Category Archives: Scow

Talking About Boats

Back when I was fleshing out what I wanted in a boat for a planned expedition, I ran afoul of a bunch of know-it-alls. Big on advice they wouldn’t never put in to practice personally and generally useless in any … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Boats, Design, DIY, Finity's End, Homebrew, Improvisation, River, River Trip, Rowing, Sailing, Scow, Water Safety

Grid Down, Boat Stuff, A Solar Improvisation…

As near as I can tell almost the entire Southwest Pa corner went dark this afternoon. No mention on the news, The power Co’s web site, ever unhelpful was reporting a few hundred customers out. Boat Stuff:  To speed things … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Boats, Cheapskate, DIY, Fan, Finity's End, frugal, Homebrew, Improvisation, Mods, Parasitism, Sailing, Scow, solar charger, Solar Fan, Sun | 8 Comments

Two of the Best Off the Grid Ideas

#1. Float Cabin, WOW, It’s one of the best done examples I have seen in a while. This guy gets small solar and small wind and that’s why it works so well. I love it. #2.  Rocket Stove, KISS principle … Continue reading

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Finity’s End

I’ve settled on the boats name. Finity’s End. It fits. Finity’s End and Other Songs of the Station Trade Off-Centaur Press – 1985 – OCP-45 Out of Print – Company Defunct Producer: Teri Lee Sr. Engineer: Jeff Rogers Engineers: Teri … Continue reading

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It’s a GO!

The mission is to escape the rat race by boat. To adapt to a even more frugal lifestyle choice. Building the boat is a go. It is a realistic attainable goal. Building a boat isn’t rocket science. But, building it … Continue reading

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Boat Electricals and Electronics

I’m a the electrical stage of the boat design. You can go nuts here. Both mentally and breaking the bank. I need a VHF radio, running lights, navigation, ect… Of course I plan on using wind and solar for to … Continue reading

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More DIY and Flogging Molly for Attitude

SIMPLE 9 FREE plans I like this one for a small portable creek explorer craft. Though I would mod it some. Mods would include: 3/8 ply construction, Add one foot length, A more aggressive bow angle, A smidgen of … Continue reading

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DIY Boats, Camp Sailers

” Wherever we want to go, we’ll go. That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that’s what a ship needs but what a ship is… Freedom. ” … Continue reading

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BacK To The Boats

After the fire in the sky, One reported on the 13th and the second reported on the 15th, Well It’s time to put some quality time in on the boats and the trip preparations. I’ve had no luck as of … Continue reading

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The Trip, The Plans.

M’kay, I just learned more stuff about building boats than I thought there was. There are two boats in the works right now. 1 scow and 1 kayak and there are a multitude of preparations. One is to get my … Continue reading

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