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Old 11-30-2006, 10:28 PM   #57
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How about a Cat-a-stream?

After reading this thread this is what poped into my mind. So I spent a good part of today puting it together.
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Old 12-01-2006, 12:43 AM   #58
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After reading this thread this is what poped into my mind. So I spent a good part of today puting it together.
Ahoy, there, Cap'n Highliner, or is that shineliner? Permission to come aboard and take a more detailed look. The old creative juices were obviously at work today. One has to wonder what the regatta crowd would think if this sailed past.

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Old 12-01-2006, 01:33 AM   #59
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After reading this thread this is what poped into my mind. So I spent a good part of today puting it together.
Don, The picture, or the actual prototype?
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:19 AM   #60
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ah yes... the S.S. Floating Cloud sets sail.....



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Old 12-01-2006, 06:42 PM   #61
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:25 PM   #62
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It does seem like it would be very easy to mount an Airstream on a couple of aluminum pontoons just like what you show.

What I have been wrestling with in my thinking is just how much deck to provide around the AS versus providing deck on top. I could see some sort of flying bridge on top for driving in nice weather. Access to the deck could be by ladder through a hatch in the roof. It would be so easy to mount one or two outboard motors on the back of the pontoons too.

I suppose if there is no deck on the sides it would be possible to mount the pontoons directly under the main frame rails and use the AS frame itself (possibly with some re-enforcement?) as the cross-members between the pontoons. Maybe it would even be possible to create a space in the middle of each pontoon that the AS wheels and tires could cradle into.

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:53 PM   #63
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:02 AM   #64
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Ok,

When do we set sail? I am ready!

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Old 12-02-2006, 02:13 AM   #65
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Hmm, if I remember right Don has most of the stuff he needs to do this laying around his shop
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It does seem like it would be very easy to mount an Airstream on a couple of aluminum pontoons just like what you show.

What I have been wrestling with in my thinking is just how much deck to provide around the AS versus providing deck on top. I could see some sort of flying bridge on top for driving in nice weather. Access to the deck could be by ladder through a hatch in the roof. It would be so easy to mount one or two outboard motors on the back of the pontoons too.

I suppose if there is no deck on the sides it would be possible to mount the pontoons directly under the main frame rails and use the AS frame itself (possibly with some re-enforcement?) as the cross-members between the pontoons. Maybe it would even be possible to create a space in the middle of each pontoon that the AS wheels and tires could cradle into.

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Malcome- I have put some thought also into the deck layout; my conclusion was to have four feet on the port and starboard sides foregoing the usual 'patio' under the awning and having a larger aft deck for entertaining. Figuring this you would have a beam of 16' which will allow a 26' Airstream with 3 to 4' up front and a 16' X 10' aft deck. With this layout you could use three 42" pontoons.

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Now of course we AS owners were not the first to think of it!
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I don't know where else to put this, but I thought you might enjoy.

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Old 12-14-2006, 08:07 PM   #68
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Deja vu.

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Man, I can't remember everything which is posted here. Plus that was almost a month ago.

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And if Wkerfoot hadn't posted that, we wouldn't have been privy to a good rerun of a hysterical thread!
Thanks for a needed chuckle.
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