The Existing Interior

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to personally view the “Shagalicious” interior of the boat, I offer you some tasty shots….

A New Chapter Begins…

As Wade started talking of building a houseboat, I wondered if it was one of his latest rantings (thinking out loud) or if there was some substance to the idea. We both love to travel and will rent a boat every chance we get. The world shows a whole different view from the water side. As packages started arriving, (the UPS driver is no stranger to our house), and boat plans started to unfold, I knew Wade was serious. I was excited for Wade as it was a project that would get him away from the …

The Adventure Begins

After years and years dreaming of finding a way to be able to explore the coastal waterfront areas of Maine and eventually the Intracoastal waterways and rivers of this magnificent country, Susan and I find ourselves the proud owners of a 1983 43′ Gibson houseboat. I had planned to build a houseboat from scratch because I love to create and work with my hands and after finishing the sunroom on our house was looking for a challenge. I bought plans for a 45′ houseboat from Glen-L marine and actually came pretty close to ordering the framing lumber from our friends …