Designing, constructing, and living aboard a houseboat.
We used locally harvested and milled pine to build the boat’s 20x40 foot deck.
The system that held pontoons during the deck construction was designed to double as a ramp for the boat’s launch. With a crowd of family, friends, and reporters in attendance, we launched the boat into the Narragansett Bay.
A transom was constructed for the vessel’s 85HP outboard motor. A pulley system was built so the motor could be controlled by a bicycle steering wheel above the deck.
Aligning pontoons for deck
20ft trusses span the distance between the pontoons.