Happy first day of April! Cottage season has arrived! It’s all good from now on, or at least we sure hope. The weather forecast here in the Northeast isn’t all that good today but I’m sure it’s just a blip, and we’ll be into the flip-flop season in no time.
Of course “flip flop season” means boating season, time to get out the boats and get on the water, seeing familar sights, watch new camps being built, wave to passing boaters while watching the fluffy white culmulus clouds drifting by overhead against a beautiful blue sky.
I know for some of you, boating means only one kind of boat, a pontoon boat or a party boat and no wonder, there is so much fun to be had with one of those kinds of pleasure boats.
Adding to the comfort of the stable floating platform of a pontoon boat or deck boat is that these motorized party boats also double as a place to dock a boat because they double as a pontoon boat and a floating dock.
Manufactured pontoon boats and party barges, are improving and becoming more elaborate each year and of course more expensive as they become more elaborate and loaded with features.
The good news is, these days there are so many used boats that there are usually lots of pontoon party boats for sale or you could get yourself a set of pontoons and build your own boat.
The thing about pontoon boats, party boat, floating docks, is that you really don’t need to buy anything too elaborate. All you really need is a good sized floating dock and an outboard motor to propell it and you’re good to go. The rest is up to you.
You can make your pontoon boat simple, using things like picnic tables and folding chairs, perhaps build a railing, or a wheelhouse, or you can get a little more creative and inventive and add some living quarters in the form of either building a cabin, or in the case of the folks in the below YouTube video, add a truck camper and you are good to go.
These guys even built a “flying bridge” atop the camper for operating their boat with a great view.
The beauty of this outfit is that you can take the camper off the barge in the Fall and go hunting. Just imagine the looks you will get when people see you driving down the highway with steering wheel on the roof of the truck camper.
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