Just a Bit Odd

A River Captain Remembers This Boat…

From Northern Kentucky Tribune: Walter Hoffmeier’s houseboat, the PAL-O-MINE, appeared nothing like the mass-produced, molded fiberglass look-alikes of today. The PAL was hand-built from the keel-up, board by board, of natural woods. The hull had White Oak frames with Douglas Fir, the next most durable wood after Cypress, planking. Overall, […]

House is a Boat

From Milwaukee Sentinal Journal:  Milwaukee’s “boat house” needs a new captain. The distinctive east side home at 3138 N. Cambridge Ave. went up for sale late last week. Home buyers can purchase the property — which comes with its own lighthouse — for just under $400,000. As a child, current owner William Kortsch lived […]

Would This Be a Good Idea Now?

Apparently, these were produced in limited numbers in the 1970’s in Holland. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/SdLA4Wm3MYg?start=74″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media” allowfullscreen></iframe>

Crazy, Impressive, Clever. Boat Building from Mars

You’ve never seen how boats are built.  All you know is there is some wood, lots of screws, glue, more scraps of wood, and there is something about using fiberglass. THIS would be the end result, and absolutely weird, crazy, and somehow VERY creative project.  You have to love this […]