Steel is an excellent boatbuilding material, proven in use worldwide. However, due to the relatively high weight compared to other boatbuilding materials, and the care required in the design stage with regard to hull development, structural integrity, stability, and balance, the plans used to build a steel boat should be intended specifically for use with this material. Using plans for a design intended for some other material and converting it to steel should not be done, at least without careful and usually costly!
I was inspired to build my own mini boat after seeing a few others, most notably Paul Elkin's 8-foot "Little Miss Sally". Be sure to check it out. I wanted mine to be a 6-foot boat so that I could say: Neener-neener Paul, my boat is smaller!
As most boat owners will know, there are times when rowing becomes a necessity. Should an outboard motor break down or the use of a motor is prohibited, in extremely shallow waterways for example, then rowing becomes the preferred method of maneuvering a boat around. Most Jon boats are not manufactured with oar locks.
This boat is ridiculously small and a blast to ride. It's also simple to build with its cable-tie and epoxy construction. It's designed to last a lifetime.
The all new BC combines the strength and durability known from SeaArk and the perfect layout for a bass boat. The FX series is our answer to a fishing rig that is big, stable, and has lots of options. All of these models feature wide bottoms and beam width to provide more than adequate room for people, gear or just moving around in.
Full hull flat bottom boat made out of 6. All steel parts, including lower deck, sand blasted, slipped and 2 pack hard wearing paint applied in by Houseboat Factory. All hand rails, bbq area, canopy support, stairs and duck board made out of stainless steel and is maintenance free.