Corey, her husband Denny
and their son Michael are rookie’s when it comes to houseboating. They have
owned several runabouts and started boating about 20 years ago. We
loved it and last summer decided to find something we could stay on and
enjoy. We found the perfect boat but that one didn’t quite make it to the
lake; do to an unfortunate accident where it hit a guardrail on the way home.
So the search was on again and we found “Squeeze My Lime” a 14’ Somerset. Squeeze My
Lime was the name the previous owner had. We decided to leave it that because
we heard it was bad luck to change a name. The boat that never made it we
changed everything: the name, the port etc. and we all know what happened to
that boat. We had seen this houseboat before but thought it was too old. We
checked it out and although it was a 1982, it was perfect inside and out.
Squeeze my lime has many great features including the interior which is all
customized with navy blue and cream colors. The interior is all finished
and updated to look as if it were brand new. It has a swim platform on the
back, a bar, and plenty of storage areas that helps keep things organized which
are some of Corey’s favorite features. The central air system is a quiet
cooling system which is a plus. It has a diesel engine and diesel
generator and is very efficient when it comes to operating.
We all enjoy the
coves at Conley Bottom on Lake
Cumberland, and the dock
life. The people we have met have been so great, especially the
people we bought our boat from. They are our neighbors at the dock and
have been very helpful in answering all our questions, and helping whenever.
When we are all at
the lake Denny is the cook. Corey prepares
the meals before they leave and Denny does all the grilling. Michael
loves the fact that he can get out of the sun when he wants, and he has his own
room which includes bunk beds.
We live north of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Our trip takes us about four and a half hours, which isn’t too bad a
drive. We look forward to every trip and have so far been able to make
that trip about every other weekend. “Denny, Michael, and I have had a
great summer with our houseboat so far, and I am sure this is just the
beginning,” Corey comments.