Weight and Displacement of a Houseboat
by Keith Fung
Calculate weight and displacement of houseboat pontoons
What is the average weight of a houseboat per square foot in plan? I plan to design and build my own houseboat and for starters I need to calculate how much displacement I need.
Keith Fung from Trinidad.
Reply - Answer
Great question Keith, since the displacement of a houseboat is important to calculate before building.
I don't have the figures right off the top of my head, but I remember seeing a chart that showed the average weight of some sample houseboat sizes and equipment.
What I can help you with is the buoyancy and displacement that twin pontoons of different sizes and diameters can hold. The chart shows houseboat pontoon diameter
by length, and by capacity in pounds.Lastly
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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