Monday, March 05, 2018

Float Cabin Marina

When you live in a floating cabin, boats are a very important part of your life, but I think we may have taken it to the extreme. Our float cabin decks and docks have turned into a mini-marina. Each of our boats has a different purpose.

Our aluminum Hewscraft is for transportation on our 50 km long fjord-like Powell Lake. It's a sturdy craft to travel even in wind driven waves.

Other boats include a 2452 ocean-going Bayliner that visits in the winter for a freshwater bath, a barge to carry our quads to logging roads, a small tin boat for odd jobs and fishing, and Wayne's sailboat.

Come along on a video walking tour of our float cabin marina.



Do you have a boat? What kind do you have and how do you use it? -- Margy

18 comments:

  1. Hey, you have your toys like everyone else, they all just live in the water :)

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    1. Boys with toys, and girls who enjoy them. - Margy

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  2. Happy Birthday, Margy, and many more!
    K

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    1. Thanks Kay. You are such a faithful reader. - Margy

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  3. Our boat is docked where it's a little bit sunnier -- I loved your video, but that white stuff falling on the screen looked sooo cold. Seriously -- we both really enjoyed this whole post because ... water and boats of course ... but also because guests we recently hosted from the Spokane area have a vacation float house in Idaho which we haven't seen yet and this reminded us of them and their stories -- we hope to visit it this summer.

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    1. I've never boated in Florida, but we did rent an airplane there to explore and then go out to the Bahamas. That was a great trip. - Margy

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  4. Since we just experienced a "nor'easter" last night, your video put me right at home (without the floating of course)...:)JP

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    1. Our storms come in from the southeast and go out with northwest winds. Those are usually the worst. We do have some protection by cliffs and trees in our bay, but at times they can be pretty strong, especially in a floating cabin. - Margy

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    1. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. - Margy

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  6. That's impressive. I love boats and think I would like a floating cabin like that.

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    1. I didn't know much about boats before we moved here. Now it's part of daily life. - Margy

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  7. Oh it looks so lovely there, I love looking at houseboats!

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    1. We enjoy it being so close to nature. - Margy

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  8. My first feeling is "you are rich, to afford all those"! For someone who is not very at home in waters that is a very challenging and exciting life. Our country is archipelagic with 7,10o+ islands and seas are everywhere, but i cannot for the life of me live in the waters. That is just me, maybe i am envious of your lifestyle.

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    1. I would say we are more middle class living on our retirement savings. We have purchased all of the boats used except for the Hewescraft which is our main boat to get to and from our home. We've acquired them over the last seventeen years so the expense wasn't all at once. Keeping our boats at the cabin doesn't cost any extra money. Living on the water isn't for everyone but we really like it. - Margy

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  9. A lovely place to live! (We don't have a boat.)

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    1. We didn't either until we bought our float cabin in 2001. We immediately needed a boat to get there and knew nothing about them. - Margy

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