shanty boat pontoons made of trash
by Robert Wildwood
Here is the link to my book: “Unsinkalbe: How To Build Plywood Pontoons &
Longtail Boat Motors Out Of Scrap”
Here we are working on the pontoons for the shanty boat. So far all material is from the trash (except screws and glue). The sections assembled will make a pontoon boat 10 feet wide and 24 feet long, each one stuffed with buckets, bottles, foam, and anything else that will cause bouyancy. All of which is free. Below is a picture of my flatbed bicycle cart loaded with foam found in the trash. You hardly need a few bills in your pocket to go down the river.
Below is a shot of the assembly of the middle of a pontoon. The sections will be attached with bolts, then stuffed with stuff that floats, and capped on the top with plywood. The two pontoons will be attached to each other with 2×4’s, bolted into the pontoons with lag bolts.
We decided, on this day, to call our boat “The Snowball”.