Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Bateau Boat - One sheet of tin boat

Tin roof boating ---LINK

I am so thrifty. Been looking for a small 8' foot metal boat on the Internet. Man, they are so expensive to only be eight feet long. Well, I got to asking myself, "What exactly is a metal boat made of and where can I get the material to make one myself?" I wondered if there really was a way to make a boat out of old roofing tin. There is and it's called a Bateau Boat.

This looks like a summer project after the garden gets going and the camper is finished. My boat, though, will be a bit wider for stability and about eight to nine feet long. After a bit more research on the Internet, a materials list should be formed on exactly what is needed to build a safe, small, and very cheap boat.

Red necks in Oz sailing about a bay their tin sheet boats. LINK---

A personal story of fond memories and a homemade sheet of tin boat. Fond memories of a homemade sheet of tin boat. LINK---

This is more like it. This is what I'm going to try and build. LINK---

If I could find a 12' metal boat for dirt cheap, I could cut it down to 8', too. When the camper is finished, having a little boat available would make camping a whole lot more fun. Besides, boaters can go in a river or pond where bank fishers can't. Just because I live cheap doesn't mean I have to give up better hunting or fishing opportunities.


  1. I checked online, some of those 8 footers cost 500+. Wow!

    I was happy to see that they are sometimes called "redneck boats." To me, it means that it is cobbled together, but that it is functional and that it works.

  2. You are one ambitious lady!