Course How To

Sundance houseboat

by Anthony
(Port washington, ny)

Hello fellow houseboat lovers

I just purchase a 1984 Sundance houseboat. The house had only two owners and in great shape, I’m attempting to find a manual and specifications for the house boat. Most important the max weight allowed for the hull.

My understanding is the Sundance came with the option to enclose the lower deck, so I’ll assume the hull is made to handle that extra weight as I want to enclose the lower deck which is a 16’ x 1/2’ space.

The second weight related improvement is to have the hull filled with marine floatation foam that is water proof and used in commercial barge applications.

I’d greatly appreciate if anyone has access to the specification for this house barge or any advise related to this model.

Thank you.


Comments for Sundance houseboat

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Did you find any info
by: Jay Liptak at gheemale

Did you find any info and do you have pics of yours.
Email me directly.

Adding foam doesn't mean you can add weight!
by: Bruce

Adding foam inside pontoons just adds weight does not give extra flotation value. If you hole the pontoon it will keep it floating. Most pontoons are divided into compartments if you hole one section you don't sink just maybe list pack to repair centre.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Houseboat Forums.

Continue Reading Our Popular Pages

Our collection of houseboat ebooks

Ebook Boats Collection on Houseboat Books

We just love houseboats, do you?
Join our monthly HB Insider for free

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.