I've been reading about some great builds here and someone mentioned Wests Marine products for fiberglass and epoxys used in boat building. That triggered a thought too, there is a boat building site most are probably familiar with "Duckworks" about small wooden boat building, great site, and for a couple years I have been thinking of trying to build a small powered or motorsailor catamaran. There are several on Duckworks, one being the "Gato". It has a small enclosed cabin that sits on top of the amas or pontoons.
Now, it seems to me that this cabin could be built as one unit and bolted to the boat deck (as intended in the building process) but the cabin could be a stand alone unit that slides in the back of the pickup. A trailer could be made to pull the pontoons and mount them higher than customary, or since they are only 16 feet long, they could be carried on a ladder rack on the truck. The pontoons are not very big or heavy, in fact, you could go lighter by using a Hobby Cat hulls.
Yes, I asked aerlier about converting a travel trailer, still an option. I'm trying to go through the options and actually get going on a plan to take off while I still can, I'm not getting younger. I'd like to enjoy the back country and waterways, use the motorcycle for errands and getting deeper of road and yet have a livable condition for an extended trip, two to four months. So, yes this all ties together....
Seems you'd have a camper and a little cruiser as well.
Is this feisable? anyone done this or even pull a boat as the on shore camper? Any suggestions?
Might check out that sits as the construction techniques seem to be very adaptable to building a quality camper. Another good site is Micro Cruiser, that features many home built small boats.