Hello all ye buzzards!
I am building a motorized cataraft for a friend. We have settled on 16 ft AIRE Lion tubes in all grey heavy pvc. The frame will be 1 1/4 IPS schedule 40 6061 with speedrail fittings. It will start out as a basic rowing raft, then a fishing boat, and then a pontoon-style lake boat. We have some old two-stroke motors, a 3hp and a 12 hp. When the boat is farther along we will invest in a bigger motor, probably another two-stroke to help save weight. Any thoughts, questions, concerns, what-ifs, challenges, dares, wagers, opinions, advice, red flags, etc. would be fun and helpful.
In the words of Dan Aykroyd in The Great Outdoors, "What the hell are you gonna do with a pontoon boat? Retake Omaha Beach?