Originally Posted by flairland
No pain no gain eh? Bet you're dad thanks you for bidding that job too! I might start advertising at the local cottages in the next month or so and see what kind of response I can get. Maybe I'll also talk to some of the marinas and see if they have any work. I'm going to keep my eyes open for a small barge now. What size barge and outboard would you recommend for a 3 ton machine? Thanks for all your help!
My dad says sometimes he wishes I wouldn't have got him into it
He sold his oil company and was able to retire young. He worked all of the time when I was younger, so it is great to be with him all of the time now, hell he is my best friend. You would want something at least 12' wide and length 18' or longer. As far as power a 50hp and up would move you around just fine, all you need is a big prop
I will try to find some pictures of a barge at another lake we work at. He made it out of those floating dock floats and steel. It doesen't look the greatest but it is really light and he moves it with his mini and a pickup.