So, lets discuss this idea. I think its fantastic!
Being a younger guy of the current technologic generation, I am finding that I really appreciate being able to get away and "un-plug". This concept of a shanty boat makes a lot of sense in the PNW and San Juan Islands where the waves don't generally get that big.
Imagine this: Build yourself one of these shanty boats and a mini-tug. Tow the shanty boat like a barge with your tug-boat, drop a big anchor, and then you have a home-base that you can explore from. You keep all the gear in "The Barge" and set up the tug for exploring! How fun is that?! And you can play Tug-Boat just like the big boys!
Another, crazier idea. What if you could pull your shanty boat over the the ramp, float it onto a flat-bed trailer, and make it into a travel trailer. More or less the same concept isn't it? Could make a great travel base for those people who want a boat and an RV but, don't actually want to have both.
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