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#4541900 - 02/26/10 11:24 PM new foam pontoon kickboat
rockhopper Offline
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Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 807
Loc: Boyd, TX
Something I've wanted to do for a long time and finally had the time to do it. No, I'm not planning to mass produce, but maybe build a few.
Visit my website to learn more - floatpros.com

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#4542294 - 02/27/10 07:56 AM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: rockhopper]
pearow Online   content
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Registered: 12/15/02
Posts: 1511
Loc: Murchison, TX, USA
cool! I went to that website and it said its under construction. I like your concept. Here's a pic of my old styrafoam kicker; I've had it for 6-7 years-p-


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#4542399 - 02/27/10 08:55 AM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: pearow]
StevenNDallas Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
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Loc: SW Richardson
Rrockhopper I want access to something that starts out like yours but gets stretched so's to add a small floor and a waist bar to allow me to safely stand up.


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#4542599 - 02/27/10 10:11 AM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: StevenNDallas]
marktx Offline
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Registered: 04/05/02
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Loc: SEAGOVILLE
looks good

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#4543336 - 02/27/10 02:53 PM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: pearow]
rockhopper Offline
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Pearow
Be sure to put the s on floatpro(s). There's another site called floatpro and it is under construction. I was wondering if you knew if your foam is 1# or 2# ? I'm looking in to using the 2# and they say it is twice as dense. If you've had yours for that long and its 1#, then I'd say 1# is plenty good!
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#4543346 - 02/27/10 02:58 PM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: rockhopper]
derik d Offline
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sweet I likey.
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#4544307 - 02/27/10 08:43 PM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: derik d]
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Nice looking job! thumb

How tall are the pontoons? I know alot of the inflatable ones are 16" diameter. How does that compare? Also did you have to shape the pontoons or did you find them premade like that?

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#4544416 - 02/27/10 09:20 PM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: K.D.]
rockhopper Offline
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Thanks K.D.! The pontoons are 12" in diameter and I found them premade. After doing a little research, I discovered 1 cubic foot of foam will float 55 pounds. The trick was to figure how many cubic feet were in a 12" cylinder by 48" long. It's been too long since I took math class but I came up with 3.16 cubic feet (x2). I could make the pontoons longer if need be.

StevenNDallas check p.m.
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#4544472 - 02/27/10 09:33 PM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: rockhopper]
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So you're at 48" long pontoon and it holds 350 lbs? That's pretty impressive! Not many toons out there at 48" long will hold that much. Heck alot of the 7-8 footers won't do that or much more.

That's great for the guys with inflatables to use as an alternative when their fabric and/or bladders wear out. It looks like they can keep their existing frames and adapt them to the styrofoam pontoons.

Nice find!! thumb

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#4544644 - 02/27/10 10:23 PM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: K.D.]
rockhopper Offline
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Loc: Boyd, TX
That's the math working. I'm saying 250 lbs. max, or go with longer pontoons. Just trying to keep it safe!
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#4544775 - 02/27/10 11:16 PM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: rockhopper]
John L Offline
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Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 880
Loc: North Richland Hills, TX
Looks great. How much does it weigh?
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#4545718 - 02/28/10 11:18 AM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: rockhopper]
texguppy Offline
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Registered: 06/23/09
Posts: 580
Loc: Ft Worth, TX
That's a great looking setup. It makes me want to buy a frame float tube (already got an ODC) to experiment a bit!

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#4546455 - 02/28/10 04:19 PM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: texguppy]
rockhopper Offline
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Loc: Boyd, TX
Thanks John L
It weighs 32 lbs.
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#4548778 - 03/01/10 07:38 AM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: rockhopper]
sumo Offline
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 87
I like it, i was wondering do you all build the frames or reuse pontoon frames, I am working on something sumular. i am using 12"x 12" x 4' (8 cubic ft) blocks of foam completly caged in by a tubing frame. i have read that you get about 30% more floatation using square insead of round toons but i am no engineer. I am about 90% done and would love to post pics when conmpeted if i can figure out how to do it. nice job on the boat would like to see it in action.
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#4549219 - 03/01/10 09:30 AM Re: new foam pontoon kickboat [Re: sumo]
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welcome aboard sumo
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