Identification help for vintage trailerable houseboat.
by Tom Stafford
(Crescent, Oklahoma )
Any ideas to identify to this vintage trailerable houseboat.
I would need some help to identify this vintage trailerable houseboat. I'm strongly considering buying a steel hull, 21' trailerable houseboat, and I'm trying to find out who the manufacturer was.
I only have one picture at this time, but will be able to get more soon. This particular model has its own trailer, meaning the axle and wheels are attached to the boat, and stay attached to the boat for launching.
As I understand it, you back it in the water, unhook it from your vehicle, then un-pin the hitch, and it tilts backwards and rests on the bow while in use. Then, when you get ready to take it out of the water, you back in, hook the hitch to your truck, lower and re-pin the hitch, then pull it out of the water.
A friend told me he thought it might be a Parti-Maid, or Party Maid model, but wasn't certain. Any help in it's identification would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Tom Stafford, Cheap Old Boats Reply - Answer
Well Tom, thanks for submitting a picture of this "unknown" trailerable houseboat. It sounds like an interesting concept, that apparently didn't make it into today's designs.
I agree with your friend, that it maybe a "Party Maid" model, but I can't say for sure. I'm sure that amongst our thousand of readers and visitors, that someone out there will be able to identify it.Hopefully
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