Come visit our message board at: neoutdoorsman.com . shanty building 101. in the beginning. i don’t claim to be an expert on shanty building. actually this my first. Simplicity boats is about sharing information that helps people expereience the fun of boat building for the least investment of time, skills, or materials.. Hi everyone, i’m going to build a tip down shanty and i’ll add some pictures as the build progress. i could not find any plans on the internet so i’m going to wing it..