I'm considering buying pontoons and building from scratch
a houseboat that will be made to suite a BC winter.
So this means 4m-6m snow with large overnight dumps followed by
Norm temps would be around 2C to -15C for 4 months. Ice eaters?
I have small sheltered bays(which Ice up at times) and
possible option of docking it if it's impossible. Water is glacier
fed and very deep with a current because of dams.
Boat size will hopefully be 14feet by 60feet. A frame with
secondary loft with a metal roof (set length ways) ,(roof
needs to be more then 35deg in order to shed snow) I'm considering
oversized pontoons so there's more volume to deal with
Let the bashing begin! Problems, advice, heckling all welcome
Go for it, keep us informed. We assume you have design, estimating, and building experence. Also that you are fully aware of all regulations concerning material, construction, equipment specifications, and safety.
I believe thereis a thread in the archives about a boat of that size built by an Aussy. He did an incredable job.
Edited: 10/08/2007 at 06:28:47 PM by OLD HOUSEBOATER