March 30, 2012
Feature
By Brady L. Kay From May 2011 issue of Houseboat

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. A year ago, Mar
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March 20, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue

On Turning 60

I just had a birthday.
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March 20, 2012
Feature

Thoroughbred Houseboats acquires Sumerset Houseboats

Thoroughbred Houseboats announced today they have acquired Sumerset Houseboats.
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March 19, 2012
Feature
Brandon Barrus

Innovation on Lake Powell

Marty Zwisler is a rare individual, a man who lives to find ways to do things no one has done before. In fact, when faced with a task he wants to comp
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March 18, 2012
Feature
Brandon Barrus

How a houseboat ended up in Alaska

Charlie Summerville has owned Alaska Adventures since 1995. For years, wildlife lovers with a taste for adventure came to Summerville for fishing trip
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March 17, 2012
Feature
Soc Clay

Cave Run Lake

Cave Run Lake, a pristine, crystal-clear body of water located in the foothills of the Appalachians, is becoming a top destination for houseboaters se
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March 16, 2012
Feature
Gary Kramer

This Old Boat

Jerry Troyanek has had a variety of marine-related occupations for the past 20 years that have taken him on an incredible number of waterways. He has
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature
essica Wall, VP of Sales and Marketing

3 Things You Should Know About Working for Nolan Bio Labs

Our BacTANK T3 products use a non-pathogenic bacteria to break down wastes as well as fats, oils and greases without the need for harsh chemicals.
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March 15, 2012
Feature
Brady L. Kay

A True Houseboat Pioneer

It wasn't an easy decision for Bill Green and his wife Joyce when they decided it was time to sell their beloved houseboat. Even though houseboating w
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature
Rick Lauper, Houseboats A to Z

Ask Uncle Ricky: A Closer Look at our Walls

For the overwhelming majority of us, cold weather has set in and with it comes some unwelcome concerns.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature

Boating Questions?: Online searching made easy with MentorMob

Afraid to head out on your own, but eager to embrace the open waters?
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
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Building On A Strong Foundation: John Deere adds 550hp rating to new engine

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) recently announced a new 410 kW (550hp) recreational vessel rating for the 6090SFM75 marine engine.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
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Escape the Sun in Style

In our November/December issue we featured a great variety of hats from Dorfman Pacific from its Escape The Sun In Style line.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature
Janet Groene with Gordon Groene

Galley Stoves

In earlier times, houseboats were thought of as floating RV's.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Roy Sparks

Getting Your Lover To Love.Houseboating: 8 Tips to Doing it the Right Way

Statistics prove sharing hobbies with your spouse is a key factor in having a successful marriage.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature
Jessica Wall, VP of Sales and Marketing

Gettting to Know You: 3 Things You Should Know About Working for Nolan Bio Labs

Our BacTANK T3 products use a non-pathogenic bacteria to break down wastes as well as fats, oils and greases without the need for harsh chemicals.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Brandon Barrus

Girls Weekend Trip

When thinking of the perfect getaway for 13 women, all looking for fun, spending the weekend on a houseboat may not immediately spring to mind.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature

Hidden Anchor Revealed

Relaxing in the stern was our hidden anchor on page 10 in our January/February Buyer's Guide, did you spot it?
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature

Houseboat Online Poll: Too Old To Ride? Nah!

You're never too old to go tubing, according to those who voted on our online poll.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature
Joan Wenner, J.D.

Houseboat Product Review: West Marine Portable Cabin Heater

We all want it to be spring in the colder climes for the beginning of another great boating season.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature

How We Got Our Name: Stories behind the boat names

We are on our third Teachers' Lounge.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Gary Kramer

If It's Going To Cost More, Let's Do It!: Restoring a 1973 Nautaline

At a certain point in the restoration of his 1973, 43-foot Nautaline, owner Scott Hickey says that when he was reviewing the work that still needed to
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature

Industry Insider

The assets of Bluewater Yachts were recently purchased by Aries Investments, LLC, whose ownership includes a long time owner of nine Bluewater Yachts.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature
Bryan Spears

Life Taking Off Years: Restoring a 25-year-old houseboat

We recently finished a full renovation of our 1986, 14- by 70-foot Sumerset houseboat and it turned out amazing.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature
Jan Clark

