May 31, 2012
Feature

Welcome To The Boat Galley: Cooking onboard

Like to eat on your boat? Sure, we all do. It just adds to the fun. What's better than eating dinner and watching the sunset over the water, or an ear
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May 30, 2012
Feature

SUPs Come to Cumberland

Stand up paddleboards have been become more and more popular over the past few years. Their popularity increased along beaches and coastal regions and
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May 30, 2012
Feature

Thoroughbred Houseboats Made World Wide

Thoroughbred Houseboats are now being manufactured in Russia and China. Partnerships in each location have been developed so that the "BEST BUILT BOAT
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May 29, 2012
Feature

Kevin Foster: Houseboater of the Week

Kevin Foster and his wife wanted a lakefront vacation home where he could walk out our door and get on the pontoon boat and go. However the nearest pl
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May 24, 2012
Feature
Gary Kramer

From Cover Girl To Poster Child: 1978 SkipperLiner is a one-of-a-kind

She was once a ground breaking cover girl and is now a poster child for how a thorough updating can keep an old girl still turning heads. After more t
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May 24, 2012
Feature

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 23, 2012
Feature

Facebook Give Away: Like us on Facebook and you could win

All you need to do is Like Houseboat Magazine on Facebook and once we reach 1,000 Likes we will be giving away 15 great prizes!
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May 23, 2012
Feature

MetroShip, the US based worldwide leader in modern houseboats launches GlassHouseboat

MetroShip, a GDM Limited brand of US built houseboats designed by British born design guru David Ballinger, launches a revolutionary modern GlassHouse
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature
Terry Jensen

3 things you should know about Painting on your houseboat

I've always dabbled in art, but since my retirement from the nursing profession about eight years ago, I've had the luxury of spending more time paint
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Ask Uncle Ricky: Battery Inspection And Service

Well it's summertime and in this column I would like to share some maintenance tips for all those onboard batteries.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
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Crash Hot Potatoes

Food is an important part of the houseboating experience.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Cruisin' For The Cure: Date set for annual fundraiser

The Ladies of the Lake are at it again and ready for the sixth annual Cruisin' for the Cure event to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation and breast
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Dock Communities: Why neighbors matter

It's not uncommon for a houseboater to admit he knows his dock neighbors a lot better than those who live on his street at home.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature
Brandon Barrus

Financing & Refinancing: Learn how to finance the houseboat of your dreams

We all know that the housing market it in the process of recovering from what economists have called The Great Recession, but how does that affect hou
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

For Those Hard To Reach Places

Marine cleaning products manufacturer Swobbit has introduced a microfiber washing tool specially designed to clean smooth fiberglass, plastic enclosur
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature
Laila Lauro

From a Dream to Reality

In 2005, Jim and Tracey Goettl purchased their first houseboat.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Full View Below

Aquabotix, a recent start-up, is bringing the ease of consumer electronics to the complex world of underwater video submersibles.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Hidden Anchor Revealed

The "after" photo is always better than the "before" one and in the case of the old boat story on page 39 in our March/April issue, it also was the lo
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Indiana Builder Files For Liquidation

Kentuckiana Yacht Sales, of Jeffersonville, Ind., and its related manufacturing company, Jefferson Yachts Inc., has filed for liquidation under Chapte
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Keeping Your Waters Clean

Federal laws have prohibited boaters from dumping untreated septic waste into coastal bodies of water for decades, and the proper way to dispose of wa
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Land Surveillance

Bushnell Outdoor Products recently released a new cordless, weatherproof digital surveillance camera that is catching on at marinas.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
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Miss Magdalena Launched

While surfing the Houseboat Forum at www.houseboatmagazine.com we came across a video posted by Captain Richard Jeske of his maiden launch of his cust
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
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New Renovated Houseboats On Powell: Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas ready for summer

America's second largest man-made lake and popular houseboat destination, Lake Powell, will be more comfortable to explore this year with the updated
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Odorlos Gets A Face Lift: New look, same great product

Need to control the odor in your holding tank and thinking it may be time to pick up a new container of Odorlos?
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Ready To Update Your Graphics?: Online site makes it easy

The website www.houseboatgraphics.com is an amazing place designed to allow you to completely customize your houseboat the way you want.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature
Janet Groene with Gordon Groene

Remodel Fever

She wants a new floor plan. He wants more power. They both love this houseboat and want to keep it, but with major changes. Few words are scarier than
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Safety Turtle

The Safety Turtle personal immersion alarm is one product many houseboaters have come to depend on for their younger children.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
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Sneaking Fuel

The forums at www.houseboatmagazine.com are a great place to compare notes from houseboaters around the country.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature
Katie Burke

Stardust In The Spotlight: From the White House to the Travel Channel

Stardust Cruisers is the oldest continually operating houseboat company in the industry and their expertise in this business is starting to get the cr
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature
Jan Clark

Take a Staycation: Tips for outdoor entertaining

When we are at the lake, ocean, river or our favorite coastal destination we all like to feel like we're on vacation.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Thoroughbred Buys Sumerset

Thoroughbred Houseboats acquired Sumerset Houseboats back in March.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
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Laila Lauro

Transforming Your Interior

Remodeling in all aspects tend to bring messes that nobody wants to clean up and time that most don't usually have.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature
Brady L. Kay

What's On Your Playlist?

Nothing sets the tone for a day on a houseboat like the choice of music.
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May 14, 2012| Published in the May 2012 issue
Feature

Wifi Extender: Will Help You Stay Connected

The Rogue Wave made by Wave WiFi and sold by Land and Sea Wifi is a compact wireless bridge and Ethernet converter that makes it possible to receive w
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May 10, 2012
Feature

Conley Bottom Resort

Experience a dream vacation on beautiful Lake Cumberland at Conley Bottom Resort located in Southern Kentucky, home of the Unbridled Spirit. Conley Bo
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May 10, 2012
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Just Blow'n Steam: New Horizon is the ultimate getaway

Off in the distance the early morning sounds begin to awake as I make my way down the steep hill. The sun is just starting to peek and make its first
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May 09, 2012
Feature

2012 Houseboat Expo : June 8th 2:00pm-7:00pm, June 9th 10:00am-6:00 pm, June 10th 11:00am-4:00pm

The 2012 National Houseboat Expo will be held at the State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland June 8, 9 and 10.
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May 09, 2012
How We Got our Name

Prior Engagement

My girlfriend of five years wanted nothing more than a marriage proposal and an engagement ring.
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May 03, 2012
Feature
By Joan Wenner, J.D.

Attracting Attention: A closer look at boat noise laws

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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May 03, 2012
News

Reader of the Week: Rodd Diehl AKA Old Houseboater

Rodd has been boating since he was eight years old. His first boat was a liner out of an old refrigerator that he floated in a dredge cut in his farm
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May 03, 2012
News

Skipperliner is in the process of building their 2013 Commander with hydrogen fuel and luxury ammenities

La Crosse, WI -- April 26, 2012 -- It's a dream home on water, a green machine and a luxury liner all rolled into one! Meet the "2013 SkipperLiner Com
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May 01, 2012
Feature
Brandon Barrus

To 1000 Islands And Back : A couple take their houseboat where few have gone before

Paddy and Steph Savage enjoy adventure and good times with friends. So after retiring from running an Irish pub and bed and breakfast in Canada, it wa
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