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Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-08-2008, 8:23 PM Reply   
Okay I have a few ideas running through my head and some advise would be awesome

Supplies I have: 2-8' plastic pontoons
2-10' metal pontoons

IDEA 1: Buy two trusses for a house/roof - Use Trex/Deck stuff to make the surface -- the only issue is how I will mount the floats... If they are perpendicular to the rail they'll hang over 4/5' making it a death trap if I come off early
and if I go parrallel with the rail how should I keep it from tipping... or use all 4 floats 2x2 and hope that keeps it steady.

The other issue is that each side of the "A" will be 15ft.... 30ft. total unless I add something to the truss...will that be long enough?

quick attempt with paint -- solidworks isn't working for me so this is as good as it gets


Idea 2:
Just make a simple box

Will it be long enough?

Ideas on how to orient floats...

Anything better than Decking for surface?

(Message edited by sidekicknicholas on May 08, 2008)
Old     (wakeboardlasvegas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-08-2008, 8:25 PM Reply   
i would think it would be more of a kicker than a rail even with just a 4/12 pitch on it unless it is hit super slow.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-08-2008, 8:27 PM Reply   
Yeah, the ones I'm looking at are 4/12....

I may extend the truss so it will touch the water adding a little lenght... but you think that'll give a lot of kick?
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-08-2008, 9:45 PM Reply   

One of my friends has a bunch of extra wood so I'm just moochin' and going to do it all myself..

if things go as planned it will be:
36' long
2/3' wide
3' from start to peak and back down again....

getting my rooftop rail skill ready for the PWT
Old     (skink)      Join Date: May 2008       05-08-2008, 11:36 PM Reply   
i like where you are going with the roof truss idea. with some minor modifications, i think it could work out alright. what i would do is kinda cut the top off where the supports meet the angled part, and put some flat pieces to make it look like so:
(i drew these up real quick in sketchup. perhaps i will finish a design tomorrow. it's way too late to think straight right now.)


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