Shantyboat dreams!

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

Joe McWilliams' mother load Shantyboat Page stuff is now available here: 

click on Shantyboat Pages in the Menu Bar...  thnx Larry Henry!!

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 late great Phil Bolger. He introduced a lot of folks to the joys of wind and water.


Lisa B Good -

A sweet set of shanty boat plans by the late Paul Brown.  Right click to save Zip File Here

Duckworks has a link to a good PDF of the plans here:


Feel free to email me, David Beede  simplicityboats

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