|Alright, so it's time
So we've decided to actually bite the bullet and build a new vessel. We've spent the last month going over and over photos, plans, sketches, and a host of construction videos and we've finally distilled down what we think we want to build.
Floating Empire II--which will tell us her real name eventually-- will be a 24 foot shantyboat, a riverboat designed for thinwater exploring and comfortable living.
|Simple designs like this EcoCat shantyboat most appeal to us.
The result will be a barge-hull box on a raft, drawing only about six inches of water and requiring almost nothing to move her. We hope to begin construction in September and be in the water some six weeks later, weather permitting.
Wish us luck.