SHANTY T24 Triloboat construction

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  • 25 Jul 2019 18:42
    Reply # 7796994 on 7282094

    She's looking gorgeous! Just need to lay some padding down so you can do a full olympic size tumbling routine across the deck. Seriously though, doesn't look like only a 24' boat! Was hard to tell just looking at the pictures how big it was, until the one with you sitting inside to give it scale.

  • 25 Jul 2019 18:20
    Reply # 7796955 on 7796747
    Anonymous wrote:

    That's pesky, no living on boats on land in BC! It's a nice advantage of barges, that being rectangular it would be easier to pass as a land dwelling. How is BC about tiny houses? Regulations in the Northeast US can be a real chore about that. Of course, it's just more inspiration to keep the boat floating…

    Tiny houses seem to be ok and things seem to be relaxed about full time RV living too (It used to be maximum 10 months stay in one spot). Of course there is a distance limit to how far inspectors are willing to drive to check things out too, so location is important. (location includes neighbours who might complain) I think the no living on a dried out boat rule is more to keep people from living on the hard in boat yards, but I don't think I would get away with it in my back yard either. One does have to also think about what does "living in" mean? That is I think one could get away with sleeping in a boat so long as they were not using the toilet or sink. I don't know about using a stove to cook lunch while working on a boat either. So in places where a "lived in" building needs a permit while other building do not, a "bunk house" for sleeping only can be an un-permitted building (Farms mostly do not require permits for most buildings other than "the dwelling"). So one could get away with having a set of buildings like a bath house, a bunk house, a kitchen and a studio, none of which required a permit. They do seem to like to see at least one dwelling on the property though :)

    Where my parents live things are different (southern Alberta). The minimum size for a dwelling there is 1200 Sqft. This rules out many mobile homes and makes old homes that want to renovate add an enclosed porch as part of that renovation.

    So, I think the no living on boats has more to do with sewage than anything. I am sure the reasoning is that it is a health hazard.

  • 25 Jul 2019 16:11
    Reply # 7796747 on 7282094

    Hi Len,

    That's pesky, no living on boats on land in BC! It's a nice advantage of barges, that being rectangular it would be easier to pass as a land dwelling. How is BC about tiny houses? Regulations in the Northeast US can be a real chore about that. Of course, it's just more inspiration to keep the boat floating…

    Shemaya

  • 21 Jul 2019 23:05
    Reply # 7789788 on 7789714
    Anonymous wrote:

    The trailer is multipurpose: it can get the boat in and out of our dooryard, when the bay is all iced over; would work for living on the boat on the trailer as a "tiny house;" and would also work with the boat in the water, but the trailer dedicated to having a regular tiny house on it… We can see that "tiny house" has become a theme in my world :-)

    Shemaya

    Wow, I like that. Having the same home on the water or on land. Here in British Columbia, It is not legal to live in a boat that is not in the water. But with the right hull shape, and a skirt around the front and no obvious motor mounts... it may become an RV. Honestly, I think I could get away with it with as little thought as that. They may question why do I have to climb up 3 feet from the trailer bed to enter, but a sealed hatch would not be that hard either if that was a difficulty. (beside it would allow easy removal of the motor mount) At that point it would be hard to call it a boat because it would no longer float.
  • 21 Jul 2019 22:03
    Reply # 7789714 on 7282094

    Hi Annie,

    The trailer is multipurpose: it can get the boat in and out of our dooryard, when the bay is all iced over; would work for living on the boat on the trailer as a "tiny house;" and would also work with the boat in the water, but the trailer dedicated to having a regular tiny house on it… We can see that "tiny house" has become a theme in my world :-)

    Shemaya

  • 21 Jul 2019 02:31
    Reply # 7789126 on 7282094

    That's some trailer you've got there, Shemaya.  I didn't realise you were planning to trail the boat.

    Graeme - why don't you buy that wheelhouse and pop it on the scow you're building.  It would be perfect!



  • 20 Jul 2019 12:08
    Reply # 7788596 on 7282094

    Hi Graeme,

    I am indeed. The amount of space compared to the boats I've been sailing feels like a palace. That'll close in a little with berths and whatnot, but it's still a real treat. With luck it'll come home sometime in August, and we can start on that sort of thing.

    Meanwhile, what an interesting thing, that ready-made pilothouse and cabin that you linked! And beautiful inside. Somebody's going to have a lot of fun with that.

    Shemaya

  • 20 Jul 2019 04:47
    Reply # 7788392 on 7282094

    Its looking quite exciting now Shemaya, you must be looking forward to fitting it out inside.

    If anyone in New Zealand is about to build a similar shanty boat and don't mind compromising the rig to just an auxilliary, here is a ready-made and all fitted-out deckhouse and interior: 

     https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2215856978&archive=1 

    Its 5.2m x 2.5m

    It fits perfectly inside the (26') one I am building and if I had seen it a couple of years ago I might have gone that way. However, I don't think it will fit with a full size junk rig, so I am passing on it.

    Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 04:50 | Anonymous member
  • 20 Jul 2019 02:05
    Reply # 7788306 on 7282094

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for asking! I just now saw this. Building went on hiatus while the boatyard has been dealing with spring/early summer commitments in the harbor. New photos went up today, here, and with luck they will be back on the project this coming week. I'm still holding out hope for August… Once the boat comes here there will still be rigging, and wiring for the electric motor. It'll be fun to see it float!

    Shemaya

  • 20 Jun 2019 16:19
    Reply # 7589666 on 7282094

    Haven't seen any new pictures in about a month. Hopefully things are still going well?

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