Take Texas waters back
Put a cannon on both ends loaded
with grapeshot. Send them Mexkins
I have always wanted to build one of these.they are not too hard to build using steel culvert pipe for the "legs".build cost is around 2 grand minus a motor and I just happen to have a 18 horse Johnson that would be fine for a party barge.I own a 14 foot Hewescraft aluminum boat that I use an electric trolling motor on when I go fishing once or twice a year.The Johnson would fit it but I like the peace and quiet of the 'lectric motor.
and a jet pump
Find a jet ski with a blown engine
and get the pump off of it
The hardest part we had was finding
a Damn Trailer to haul it on
Add a beer cooler and a gun rack and we will be in bidnesss
and fun...we use them on lake norman down here...tie up 6 or more together out in the middle of the lake and just go from boat to boat...loads of fun
Back in the 1940's he built a 40 foot pontoon boat that he used on the Grand Lake of the Cherokees in the northeast corner of Oklahoma. When we'd visit him he'd get his kids and grandkids, and we'd go out on it, fish, cook, swap stories, and just have a great time. Everybody could shoot trap off the side of it. I don't remember how many people it would take, but it was certainly over 20. He also had a much smaller boat that he built first that was just for fishing.
Can you imagine a 70ft barge?
We were at Stone Mountain on vacation.
We camped out by the lake and they have
water taxis to haul you around. Those suckers
can move on out. Carry about 40 people
If you've never seen Stone Mountain you need to
go there some time. It's about 20 miles south of
Atlanta Ga. It's worth the trip
I always wanted to build a "barge" with 2 of the shiny milk transport tanks for pontoons.
We got a project now. Course we gotta haul it to Laredo a piece at a time. lol.
The water taxis sound fascinating. How are they built? What do they look like?
The have seats down both sides and a bench down the middle
not only have the extra flotation going for you.. but in the stern you would have a natural double transom from center out on both sides.. then obviously anything in the wold you wanted to mount on top.. yep includes mortars..
You guys have all seen the "punt" gun video haven't ya.. made for geese things like permanent mount on the boat and when you fire it off the boat SHOOTS back about 20 feet from the recoil of this monster.. Don't like the idea of shooting the geese when there nesting tho.. Might feel diffrent if i had to put food on the table, but seems sorta wrong not to take them in flight.
Course then again.. Im a lousy wing shot, and they wouldnt have much to fear with me shooting at them.. My buddies in Tucson usta give me shit all the time about my "skill" at dove hunting.
I think we're in the same boat. The only thing I could ever hit flying was ducks. They go in a straight line, and they're slowing down as they come in.
You carry your chair and cooler with you.
Drink beer until a dove or whatever flies over, shoot, reload, drink beer.
IF, you accidentally hit one, you gotta get up and go get it, no fun in that!
I fish without bait too.
I used to have a jet boat, and a little Reinell 18ft fish and ski. But, the boat my wife liked the best was my buddies pontoon.