May 31, 2011
News

Houseboating on big rivers novelty in ?R, no licence needed

The phenomenon of small houseboat rentals, well-known from the Netherlands, has reached the Czech Republic, enabling even untrained fans to motor boat
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May 27, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Boaters gear up for Memorial Day weekend

Boating business owners around the country are hoping Memorial Day weekend - the traditional start of boating season - will be the beginning of a prof
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May 26, 2011
News

A New Era: Revamping Holiday Mansion

It's nearly impossible to walk most marinas without coming across at least one Holiday Mansion houseboat. These popular crafts were first manufactured
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May 26, 2011
News

Life Buddy: When you need an accurate throw line

Top Knots Life Buddy is a safety throw bag containing 60 feet of FLOATING yellow rope. The rope has no "memory" so it will uncoil smoothly every time
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May 25, 2011
News
Matt Hickman - www.mnn.com

Little green houseboat on the Superfund site

Yesterday I featured Build Your Block pillows, a collection of cushions from designer Patrick Chirico that encourage couch-side urban planning. Each p
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May 22, 2011
News
www.npr.org

In La. Parish, one man's decision to face the floods

Flood waters are heading towards the small community of Butte La Rose, La., and the parish government there has ordered residents to evacuate. Host Sc
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May 20, 2011
News

Welcome Boating Season: The Annual Lake Cumberland Forum Party

The 2011 Lake Cumberland Forum Party, that helps kick-start the new boating season, was held at State Dock on the weekend of May 14. The "botels" (ren
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May 19, 2011
News
Ted Jackson - The Times-Picayune

Another day of waiting for the water to arrive - Slideshow

"That's for the looters," said Tommy Girouard, who plans to ride out the flooding in Butte LaRose on his houseboat moored behind his home. Residents o
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May 18, 2011
News
David Lindsell - www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk

Lifeboat pilot raises awareness of dangers of drinking and swimming

A lifeboat pilot has told how he nearly risked his life jumping into the freezing Thames as a young man, in a bid to warn students and drinkers of the
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May 17, 2011
News
Christopher Middleton - www.telegraph.co.uk

Voyage of discovery: Why you should buy a houseboat

For Nick and Hannah Cash, the best address in London is not Mayfair, Park Lane or Belgravia, but the River Thames. Over the past nine years, they've
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May 16, 2011
News
Shira Springer - Globe Staff

For an urban alternative, go coastal

Prime location. Check. Sleeps six. Check. Fully-equipped kitchen. Check. On-call, 24-hour maintenance service. Check. Pets welcome. Check. Gentle sway
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May 12, 2011
News
Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News

Tradeshow caters to lifestyles in the Shuswap - including houseboating

Whether you're into trees flying by as you pedal down a world-class network of trails, or prefer kicking back on a houseboat while enjoying a brillian
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May 11, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
Ask The Expert
Brady L. Kay

$5 Million Weekend: $5,465,000 in houseboats sold at Expo

At a time when the houseboat industry could use some good news, the National Houseboat Expo in Louisville, Ky., last March did just that.
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May 11, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Brandon Barrus

Generating Interest: Latest generator models include green, quiet technology

Every houseboater knows the importance of having a reliable power source onboard at all times.
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May 11, 2011
News
Trade Only Today

Mississippi River level reaches 74-year high

The Mississippi River began cresting Tuesday in Memphis, but the slow passage of water working its way from north to south along the river is only the
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May 11, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Brenda Reinold

Restoring A Classic: How we became houseboaters

We didn't intend to buy a houseboat!
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May 10, 2011
News
Amanda McCorquodale - blogs.miaminewtimes.com

Miami sesigner fundraises for first sustainable, tsunami-proof houseboat

Forget Starbucks sales. One economic indicator that the economy is actually recovering is the number of ambitious, unreasonable, and expensive design
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May 09, 2011
News
David Benda - www.redding.com

Outlook fickle for one Lake Shasta resort; lake is full but gas prices a concern

With the lake filling up for a second straight year, phone reservation lines at Shasta Marina Resort were lighting up earlier this year. "A lot of
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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13 Father's Day Gift Guide Ideas for Dad

Fathers do so much for us when we're growing up. Beyond being providers and protectors, they're the ones who introduce us to the world of outdoor spor
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Boat Show At Lee's Ford

On Friday, May 13, the BuyaBoat.net In-Water Boat Show kicks off at the Lee's Ford Resort Marina in Nancy, Ky.
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Brady L. Kay

Do You Have A Designated Operator?

