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THEON PARSEGHIAN: Sure enough 500 people show up for this thing and I am there with a boat
that may or may not float. So it’s a little nerve-wracking.
COMM: 29-year-old mechanic, Theon, recently bought a houseboat.
COMM: He combined it with a tractor to build this unusual creation, an amphibious houseboat.
THEON PARSEGHIAN: So, the reason I built this thing was, obviously, I built some amphibious
vehicles in the past, like the Volvo here. I basically just bought this houseboat because
it was cool and I wanted to do something with it. I was just brainstorming with a friend
and we came up with the idea to put wheels on it, to make it amphibious.
THEON PARSEGHIAN: So the vehicle is made basically with a 1967 houseboat, which was, you know,
steel construction. And then there’s a sprayer, which is almost, like, all the parts I used
to donor basically for this, for this other build. Took them both apart, welded them together,
spread some things out, whatever. That’s pretty much where we ended up.
COMM: After finishing the build, which took 6 months and $10,000, he decided to test it
out on the water.
MAN: This is the only one in the world.
THEON PARSEGHIAN: Basically put an announcement on our Facebook and some other social-media.
You know, 500 people show up for this thing and I am there with a boat that may or may
not float. So, that’s a little nerve-wracking.
THEON PARSEGHIAN: There is probably more ambition than engineering in this. But I am pretty sure
everything is going to go pretty good. Let’s do it!
THEON PARSEGHIAN: Everything went really good. It was a perfect day. Absolutely perfect launch.
THEON PARSEGHIAN: Top-speed wise we are, you know, we are running an old tractor. It’s,
it’s, it’s only got 210 horsepower diesel engine, which is probably twice that much
of a torque. So it goes down the road, probably, 20 miles an hour comfortably. You could go
faster. But I don’t know, obviously, you should go with it. On the water, it’s, it’s
about 5-8 miles per hour I think. But stability-wise, it’s really, really good.
THEON PARSEGHIAN: It’s amazing how many people are, like totally enthusiastic about
this project because I built the whole thing in the driveway and it’s right next to a
busy road. So, a lot, a lot of people drive by it everyday and, you know, they have really
built up an interest in seeing what… what becomes of the project.
THEON PARSEGHIAN: So, I am definitely planning at least one more amphibious vehicle. I’ve
already got most of the parts to build it. So, I will be doing that in the future.
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Amphibious Houseboat Hits The Road | RIDICULOUS RIDES

211 Folder Collection
rihrong published on September 23, 2017
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