From YouTube: In the last episode, we were hit by a snowstorm that dumped so much snow on the Sputter Butt that it caved in the top of the boat. It was a complete loss. As soon as the weather improved in the Spring we began rebuilding.
Weight is definitely a concern since the pontoons on this boat are considerably smaller around than most pontoon boats this size. We decided to just build it like it needed to be built and then add a third pontoon or plastic barrels if needed.
We’re covering the boat with Coroplast. It’s waterproof, inexpensive and easy to use. We’re also adding a small galley and a small head.
The actual trip down the Tennessee River will be challenging and getting the boat in shape for the trip has been a challenge in itself.
Originally posted 2016-04-27 06:19:25.