I'm looking at houseboat living in SW Florida, and any houseboats for sale in Florida or surrounding area for liveaboards?I am thinking about selling my houses in CA and AZ and buying a houseboat.
Is there anyone out there that is a live-a-board at the Prosperity Pointe Marina in Fort Myers Fl. Looking for a good older fiberglass hull or aluminum hull houseboat that I can live aboard around Bradenton FL, but don't have a lot of money.I wouldn't mind a good 54' cabin cruiser from 60's 70's 80's models as when I was a young boy I spent time on my grandfathers Chris Craft cabin cruiser.
There are a few options for liveaboards in Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach and North Fort Myers area. We almost partnered with friends of ours who moved to Cape Coral (Lee County) from the Crystal Coast in NC.
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 have been living tiny now, floating, in fact, off and on when not teaching internationally. I think this live aboard has interesting possibilities and is priced well for what can be seen here, but can the owner please clarify nor me if THIS is the boat pictured here that is the actual boat for sale and where it is currently located and the exact age or original build date. The email address is at the end of the article, but written in a way webcrawlers won’t find it. Can the houseboat be moved further north and do you know of slips up north that can handle her?
Diane couldn’t possibly be so egotistical as to believe that everyone else reading here was waiting with bated breath until she weighed in with her personal aesthetic judgment on this homeowner’s taste, and so she was therefore required to pronounce it so tactlessly for the edification of the rest of us, could she? Because upholstery can be recovered, curtains replaced, paint colors can be changed to suit individual preferences – that’s all so very easy! A fellow by the unlikely name of Banana Tom rents his 37-foot Gibson houseboat in Pensacola, in NW Florida.
My kids are now all grown and out and I would love to live-aboard a houseboat again, I did this when I was very young and loved it, out in John's Pass.Does anyone have any suggestions as to best way to find Houseboat Rentals, long term?Thanks so much, loving this site and all of the great resources! My husband and I always dreamed about buying a boat once we retired and traveling sailing from island to island very casually. 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. I appreciate real furniture, as opposed to a bench with a cushion on it, and I like the way they’ve repeated the same themes and colors throughout the house. It generally is unwelcome most readers on wonderful forums such as this, and I think people who write this way need to know that.
My wife and I are interested in renting or leasing a houseboat for a year in southern Florida Gulf coast.
There are mooring fields at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin and Matanzas Pass in Fort Myers Beach. The owner was amenable to a long term lease of the marina and I had scheduled a meeting with the Lee County planning board for approval.


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. Having grown up on the shores of Lake Ontario, I've had a life long love affair with boating. I thought Aqua Lode was the name of the boat but I guess it is a commercial type proto and they are all the same except for the interiors. Pensacola's a wonderful location, with beautiful blackwater rivers overhung with mossy cypress trees in one direction, and water the color and clarity of a swimming pool in the other, edged with sugar-white sand. I plan on taking my projector and Xbox and playing on a 6' screen in the middle of the lake!!!
You can watch the Blue Angels train for their aerobatic routines, catch your dinner off the front porch, explore Civil War era forts, and the fabulous- and free- National Museum of Naval Aviation. The marina had a ramp large enough to accommodate my specially-built trailer and houseboat to dry dock up to a dozen. 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. You see, it's not enough to just go out for a few hours just for recreation; though there's nothing wrong with that. We rented 'Playin' House' a year ago, as extra bedroom space for a family reunion on Pensacola Beach. We take advantage of enjoying every sunrise, sunset and our dolphin neighbors and we don't mow grass anymore. But like to pack the entire family and head out on the calm lake waters for days at a time.
Go ahead click the book and sign-up, it's free and filled with great articles, tips, information and website updates. It was quite a pleasant time, and we wished for more time to just go exploring in the thing. Here I'll describe everything you need to know about houseboats, from the different sizes and brands, to renting versus owning.



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