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    Administrator Zilpo55's Avatar
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    Houseboat Capsized

    We had a very scary incident here on Cumberland a week ago. A sudden storm with straight line winds actually flipped about a 65 foot houseboat and swamped an 80 footer. Thankfully no one was injured. Both were rentals and I'm so thankful they had their life jackets on.

    https://www.wkyt.com/2021/07/27/one-...ke-cumberland/

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    Sounds like Florida Weather, we can have storms pop up in a heartbeat.
    Or water spouts, on a clear day. We are always watching the weather, both on apps and by watching.
    It is really cool to see a water spout, and then run away from it. Hahaha

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    These "barge style" houseboats are designed for inland lakes and don't handle big waves or winds very well. Very shallow draft and underpowered for the size.

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    WE have some of those around here, not many.

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