April 30, 2011
News
Rebecca Aldous - North Shore Outlook

West Van removes houseboat watchdog position for Horseshoe Bay Pier

West Vancouver is getting rid of Horseshoe Bay Pier's caretaker, a move some say could hamper emergency operations. Since the federal government ha
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April 29, 2011
News

Forever Resorts asks, "Are you ready for a houseboating adventure in 2011?"

Whether your plans call for arranging a large group vacation with friends, or just thinking about taking the family out for a few days of adventure an
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April 28, 2011
News
Richard Holmes - travel.iafrica.com

Messing about in a houseboat

"Believe me, my young man, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Kenneth Grahame might
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April 27, 2011
News
Bill Jasper

Owners of State Dock purchase Cave Springs Marina

The owners of State Dock Marina purchased Cave Springs Marina at the auction yesterday. We are very excited about the opportunity to become part of th
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April 26, 2011
News
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes - The Dallas Morning News

Unusual lodgings for family vacation include houseboat

On your next holiday, stay somewhere surprising. Here are five out-of-the-ordinary options. 4. Houseboat holiday, Boston - Book the 58-foot-long Cuck
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April 25, 2011
News
Kama Einhorn - Best Friends Network Volunteer

Puss in boats

Cats hate water, right? You bet. But the 50 feline residents of Amsterdam's Poezenboot ("Cat Boat") are fine with living on the water . on one of the
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April 22, 2011
News
Bonnie Alter - www.treehugger.com

Eco floating house is serene answer to real estate woes

If you've always wanted to live in a houseboat, but the low roof and basic living conditions put you off...then the ecofloat is for you. It is a littl
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April 21, 2011
News
Robert Salonga - Contra Costa Times

Delta boaters cautioned after houseboat runs aground

Boaters in the Delta should be wary about a hazard in the form of a houseboat stuck in the water, the Coast Guard said. The houseboat was on its way
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April 20, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Connecticut boat tax plan on hold

A committee vote on a bill passing through the Connecticut Legislature, which would put new taxes on private boats, is on hold while the committee con
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April 19, 2011
News
Justin Jouvenal and Michael E. Ruane - www.washing

Rescuers win a battle with the river - Video

The water temperature was a frigid 53 degrees. The young woman had been clinging to a tree limb in the surging Potomac River for more than half an hou
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April 18, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Florida boat show rebounds after oil spill

The salesmen who were smiling through their Ray-Ban sunglasses this weekend at the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Fla., were hiding a lot of old pain
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April 15, 2011
News
www.prfire.co.uk

Under-floor heating on houseboats?

With the help of modern technology it is now possible to fit an underfloor heating installation on a houseboat. Underfloor heating will provide you wi
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April 14, 2011
News
Story and photos by Brady L. Kay

Hydrogen-Powered

Mark Runia is the proud owner of the world's first hydrogen-powered boat and at least for now he can also say he has the only one, too. A year ago, Ma
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April 14, 2011
News

Spotlight on Adventure Marine

Adventure Marine is dedicated to providing a wide variety of boating products to meet a wide variety of nautical need. Established in 1974 in British
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April 13, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Grants available for coastal restoration projects

The FishAmerica Foundation, through its partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Restoration Center, has $1 million avai
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April 11, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Survey: Recovery will quicken by year's end

The U.S. economic recovery is expected to gain momentum during the rest of the year, according to economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal. On
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April 08, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Hurricane season predictions released

The hurricane forecasting team at Colorado State University is predicting an above-average 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. The team slightly reduced
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April 07, 2011
Feature

Lake Escapes: "Water" You Waiting For?

Lake. That single word elicits a whirlwind of exciting thoughts. And for most boaters, that same enthusiasm draws us back to the water every season fo
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April 07, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

N.J. trade group endorses new public access rules

The Marine Trades Association of New Jersey said new public access rules the state Department of Environmental Protection has proposed include a numbe
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April 06, 2011
News
Boating Industry

Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safety checks

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will again offer free boat examinations through its annual Vessel Safety Check program. The checks are to confirm tha
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April 05, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Charlie VanLeuven

Finding The Right Broker: Why going at it alone can cost you

It's an understatement to say that to buy or sell a houseboat is to participate in a major transaction.
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April 05, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Ted A. Thompson

Guerrilla Weatherman

Cletus was tired of everybody talkin' about the weather, nobody doin' nothin'.
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April 05, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Brady L. Kay

Introduction 2 Houseboating: Houseboat magazine heads to school

The nice thing about renting a houseboat at most marinas across the country is that you don't need any prior experience to do it.
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April 05, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Reader submission by Steve Helfer

The Boatel Story: Restoring a 47-foot classic

The idea to buy and restore a houseboat was an idea my wife Judy and I had for many years.
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Brady L. Kay

Built to Last: Stardust Positions Itself For The Future

It's the kind of enthusiasm that radiates throughout the entire dock as those around him can sense it.
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Economic Solution?: Perko introduces new water strainer

A critical component of any engine or generator cooling system is a raw water strainer.
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Fight Moisture And Mildew: Air-Dryr to the rescue

Dank, damp air causes damaging mold, mildew and corrosion on houseboats.
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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From the Forums: Excerpts from recent Houseboat Forum exchanges at www.houseboatmagazine.com

Many Houseboat magazine readers love to take on projects.
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Get In Touch: With the CZone Touch Screen

BEP Marine recently announced its latest addition to its line of CZone Digital Control and Monitoring solutions, the 8- and 10-inch Touch Screen Displ
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Dick Gragert

Getting To Know: 5 things you should know about houseboat thrusters

In the late 80's I traded Joe Sharpe, whose family owned Somerset Houseboats at the time, a twin engine airplane to build me a 16- by 75-foot houseboa
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Janet Groene

Houseboat Pest Control: An Update

Usually the first clue that you have bedbugs is to find small, bloody streaks on the bed sheets.
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April 04, 2011
News
Graham Norwood - www.independent.co.uk

How enterprising developers are reinventing the houseboat

For an island with over 10,000 miles of coastline, hundreds of major rivers and a proud maritime tradition, Britain has been reluctant to actually liv
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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It is Not Just A Guy Thing: Reader submission by Jan Clark

Sorry men, but women like being outside, gardening, sports, do-it-yourself projects and of course boating.
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Brandon Barrus

Looking Back: Houseboat Magazine July/August 1993

In many ways, the summer of 1993 wasn't too different from the spring of 2010.
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Brandon Barrus

Looking For Flooring Options?

Flooring can be the focal point of your houseboat, both for good or bad.
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Brady L. Kay

Not Your Everyday Lifestyle

Growing up a Cubs fan, besides believing with all of my heart that each season would finally be the year, I firmly believed that the ultimate place to
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Dan Armitage

To Remove Or Not to Remove

According to fisheries biologists, no matter how carefully it is done, a percentage of fish anglers catch and release with the best intentions still d
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April 04, 2011| Published in the April 2011 issue
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Barb Hansen

View from the Marina: The Nau-tea-cal Party

During the political season in America you'll find politicians running around with grease guns promising to lubricate every squeaky wheel.
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April 01, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Dealer-cost website reports heavy traffic

The controversial SeeDealerCost.com website has attracted 23,000 unique visitors and 250,000 page views since it went live March 17, according to the
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