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KnoxX2
01-16-2007, 05:40 PM
We went up to Norris Lake this weekend and looked at a floating house that was for sale. Not too bad it's 38' long and 18' wide. It also comes with a 12'X40' dock. Boat was a 1950's house boat and has been converted to a Floating house. Both the dock and the house need work but for the money I don't think I can beat it. $8000.00
My question is has anyone built their own dock from one of those kits?
I am thinking of building a slip for the boat............

Here are some Pics;

Prostar19
01-16-2007, 05:44 PM
I have built one from scratch..not too bad. Is that at Sequoyah?

KnoxX2
01-16-2007, 05:46 PM
Hickery Star-What can you tell me about them.......?
Do you have one now?

Prostar19
01-16-2007, 06:03 PM
I just built a dock no kit. Just drew it up and bolted it together. Bought some bracets and backing typ plates online. I will try to get you some of the links for the brackets. I bought the floats from a dock builder in Lafollette.

milkmania
01-16-2007, 06:09 PM
saw a pre fab at Lee's Ford Marina during MagMania....

seems like there was a law that required it to have a motor.... dunno:confused:

KnoxX2
01-16-2007, 06:14 PM
No motor needed here in East Tn. From what I gather this is one of the last places to still allow these things. The way I look at it I will save about $492,000.00 as compared to a house at the lake..................

This will just be a place for my wife and I plus the 3 kids to go and hang out all weekend.......

Rich_G
01-16-2007, 07:20 PM
here is a pretty good resource for plans, kits, products, etc.

http://www.tigerdocks.com/

you may want a local source for some of the big stuff because shipping could be pricey.

Sweet deal on the house - looks like a fun place to hang out. Do you just pay for dock space, then get to keep it there year round?

KnoxX2
01-16-2007, 08:04 PM
here is a pretty good resource for plans, kits, products, etc.

http://www.tigerdocks.com/

you may want a local source for some of the big stuff because shipping could be pricey.

Sweet deal on the house - looks like a fun place to hang out. Do you just pay for dock space, then get to keep it there year round?


The cost of the mooring space is $110 per month

André
01-16-2007, 08:56 PM
Seems pretty cheap to have your place on the water!
Be sure that you will never lose the right to be there.(But i'm sure you already triple check that!)
Good luck!

Mag_Red
01-16-2007, 08:59 PM
The cost of the mooring space is $110 per monthThat's a hell of a lot cheaper than my dock fees at Cumberland. Does that thing have holding tanks or do they have sewage and water lines that run to shore??

Footin
01-16-2007, 09:00 PM
I want one of those to dock at Lees Ford. (next to my buddy Mag)

DrNautica
01-16-2007, 10:15 PM
saw a pre fab at Lee's Ford Marina during MagMania....

seems like there was a law that required it to have a motor.... dunno:confused:


That one you saw is now at Grider Hill Dock on the West end of Cumberland... and still for sale. It is a model and the first one produced. They haven't sold one yet. I think they are asking $179,900 for it and it takes another $15,000 to keep the furniture that's in it from what I hear.

DrNautica
01-16-2007, 10:19 PM
That's a hell of a lot cheaper than my dock fees at Cumberland. Does that thing have holding tanks or do they have sewage and water lines that run to shore??


Great point Mag. It had better have either an approved waste treatment system or holding tank (holding tank might be required on Norris) or it won't "fly".

KnoxX2,
If you need a fresh water supply year 'round for her, give me a call. BTW, is that at Shanghai Resort?

milkmania
01-17-2007, 08:52 AM
oops, double post

milkmania
01-17-2007, 08:53 AM
That one you saw is now at Grider Hill Dock on the West end of Cumberland... and still for sale. It is a model and the first one produced. They haven't sold one yet. I think they are asking $179,900 for it and it takes another $15,000 to keep the furniture that's in it from what I hear.

yep! that be her:)

awful lot of money for that:twocents:

KnoxX2
01-17-2007, 09:45 AM
That's a hell of a lot cheaper than my dock fees at Cumberland. Does that thing have holding tanks or do they have sewage and water lines that run to shore??