So what do we need-more threats, increased sobriety checkpoints, how about more coverage of deaths that occurred because of drunk boaters?
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Dan Armitage

Fishing Safely Afloat

When fishing, the most obvious danger to all involved is presented by the water itself, and the threat of drowning.
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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From the Forums: Forums Excerpts from recent Houseboat forum exchanges at www.houseboatmagazine.com

When life is out of balance, you may want to visit a chiropractor or therapist to get everything straight again.
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Getting To Know: 5 things you should know about working at State Dock

As Dock Master I help operate over 60 rental houseboats.
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Brady L. Kay

Hydrogen-Powered: Destination Yachts' unique houseboat

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.
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Imtra Earns Innovation Award

Imtra, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, recently announced that its new line of proportional Speed Control DC thruste
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Industry Pioneer: Lakeview's Carrender passes away

The legacy that Bruce Carrender leaves behind goes beyond his love of houseboating.
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May 07, 2011
News
Stuart Innes - www.adelaidenow.com

Murray revives as business picks up

A resurgence of business has finally come to River Murray tourism operators. After "horrendous" years of drought and people being scared off by a p
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Success In The Desert

Bravada Yachts nationally debuted its line of houseboats at the Houseboat Expo last March in Louisville, Ky.
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Jan Clark

Take A Child Fishing: In honor of all the great dads out there

In today's society, age of impatience, everything instantaneous with high anxiety and higher expectations-it's no wonder this decade is so competitive
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May 07, 2011| Published in the May 2011 issue
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Janet Groene

Taxes: A Moving Target

While neither this column nor this magazine give tax advice, we encourage you to start asking questions, keeping records, watching the tax code and co
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May 06, 2011
News
Cary Ordway - californiaweekend.com

California weekend getaway: Serene loafing on Shasta Lake

If you've driven Interstate 5 just north of Redding, you no doubt have marveled at the beauty of Shasta Lake, with its miles and miles of scenic shore
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May 05, 2011
Feature
Dan & Gini McKain From April 2007

Hidden Hideaway: Lake Waco, Texas

Automotive executive Bill Miller, the three times past commodore of the Ridgewood Yacht Club is one of the most active users of both his houseboat and
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May 05, 2011
Feature
By Brady L. Kay

Wayne's World: How to pack an 85-foot beauty into 56 feet

You may think you know what you want when it comes to building a custom houseboat, but nothing can possibly compare to the efforts one California man
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May 04, 2011
News
By Brady L. Kay

Everyone On The WaterMat: A unique multi-person water toy

If you have any doubts about a 6- by 20-foot mat that weights just over 30 pounds, yet can hold up to 1500 pounds, you're not alone. As I kept looking
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May 04, 2011
News
Katherina Yancy - www.katv.com

Torrential rain sends unoccupied houseboats down Arkansas River

Even boats could not escape the flash flooding. At River Valley Marina, the strength of the current pulled the docks from the marina sending them dow
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May 03, 2011
News
Elisabeth Arriero - www.charlotteobserver.com

Home away from home

While many people can empathize with the feeling that they spend more time at work than home, few can say that the two places are the same like Ashley
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May 02, 2011
News
Daniel Scott - www.smh.com.au

Take me to the river - Australian houseboat vacations

Some of my most memorable holidays have been on houseboats, floating on tranquil waterways such as the Hawkesbury and Myall Lakes. They're close to ho
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