Will my boat plan float?

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  1. Dr.Smart
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    Not at all close to what I need. :(

    How about tin or steel?

    We need this done by August.

    We need it to hold 10 people (we do NOT mind if it is very cramped), any good plans for a trailerable-easy-to-assemble-houseboat?

    Thanks!
     
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    Get your budget sorted- post it here so the builders can 'adjust' it for you :),
    then go out and buy a used houseboat with the cash.
     
  5. Dr.Smart
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    Our budget is around 2,500$ to 3,000$ dollars.
     
  6. Lurvio
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    I'd say buy the GlenL Quest-plans and start building. You'll get a boat that works and can be sold if not needed some day.

    Lurvio
     
  7. Dr.Smart
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    What sort of a boat could we buy for that sort of money?
     
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    As the engine is non operable I think she will go quite a ways between fillups.
    :p
    Not fast mind you but whats the hurry?
     
  11. Dr.Smart
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    Aw, silly me. How much would repairing it cost?

    Just wondering the speed. We want to go at least 10 mph. :)
     
  12. PAR
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    When discussing houseboat types of vessels, you should consider speed one of the least important things on the list. Some of the smaller ones can zip along pretty good, if you don't mind tossing 20 dollar bills in the fuel tank every 10 minutes, but as a rule houseboat types, aren't going to be fast, most are just plodding along and don't like it much.

    Judging by your questions, you need to talk with a broker or a person that has considerably more experience then you. Once the "reality check" is absorbed, then you can effectively begin your search.
     
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    Then what is the average speed?
     
  14. PAR
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    There is no such thing as an average speed. It's like asking what's the average height a plane flies at. The only reasonable answer is "it depends".
     

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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Er ... a few points ...

    1. Boats are shaped like boats for good reasons
    2. House boats are usually built on boat hulls (see #1) or pontoons
    3. Do you really think a beginner anything should build something that people's lives will depend on?
    4. It is better to start small-time than to end bigtime
     
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