May 31, 2013
News

Man saves family from Houseboat emergency

The joys of houseboating are vast. But it's extremely important to remember that water is a powerful force. Safety for you and your family should be y
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May 29, 2013
Feature
Gini McKain

A Family Affair : Not your average Fourth of July

We tend to think the Fourth of July is about family and friends, but in Malletts Bay in Vermont, just off of Lake Champlain, the summer holiday truly
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May 29, 2013
Feature
Gary Lewis

Houseboat Adventures - Afloat on Rainy Lake: Minnesota's boundary waters

With a boundary shared by Ontario and Minnesota, Rainy Lake covers 225,000 acres with 929 miles of shoreline. It is populated by 1,600 islands, which
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May 29, 2013
Feature
Pat Belsole

Transforming H-Dock : The not-so-perfect, perfect wedding

As husband and wife, we thanked the attendees and publically praised our H-Dock family for not only coming together in helping us pull this off with s
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May 23, 2013
Feature

What is Stand Up Paddleboarding?

Have you seen the newest trend in water sports? People are standing on oversized surfboards and paddling through the water on lakes and rivers everywh
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May 22, 2013

Steve and Diane Claybaugh: Houseboater of the Week

Steve and Diane were first introduced to houseboating when one year, their sister in law mentioned renting a couple of houseboats for their family get
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May 18, 2013
News
Katie Burke

On Water Expo- Recapping 2012 Show

Before we recap our 2012 On Water Expo, we want to remind it's not too late to be a vendor or get tickets for 2013 On Water Expo. Visit http://hbexpoo
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May 14, 2013
Marina

Paradise Vacations of SW Florida

Florida Houseboats offer spacious accommodations and the view changes every day. Stay in exotic ports of call, anchor out off the barrier islands or c
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May 13, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

A Mother's Day Getaway: First annual May retreat

This idea was conceived during a wine and dine event with two of the guys ACTUALLY carrying through with the Mother’s Day plan.
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May 13, 2013
How We Got our Name

It's 5:00 Somewhere

She's a 1972 houseboat that we rebuilt from the pontoons up in 2007. Our boat is our escape and we live by the philosophy that it's always 5 o'clock s
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May 13, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

When Severance Pay is a Good Thing: Transforming an ’84 Sumerset into a new boat

It can be a little overwhelming to walk into your office first thing Monday morning and see a nice little envelope clearly labeled Severance Pay lying on your desk.
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May 11, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

A Different Kind Of Houseboat: The value-driven HarborCraft

When a father and son team up, it can be an unstoppable force.
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May 11, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

Discover The On Water Expo: Like no other houseboating event in the world

In this recurring column, we highlight the different ways to experience and enjoy the lifestyle that is only possible through houseboating.
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May 11, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

Get On Track With TracVision MI

Premium satellite television has been long thought of as an amenity only for high-end super yachts and cruise ships, but with the KVH Industries, Inc. TracVision MI Marine Satellite TV Antenna, all boaters can now watch the best in premium satellite telev
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May 11, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

Installing the WaterFixer: ASK UNCLE RICKY

If you’re like me, you’re glad to see warm weather is here once again.
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May 11, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue
Michael Duelley

Just Plane Fun: Making family time count

For houseboaters, time aboard is not just for weekend parties or summer vacations.
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May 11, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue
Jan Clark

Making The Right Choice: Trading in the bike for a boat

One beautiful spring day we put on our leathers and headed out on the motorcycle.
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May 11, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue
Katie Burke

Only On Lake Powell

I challenge you to think of something better than houseboating for a week on Lake Powell.
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May 11, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

Upgrade And Up Your Value: Exciting ways to trick out your houseboat

Since the golden days of royal yachts, floating palaces have always attracted the best designers, latest products and most luxurious materials.
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May 11, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

Waste Not, Want Not With Aqua-Kem

Thetford, the makers of Aqua-Kem, have now introduced Aqua-Kem Marine, a powerful, eco-friendly, 100 percent biodegradable chemical that liquefies waste.
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May 10, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

DockingStick: The New Standard in Docking

Docking and mooring has never been made more simple than with the DockingStick from LC Marine Systems.
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May 10, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

Electrical Advice: Am I Legal?: From The Forums

There’s a variety of technical and lifestyle information available on our forums.
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May 10, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue
Product

HB TESTED: Concrobium Mold Treatment

Over time, exposure to water introduces all sorts of microbial and fungal dangers to everything from upholstery to foundations.
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May 10, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

HOUSEBOAT FORUM SPOTLIGHT: ED ORTON

One of the best things about www.houseboatmagazine.com is the forum.
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May 10, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue
How We Got our Name

How We Got Our Name: Stories behind the boat names

Our houseboat, Zulu, is a wide-beam narrow boat measuring 60 feet by 12 feet, She’s called Zulu, just so my husband can do his best Michael Caine impression and say “like Michael Caine in Zulu.”
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May 10, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

Insuring Standup Paddleboards

A standup paddleboard (SUP) has become the hot new way to cool down or by donning a wetsuit enjoying year round in warmer climes
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May 10, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

Is Your Pooch Protected?

There’s a common misconception that all dogs know how to swim.
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May 08, 2013
How We Got our Name

CHARdonnay

We have an old Kings Kraft. I've completely remodeled the whole boat. I'm a home builder and own a cabinet company so we really did it right. We know
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May 07, 2013
News

Getting the right life jacket for your child

The BoatUS Foundation stresses the importance of making sure children have the proper fitting life jacket before they get out on the water.
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May 06, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

ALOHA, LADY BLUE: VOTE ON THE CHARACTER’S NEXT HOUSEBOAT

Recently released, Aloha, Lady Blue is a novel about a reluctant hero, Stryker McBride, who lives aboard his luxurious houseboat, the Travis McGee, at a small, suburban yacht club in Kaneohe Bay, near Oahu, Hawaii.
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May 06, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue

KEEPING BUGS AWAY

Pesky bugs can turn any day onboard into a mosquito feeding frenzy.
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May 06, 2013

Tommy and Christa Edwards

Tommy and Christa Edwards, who have been married 15 years, weren't exactly sure what they were looking for when they first decided to purchase a pre-o
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May 06, 2013| Published in the May 2013 issue
Brady L. Kay

Yes, We Do Love Houseboating

For the last few years we’ve added the “I Love Houseboating” logo to the pages of our magazine.
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May 04, 2013
Feature
Gini McKain

Celebrating the 4th at the Blues Festival

Sitting on the top deck in a hot tub while watching the spectacular fireworks over the Willamette River may be the best seat in the house. Your could
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May 03, 2013
Marina

Patoka Lake

Stay 'n Play on the water with Patoka Lake Marina! Patoka Lake Marina is the largest marina on beautiful Patoka Lake in southern Indiana.
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May 02, 2013
News
Jocelyn O'Bryant

What Brokers Ask When Looking For Your Boat

When it comes time to find the right houseboat for you and your family, it never hurts to be prepared. Below are some great tips to know and consider
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