The SandiLee is a pontoon houseboat 48 ft long and 14 ft wide. Started June 4th 1999. She was constructed by Sandi and Lee Freeman.

We wanted a houseboat that we could cruse the Intercostal Waterway and eventually retire on. So, we purchased the 40 foot Glen-L Mark Twain plans, extended it by 8 ft and started building.

We never did get to retire on the SandiLee. As they say ‘Life Happens’

The SandiLee was purchased by an artist who wanted a relaxing place to live and paint.

Today the SandiLee is moored someplace in Panama City Florida. If you see her there send up an email.

 

Construction Pictures of the SandiLee

  • Building the SandiLee Houseboat

 

We start by building the 48 foot pontoons pieces and building form.

Well, here is the story. The Sandi Lee has grown from the original conception. All our calculations indicated that the weight of the additional modifications would not be a significant factor. BUT.... We couldn't convince ourselves that the Sandi Lee would ride high and dry as we wanted. So we decided to add another pontoon.

We wanted the sides to resemble a riverboat. The plan was to complete the sides in sections and then bolt them together on the hull.

This was a great day for us. They say a picture is worth a thousand word, and I think it is true here.

Here we install the pre-built sides and complete the cabin structure

We insulate the entire boat, run all the water lines, run the electrical conduit, and build cabinets, sinks etc.

Well the construction has come to an end. The Sandi Lee is finally sailing the high seas. If you get to Florida look for her. For all of you who have been tracking our progress and have shown such support we want to wish you... "Following seas and fair skies".

 

We start by building the 48 foot pontoons pieces and building form.

Well, here is the story. The Sandi Lee has grown from the original conception. All our calculations indicated that the weight of the additional modifications would not be a significant factor. BUT.... We couldn't convince ourselves that the Sandi Lee would ride high and dry as we wanted. So we decided to add another pontoon.

We wanted the sides to resemble a riverboat. The plan was to complete the sides in sections and then bolt them together on the hull.

This was a great day for us. They say a picture is worth a thousand word, and I think it is true here.

Here we install the pre-built sides and complete the cabin structure

We insulate the entire boat, run all the water lines, run the electrical conduit, and build cabinets, sinks etc.

Well the construction has come to an end. The Sandi Lee is finally sailing the high seas. If you get to Florida look for her. For all of you who have been tracking our progress and have shown such support we want to wish you... "Following seas and fair skies".