How come you can't buy a folding trailerable pontoon barge?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by parkland, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. myark
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    http://rollingbarge.com/floating-dock-converted-into-a-camper-barge/

    Comparing the Rolling Barge with a Myark folding trailer barge, it is wide when towing also it needs a trailer to be loaded onto, with the barge structure not strong like the Myark folding trailer barge, Myark 10 metre folding trailer barge can float over 12 tonne and takes a short time to assemble.
    I cannot find any where on the web a folding self trailer pontoon towed by a a RV camper van allowing amphibious travel in style.
     

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  2. myark
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    This folding pontoon has to have a trailer and to wide and awkward to lauch and over weight with trailer, nice try though.
     

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  4. myark
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    Thank you Sam for that picture which is inspiring.

    The price is very good, and it works, but it would take a long time to assemble each time and take a lot of car space unless they have a trailer, also I would say not strong enough to hold 13 ton with out structural damage like my early proto type Myark folding trailer barge safely carried 13 tones in shallow water pictured.

    I read on your link they also created the Quadrofoil, what a great innovated company
     

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  5. whitepointer23

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    i can see a market here in the north during wet season. .a self rescue barge that can stowed on a vehicle operating in flood prone areas. There is no other barge that is so versatile that i have seen. It looks like it will handle a bit of rough water on a lake too. I have seen other barges on the forum but the designer stated they could be sunk by waves a few inchs high. Not a good feeling a mile offshore when a squall blows through.
     
  6. myark
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    Having another look at their design it to much mucking around assembling and would say not last long under strenuous conditions especially coral reefs and surf.
    The load is limited and needs trailer or truck to load and would hate to be the one that has to roll it up and lift it around.
    There is a promising future for my latest design Myark folding trailer barges if that's the best there is on the market.
    In NZ I made lots of $ hiring out several Myark trailer barges to the USA movie industry and other commercial marine industry and many forms of work that I was only company available which is 10 minutes to launch and retrieve a barge that is capable of 13 tone in choppy seas and can be beached and launched in any location such as I had entered an extreme surf harbor entrances no other boat was able and used the Myark folding trailer barge as a super large surfboard, lots of fun.
     

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  7. whitepointer23

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    Bugger. I am making him increase the self promotion.:(
     
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  10. Mark Laird
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    Hi. My name is Mark and I have been reading everything you have written and invented re myark trailerable barges. I'm a kiwi 65 just lost my wife to cancer and an engineer mechanic. While I see you are not interested in building the barges anymore can I buy plans. We have motorhomes and boated all our lives in nz but really want to do motorhome (4x4 with truck camper) on barge . Brilliant idea. You had so much opposition I cant believe it. Non folding but with outrigger walkways capable. 4000kg. Any help appreciated.
     
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