• Helping Boaters Chill

    July 31, 2014
    Part of the fun of boating is enjoying time in the sun. When it's time to cool off below deck, however, boaters can rely on the ultra-quiet FCF air conditioning units from Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc.
  • Out On Business

    July 29, 2014
    How We Got our Name
    Our boat is an 18- by 88-foot Fantasy.
  • Rent a houseboat near you

    Web Exclusive July 28, 2014
    Austa Cook
    Whether you own a boat or are looking to rent a great-quality product at an eye-catching price, GetMyBoat is the place to go.
  • This Old Boat: Mississippi River Trippin’

    July 26, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Gary Kramer
    Taking a summer river trip for a week or two has been a long-standing tradition for Mississippi River boaters.
  • Houseboating's Healthcare Reform

    July 25, 2014
    Brady L. Kay
    Let me put your minds at ease; I have no plans to lobby in Washington. However, I would like to share a health reform idea with our elected representatives and the inside-the-beltway crowd.
  • Maintenance Tips

    July 22, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Warren Childers
    First and most importantly, a boat owner should never modify or add onto an electrical box.
  • Unfair taxes for Kentucky houseboaters

    Web Exclusive July 22, 2014
    The state of Kentucky has been officially named the houseboating capital of the world. But Kentucky’s multimillion-dollar houseboat industry is being endangered by the unintended consequences of several public-policy changes, our industry leaders told sta
  • Boating Clichés

    July 21, 2014
    Barb Hansen
    It’s too easy to write with clichés. Any writer who knows her ropes and is worth her salt should shape up.
  • Living Aboard

    July 20, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Janet Groene and Gordon Groene
    In 17th century England, laws established that “a man’s home is his castle.”
  • Gift Of Houseboating

    July 18, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    I celebrated a birthday earlier this summer, which for most of us lacks that same pure excitement and adrenaline rush the big day once was—back when we could count our age on one hand.
  • Taking the stress out of hot tub repair

    July 18, 2014
    Michael Duelley
    After a great day on the water, especially when the temperature drops a little, it’s time to heat up the hot tub and relax your cares away. Unfortunately, like any system onboard with complex inner workings, something can—and often times does—happen the m
  • Gadgets & Gear

    July 16, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Brady L. Kay
    Houseboating is all about getting away from our every day concerns as we attempt to leave our work problems and other worries at the dock for the weekend.
  • New Westerbeke Diesel Generator

    Web Exclusive July 15, 2014
    Westerbeke Corporation is proud to introduce the 6.5 EDT D-NET electronic diesel generator set. Rated 6.5kW at 60Hz, the 6.5 EDT is engineered to outperform the competitions.
  • Discover Houseboating: Where To Keep It?

    July 12, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    Katie Burke
    In the first two installments of this series, we talked about why you would want to buy your own houseboat and then how to go about securing financing.
  • PDB Days Pontoon Show

    July 10, 2014
    Our sister publication, Pontoon & Deck Boat Magazine is putting on a boat show this September in Branson, Mo.
  • Go “Whole Hog” At You Next Marina Party

    July 08, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    La Caja China (pronounced “la ca-ha chee-na”), the increasingly popular above-ground roaster used by resorts and caterers around the world, is now available for home or marina use.
  • Houseboating up North

    July 08, 2014
    Katie Burke
    I don’t know about you but when I think of the best houseboating locations, I think in terms of the midwest, Lake Cumberland, Lake Powell, Lake Shasta and oh, this list could go on and on. But let me tell you, our friends to the North have their own magic
  • From the Forums

    July 04, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
  • Bay Bourne Houseboat For Sale

    Web Exclusive July 03, 2014
    If this sounds like something you would be interested in, pull out the checkbook and write a check for $6.25 million dollars.
  • Anchor In

    July 02, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue
    The anchor was hidden on page 29 on the back of the chair behind the skeleton pirate.
  • Pocket Change Refurb

    July 02, 2014
    Gary Kramer
    Ray Walker is brutally honest when he describes his five-year houseboat renovation project.