In April 25 IssueRussell County News
“It is just so green here,” said Matt Thorn. “—everyone here has been so nice to us and so friendly.”
Matt is from Utah, near lake Powell, which is an area more known for rock, sand and sagebrush. Now he and his family are in Russell County, and he is hard at work on boats around Lake Cumberland.
Thorn, along with his wife Janie and 2-year-old son Gage came to this lake for a simple reason.
“I have been working on the ‘#2’ houseboat destination,” Thorn said. “I decided it was time to go to the number 1 destination.”
With eight years of experience as a marine mechanic Thorn is adding his talents to Bill Conner’s operation just north of the dam on US-127.
Jim McAninch is the other marine mechanic.
McAninch has 23 years of experience, and a multitude of certifications in the business including warrantee service. He is a specialist in high-performance and bass-boats.
Thorn is experienced with inboard and outboard systems as well, and he adds experience with all of the major generator systems for boats, Conner added.
The long-time storage operator and boat dealer said they will be providing mechanic services 7-days a week, and will go to customers boats on Lake Cumberland.
“We’ve got two mechanics,” Conner said. “—we’ve got two major parts suppliers.”
He explained that anything they didn’t have in stock to quickly repair a customers boat could almost always be delivered in one or two days.
“We’re here to provide quality work at a good price,” Conner summed up.