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State Dock Dock Crawl 2022 Part 2

Lake Life With Molley And Chad Podcast

Release Date: 09/15/2022

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Episode 21:  This episode is Part 2 of the interviews Molley and Chad conducted from the Lake Cumberland State Dock Dock Crawl 2022 event.  People who embrace the lake life love talking about their boats, the experience and what makes lake life so special. 

Note:  This event is definitely a party atmosphere.  They had a great time experiencing the fun and conducting interviews for the podcast.  Some of the interviews may not be suitable for children, so you may want to listen to Dock Crawl episodes when they’re not around. 

Did you miss Part 1 of this Molley and Chad at this event?  Click this link to listen to Part 1 of the State Dock Dock Crawl 2022.

Interview with Susan and Jeff

These two literally just met before sitting down for an interview.  Susan doesn’t own a boat, but she’s staying with friends who have boats.  If she were to win the lottery, Susan says she’d buy a houseboat to enable all of her friends to get together on the lake.  Jeff would also like to buy a houseboat with his lottery winnings.  He’s currently experiencing life on the water with his kayak.

Susan loves being in a cove on the lake, where the water is calm and relaxing.  It would be ideal to have just a couple of other boats anchored along with her.  She’d be able to play her own music without competing with the other boaters.

Jeff went to a poker run, last year, for the first time.  He loved it!  They rented a houseboat and had a great time.  There was at least 15 people from several different states.  Jeff’s owned a couple of boats, in the past.  One of them was a fishing boat.  Unfortunately, he struggles to find time to use it because of all of the activities with the kids.

Interview with Courtney and Andrew (and Scooter)

Courtney is helping to run the event this year.  Her mom, Tina, actually started the Dock Crawl 6 years ago to help people to really get people to know each other at State Dock on Lake Cumberland.  Unfortunately, Tina was injured in a boating accident during a poker run, in August.  She’s recovering well and hopes to be back, next year.

Courtney admires her mom.  Tina is definitely a free-spirt.  The first year of the event, the Dock Crawl just involved 1 row of boaters.  It continued to grow each year since then as more people joined in began making it the event it is today.

The pandemic caused them to postpone the event in 2020.  In 2021, the event exploded with people and boats.  Andrew explains that the State Dock Dock Crawl usually begins on the 600 row each year. 

Courtney and Andrew met through mutual friends, five years ago.  They both grew up on Lake Cumberland.  They had some interesting things in common and it lead to a great relationship.

If Andrew wins the lottery, he would buy a 388 Skater Powerboat.  Courtney is in complete agreement.  Their goal is to go fast!  Molley describes a recent visit to the Miami Boat Show.  An optimistic sales rep did his best to get them into a new boat for poker runs. 

Molley asks Courtney about the impact of the Dock Crawl on the local community.  The most important aspect is how it brings everyone together, according to Courtney.  The dock is big, so this is a terrific opportunity to meet people from other rows.  Friendships are made every year. The entire event makes it such a terrific time to enjoy the lake life on Lake Cumberland.  Chad explains why he loves Lake Cumberland.

Courtney’s favorite activity is just floating at the dam.  Andrew talks about watching the sunset around 8PM on the water.  It’s a great way to finish the day.

Molley asks the couple what they’d do, if they didn’t have the lake life.  Courtney knows they’d be on the water somewhere.  They are really centered around the water.  She and Andrew are starting a new company, Aqua Supply Co.  They’ll offer detail products, boating products, apparel and lots of boat-related items. 

The group talks about a houseboat poker run that used to take place on the lake.  Scooter is a lake veteran and has been around for years.  The year Scooter’s team won the houseboat poker run, he was actually skiing behind it at the time.  Scooter owns a Stardust houseboat.  It’s a terrific boat. 

Courtney asks Molley and Chad what kind of boat they’d buy if they won the lottery.  Chad wants a big pontoon with a couple of 600s on the back.  Molley would buy several boats.  Her first choice would be a 38’ Formula open bow

Andrew talks about how he and Courtney actually used to work a State Dock, at the same time, years ago.  He actually knew her parents before he met her.  Andrew worked as a houseboat captain and Courtney was the radio operator for the dock.  She always remembered his sunglasses. 

Interestingly, Andrew helped with Top Chef, season 16, episode 8, called Whatever Floats Your Boat, including the captains from Below Deck.

Molley asks if they had any advice for a new boater or someone considering buying a boat.  Andrew quickly answers, “Start!”  Just make the decision to do it.  It’s about having fun.  Courtney comments how people at the dock will be more than willing to help you learn and figure things out. 

We’d like to thank our friends for helping to make this episode possible.  Be sure to check out Part 1 and be sure to come back for Episode 22 (in 2 weeks) for more of our interviews during the Lake Cumberland State Dock Dock Crawl 2022.

That’s a wrap for this episode.  We hope you found it helpful, insightful and maybe a little entertaining. 

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