posted on Mar, 27 2014 @ 11:16 AM
Honestly I was looking for plans to build what's commonly known as a shanty boat.
something to test my woodworking skills on and this little one caught my wife's eye.
Called the Chugger
Of course I'm wanting something I can trailer to the lake this summer... but this would make a neat little survival shack, don't ya think?
Free Plans from the designer "Lewis Boat Works" can be found here.
along with an email like so you can message the guy and ask relevant questions.
Call it a weekend camper rather than a full blown houseboat
The original design pic of Chugger is below. It is a 12 foot 2 person overnight cruiser for the minimalist. It is designed to use 4′ X 8′ sheets
of ply and is built using minimal frames (one at the beginning of the bow curve and one at the rear of the cabin). The whole look of the boat is
defined by the (false) Shear. Erase it and it looks like a tank. Using the false shear with a light topside and a darker bottom will give the illusion
that the boat has side decks around the cabin. An additional 2 ‘ of boat is not shown (see below), but continues to the rear to a square transom,
providing a 4′ X 4′ cockpit. Picture shows 10″ wide at bows, but it is actually 18 “
he leaves the where to put the Coleman stove and porta potty up to you...
If you visit his web site you'll find not only the plans for the above boats but mods to make your boat bigger or smaller. I'm thinking about trying
16 footers…. Regular, Extended Cabin, Extended Cabin Inclined Transoms, Extended Cabin Inclined Transoms Displacement.
with a canopy
cover in the back to expand our camping/sleeping area, remember I have two little girls and I grantee if I stuff them in a tight spot together, all
night long I'll be listing to---
"Stop Touching me!" "Your Touching me" "Dad...Make her stop touching me!"
edit on 27-3-2014 by HardCorps because: (no reason given)