Build your own Houseboat - I now plan on building a second big house boat.
by Jason Campo
Build your own Houseboat - Sample pictures of our big house boat
Should you build your own houseboat, I think so, since I now plan on building a second, bigger house boat this time. I built my first houseboat, a 70' x 26', Steel Hull, 20x40 Cabin, all from Scratch.
After seven years of hard work I finally completed her. I enjoyed building it so much that I am going to build my second one, a 26' x 104' aluminum hull houseboat, with a 20 x 40 cabin.
Building the houseboat was both a dream and a challenge combined. I am an Electrical Engineer by trade, and could not believe how really simple it is to build a project of this size (please note I said simple, not easy, Big Difference.}
It's complete with In-motion Satellite TV, Fireplace, 15kw Westerbeke Generator, Water Maker, Washer/Dryer, Bow & Stern Thrusters, 3600 watt inverter, Central Air, Slide, and a Party Top.
Best regards, Jason Campo.
Reply - Answer
Well Jason, welcome to the houseboat forums, and congratulations on building such a big houseboat. And I see you want to build another, an even bigger one. You seem to like them wide. :)
I wish you had posted a picture, as I am sure your post will generate a lot of interest. Possibly you can send me an email by using our contact form, and you will be able to attach a picture in the return email, and I will be able to attach it to your posting.
Are you building the houseboats to sell them, or will you just keep them both? How is the fact that you have a 26 foot beam, is this creating a problem in your area?
Again, thanks for letting us know that it was "simple", but not an easy project, that required seven years of hard work, but allowed you to accomplished a lifelong dream. I see that you are a dedicated houseboat builder :)
Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their own lifelong dream, houseboat building experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com
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