Styro Innovations has come up with some interesting DIY modular floating systems to help you with your boating project.
If you are looking for a way to float your project or build a simple pontoon boat....take a look!
Styro Innovations has moved from the Polyurea coating to a user-friendly DIY epoxy coating. This is a 2-part epoxy coating that can be rolled on like paint. This epoxy is safe for EPS foam with low VOC and creates a surprising strong shield around the foam. The epoxy is transparent and the builder has many options on the colors during the process.
These are sold in kits for YOUR project...we do not sell boats...we sell the pontoons for you to build your project and you are responsible to follow your state laws.
Our new design offers many options
What to expect when you receive your kit!
Once you receive your kit, carefully unpack the pontoons.
Be careful handling the pontoons and temporarily assemble them to get an idea of how your project will go together. You will have many options later but this will give you some vision on your project.
If you ordered the 2-part epoxy with your kit you can apply your first coat now. You can apply the epoxy with either a small roller or brush. If you know how to paint you can apply the epoxy. Give yourself plenty of room to work and we recommend mixing small amounts. (approximately 8 oz each part A and part B) Coat each pontoon part individually and allow to fully cure.
Before applying the 2nd coat of epoxy you need to glue the hot wire cut lines with Power Grab (included with the Epoxy kit). This step strengthens the pontoons and acts as a weld on EPS.
This paddle board was done with 3 cans of florescent paint from a can.
After the glue dries you can apply the 2nd coat of epoxy. If you want to add color to your epoxy now you can. We do not send colors and it is time for you to be creative with your DIY skills. If you choose to paint it with cans or brush you can do so after the 2nd coat dries. You will be applying the 3rd coat over the paint for a deep look to the surface.
This 9 foot boat was camouflaged with 3 cans of black from Walmart. $2 each
After your 3rd coat cures you should be ready to cut your PVC lengths and assemble the kit to your preferences. Please read notes below!
-You can use your own material to coat your pontoons, however EPS will not accept just any materials and will melt the foam. We test our epoxy's before we send them to you.
-If you want to use another coating (fiberglass, bed-liner paint, etc) we recommend you use an epoxy similar to what we sell for the first coat to protect\shield the harsh chemicals from melting the foam.
-You may find you want the pontoons to have a stronger coat than what 3 coats of epoxy gives you. It is only an opinion that your pontoons will be strong enough so please be aware that if you want to be more aggressive with your boat, you may want to coat it with a fiberglass resin. (its now safe for anything you choose)
-If you don't want to use the epoxy at all and have the resources to spray the poly-urea (what they use for truck beds) that works really well. (Line-X or Rhino Liner, etc)
9 foot camouflage
15 foot with DIY steering
15 foot folding
Choose Your Motor Location
If the weight is not an issue you can install a wood floor
Incredible Buoyancy (12FT Kit)
Great stability sitting or standing
Simple deck boat
Out-rig your kayak
Maybe and maybe not!!!!!!
I thought I would share a few project ideas that were built along the way!
2-person paddle board anyone? I thought it would be cool! well, Kinda!
This is a 12 foot boat!!!!!
I water jet some stencils because I don't have the skills to paint them!
Everybody wants a tri-toon...until they find out how much it cost to ship!
Had to take break from building the water toys. So, I put together a "robot" to help me mow the grass. I used some large stepper motors and a couple conveyor belts that I drilled and tapped for some old school cleats. Then I attached a "reel" mower on the front...I also have a snow blade for it...I'm kinda lazy that way...LOL
I actually built the stand-up before I came up with the pontoon kit. This was very popular. Unfortunately, I have too much time printing the 3D-printer steering components and it spends a long time on the CNC router table. Its a great design but not cost effective for me to build them in a production run. (not to mention the high cost of shipping)
Styro Innovations where DIY meets the open water. We create affordable watercraft kits so you can build your own.