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Old 10 July 2004, 19:42   #1
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Pontoon boats

For my AS level design tech. coursework I decided to design and construct a pontoon boat. They seem to be quite popular in America, so it was loosly based on an American design. Over there they use them for fishing, as well as a "base" for water skiing and speedboating.

I've had the boat at home for a week now, and a few people have commented on how great it is, and how it would be great on the Broads for fishing etc.

Now, I had this crazy idea to get someone to build them, and then sell them!

Below is a photo of my project; the design would have to be refined a bit (and yes, the floats are supposed to have pointed ends, but I ran out of time), but you get the idea.

What do you people think about this craft; do you think there would be a market for this sort of thing?
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Old 12 July 2004, 08:29   #2
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Bloody Fantastic Mate..........

well done. I've seen these things in Florida where they have them 5 times larger with tables and chairs, BBQ's etc. Bloody good fun and very stable if not a littel slow at getting you where you wanna go !

Can't help you with the production I'm afraid but come the day you have one to market let me know as I'd be more than happy to purchase a few for onward sale.

Best of British to you....

Graeme.
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How much do you think you'd be able to get for em?
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...if not a littel slow at getting you where you wanna go...

Pontoon boats? Slow? The americans don't do slow.
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Old 12 July 2004, 14:45   #5
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Old 12 July 2004, 14:49   #6
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Do the americans do anything slow?
Well they certainly ain't slow at "helping" other countries out.. if ya know what I mean...invited or not....
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