Right now it only has a holding tank for the bathroom. Here is a pic of the toliet/storage shed. I like the fact that it is not in the house. The guy said he moved it so that way you don't get the smell in the summer.

KnoxX2
01-17-2007, 09:47 AM
That one you saw is now at Grider Hill Dock on the West end of Cumberland... and still for sale. It is a model and the first one produced. They haven't sold one yet. I think they are asking $179,900 for it and it takes another $15,000 to keep the furniture that's in it from what I hear.


I know there is a guy here in Knoxville area that bulit his for $45,000 and it is just as nice!

KnoxX2
01-17-2007, 09:50 AM
Great point Mag. It had better have either an approved waste treatment system or holding tank (holding tank might be required on Norris) or it won't "fly".

KnoxX2,
If you need a fresh water supply year 'round for her, give me a call. BTW, is that at Shanghai Resort?


No it's at hickory star. I just might take you up on the fresh water syatem. My wife and I were just talking about that. Um I think DrNautica has ESP:D

KnoxX2
01-17-2007, 09:56 AM
Here are a few more Pic's

KnoxX2
01-17-2007, 09:57 AM
Another ------

KnoxX2
01-17-2007, 09:59 AM
And another---

KnoxX2
01-17-2007, 06:42 PM
Anyone out there own one of these?

BTW my dock is always open to TeamMC members!

P.S. Anyone got any banners out there for sale?

Footin
01-17-2007, 08:48 PM
BTW my dock is always open to TeamMC members!



Knox- Mania????????????

Jerseydave
01-17-2007, 08:52 PM
A marina near me sells "park model" type homes that are built on an aluminum frame with large plastic float-drums. I can't recall the name of the company, but they were really nice. Expensive, however. (I think around $150K!

For that much, you could buy a pretty nice houseboat (used Gibson)

dog paw
01-17-2007, 09:05 PM
Anyone out there own one of these?

BTW my dock is always open to TeamMC members!

P.S. Anyone got any banners out there for sale?


Good to know we'll be down in May;)

Norris lake rocks! I'd love to be a bit closer to it. I beleive we towed a bud that had a breakdown to Hickory Star last year. We meet up with a PWC group and spend some time on the lake the week before Memorial day. Great time! Nice folk down there:)

KnoxX2
06-08-2007, 09:55 AM
Up date on our floating house: Got a lot of structural fixes done to the dock this year and ne carpet. Wife painted the house and trim to match the X2. Next thing to get painted is the roof. Can't miss us with that big Mastercraft Banner up:rolleyes:

KnoxX2
06-08-2007, 09:56 AM
Here is a few more..................

KnoxX2
06-08-2007, 09:58 AM
This is one where we were finishing up the stain in the deck............

KnoxX2
06-08-2007, 09:59 AM
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KnoxX2
06-08-2007, 09:59 AM
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KnoxX2
06-08-2007, 10:00 AM
Last one.............

jenglin
06-08-2007, 10:01 AM
"Lookin Real Nice there Clark!!!"

KnoxX2
06-08-2007, 10:04 AM
"Lookin Real Nice there Clark!!!"

Clark??????

Did I miss something here:confused:

jenglin
06-08-2007, 10:08 AM
It's a line off of Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. Cousin Eddy is saying to Clark Griswold while they stand and admire Clarks Christmas lights. My cousin and I always quote that movie b/c it's so funny.

jenglin
06-08-2007, 10:09 AM
Plus, that is my attempt to be funny.

Monte
06-08-2007, 11:28 AM
Lookin good Knox.. Now..... when can we come visit???

Cousin_Jeff
06-08-2007, 12:04 PM
This looks great! I agree with you that you just couldn't pass this up. Really looks like you had a good vision when you bought it because it is really coming together.

KnoxX2
06-08-2007, 12:15 PM
Lookin good Knox.. Now..... when can we come visit???

Anytime..................... Just let me know:D