Originally Posted by shandog999
thanks for the info about a boat's general design but buying a used pontoon boat is a little out of my price range, how could you build the flotation devices that are used on a pontoon boat?
Designing and building your own boat is generaly not reagarded as a way to save money. It's mostly done by folks that like to build stuff and have the money to spend on it.
Also the advice from the Australian above is a good one. Buy plans from a good designer. That will prevent many mistakes and in the end save you money.
Maybe its different for pontoon boats.
How about the blue barrels that are used for mushel plantations? If you could get your hands on some of those and lock them in a rigid structure.