July 31, 2014
Product

Helping Boaters Chill

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.
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July 29, 2014
How We Got our Name

Out On Business

Our boat is an 18- by 88-foot Fantasy.
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July 28, 2014
Industry
Austa Cook
Web Exclusive

Rent a houseboat near you

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.
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July 26, 2014| Published in the July 2014 issue
News
Gary Kramer

This Old Boat: Mississippi River Trippin’: Well traveled trio

Taking a summer river trip for a week or two has been a long-standing tradition for Mississippi River boaters.
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July 25, 2014
Feature
Brady L. Kay

Houseboating's Healthcare Reform

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.
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July 22, 2014| Published in the July 2014 issue
News
Warren Childers

Maintenance Tips: Know Your Fuse Box

First and most importantly, a boat owner should never modify or add onto an electrical box.
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July 22, 2014
News
Web Exclusive

Unfair taxes for Kentucky houseboaters

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
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July 21, 2014
Feature
Barb Hansen

Boating Clichés

It’s too easy to write with clichés. Any writer who knows her ropes and is worth her salt should shape up.
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July 20, 2014| Published in the July 2014 issue
News
Janet Groene and Gordon Groene

Living Aboard: 10 Things Marina Owners May Not Tell You About Living Onboard

In 17th century England, laws established that “a man’s home is his castle.”
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July 18, 2014| Published in the July 2014 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

Gift Of Houseboating

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.
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July 18, 2014
Feature
Michael Duelley

Taking the stress out of hot tub repair

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
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July 16, 2014| Published in the July 2014 issue
News
Brady L. Kay

Gadgets & Gear: Testing The RAYZAR: Budget-friendly TV antenna

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.
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July 15, 2014
Product
Web Exclusive

New Westerbeke Diesel Generator

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.
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July 12, 2014| Published in the July 2014 issue
News
Katie Burke

Discover Houseboating: Where To Keep It?: Picking out a marina

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.
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July 10, 2014

PDB Days Pontoon Show

Our sister publication, Pontoon & Deck Boat Magazine is putting on a boat show this September in Branson, Mo.
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July 08, 2014| Published in the July 2014 issue
News

Go “Whole Hog” At You Next Marina Party

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.
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July 08, 2014
Marina
Katie Burke

Houseboating up North: Canada has the perfect houseboating destination

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
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July 04, 2014| Published in the July 2014 issue
News

From the Forums: Common Problems For First-Time Buyers

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July 03, 2014
Industry
Web Exclusive

Bay Bourne Houseboat For Sale

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, pull out the checkbook and write a check for $6.25 million dollars.
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July 02, 2014| Published in the July 2014 issue
News

Anchor In

The anchor was hidden on page 29 on the back of the chair behind the skeleton pirate.
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July 02, 2014
Feature
Gary Kramer

Pocket Change Refurb: The five-year rehab of a MasterFab

Ray Walker is brutally honest when he describes his five-year houseboat renovation project.
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