were on the river…

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Odds and Ends We Still Need

This is like a Secret History scavenger hunt whose items…

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Shantyboat on the Mississippi

In July, we are bringing the shantyboat across country to…

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What the #*@&% happened?

You must hate me. Last I left you with “Walls…

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Roof Rafters – The cabin takes shape

When we disassembled the Hollister chicken coop, we got a…

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Cabin Framing, More Mistakes Were Made

If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s not being…

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Cabin Wall Framing. Finally.

Whew, finally. We get to constructing the cabin walls. This…

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