Discussion in 'Lake Powell Recreation' started by Jeff Blacker, Dec 22, 2016.
Thought this was interesting. Just wondering if anyone knew if regulations would allow this?
Apparently it is manufactured by Destination Yachts - a pretty reputable houseboat manufacturer. However, there are a number of red flags for me. I especially wouldn't feel comfortable letting anyone walk/play on the deck while in motion due to the possibility of contact with the spinning tires. Having to stay in the RV would be a severely limiting experience for me. That's not to say you couldn't develop something to make it safer. I guess overall, it feels like they stopped a little too early in the design process. With some work, it could become more attractive to potential buyers.
Looks pretty interesting to me.
One good swell from the Tour boat over that bow, and you're swimming
Not for lake powell for sure.
I kinda like it. As far as the spinning wheels, a removable guard would be no problem to have installed. The motor home in the video was anchored with coma-longs in the front, I would use a chain hoist instead of coma-longs and anchor the motor home in the rear as well. As far as wakes, "tour boat', I would just shut down and if the wake did come over the deck it would just wash through. With the Toon being 18' X 60' I would have no problem operating it at Lake Powell. But that's me.
Many years ago they tried a similar thing on Lake Havasu where you could pull your RV or truck and camper on a platform. The only difference was that it was outboard powered. They appeared to be a good thing for a while, but eventually disappeared.
I remember those. They had them t Lake Mojave for a bit as well.
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