• Man saves family from Houseboat emergency

    May 31, 2013
    News
    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
  • A Family Affair

    May 29, 2013
    Feature
    Gini McKain
    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
  • Houseboat Adventures - Afloat on Rainy Lake

    May 29, 2013
    Feature
    Gary Lewis
    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
  • Transforming H-Dock

    May 29, 2013
    Feature
    Pat Belsole
    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
  • Living Aboard

    May 28, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    News
    Janet Groene, with Gordon Groene
    Since the golden days of royal yachts, floating palaces have always attracted the best designers, latest products and most luxurious materials.
  • From The Helm

    May 23, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    News
    Brady L. Kay
    For the last few years we’ve added the “I Love Houseboating” logo to the pages of our magazine.
  • What is Stand Up Paddleboarding?

    May 23, 2013
    Feature
    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
  • Steve and Diane Claybaugh

    May 22, 2013
    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
  • This Old Boat

    May 20, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    News
    Katie Burke
    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.
  • Houseboat Poll Question

    May 18, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    News
    Winter can be a painful time.
  • On Water Expo- Recapping 2012 Show

    May 18, 2013
    News
    Katie Burke
    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
  • From the Forums

    May 16, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    News
    [KC55] wanted to know: I am looking for the correct setup for my AC main/breaker panel and want to know what specific model/brand I should look at.
  • Paradise Vacations of SW Florida

    May 14, 2013
    Marina
    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
  • A Mother's Day Getaway

    May 13, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    This idea was conceived during a wine and dine event with two of the guys ACTUALLY carrying through with the Mother’s Day plan.
  • It's 5:00 Somewhere

    May 13, 2013
    How We Got our Name
    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
  • When Severance Pay is a Good Thing

    May 13, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    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.
  • A Different Kind Of Houseboat

    May 11, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    When a father and son team up, it can be an unstoppable force.
  • Discover The On Water Expo

    May 11, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    In this recurring column, we highlight the different ways to experience and enjoy the lifestyle that is only possible through houseboating.
  • Get On Track With TracVision MI

    May 11, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    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
  • Installing the WaterFixer

    May 11, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    If you’re like me, you’re glad to see warm weather is here once again.
  • Just Plane Fun

    May 11, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    Michael Duelley
    For houseboaters, time aboard is not just for weekend parties or summer vacations.
  • Making The Right Choice

    May 11, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    Jan Clark
    One beautiful spring day we put on our leathers and headed out on the motorcycle.
  • Only On Lake Powell

    May 11, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    Katie Burke
    I challenge you to think of something better than houseboating for a week on Lake Powell.
  • Upgrade And Up Your Value

    May 11, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    Since the golden days of royal yachts, floating palaces have always attracted the best designers, latest products and most luxurious materials.
  • Waste Not, Want Not With Aqua-Kem

    May 11, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    Thetford, the makers of Aqua-Kem, have now introduced Aqua-Kem Marine, a powerful, eco-friendly, 100 percent biodegradable chemical that liquefies waste.
  • Anchor In: May

    May 10, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    News
  • DockingStick

    May 10, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    Docking and mooring has never been made more simple than with the DockingStick from LC Marine Systems.
  • Electrical Advice: Am I Legal?

    May 10, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    There’s a variety of technical and lifestyle information available on our forums.
  • HB TESTED: Concrobium Mold Treatment

    May 10, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    Product
    Over time, exposure to water introduces all sorts of microbial and fungal dangers to everything from upholstery to foundations.
  • HOUSEBOAT FORUM SPOTLIGHT: ED ORTON

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

    May 10, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    How We Got our Name
    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.”
  • Insuring Standup Paddleboards

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

    May 10, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    There’s a common misconception that all dogs know how to swim.
  • CHARdonnay

    May 08, 2013
    How We Got our Name
    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
  • Getting the right life jacket for your child

    May 07, 2013
    News
    The BoatUS Foundation stresses the importance of making sure children have the proper fitting life jacket before they get out on the water.
  • ALOHA, LADY BLUE

    May 06, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    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.
  • KEEPING BUGS AWAY

    May 06, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    Pesky bugs can turn any day onboard into a mosquito feeding frenzy.
  • Tommy and Christa Edwards

    May 06, 2013
    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
  • Yes, We Do Love Houseboating

    May 06, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    For the last few years we’ve added the “I Love Houseboating” logo to the pages of our magazine.
  • Celebrating the 4th at the Blues Festival

    May 04, 2013
    Feature
    Gini McKain
    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
  • Patoka Lake

    May 03, 2013
    Marina
    Stay 'n Play on the water with Patoka Lake Marina! Patoka Lake Marina is the largest marina on beautiful Patoka Lake in southern Indiana.
  • Ask Uncle Ricky: Maintenance Tips

    May 02, 2013 Published in the May 2013 issue
    News
    Rick Lauper, Houseboats A to Z
    If you’re like me, you’re glad to see warm weather is here once again. In my column this time around I want to talk about the fresh water on your boat—or the lack of it in the winter due to marinas that shut water off due to freezing.
  • What Brokers Ask When Looking For Your Boat

    May 02, 2013
    News
    Jocelyn O'Bryant
    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