Originally Posted by cutndried
I need a fancy app to draw up my design. I pulled this 2D orthographic off the web and just use it to brainstorm but I'm hoping I can make something similar to this.
Ah, that drawing looks far better than what I thought that you were proposing. I saw the pic of the Decoliner... I thought that it was huge sides, a balcony that you could Shakespeare from!
Down here in S. Florida, there is quite the thriving industry in building "tuna towers" for sport fishing boats out of stainless or aluminum tubing. Seeing as how it's an Argosy, if you didn't need shiny metal, you could go to a custom muffler shop to get your frame bent up and welded, then powder-coat it. I did a similar thing to get a big swim deck on a boat I had years ago, and it worked well. Your deck slats could be either teak or ipe- The result would be very shippy, would be nice!
Build that thing out of SS, and you definitely wouldn't have any rear-end sag! Though mounting the ladder on the back rather than the side would be less aerodynamically dirty, and give you a place to haul bicycles. If you're pulling the shell, is the interior skin off, as well? Would be easy to through-bolt the feet if so.
I'm a 3D artist, with access to the software that you desire. Let me know if you need a hand with doing some modeling.
You do well in a rough-and-tumble design session like this! Gotta admire that. Art is never pretty until the end!