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

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

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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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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.”

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

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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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Bad idea makes good. Fiberglassed #shantyboat motor well

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

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

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

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

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

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Freddie Mercury goes back on the #shantyboat.

Freddie Mercury goes back on the #shantyboat. via Instagram

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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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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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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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Preparing the Shantyboat

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

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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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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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#ShantyBoat ToDo list with 4 days to go.

#ShantyBoat ToDo list with 4 days to go. 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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New refurbished #shantyboat life ring. Thanks Benzy!

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

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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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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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