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Shanty boats.. #6272541
07/04/18 01:59 PM
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Anybody have a shanty boat? Been wanting to build a fishing raft of some sort to sit out on the lake back in a bay, to get away from the snags along the bank....yet be somewhat comfortable and have a little room to move around. Yes, pretty redneck. I'm thinking about 7' x 9'. I have Styrofoam blocks for flotation.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272576
07/04/18 02:22 PM
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I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272617
07/04/18 03:29 PM
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havnt seen anybody living in one since I was a kid. surely still a few live in them?


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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272660
07/04/18 04:34 PM
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I'd bet a ton of the Mississippi guys on here live in them, just won't admit it. laugh


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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272719
07/04/18 05:50 PM
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Thought of doing something like this, only with a smaller houseboat hull. Anchor or tie up I somewhere out on the Mississippi, Chippewa or even Lower Wisconsin Rivers, and "base camp" out of there. Muskrat and I have talked of this but have never gotten there smile

Good luck to you...

Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272725
07/04/18 05:54 PM
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Lots of 'floating fish camps' down in 'Loosianna'. Mostly a 'Southern state' thing. smile






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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272758
07/04/18 06:27 PM
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There is a interesting book written by Walter Chansler called The River Trapper. It is a pre-ww2 story about a trapper living on a boat. Trapping, wild crafting and bee hunting.

Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272768
07/04/18 06:43 PM
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I have been thinking of getting a pontoon there seem to be a lot with bad floors that have decent pontoons yet , and building a small cabin maybe 8x10 on 20 foot pontoons, have a set of bunks and live on the river for a week or two at a time just go anchor in a backwater out of the way and fish

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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272771
07/04/18 06:45 PM
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think it was William Jackson retreat Sam Devin updated it to Millie hill, Jim michalick sp has a coupla ones even smaller 12 and 16 footers


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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272787
07/04/18 07:13 PM
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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272800
07/04/18 07:38 PM
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this would be handy for boat camping in fresh water



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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Scuba1] #6272801
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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Hern] #6272826
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Originally Posted By: Hern



Now we're talkin!!


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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272827
07/04/18 08:32 PM
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I've seen a handful of them washed up on the riverbanks and abandoned around here. Might be able to work out a salvage title.


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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Gary Benson] #6272830
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My neighbors were down in panama for 2 years , the locals sleep in hammocks all their construction is basically 8 foot between beams so they have the hammocks on beams 8 feet apart , they got used to sleeping in them , said it was very comfortable even brought one home to Wisconsin.

I was thinking a Hamock that could be clipped to corners of a shanty could be a great way to sleep and not take up space with a bed.

just un-clip one end and clip it to the other and it would just hang on one wall


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Re: Shanty boats.. [Re: Hern] #6272841
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Originally Posted By: Hern





Some Friends have something close to this , only half of it has an upper deck and no camper but they have it all outdoor carpeted and a swim ladder and pool slide , it has outdoor speakers under the upper deck and a stereo , he pushes it with a little 9.9 they take it out to the middle of the lake away from the weeds where it is deeper and use it as a swim platform.

he is using 55 gallon drums for flotation

basically a floating dock with a motor.


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