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The ol outboard is still sitting in my back yard, I fire it up now and then. Lately I have been looking into making a outdoor hot tub as cheaply as possilbe, I dont care how it looks as long as it holds 5-7 people. The toughest problem I have been having so far is finding an enclosure to will up with water to use. Thought about bangin some wood together, using metal sidding, bricks etc. But they all have problems in that they might rot or deteriorate from the water. Do you have any ideas? I think that a large open top plastic containter, like 9 feet in diameter 4 feet tall might be ideal but I cant find that anywhere.
Is the job keeping you pretty tied up? Got any projects going?
A homemade hot tub sounds like a great idea. Have you come up with a solution for an enclosure for it? I bought some cockahoe minows at a new bait shop in our area the other day, and they had the minnows in a a big ole round plastic kiddie pool. It looked like it was about 3' high and 10' in diameter. Would something like this work? From looking at it, I would think 5 people could fit easily. I think I've seen these at Wally World at a pretty cheap price at summer clearance. I also think I've seen galvanized versions of this at harware stores. I'm sure these would be more expensive. Let me know how your plans are going.
I think building from wood is the best way to go. they been making them like that for years.. My favorite substance fibergalass might also prove to be a solution,, Other then that, not much else really comes to ming.. Perhaps cutting the end off a 10,000 gallon water or iol tank might hold a solution..
Ill think more about this and post what I come up with if anything.
Ive been right straight out at work, so havent been here that much lately,,
take care and good luck.
My wife is pressuring me to jut get a portable spa type thing. She thinks that if I build something it might look unsightly in our back yard....she just does not have or understand the importance of making something yourself. In our argument so far, I am losing and may have to go with a portable spa
Thats to bad she is gonna strong arm ya into buying something you can build,, why not send her away for teh weekend to go shop and just do it hehehe, Just make sure its pretty,,, Im sure she is pictureing your versioon of a outboard and thinking NO WAY hehehe.
The more she saw me researching the tub on the internet the more concerned she was becoming hehe. She found one today for $500 and when i saw it i could not believe how big it was, its like the biggest model ever made. The one she looked at before was 470lbs, the crew that moved it said this one was closer to 1000 lbs dry. I gave in and got it. The guy said it worked but it was been sitting for a long time so I will have to keep my fingers crossed and hope that it fires up ok. There is a bit of wood rot but I can fix that. Photos below.
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