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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:24 AM
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Newbie who wants to build a pontoon

Hi! I am a newbie to this forum and boats for that matter. I currently run RC cars and planes. I was browsing this site and ran across a green pontoon boat that had a barbie doll driving it. The boat is exactly what I have at my lake home! I am looking for plans or how-to's in building that one. I would put the outboard motor on it and make it look just like mine (including the green!). Does anyone know who made that one or who has a kit or plans for one? The picture was in the the scale boats forum.

Thanks!!!!
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:30 AM
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Welcome...

...and it begins!

I saw that pic too...I'm sure someone here will help ya feed that little monster inside that will continue to grow!

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 02:24 PM
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I had some plans years ago, let me do some digging. I know Bill Zumwalt rebuilt one that a friend of his built back in the early 90's. He even put a working stereo in it.
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 02:37 PM
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Here's a couple drawings from Old River Bill
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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:34 PM
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Thanks TowBoat!!! That is exactly what I'm looking for. I just sent you a PM.

Thanks Again!
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by garyss396
Hi! I am a newbie to this forum and boats for that matter. I currently run RC cars and planes. I was browsing this site and ran across a green pontoon boat that had a barbie doll driving it. The boat is exactly what I have at my lake home! I am looking for plans or how-to's in building that one. I would put the outboard motor on it and make it look just like mine (including the green!). Does anyone know who made that one or who has a kit or plans for one? The picture was in the the scale boats forum.

Thanks!!!!
I think these are the pictures of the green pontoon boat you were talking about.
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 04:51 AM
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Here are some pictures of the pontoon boat Old River Bill rebuilt and another trailer plan. The pontoon boat is a 1/6 Scale Replica Of a 1975 Era... 28' Kayot.
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 06:00 AM
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When you get to the outboard stage take a look at the Aquacraft outboard from their Pro Fisherman. I bought a Pro Fisherman two years ago and really like the motor. Graupner has a decent outboard from what I hear (no personal experience). Stay away from the Jackson outboard. It is heavy and the bevel gears are not very good (personal experience). The Aquacraft is available separate from the boat model. Our local hobby shop had one awhile back for about $65.00 - $70.00.
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 12:20 PM
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Hello!!!!
You have a really cool project
Here is the Acuacraft option
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMNE5&P=0

Don't forget to send some pics of your progress

Escipion
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Old Jun 27, 2007, 12:27 PM
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I thought that the last time that I saw Bill's pontoon boat that it had a barbeque grill on it with some steaks.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 02:28 AM
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Hey GarySS396, just ask your younger brother. I hear hes a good boat builder. Good lucking to, I hear.


P.S. We are brothers!
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 08:37 AM
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Small world Bikerider! I would have but I heard that younger is dumber. LOL

I've got some great ideas but I just need to figure out how to make the pontoons.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 08:43 AM
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There have been pontoons made out of many things, PVC pipe, ABS pipe, thin aluminum tubing, fiberglass over cardboard tubing, fiberglass tubing, acrylic tubing..........
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 04:46 PM
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I know this is bursting into the convo, but what scale is the outboard by Aquacraft (approx)? I think it may be cool to make a model of my ski boat at some point in time.
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Old Jun 28, 2007, 05:03 PM
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I am not sure what scale it is,but I just measured the length on mine and it is 7 and 1/8 inches long.
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