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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SunBlocker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/29/2014 at 5:57pm
I love wide beam boats also... but then I look around our lake and realize that there are a bunch of places that we like to go to that can't accommodate anything wider than 8'6".  

Being precluded from our favorite bars and restaurants would kill half of the reason for having the boat in the first place.

Originally posted by Bmritzman Bmritzman wrote:

I am going all the way to the limit of 8ft 6 inch on the beam.

Almost went ten but didn't want to hassle with oversize permits every year and holiday travel restrictions

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This is an amazing project. Keep the pics coming.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SunBlocker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/03/2014 at 3:51pm
I saw a new pontoon boat on a website that uses slides like the RV's.  It's under 8'6" when you tow it. Put it in the water and activate the slides and it becomes about 12' wide.  Looks kinda silly... but it gives you tons of square footage.

I had thought about doing this myself once.. but abandoned the idea.  But I was only going to do true RV-style slide-outs.  This company went a step further and actually changes the beam of the entire boat (pontoons and all).
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Originally posted by nathan nathan wrote:

this one?

http://islandboats.com/index.html

Yup... that's the one!
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Well heat is not required but now recommended . I have made 2 corner pieces and beginning on the hand rails.

I needed just a 1/4 inch more on a bend so it would match another and went for it. The metal fatigued and broke. I at 270lbs went flying backwards did a reverse summersault landed on my back side and broke the scaphoid inside the wrist.

Will be using a torch to anneal the metal from now on. I knew better and was trying to save time.

On a brighter note I get to spend 3 mos at home and do honey do's and work on the boat. Can't work in a restaurant cooking if your hand is in a cast.

Spent one week camping just outside Yosemite now back home. Will have floor on boat soon with more pics
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Originally posted by Bmritzman Bmritzman wrote:

Well heat is not required but now recommended . I have made 2 corner pieces and beginning on the hand rails.

I needed just a 1/4 inch more on a bend so it would match another and went for it. The metal fatigued and broke. I at 270lbs went flying backwards did a reverse summersault landed on my back side and broke the scaphoid inside the wrist.

Will be using a torch to anneal the metal from now on. I knew better and was trying to save time.

On a brighter note I get to spend 3 mos at home and do honey do's and work on the boat. Can't work in a restaurant cooking if your hand is in a cast.

Spent one week camping just outside Yosemite now back home. Will have floor on boat soon with more pics




Dang! recover soon!
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I sent you a PM about the bender you are using. Nice job you are doing on the pontoon. Keep the pics coming.

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Giving you four stars for this build....... would have given five but my little green monster on my shoulder forbade it!



I so like a big boat. Earned a living on boats over 140 feet for years. Guess its in my blood now.
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So not a lot has happened in about a year and a half to 2 years.  Getting ready to start at it again.

Biggest issue that I have to contend with is the pod that houses the I/O  is too short, cavitation plate sits 5"  above the bottom of the logs.  I have a piece of 6" Aluminum I beam I intend to lower the pod with  just have to water tight the final lay out. and make it pretty.  (Wife's priority is "Form over Function)


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   I am going to use the I beam to to mount the pod under the stringers and lower it the 5 inches needed to get the cavitation plate even with the bottom of the tubes.  Measures and pencils out on paper will see when it is in progress.  

With 130- 140 hp  stern drive and flat bottomed octagonal tubes with 20k flotation no problem to plane.

My goal is not to build a speed pontoon but a pontoon that can go any where without restrictions. Even in California.
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too damm cool Clap

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