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Make a DIY Pontoon Boat in 1 Day for $250 Bucks!

Make a DIY Pontoon Boat in 1 Day for $250 Bucks!

My homemade pontoon boat! This was the first boat ever made but definitely not the last. I prefer to call this my pontoon boat but many have referred to it as a raft. This boat was quick and easy to build and I was able to float it in one day!

Material were simple:
2 - 12" diameter PVC pipes - 10 foot long
4 - pipe caps
6 - 1/8" x 2" metal strapping
1 - 1/2" pressure treated plywood sheet
6 - 8' long pressure treated 2x4's
and assorted stainless steel fasteners

I don't remember exactly how much this boat cost me, but i think it was less than $200 excluding the engine, which I picked up at a flea market for $50. I just had to rebuild the carburetor...that was a project. All in all this little boat was ALOT of fun...for very little cost. If you build one please remember to be safe!


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  • Scott Reynolds