View Full Version : Rebuilding lazy days

12-19-2014, 10:57 AM
Let me introduce myself my name is Koty Porter I am Service manager of a marina in upstate SC on Lake Hartwell. I have inquired a 50ft lazy days Hull only and I want to rebuild it to put at the marina to stay on busy weekends. I want to just build it like a standard house with 2x2 walls 16in on center with OSB walls and vinyl siding but after researching I don't see a lot of people using vinyl. Was wondering why? I was wanting to get some input on ideas for framing and exterior for this project.
thanks guys!

12-19-2014, 01:37 PM
Take a look at Amelia, they built a houseboat.

Vinyl should work in your application.
I am not a fan of OSB however.

12-19-2014, 09:22 PM
The reason people don't use Vynil siding on a boat is because it looks so D**n Tacky. YUCK!!

12-20-2014, 11:20 AM
I used inch and a half framing on mine, which is actually 2 by 4's ripped right down the middle. I'll post a few photo's of mine in progress below. I also agree that vinyl siding does look out of place on a boat.

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr29/Bamby38/0417081009-00.jpg (http://s466.photobucket.com/user/Bamby38/media/0417081009-00.jpg.html)

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http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr29/Bamby38/0430081005-00.jpg (http://s466.photobucket.com/user/Bamby38/media/0430081005-00.jpg.html)

http://i466.photobucket.com/albums/rr29/Bamby38/0613081340-00.jpg (http://s466.photobucket.com/user/Bamby38/media/0613081340-00.jpg.html)

Now if that doesn't beat all, restricted number of images even when hosted somewhere else?

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12-30-2014, 12:40 AM
I did the same for framing, 2x2, (2x4 ripped down the middle) and it has worked fine.