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#3237664 - 05/03/13 02:26 AM Homemade pontoon boat
89cherokeelimited
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Well finally got my plans built and got my dimensions.
I'm making the pontoons out of 55 gal plastic drums. Using 2x10x10 beams to hold the barrels and support the floor.
Metal straps to hold the barrels and 2x4's to make removable railing.
I'm making the boat so I can drop the drums and fold the decking in half for easier transport and making it easy to store.
With removable hand rails so I can drop the hand rails and install at the lake.
Tired of my 10' jon boat, my wife and our friends want to go out on the water for fishing. What better way then a pontoon boat.
Plus the boat will cost me only about $200

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#3237672 - 05/03/13 04:46 AM Re: Homemade pontoon boat [Re: 89cherokeelimited]
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#3237804 - 05/03/13 08:02 AM Re: Homemade pontoon boat [Re: rabbit hunter]
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good luck
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#3237835 - 05/03/13 08:32 AM Re: Homemade pontoon boat [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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How do you trailer it?Are you gonna have a motor?
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#3237844 - 05/03/13 08:39 AM Re: Homemade pontoon boat [Re: Football Hunter]
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What you need to do is make it so you can drive your Jeep, (i'm assuming you have one), up on it, drop the driveshaft at the rear end into some sort of Prop connection and Boom you're cruisin on the water, Redneck Style
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#3237863 - 05/03/13 08:51 AM Re: Homemade pontoon boat [Re: Redwing]
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little hint
put the rails on the inside of the uprights for safety purposes

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#3237865 - 05/03/13 08:52 AM Re: Homemade pontoon boat [Re: Redwing]
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do you know how much weight it will float???????????

if not then do this

# of 55 gallon drums x 55 x 8.3

ex: 6 drums x 55 = 330

330 x 8.3 = 2739 lbs that it will support, less the weight of the drums, which for this purpose is basically nill
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#3237870 - 05/03/13 08:57 AM Re: Homemade pontoon boat [Re: Chaneylake]
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Cool!

You gonna put any foam stuff in the drums or just use the air trapped in the drums for floatation?
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#3237874 - 05/03/13 09:04 AM Re: Homemade pontoon boat [Re: TennesseeRains]
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 Originally Posted By: TennesseeRains
Cool!

You gonna put any foam stuff in the drums or just use the air trapped in the drums for floatation?


really no need for foam, imo, I have made many floating duck blinds using 30 gallon plastic drums, my drums had an "O-ring" seal in the threaded plugs, as a safety measure we also put silicone on the threads of the plugs "just in case", we also placed the drums so the plug holes were parallel to the water
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#3237878 - 05/03/13 09:07 AM Re: Homemade pontoon boat [Re: Chaneylake]
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these type floating pontoons are somewhat more difficult to move in the water simply because of the flat surface on the ends of the barrels are pushing against the water
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