The SAMPAN 36 HOUSEBOAT is a simple, pragmatic floating home suitable for a couple with a child. It is self-contained and intended for use in a marina or at anchor. It may employ an outboard motor, or simply be towed to a semi-permanent mooring. Construction employs full sheets of plywood for simplicity.
L.W.L. 31′ 11″
BEAM 13′ 8″
DRAFT 1′ 6″
DISPL. 24,000 lbs. Laden
TYPE Sampan-style Houseboat
POWER Outboard in well, 25 to 50HP
ACCOMMODATION Sleeps two in queen-size berth; one on settee; guests on screened deck
TANKAGE 800 gallons water, with optional roof-collection; 100 gallons holding
CONSTRUCTION Cold-molded wood. Hull: Two layers of ¾″ ply laid 90 degrees to eachother, ¼″ teak and holly ply laid inside. Decks: ¾″ plywood. Cabin sides: 3/8″ bead-board ply over 2x2 studs; 1/8″ paneling inside; Polyurethane foam core. Roofs: ¼″ ply over laminated beams; 1/8″ headliner, Polyurethane foam core. All exterior wood fabric/epoxy covered, polyurethane painted.
CONCEPT Houseboat for a couple, with a small child and occasional guests. Construction designed for ultimate simplicity and low cost. Not intended for use in open or rough waters. Foam-core uses common household “scoreboard” polystyrene 1 ½″ foam for strength, low cost and heat/cold retention.
PLANS By Reuel B. Parker PARKER MARINE ENTERPRISES
Plans include full-size Construction Section Drawings, Construction Notes, large-scale blueprints and a copy of The Sharpie Book (construction manual). Full Plans are $125 and can be purchased on line at www.parker-marine.com.
Snailmail: Parker Marine Enterprises, PO Box 651429, Vero Beach, FL 32965