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Always wanted to build a cabin johnboat as detailed in Zack Taylors Book so I can just stay in the marsh for a few days. To that end I picked up a 24' Seark and got a great deal on a 60 hp Yamaha four stroke.
The cabin and rear deck is framed and cabin roof is in progress. I can't think of a name for this ugly ducking - BTW Gullywhupper is not an options.


How about some suggestions ?? Thanks



"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson

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Paul Strombeck: Aug 12, 2018, 5:35 PM
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I don't have a name suggestion, but I sure like her. I've always had the same thoughts about building one. I have my ZT Widgeon, and always thought it would be so neat to stay on the houseboat, then hunt out of the little boat, perhaps returning for lunch, snacks, bathroom breaks, a nap, and certainly for the night.

Good stuff!

Jon

"Each decoy you touch holds memories of, past, present and God Willing, future hunts. The places, birds, men, boats, dogs and days you spent doing what you so dearly love and enjoy"- Vince Pagliaorli
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Friend of mine uses a 24' Seaark w/factory cabin as transport to and from his island on Chincoteague Bay. Beware when you start using boat that the high profile w/little draft will act as a sale in wind. Makes for some interesting docking at times!
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"House of the Rising Sun"


Pete


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Paul Strombeck wrote:
How about some suggestions ?? Thanks


The Dog house? The MIL suite? The She shed?

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More like the "He Shed" - eh Dave?


Pete


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Technology has it's place, hunting isn't it.

Life's a blink, never have to say ....... "I should have"!

"That human optimism & goodness that we put our faith in, is in no more danger than the stars in the jaws of the clouds." .................Victor Hugo
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Da Quack Shack
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Quack Shack - very good now I just need some artwork
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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ZACK SHACK...











"Art does not reproduce what is visible - but makes things visible." ~ Paul Klee, artist, 1920
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How about some mallards prancing around with a fat stogie in its bill!
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Paul

I have a old clam boat that was done just like that, The Duck Destroyer is a great name, Great job look really cool. Good luck.
anthony sr
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wow, looks awesome. what happened to the deckboat houseboat project??

how about The Merganser Marriott
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I finished the house boat I built on the 24' deck boat hull in 2016. After a lot and I mean a lot of work I didn't like it. Had too much draft, too little freeboard, handled poorly but overall was a nice little boat. I actually sold it on Ebay to guy in of all places Denver CO. Buyer dragged the boat to Denver via I-80 - only had one blow out on the way. He then he took it down to Lake Powel and resold it for a profit. I guess houseboats go for a premium down there.


Hopefully the new project will allow me to get into the backwaters, be nibble enough on trailer so I can drag it out o Devils lake or down to Florida for a couple weeks on Charlotte Harbor. I can leave my truck and trailer at the boat lunch for $10 per day and simply anchor along one of the little island if I don't mind paying for the gas to trailer down there.




After this picture was taken I pulled the boat out and built a 30" bow with scuppers. We were doing a test run with the front door open when a wake from a passing barge rolled right in the front door. My partner freaked as I ran through knee deep water for the back door. He thought I was abandoning ship - I was actaully running to open the back door to get the water weight out or it would have gotten ugly real fast. As the wave rolled through I managed to grab my shoes as they were washing by. Dont have a pic of the finished boat but it was very similar to the photo below which was the model for the bow.



"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson

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Paul Strombeck: Aug 15, 2018, 6:19 PM
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SUCCESSFUL
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Top Heavy??
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Really cool. Any more pics ?
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I found a complete photo of the boat here on the website for 2016. Pic does pretty good job of showing the boat and added bow section.

"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson

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Paul Strombeck: Aug 19, 2018, 9:27 AM
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How about if the Jon boat project?
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H20 Lodge, Water Lodged (Play off of the word 'Waterlogged')


Anthony Linhardt
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Got the roof on, doors in and motor mounted. Time to get the boat out of the barn. Besides I need to get the other Jon boat ready


Rear will get full rails and helm station will get a lean post


"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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Paul, great work all around. I am very intrigued by this idea. With my primary boat use being saltwater, I wonder if a larger Carolina skiff would be a good candidate for something like this.

Do you have interior pics?
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Nice work Paul. In the 70's there were quit a few of these cabin flat boats running the Mississippi river in our area. Practically every manufacturer offered a option. I remember my father foaming at the mouth over an Appleby at the annual boat show when I was a kid. He wanted so badly to be able to spend weekends at the blind in any kind of weather. It didn't come to be though. We spent those weekends in a big old canvas tent with an oil heater!. Great memories none the less.

Take care,

Ed L.
East Moline,
Illinois
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If I'd had asked what they wanted they would have said faster horses" - Henry Ford

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So what did you name her. Curious minds want to know!
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Really like the name - 'Quack Shack'
I'm thinking I'll have the name cut into a wood plaque and screw it on the side of the cabin just below the roof line.
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I won't be working on the interior until later this year but once I do I will post some pics.
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Thanks Guys
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes" - Thomas Jefferson
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Did you build your cabin from plywood or is it fiberglass? Could,t really tell from pics. I,m likeing that name. Buddy of mine who names his duck blinds used that one .