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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Inexperenced Newbies READ THIS WARNING

    Over the years part of my focus has been to caution newbies on the pitfalls of purchasing old steel, and wood framed glass boats without having...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:42 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: All members and guests please read

    As many of you are aware the site was down for 3 days due to being hacked. Ed and I have been moderating this Forum since the mid 90s. This is the...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 01-06-2014 01:21 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Posting guidelines

    1. You agree that you will not use our forums to post any material, or links to any material, which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate,...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:27 PM
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  1. Smile Good to be Back!!!!

    Well, the boataholic bug has bitten again!! I'm back with a new to me 50' Gibson Standard.

    Started by Jolly Time, 06-09-2015 07:19 PM
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  2. Chattanooga, Tn. Marinas

    Getting ready to start this years journey. Our first major stop will be Chattanooga. Tn. Has anyone here stayed there before and can recommend a...

    Started by Tony B, 04-24-2015 07:16 PM
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  3. Tenn-Tom

    Motoring south on the Tenn-Tom in September, and would like to avoid the mess in mobile bay . I have no problem with 16' vert. clearance so I thought...

    Started by Freebird, 07-16-2015 03:06 AM
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    07-17-2015 05:38 PM Go to last post
  4. Electrolysis--

    First off, this first pic was taken in 2011--- The boat's been out a couple of weeks now. The hull has several thru holes surrounding corroded...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 07-06-2015 09:02 AM
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    07-14-2015 02:42 PM Go to last post
  5. New inverter batteries or portable generator?

    In the Spring of 2012, I forked over $1k for 8 new AGM batteries. I conserve juice as much as possible at night, but the dumb things go from full...

    Started by GoVols, 04-27-2015 01:10 PM
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    07-13-2015 07:25 PM Go to last post
  6. looks like Gibson will reopen

    Gibson could well reopen after the first of the year. In addition to the current line of boats a trawler type will be introduced with Yen Mars for...

    Started by pirate, 11-25-2014 11:57 AM
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    07-09-2015 05:54 AM Go to last post
  7. Gibson fiberglass hull & beaching

    I am considering a Gibson diesel. My goal to to take long trips with the family and beach and enjoy a long week out on the water. My question is...

    Started by Tillerman7, 07-07-2015 02:23 PM
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    07-08-2015 12:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Bluewater Yachts

    Can anyone speak to the quality of build on the Bluewater Yachts? I know it is fiberglass, but wanted to know how they stacked up against other...

    Started by Tillerman7, 07-08-2015 11:30 AM
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  9. Very First Post: Lots of Questions

    My name is James and I live in Cincinnati. That being said, I am wanting to come back to boating. As a child my family had a 47' Watercraft...

    Started by Tillerman7, 06-23-2015 06:13 AM
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  10. Myacht 2000 4310 Houseboat Need Log Air Relief Valves

    There are 7 chambers in each of the of the two 'logs'/pontoons on my 4310 2000, Myacht, Tracker Marine houseboat. There is a male, coarse threaded,...

    Started by gerrynolan, 06-25-2015 05:42 PM
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  11. Bittersweet weekend

    This weekend my wife and I, my brother and his wife, and my dad are meeting at his houseboat to celebrate our 54th, 56th, and 81st birthdays. Due to...

    Started by easttnboater, 06-26-2015 05:38 AM
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  12. Quick question, could use a quicker answer!

    Last weekend our SkipperLiner started taking on water. A bilge pump is keeping the water out (about 1/2 gallon a minute I estimate) I've been...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 06-18-2015 07:44 AM
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  13. Houseboat Builder and Location Advice

    So my wife and I are retired and in our early 50's. We are looking at selling our house and being more mobile. We were seriously considering doing...

    Started by RonandBee, 06-08-2015 08:50 AM
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  14. towing jetboat

    we have a 59' stardust and have just purchased a 15' bayliner jazz we hope to tow behind the hb. i have just read some things about pinching a hose...

    Started by altlrumy, 06-04-2015 08:15 AM
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    06-05-2015 05:35 AM Go to last post
  15. LPG Bottles

    I am planning on carrying two 40 lb propane bottles on my back deck. Actually itís the top of the aft cabin. My boat is a Mainship 36 DC and is not...

    Started by Tony B, 10-31-2012 11:23 AM
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    06-04-2015 06:45 AM Go to last post
  16. What's in your tool kit?

    Avast, mateys! We are headed out on the bright blue bay this weekend, I hope, though unlikely to be out of sight of home. (edit: scratch that plan......

    Started by Amelia, 05-22-2015 02:05 PM
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    05-31-2015 07:43 PM Go to last post
  17. A floating home is not a "vessel"....

    This should stir up a lot of it..... ...

    Started by Stmbtwle, 01-17-2013 05:21 AM
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  18. LED lights

    I'd like to swap out my recessed candecent light bulbs with the LED PAR20 bulbs. Do the LED bulbs put off less heat than the candecent ones? I have...

    Started by GoVols, 05-18-2015 08:37 AM
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    05-20-2015 05:46 AM Go to last post
  19. 40' Cruise-A-Home ... Great Loop?

    Any thoughts about whether or not a 40' Cruise-A-Home could handle the open water sections (like say, the Gulf) of the Great Loop with a reasonable...

    Started by keithj, 03-22-2014 02:56 PM
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    05-16-2015 12:40 PM Go to last post
  20. concrete hull

    Just looked at a 58 x 18 concrete hull boat on craigs list looks kinda like a sailboat it doesn't say what kind of boat it is. Any opinions about a...

    Started by capnmorgan, 09-10-2012 07:20 PM
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    05-16-2015 12:37 PM Go to last post

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