Chemical Container floating boat

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by boatfloater, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. boatfloater
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    boatfloater New Member

    I'm looking at constructing a heavy 2 storey boat on chemical containers or a pontoon system or foam. It would be quite heavy... and could have multiple levels of containers. How much should the floatation part cost? Who would certify it?
    Any suggestions?

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  2. FMS
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    FMS Senior Member

    Certification requirements for a float house are specified by local code regulations.

    For example BC Canada suggested regulation includes the following wording:
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    Contact a designer or NA and commission a design.
     
  4. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    I had the same idea but dropped it after doing a bit of research i figured it would quicker to build two plywood epoxy pontoons . That way you have two single floats. Much simpler and neater.
     

  5. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    and easier to get insurance . . .
     
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