Tucker Houseboats - 1968, 45x15, all aluminum, twin diesels, perfect boat
by Ray Russell
(Martinsville, IN. (for now))
Tucker Houseboats - this is My TUCKER, 1968, 45x15
I chose my custom made TUCKER houseboat for several reasons. One, it was love at first sight. Never really heard of TUCKER until I seen this one.
A little research informed me that I have seen a few of them before but they were tow boats. If TUCKER made tow boats, then this one would surely serve my purpose. It is built like a tank. The lay out and floor plan are perfect for living aboard and getting around with ease.
Secondly, it is all aluminum so rust would not be an option as on previous steel boats I have had, so she is really low maintenance.
She is an older boat, (1968) but her lines are perfect. She looks like she just came off the showroom floor. Been well cared for. The length and beam, (45x15) provides all the room I need for living aboard with my critters.
Thirdly, it has twin Cummins diesels and a 12kw diesel Onan Gen set with low hours. These will give me many hours of trouble free cruising pleasure on the waters with just normal maintenance.
Fourthly, she is a boat that if I have too, I can handle by myself. Hopefully I will have at least one crew who knows and understands a little about boats.
I live on the Illinois River and am going to be a "snowfish" and go way south for the winters. Did I look at other boats after seeing this one? NO. This one was IT. The pic doesn't really do her justice.
Ray Russell, Martinsville IN.Reply - Answer
Well Ray, that's a great model that you have there, all aluminum, 45x15 is a great length, and twin diesels, sounds like a winning package.Lastly
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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