DIY - boats (for fishing, picnic, etc)

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  1. asbar_marta
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    Hello,

    I opened this thread, because I would like to discouss about the DIY boats: how is it possible (with minimum budget) to build fishing and picnic boats for the familie and friends.
    I finished my PET-catamaran 1 weeks ago, and the test was successfull :)
    You can find a short video about the boat here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaI47gZ66QE

    Did you try same projects?

    asbar_marta
     
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    some pictures about my DIY pet-catamaran

    some pictures about my DIY pet-catamaran
     

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    Sorry to say but it seems very dangerous for children.
    Put a life jacket for each child, and put a couple of lifebuoys at strategic locations of the artifact. You should give more freeboard for if, God forbid, break a bottle.
    Protects the engine area so no one can fall through the hole.
    The existing railing not prevent a child from falling into water.
     
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    inside

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  5. asbar_marta
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    Hello, yes you are right. It is not safe for children but good for fishing.
    But: I have a "2 and a half year" old son. I can go to the river with him on my boat. It was not easy, but after 2 days he knows what he can do and can not do :)
     
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    Trust me, even if your child seems more sensible than an adult, teach him to swim, put on a life vest for children and seeks that when falls overboard, no head drop down.
    It seems foolhardy. The only guilty will be you.
    Best of luck.
     
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    I know, what do you think: until the age of 18 of my son I will always check him :)
    When my family (with life jacket) is on the board, we are always in the near of the riverside (it means, that the water is 50cm deep ;)
     

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    In this case it is quite possible that the hulls touch the river bottom. Be careful, the boat will tilt and you are going to slide on the deck.
     
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