Building a Houseboat for use on Large Lakes

by Leon du Plessis
(Africa)

Plans for building a large pontoon houseboat.

Plans for building a large pontoon houseboat.

I want to build a large houseboat (preferably a pontoon design with a flat deck) for use on a large lake. Due to the size of the lake (356 X 52 miles), the water can get rough.


Any advice as far as good plans for building a large houseboat. Size 8 - 14 berth with all the amenities for cruising safari's.

Many thanks, Leon



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Reply - Answer
Leon, that is a good question, since many people are looking to build large houseboats for a variety of reasons. You will want to consider that pontoon houseboats are primarily use for lakes & rivers, and not designed for rough water. Pontoon style houseboats generally have a "free board" of @ 18-24 inches, and aren't designed for pounding rough water.

As to plans for houseboat building, this will give you a good start.

Possibly some of our readers will post comments/pictures of some examples of plans to build a large pontoon houseboat.

Hope this all helps...
IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com


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