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Old 07-14-2014, 01:47 PM
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I know few here think about custom floating palaces or would ever consider building a boat, while few have the ability to do so these days either..

But this just hits me as a thing of beauty and function. Its also a size that I can build with ease. Someone did their homework when they came up with this one.
It don't need no vacuum pumps, foam core crap or books to figure out if the dang thing will run in the ocean. Screw that. I love it! Roll some kilz on it, then some Sears Weatherbeater and then untie the lines and see whats just around the next corner of the next creek!!!!!








Oh the link

http://www.georgebuehler.com/River%20Walker.html
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That thing is as ugly as a mud fence.
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Allow me to introduce you to my beautiful sister:
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I would have that in a heartbeat..........cooking a jambalaya going down da bayou........
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I like unusual boats that didn't come out of a cookie mold. These fit the bill.
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Originally Posted by Tarbaby View Post
That thing is as ugly as a mud fence.
So you won't be too upset when I tell you that there is only a double berth in my sleeping quarters and its already booked for this journey?

But either really fits the bill for simple gunkholing.
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Looks tippy
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It's a requirement to leave the fenders out while piloting that craft. Oh, and you must refer to them as bumpers instead.
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I like it. Could definitely hold up in there for a while. Especially useful during duck season
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I'd like some more specs on the bracket hanging off the red and white one...Looks incredibly strong! That is at least 3/4" ply wood, no doubt salt-treated.
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I dig the sliding ports on the second boat!
Also the "chimney" thing on the aft cabin, which I assume must be the smoke hood for the range :D
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Originally Posted by Tarbaby View Post
That thing is as ugly as a mud fence.
I agree with this......but would absolutely love to have something like this. You can bet I'd be towing a skiff and have some kayaks and things lashed to it. Could picture this being a home base for a week (or more) fishing trip in many areas I've been to. Sure would beat the heck out of the tents that we were sleeping in!
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It would be alright if they changed out the painting on the wall of the fish with " dogs playing poker".

That boat has its purpose. Kind of like the house boat on the Beaufort waterfront that was on the lift.
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We have one here in Kitty Hawk, Nc. For sale.

Along those same lines,built out of material from Home Depot,treated plywood,5200,professional glass job on bottom

500HP of E TECS (2012)

Comes with a floating cradle and pump for the cradle.

Built by a man in his late 80's , he passed a couple of months and his family is selling it.

If someone PM's me an email address I'll send pictures to post.
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Thought I saw Poopdeck Pappy in one of the pics.
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Hmmmmmm, it has it's purpose.
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Appears to be playground inspired and the admiral say's it needs a smiley face on the front.

I like it.
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Originally Posted by Tarbaby View Post
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That boat has its purpose. Kind of like the house boat on the Beaufort waterfront that was on the lift.
This is the one that was one the lift in Beaufort minus the second story. Belongs to my daughter & son-in-law. Loving it!!!!

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These things are really catching on. Great way to have a place and pay little to nothing in taxes. A marina/boat builder near us in Maine is building these and renting them out.
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I,ve been wanting to find an old house boat hull to do just this sort of thing.A floating portable condo.So,Scratchnsaw ,I'd love to here your idea's on finishing one out.Let's say you built to fit your needs ,how would you set up your plumbing and electrical etc.?Glad you posted this!

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