Boat Design Forums  |  Boat Design Directory  |  Boat Design Gallery  |  Boat Design Book Store  |  Thanks to Our Site Sponsors
Old 06-15-2008, 07:55 AM
Mr Bud Mr Bud is offline
Join Date: Jun 2008
Rep: 10 Posts: 2
Location: Georgia
Avi-Toon Boaterhome help needed

Hi all,
I have just finished building a 24ft pontoon boat with a gutted 17ft Avion campershell mounted on it. I tried just the two 24ft ..."D" shaped pontoons and they were fine until I added a little too much weight inside. So I added one thrid 20ft round pontoon in the center...this pontoon mounted about 4.5 inches lower in the water. It did pretty well but the back of the rig was a bit too low for my taste. So I built a set of tracks and slid both 20ft round pontoons under it's a fourtoon....I have all the floatation I need and then the center pontoons are taking most of the weight....lifting the outer ones up....but there is too much water wake problems between the hulls...they are too close together...but it works...I kinda plans off with a 60hp Yamaha 2 stroke...apx 15mph. I like the faster speed "when needed"
I think the only way I'm going to be to build my own hulls....I would like to keep it a two hull design....Because I originally had a trap-door in the rear floor with swim ladder or used for a fishing hole. I would really like to build a planning hull design with a slight "V" and go as wide as possible and go high enough to give me some freeboard for wakes hitting me. I have pull out walk boards on each side with hand the tops of the pontoons need to be flat. I weld alum awnings for a living and have a really nice BIG Miller Mig..I think I can buy most materials for around $2500...but not sure what thickness to get 1/8th or 1/16th? I guess the thinner I go the more bracing I will need.
Anyway I am not a boat building pro and need a little help with this design...I have photos of the Rig but no weights so far... My guess is around 3000lbs Max.
Anyone willing to get involved with some advice?
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
oppinions needed snapper340 Powerboats 5 12-09-2005
08:42 PM 
Information Needed ussnautilus Education 2 05-17-2005
03:04 AM 
Help needed by student..... Dave_raul Boat Design 9 02-26-2005
04:25 PM 
Help needed....!!!!!!! Dave_raul Powerboats 3 02-17-2005
07:03 PM 
help needed sd11856g Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building 1 12-12-2004
08:38 AM 

Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Web Site Design and Content Copyright ©1999 - 2017 Boat Design Net