Neighbor, Neighbor: From friends to dock mates

No, I'm not stuttering.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
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Not Just For Pet Stains: Finding a better use for FIZZION

When Lamar and Ann Gidden from Lauderdale, Miss., contacted Houseboat concerning a product that could help clean their houseboat, we were very interes
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature

Party Crashers: We brought our towels and our costumes

Last year we announced our new Houseboat magazine party contest where we ask houseboaters to send in stories of parties they're having on their dock.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Quality Family Time: Putting a Price on It

For most of us it's probably safe to guess that quality family time ranks high on our lists, if not right at the top.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature

Renaming Superstitions

For some couples, it seems like deciding on a name for their houseboat is actually harder than coming up with a name for their children.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Feature

Send us your video clips!

With the advancements being made to cell phone cameras, more and more boaters are shooting video than ever before.
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Brady L. Kay

The Next Generation: Yacht-like features on a Thouroughbred

It's still early for most vacationing houseboaters on this Saturday morning, but Denis and Debbie Steiner are quickly going over the finishing touches
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March 15, 2012| Published in the March 2012 issue
Brandon Barrus

Why Houseboating Is Safe: Safety Education

Houseboats are safe, but are you educated on what makes them safe?
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March 14, 2012
Feature
Dan Armitage

Success At The Dock

While on assignment for Houseboat magazine recently I found myself dock-locked by foul weather for a good portion of the period I had hoped to be crui
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March 13, 2012
Feature
Brandon Barrus

What To Know Before You Buy

In today's economy, it's more important than ever to be well-educated on the ins and outs of boat buying. Whether you're a first-time buyer or you're
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March 11, 2012
Feature
Joan Wenner, J.D.

Attracting Attention

Most boaters don't want every large lake and inland waterway turned into one giant No-Wake zone because a small minority of operators ignore boat nois
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March 11, 2012
Feature
Brandon Barrus

Looking For Flooring Options?

Flooring can be the focal point of your houseboat, both for good or bad. Whether people walk into your boat and are amazed at the warmth and classic s
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March 10, 2012
Feature
Jan Clark

The Real Meaning: What's in a boat name?

Why are boats named after women? Is it because we are cherished, worshipped, idolized and beautiful in the eyes of the owner? Because we're unforgett
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March 09, 2012
News
Heather Beck - www.cairns.com.au

Houseboat rentals prove to be a popular niche

Owners Lisa May and Steve Rehn set up the business nine years ago after seeing a gap in the market between skippered fishing charters and high-end exp
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March 09, 2012
Feature
Brady L. Kay

You Can Come Back: Sunstar owner returns home

Who says you can't go home again? Bob Taggart grew up on Lake Shelbyville in Illinois and has always enjoyed life on the water. That love was passed o
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March 08, 2012
News
Todd Nelson - Star Tribune

Custom boatmaker refloated by customer

Entrepreneur Jeb Griffith is plotting a course for growth after taking the helm of SkipperLiner, a custom houseboat and commercial passenger boat make
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March 08, 2012
Feature

Restoring A Classic

We didn't intend to buy a houseboat! We're sailors! We just needed a slip with power since the dock we were on at a marina on Lake Ouachita in Arkansa
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March 07, 2012
News
Tom McMillen - For the Coloradoan

Cruising through France at 3 knots

Our friend Jan Gulley came up with the idea of cruising through the canals in the countryside of France on a houseboat. Sounds like fun, we all said,
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March 07, 2012
Feature
Dan Armitage

Fishing Safely Afloat

Fishing from a boat is one of the safest sports a family can enjoy, a point that is emphasized annually each May with National Safe Boating Week (May
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March 06, 2012
Feature
Reader submission by Joan Janzen

Stuck In The Middle

Last year, while visiting a cousin in Sicamous, British Columbia, in Canada, my husband bought a contest ticket for a houseboat trip on Shuswap Lake i
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March 06, 2012
Feature
Brandon Barrus

What to expect at an unfamiliar marina

Everyone has his favorite body of water. Whether it's a lake, a reservoir, a river or what can be classified as a pond, familiar areas are comforting.
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