Houseboat with car deck

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  1. Nimrod666
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    Nimrod666 Mr

    We are trying to find out if it's possible to design and build a houseboat with a small one car deck.
    The purpose is to create a vessel allowing us island hopping bringing our own jeep.
    base is The Philippines.
     
  2. TANSL
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    TANSL Senior Member

    The biggest problem you are having, and not very big problem, is to design the ramp up / down the car. The ship should be able to approach the beach, something like a landing craft
     
  3. Nimrod666
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    Nimrod666 Mr

    The plan is to build a 2 hull with platform, probably a catamaran with foldable "banca-wings". The draft should not be too deep and the vehicle ramp could be composed by 2 detachable ramps. The living area in 2 decks, spaced for 5-7 people (1-2 staff, 2 fix and 2-4 guest spaces)
    Maximum overall length 11,95 meters.
     
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  4. TANSL
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    There can't be big problems to design the boat, but need to know details of her SOR.
     
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    Nimrod666 Mr

    Sor

    Hola! I'm not especially familiar with English terms and abbreviations. What is SOR?
     
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    Statement of Requeriments.
    A list of everything that serves to define the boat, all you want that meets the boat: size, speed, number of passengers, regulations she must meet , quality of materials, construction procedures, etc. etc.
     

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    Nimrod666 Mr

    Ok, then I understand. I will think about it. I have some ideas but just some rough ones. I will check with a local ship builder what rules and regulations there are in the Philippines. Anyhow it will be a boat for personal use, it's not at all ment for public pass anger nor cargo purposes.
     
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