Boat in a Day

From YouTube:   My Homemade pontoon boat! this was the first boat ever made but definitely not the last. i prefer to call this my pontoon boat but many have referred to it as a raft…probably because i built this boat in Florida back in 2002. this boat was quick and easy to build and i was able to float it in one day!

material were simple:
2 – 12″ diameter PVC pipes – 10 foot long
4 – pipe caps
6 – 1/8″ x 2″ metal strapping
1 – 1/2″ pressure treated plywood sheet
6 – 8′ long pressure treated 2×4’s
and assorted stainless steel fasteners

i dont remember exactly how much this boat cost me back in 2002 but i think it was less than $200 excluding the engine, which i picked up at a flea market for $50. i just had to rebuild the carburetor…that was a project.
all in all this little boat was ALOT of fun…for very little cost.
if you build one please remember to be safe!

Originally posted 2016-04-26 19:16:58.

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