pontoon size and length

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by james wolfrey, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. myark
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    An example is I made this older trailer in a coupe of days and sold for $1600 NZ.
    To me wood is good for burning how ever I do like rotor mould and is the answer keep price low.
     

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  2. whitepointer23

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    Why does it need to be 2 mt wide.
     
  3. myark
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    you are the first person I have placed on my ignore list Bye
     
  4. rwatson
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    Lucky he didnt ask a silly question - then you would have to have had him shot :)
     
  5. whitepointer23

    whitepointer23 Previous Member

    Hope I can sleep tonight. He still didn't explain why it has to be 2 mt wide.
     
  6. myark
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    There is a good reason
     
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    Ray, I think I'm on his ignore list too, we being the forum bad boys and all . . .
     
  8. james wolfrey
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    hello all ..I am not good with computers just my hands so don't be angry if I don't reply I just found this tonight and not sure if im doing things the right way but im trying
     
  9. james wolfrey
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    money is not the problem
     
  10. james wolfrey
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    I like the idea of aluminium
     
  11. rwatson
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    Aluminium and torsion suspension is the best hi-tech solution for sure.

    now, we just need an engineer to design the sucker.

    What are you feelings on one hull versus multi-hulls ?
     
  12. SamSam
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    You need to tell everyone and set the limits on how big (size dimensions) and how heavy a trailer you can tow behind your scooter.
     
  13. myark
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    It’s a pity it was not something like TV opportunity for custom boat building that end up been one big “fizzer”
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/al...opportunity-custom-boat-builders-48314-5.html
    How are you going to make this if you do not know how to fabricate and weld aluminium?
    When towing behind a bike it’s obvious that it needs to be narrow and light as possible with rubber cord torsions that are common for bike trailers that cost about $175 minus hubs which are light and allows close to the ground .
    I have given you the simple idea on how I plug the torsions into the pontoons making it even more lower to the ground, also the torsions are manually removed, also I have shown a primitive design that has folding out rigger pontoons from the centre deck which only need to be 2mm aluminium made into tube structure with sealed compartments.
    That's a ABC idea.
    I have a superior design that is more compact when folded with other advantages , also more wider unfolded, much lighter and wheels do not have to come off if wanted and the bikes power can in several ways be diverted to propulsions, the trailer can be towed open or closed and allows storage on deck folded including outboard in needed.
    The question is how are you going to do this yourself ?
    Pictured shows the simple plug in torsion design with my two sons watching while I DIY the tow bar for bike, also my sons using the trailer structure as a pool to cool down.
     

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    Whooops for got to add this picture in last post
     

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    Indeed, its only the dream that is free :(
     
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