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Guaranteed to go slow!

A barge under the houseboat

Guaranteed to go slow!

Dec 22, 2011

The latest construction project at Berkeley Marine will not set any racing speed records! The challenge was to build and install a replacement barge for the houseboat owned by Diane Brown. An innovative approach was designed by Jim Antrim and executed by Cree Partridge and crew at the yard. A fiberglass shell or hull was built. While the houseboat was held in place at the yard's travelift, the old barge was removed and new hull slipped into place under the house. Water was pumped out, and the new hull was then filled with floating cement for structural integrity. The project should add another fifty years to the life of the floating home, according to Cree.