|Flexi Space to the Nth Degree!|
A tarp for shelter, a fire-pit on deck. A loaf of bread, a jug o' wine, a boon companion... you know the drill. Good, clean fun!
The beauty of a clear, open deck of this type is that the hull itself is all hold space, and the deck is all potential. The SWiss Army Boat, personified.
You could erect one of a variety of tents for shelter, as need demands.... an open tarp for clement, balmy nights; a large tent for wintry, inside days at anchor, a bunch of pup-tents for when the kids and their friends come to taste the Good Life.
You could build a skiff or sew your sails on a deck like this. Haul cargo. Beachcomb. Picnic aboard amidst the mangroves. Play bocce!
You could play with all the rigs you've dreamed of... no cabin to interfere.
|Similar concept from the folks at Raftplan.com|
I tend to barges and scows before rafts, but that may be partly as I don't live at the headwaters of a river.
These pics show some of the simple fun to be had. Note the oil-barrel fire-pit, folding chairs, bug nets, inflatable mattress... nothing fancy in sight. You could even pop that shelter roof up for a downwind sail!
|William Willis heading out across the Pacific|
So it doesn't take much to get out on the water and stay there for months on end. Take a fishin' pole and a friend...
And go have some fun!