No More Houseboat

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by miyawaki, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Messages:
    3,421
    Likes Received:
    1,290
    Location:
    Kent, Washington, USA.
    For those that know this beach - the heavy winds blew down this guys houseboat.

    Leland. photo-1.JPG
     
    Alex MacDonald likes this.
  2. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,075
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    Tacoma
    Home Page:
    He had just removed the tent and had some nice walls going on with that canopy as a roof. I just hope his cat is ok.

    Leland, did you guys go anywhere else and have better luck? I kept at it but it was grim, grim, grim!
     
  3. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2002
    Messages:
    3,421
    Likes Received:
    1,290
    Location:
    Kent, Washington, USA.
    I had to get home. Get back on an outgoing tide


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Uber Trill Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    18,759
    Likes Received:
    3,502
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Ecological mess.
     
  5. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2005
    Messages:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    392
    Location:
    the beach
    Too bad for him. Saw that this fall for the first time.
     
  6. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    660
    Likes Received:
    122
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    Hey,

    I think I may recognize that place. Is there an itallian restaruarant and bikini barista near this beach?
     
  7. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,075
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    Tacoma
    Home Page:

    No sir :( Just homeless people and meth labs :eek: :)

    I know where you are thinking...but alas no Pearls.
     
  8. Mike Munro

    Mike Munro Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    Still can't believe the guy actually had a cat out there.
     
  9. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,075
    Likes Received:
    1,084
    Location:
    Tacoma
    Home Page:

    Two weeks ago I was gearing up and this guy pulls up in a run down sedan and parks in front of me, his radio blaring as he gets out and opens the trunk. First thing I see is a cat sitting there and I was like..."thats odd, he has a cat in his trunk". He loaded it into an animal crate and took that down to a dinghy along with some tools and random items in buckets and rowed out to his raft.
    Looked like he was painting the walls and doing misc house chores, I caught some nice SRCs and eventually left him to do his thing.
    I'll give him credit, alot more innovative than a freeway underpass. Just sucks as it was his home :( Thats all I know about it.
     
  10. Justin Waters

    Justin Waters Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Gig Harbor
    Some kids burned down a few weeks before the storm destroyed it. He was in the process of rebuilding it when that happened. Good ol' Al's used to have a sign that read "please don't ask about the raft, we don't know!" All the weirdness associated with the thing aside, I kind of enjoyed seeing the evolution of the thing over the past year.
     
  11. eyeonafly

    eyeonafly New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    University Place, wa
    What I never got is for a while when it first showed up it looked like he had some sort of motorcycle attached to it.
     
  12. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,907
    Likes Received:
    2,192
    Location:
    Edgewood, WA
    I was there a couples weeks ago and was watching him trying to hoist the camper shell onto the raft/float/barge, whatever while gearing up. On my return from casting practice, I chatted with him briefly while putting stuff away. Definitely not much of a conversationalist and and little different to be sure. It was only about 40F out and he had only a t-shirt and suspenders on... that should have been my first clue :eek:.
     
  13. Jim Darden

    Jim Darden Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Messages:
    1,235
    Likes Received:
    443
    Location:
    Bellingham, Wa.
    Kind of romantic, like the abandoned homes of the nomadic plains Indians.....
     
  14. Jack Devlin

    Jack Devlin Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,459
    Likes Received:
    1,392
    Location:
    Western Washington, Puget Sound area
    DSC01235.jpg FYI, the guy lives up the road in a real house.

    I hate to destroy the romantic moment for you guys, but right now we are looking at a pile of garbage on one of our beautiful beaches. Friends and I were there today picking up blocks of styrofoam all along that beach. We are hoping the owner does the right thing and cleans up the mess.
    Anyway, here are a few photos from the last few years. For a while last year, he was at the Purdy Spit. Two years ago, he actually had a garden "shed" on the raft. The "motorcycle" was made of styrofoam. DSC01031.JPG DSC02976.JPG View attachment 37539
    Jack DSC02978.JPG IMG_1224.jpg IMG_1605.jpg IMG_0149.JPG
     
  15. Cougar Zeke

    Cougar Zeke Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2013
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    150
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    How did it get outside of the bay? In the storm?

    I talked to him a couple of weeks ago. Quirky guy- he was smoking a cigarette with his motorcycle helmet on.

    I guess someone stole the 50 horse motor he had on the back of it. I was like, "you had a 50 horse motor attached to it and it didn't disappear a long time ago?" He must have decided to rebuild after the arson attack.