Building a Houseboat for use on Large Lakes
by Leon du Plessis
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 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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