Pontoon House Boat
by The Barley Boys
(St Paul, Minnesota)
Homemade pontoon houseboat
It was a fishing pontoon houseboat that served us well. It wasn't the prettiest, but it sure was practical, and as a group of young guys, we had built it ourselves.
It was built on a steel pontoons cylinders, then we made a plywood floor to start building the structure. Fortunately as a group, we were able to get a lot of the needed material and supplies. It had a propane fridge, stove, and heater that came from an old RV.
This was used mostly as a base camp for us fishing buddies, so we didn't have a motor or navigation equipment on it, since we used a small boat to push and tow it, to anchor it in a bay.
Boy, have we got some great fishing stories, and memories to go with it. Now most of us are married with kids, so there goes the fishing weekends.
The Barley Boys from Minnesota
Reply - Answer
I can see that the Barley Boys (I like the nickname) have had themselves a great time with this simple pontoon houseboat. I agree that sometimes we get caught up with the high-end amenities, and it really boils down to "being there" with family and friends.Lastly
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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