Sunday, February 27, 2011

Boat Transporting Up Close

I'm starting out with my Sunday Sign first.

We have some neighbors now that have a business of transporting houseboats. I never thought about how one is moved across the country. This one was taken out of Lake Cumberland here in Somerset, KY, and delivered to Lake Tenkiller in OK. Quite a far piece to travel and they traveled during the snowy part of January. This boat is 18 X 90. I went aboard and couldn't believe how nice it was. The bathrooms were bigger than mine here at home and even had double sinks! There are 3 levels. I can't imagine being able to buy something like that. It has 5 bedrooms.

He told me that with the economy that this boat sold for a lot less than it normally would have. I guess that is the case with lots of things right now. I guess the upside to that is that someone else was able to purchase it and have it transported all that distance, and it still be within their price range.

They have to take all that stuff off until it's down to the carpet. Then when they get there they have to put it all back together again. Sure is a lot of work involved. They are called "Dreams in Motion" and are on Facebook with lots of photos. In fact, I got the one of it going into the water at Lake Tenkiller from their site. I'm sure they don't mind.

This was right out of Lake Cumberland they are getting ready to take the 2 top stories off and get it ready to move. This is where I went to see it and went aboard, and then they explained how they had to take the top 2 levels off for transporting.

This last photo is the one I got from their site showing it going back into the water to its new home on Lake Tenkiller in OK, after being all put back together. I thought this was interesting and I hope you all did too!


Blogger Ralph said...

Loved the Sunday Sign. Never thought about houseboats were transported. Good blog, Rachel.

3:17 PM  
Blogger EV said...

Great photos and thanks for sharing that interesting experience, Rachel.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Willow said...

Hi Rachel,

Loved the post on the boat. One day My Hubby says he would love to have one.

Thank you for the comment you left on my blog about my Mothers cookie jar. Yes I do like Celtic Woman and would love to see them in concert in person. I do watch them on tv whenever I know they are coming on. They have the voices of angels. Have a nice week.


10:10 PM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

Wow, I could live on that boat. My sister and bil have a cabin on Lake Tenkiller so I'll tell them to look for it. Great post Rachel.

4:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the sign. That is just amazing how they move those big boats like that. I have been in some at boat shows and they are like a big house. The same thing with some campers. I awoke to tornado sirens this morning at 5 a.m. It was kind of wild for while here. Hope you missed the storms! Have a good week.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Tipper said...

Never thought about it either-but moving it would be quite a job. Neat pics!

10:34 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

I've always said that houseboats like that are like having an apartment on the water! lol I've never seen one being transported before so found your pictures very interesting and also didn't know that they had to remove everything before it was transported and then back together afterwards. Our lakes and rivers are still solid with ice so we won't be seeing houseboats for a little while yet! lol xoxo

10:45 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is fascinating Rachel---There are so many things like this---Stuff you never really think about but that when you DO hear about it, it is so incredibly interesting!!! Thanks for this, my dear Rachel....And thanks Soooo very much for your sweet caring words, once again...I dearly dearly appreciate it more than I can say....!

11:29 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I like your church sign, Rachel. They generally seem to have a message that we could heed don't they?

I have never watched up close those boats on the trucks. Just pass them on the freeway here, a lot of them.

Our lake has a dam at one end and turns into a creek up water a couple of miles. The people with the big boats have to haul them out to go any place else.

12:47 PM  

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