BUILDING A PONTOON BOAT 16 ft need advice :)

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  1. Sceptre
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    im not sure if im in the right section but me and my friend desidet to build a pontoon boat we dont know much about boats so were not sure what to make the hulls out of so far we got 3 choises; we can weld aluminium together to form a hull but were not sure how it will work because most hulls are air compressed other method is to take 4-5 barrels and weld them together [and if it will help stuff them with industrial sealing foam the ones they use to make panels with OR we can just use wood and put a fiberglass on top

    for the engine we think that using a boat motor would be too easy so were thinking of taking any other small motors [lawn mower, go cart, .....]

    the other thing we want to do is to make the deck come appart for easy transportation make it bolt and unbolt in the middle and make the hulls bolt on and bolt off so far were not sure what to use to waterproof and coat it with so any advice would be much appreciated :)

    and all the pictures are just versions and scrap scetches [the propellers supoust to be way lower
     

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    thanks a lot
     
  4. kach22i
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    Another homemade model - foam?

    Foam Boats
    http://www.citylites.com/foamboatplans/
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    Build The WizCat 130 pontoon deck boat for under $500
    Before you spend anything on plans or go off with your own design, wait for a few more opinions. There is something to be said about learning from other's mistakes.

    Of course you will always learn more from a failure of your own.

    http://www.citylites.com/foamboatplans/boatbuilding3.html
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    This gets an "A" for the "Cool" factor.

    http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/BOAT/BOAT.html
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    Lots of weird plans at that site.

    http://www.n55.dk/

    Click on Manuals.
     
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    ur right that is a weird plan
     
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    Can anyone advice me on how to waterproof the wood or apply the fiberglass?
     

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