Location: Milwaukee, WI Water tanks are replaced when they are corrode and leak.
Boston Previous Member   while I wouldnt go so far as the previous I am also planning a build for a live aboard, although mines going to be along the lines of the old style commuter yachts. Find someone you trust, get self educated as to what you basically want and go in with a succinct but flexible plan. Location: Michigan Whos job is gonna be rounding up two of every animal to put aboard? Ill be building it myself as having been involved in construction my whole life I can assure you if you want something done right you really do need to do it yourself. Am working up the funds now and should be starting in the next year or two depends on what the economy does. Im developing the modifications that will make it seaworthy and will be presenting them to a NA eventually once I have a grip on what my options are and how they interact with the rest of the boat. Location: Michigan Well good luck, that would take one man a lifetime to design and build a quality boat like that, and about 250,000 - 500,000 or more depending on what materials are used and such.
Other than that Im loading up a futon, a folding table and chairs, a cooler, a grill, a mini fridge, speakers and a radio, a captians chair, and chicks. Now this is a houseboat, that runs on an outboard and can actually navigate rivers and small bays too.
Location: Gulf Coast Poly Pontoons I am currently looking for house boat plans too. Location: Eustis, FL Those old Whit designs are little more then floating Winnebagos.
Originally Posted by PAR Now this is a houseboat, that runs on an outboard and can actually navigate rivers and small bays too. Diagonals And Offset Tables » Thread Tools Show Printable Version Email this Page Display Modes Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode Search this Thread Advanced Search Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post Has anyone here started a boat building business from scratch? When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals.
I recently purchased a 1976 Crestliner houseboat from Claytor Lake in Va and had it trucked to my hometown in WV. In addition, I have ordered another 5,600 lbs of floatation that will be sistered along the existing pontoons (2,300 lbs on each side positioned towards the rear) that will be placed in the cantilevered area on the outside. I am placing these towards the rear due to the weight at the back (Onan generator, motor, sewage tank, hot water tank, and propane storage).


Modernism takes to the seas with this beautiful wood-wrapped houseboat by German architects Rost Niderehe.
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Please note that gratuitous links to your site are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. Location: Houston, Tx Why don't you post a picture of what you want to build to get this started?
Location: lake elsinore I was thinking how cool it would be to have a trailer that floated and powered its self . Location: Eustis, FL Typically when you attempt to make things do more then what they normally do, you end up with something that does neither very well. Houseboats, by their nature are not very good boats and I've designed a few that are better then the average.
Location: Ford, Wa, USA Pontoon supplier Have u checked out UFAB pontoon boats. Location: Coastal Georgia Don't get locked into the idea they have to be pontoons. Originally Posted by rasorinc Instead of using pontoons you could easily build a trailerable (8'-6") wide beam houseboat hull using a catamaran hull as it is easy to calculate the weight of a house boat, I know you could get a 32' to 36' long hull (2 hulls ) with a flat deck on which to build off yet would give you a substantial sea kindly boat.
Location: OREGON Go to the Glen L boat design site and under boat plans look up under outboards Bearcat Cuddy. This is the boat I am building lengthened to 32' Then go to customer pictures and look up Wildcat. Depending on what you want the catamaran sponsons ( pontoons ) will have to sized correctly if building a much larger hull but the basic structural designing will be very similiar.
Location: Alliston, Ontario, Canada Where you planning to use it: lake, river or coast? If your comments consistently or intentionally make this community a less civil and enjoyable place to be, you and your comments will be excluded from it. We reserve the right to delete any comments and block any commenters.LegalThe contents of this website are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as advice. What I would strongly recommend is hangin out and reading up on a lot of different threads here. Lots of folks live on houseboats and so can you, just that if your designing your own and its your first, your going to be making lots of mistakes and you need someone to be watching out for you.


I hope to be on the water by June 10th and house part built by July 4th so I can go out and watch fireworks on the lake. The pontoons and their support framing will account for about 12% of the total build effort required on a vessel as you've described.
Seafaring homes have proven their viability through the years, and entire neighborhoods of coastal cities have sprouted up.
The architects endeavored to make a comfortable home with all the amenities that does not have the land needs of a typical building.
Making a amphibihouse is fraught with difficulties, that the best engineers and NA's would spend lots of nights scratching their heads over. Sure it can, but it might be a hell of a sight cheaper to launch a houseboat off a trailer, putter around where ever you like then load her back up on the trailer and take her home. My theory is dont cheep out on the guy watching your back, you can build it yourself out of all kinds of funky stuff but get an NA to watch out for you or one of those mistakes may cost you or your family more than you can afford to loose.
Maybe someone has a persepective that will help both of us with using the right hull or pontoon design to suit your needs. This compact modern home combines prefab construction with an adaptable design to showcase the great potential of floating housing.
As for a novice to design something like this, well good luck and don't take family and loved ones on the sea trials. I plan on taking my projector and Xbox and playing on a 6' screen in the middle of the lake!!!
Naturally big boats have trailer limitations, but these limitations would still exist, even if the boat had a trailer built in or was amphibious.
I have been building custom structures for years in my neck of the woods, and grew up on the water, even so, I plan on getting a naval architect to assist me and check everything Im planning, a second and informed opinion is invaluable in a one off custom. It's very difficult to engineer moving pieces, with any level of tolerance to be occasional immersed and not have issues. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Get your copy of Tiny House Floor Plans in print at Amazon. In other words constructive critique is welcome, destructive mean-spirited judgements are not permitted.



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