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hokiecharlie
03-05-2008, 04:07 PM
Starting the process of building a boathouse. We just want a one-slip configuration with a boat-lift for the MC with a little decking on one side. Anyone have suggestions for where to get plans, etc. to use a guide? Also, we're having a debate over whether to put a roof over the boat or a raised deck. Any experiences with that decision or any other suggestions would be appreciated also.

88 PS190
03-05-2008, 05:03 PM
You'll wnat to find a builder who is familiar with this stuff.

The decide what lift you want and how it mounts. Then you can build around that.

I would do deck over boat, its really a nice thing to have around the water, but make sure to do something to deflect water from the boat underneath, a canvas that was slanted towards the side would do well (not the back or it'll soak you when you back out.)

But pick the lift type first.

wakeX2wake
03-05-2008, 05:16 PM
agreed... the deck is a lot of expense added but it's nice to have... i've seen it where the upper deck was a necessity due to the fall of the lake lot... smith lake is infamous for having some ridiculous cliff lots

east tx skier
03-05-2008, 05:28 PM
I think if I were building it for me, an ideal setup would be both. Or at least a sloped roof with a deck raised above it. Otherwise, some jackass is going to spill his beer through the decking and into the boat.

chudson
03-05-2008, 06:16 PM
Whenever hoists or boathouses came up on the forum I would copy and save the websites that anyone would put up so here are a few to look at and maybe get some ideas from............

http://www.boatdockstuff.com/

http://www.floeintl.com/docks.asp?pageName=docksMain

http://www.rjmachine.ca/

http://www.vikingboatlift.com/

http://www.sunstreamcorp.com/

http://www.boatlift.com/index.aspx

http://www.shoremaster.com/lifts/floating/main.html

http://www.boatlift.com/

http://www.jetdock.com/

http://www.wahoodocks.com/gallery/res/ushaped/index.htm

http://www.homeexpo.com/HE/d1237.htm

Be sure to post some pictures when you get done or better yet some pictures of the buiding process, Goodluck !!!

hokiecharlie
03-06-2008, 11:08 AM
Whenever hoists or boathouses came up on the forum I would copy and save the websites that anyone would put up so here are a few to look at and maybe get some ideas from............

http://www.boatdockstuff.com/

http://www.floeintl.com/docks.asp?pageName=docksMain

http://www.rjmachine.ca/

http://www.vikingboatlift.com/

http://www.sunstreamcorp.com/

http://www.boatlift.com/index.aspx

http://www.shoremaster.com/lifts/floating/main.html

http://www.boatlift.com/

http://www.jetdock.com/

http://www.wahoodocks.com/gallery/res/ushaped/index.htm

http://www.homeexpo.com/HE/d1237.htm

Be sure to post some pictures when you get done or better yet some pictures of the buiding process, Goodluck !!!
Thanks for the information. This will save some research time.

Covi
03-06-2008, 11:38 AM
Boat House Photos!

32109

32110

32111

32112

32113

wakeX2wake
03-06-2008, 11:40 AM
wow those first two are super ballin'

Covi
03-06-2008, 11:42 AM
A couple more

32115

32116

32117

32118

32119

Covi
03-06-2008, 11:44 AM
I think its a cobalt. It's been there ever since I can remember. I don't think they can get it out safe. I'd do it when it is frozen!

76S&S
03-06-2008, 01:30 PM
Is this one sitting on a concrete foundation?

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=32109&d=1204817790

Covi
03-06-2008, 03:09 PM
Is this one sitting on a concrete foundation?

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=32109&d=1204817790


Yes the front 1/3 sits on concrete.

gigem75
03-06-2008, 08:43 PM
They ain't cheap.

Covi
03-06-2008, 09:39 PM
Your right a lot of work goes into it not to mention the concrete. Funny the family that owns that house is in the concrete/gravel business.

mrprostar
03-07-2008, 09:51 AM
Your right a lot of work goes into it not to mention the concrete. Funny the family that owns that house is in the concrete/gravel business.

Thats what I do, but thats a couple levels (about 1000 levels) up from where we are. We have concrete that you can pour into water. If you have a form set up even if it is full of water we can still pour very strong concrete in it. It takes a long time to cure but because of the temperature it makes it very strong.

mbeach
03-07-2008, 10:51 AM
Boat House Photos! covi, only place i have seen fancy boathouses like this is on lake burton in ne ga. spending this much, i would include living quarters/party room above the boat area.

Prostar Rich
03-07-2008, 02:10 PM
No new boat house construction allowed where I am at. You can only remodel/restore what you have.

Prostar Rich

Covi
03-07-2008, 06:26 PM
mbeach & prostar Rich, I took these photos last fall on my last day out. They were random shots. I have a ton more but didn't want to bore anyone. A lot of the boathouse on the lake do have either living quarters or a place to play quarters. If it's a non existing structure, it easy virtually impossible to get a boathouse permit. These photos were taken on lake sunapee NH.

C36
03-11-2008, 08:53 PM
Covi:

Really enjoyed the pictures - here (http://www.rideau-info.com/canal/images-boathouses.html) is a link to some that are on the Rideau Canal, near Ottawa, Ontario (about a half an hour away from where we use our boat). I enjoy looking through them every once in while when summer and our boat are both far away.:cry:

\edit 2008 Mar 11 - these are not my pictures - I just thought I would share the link

mbeach & prostar Rich, I took these photos last fall on my last day out. They were random shots. I have a ton more but didn't want to bore anyone. A lot of the boathouse on the lake do have either living quarters or a place to play quarters. If it's a non existing structure, it easy virtually impossible to get a boathouse permit. These photos were taken on lake sunapee NH.

oldriver
03-11-2008, 09:03 PM
C36 where do you use your boat??I am only about an hour as the crow flys from Ottawa.

uawaterskier
03-11-2008, 09:30 PM
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=32116&d=1204818050
I found my dream home...

As as the boat house. We just always got out there with the cast iron post driver and made a boat house. Ours started out as a single slip, and is now a 4 slip.

edit. Oh yeah we are about to add on to ours as well. Have to widen slip for our new boat

Slinkyredfoot
03-11-2008, 09:41 PM
Yea, this is really a sweet place, as are all of the others....
Any one of these pictures would be my dream home...

Very nice and anyone that could afford to build one....well I wanna be their friend for sure.

puck_11
03-12-2008, 01:51 AM
Wow those are some cool photos. Why wouldn't a lake allow new boat houses to be built? Also, that cobalt looks pretty stuck, I wonder what they'll do with that.