Plastic Barrel Houseboat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by WDKinley, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. bajansailor
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    bajansailor Marine Surveyor

    Thinking laterally (or vertically rather) - in view of how there are concerns about the amount of reserve buoyancy you will have (and these concerns are justified), how about positioning your barrels vertically instead of horizontally?
    Your lbs / inch immersion will then stay constant, whereas with horizontal barrels it decreases rapidly once you pass the 50% immersion.

    Here is a diagram I saved some time ago - I think I got it from the Rolling Barge site. I had mentioned two hulls, each being 3 barrels wide - you could do the same with vertical barrels, with a 2' gap between the hulls.
     

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  2. rafter33
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    Something like this? Searching for Huck in Balkans https://www.facebook.com/SearchingForHuckInBalkans/photos/a.361862021239815/362815867811097/?type=3&permPage=1
     
  3. WDKinley
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