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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Photo Posting

    The Manage Attachments feature is not working. While we sort this out you can post photos by clicking on the insert image Icon. It will ask you to...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 02-05-2016 07:16 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recent Posts

    I would like to call on First time viewers and all members to check out the "Recent Post" heading in the header bar. This will give you a quick...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 02-08-2016 09:18 PM
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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. Where is everybody?

    I hope the paucity of posts on this poor, neglected forum is because everybody spent the warm months out on a beautiful boat enjoying the peace, far...

    Started by Amelia, 01-29-2018 09:09 AM
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    03-14-2018 03:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Will there ever be another National Houseboat Expo?

    The great recession killed the National Houseboat Expo in Louisville several years ago and the common opinion is that it will never be back. After...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-05-2018 09:50 AM
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    03-13-2018 05:27 PM Go to last post
  3. One giant pontoon log!

    Even though we sold our Sailabration a couple years ago now, I like to keep an eye on what they're building still. This is picture of the largest...

    Started by GoVols, 02-09-2018 11:55 AM
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    03-05-2018 02:01 AM Go to last post
  4. Question about Houseboats Hull design

    Just a quick question: Which hull design would be more efficient and practical for a Houseboat? A "Barge" style hull, a Pontoon, or a Catamaran...

    Started by Truckerbill, 02-14-2018 10:58 AM
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    02-27-2018 05:12 AM Go to last post
  5. Gibson Houseboats moving to Tea, SD

    On March 1, Kelly and Pam Cawthorne and their son Shane and his wife Danielle Cawthorne, purchased the rights to manufacturer Gibson fiberglass...

    Started by BananaTom, 04-21-2017 06:32 AM
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    02-22-2018 06:44 AM Go to last post
  6. Boat Search advice .

    New to the forum here. We are planning on getting back into houseboating after a 13 year absence. Previous boats was a 1980 Carlcraft and a 1997...

    Started by Sailormom, 01-13-2018 12:37 PM
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    01-27-2018 12:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Move on Tenn Tom

    I have taken over the Smihville marina at the Wilkins lock on the Tenn Tom. Ships store will be open next week will have most things a transit or...

    Started by pirate, 11-10-2017 05:40 AM
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    01-16-2018 12:53 PM Go to last post
  8. Merry Christmas 2017

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all on this board. I will be spending part of the holidays on my new houseboat back in Tennessee. I hope you...

    Started by easttnboater, 12-20-2017 06:34 AM
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    12-21-2017 11:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Girl, 4, Fatally Struck by Houseboat, Father's Legs Severed

    Tragic accident here, but completely avoidable by all parties involved.

    Started by GoVols, 06-30-2017 07:31 AM
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    11-08-2017 04:48 AM Go to last post
  10. Hurricane check-in?

    How are y'all who were in the paths of Howard and Irma? Did you survive without much damage, I hope?

    Started by Amelia, 09-12-2017 01:57 PM
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    09-22-2017 05:22 AM Go to last post
  11. what happned to summer

    man, what happened? it seems like only yesterday we put the boat in and now its 8 weeks till we pull out. everyone must have had an uneventful summer...

    Started by 42gibson, 08-21-2017 05:13 AM
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    08-29-2017 03:01 PM Go to last post
  12. Getting The Best Gas Mileage

    What are everyone's best tips for getting the most out of a tank of gas this summer?

    Started by austa, 06-08-2017 12:55 PM
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    07-29-2017 07:11 AM Go to last post
  13. Question RiverChase houseboats?

    Hello all, Wife and I are looking at houseboats in central Mississippi. There is a Riverchase 16x70 for sale locally. I cannot find any info on...

    Started by CrawGator, 05-26-2017 01:39 PM
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    07-17-2017 01:33 AM Go to last post
  14. OHB, Question on your 48 foot Kingscraft

    OHB, I found a 1981 48 foot Kingscraft with Volvo Diesels for sale. Do you have any details on the Volvo Penta diesels they had in them? The...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-05-2017 07:52 PM
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    07-16-2017 06:23 PM Go to last post
  15. Whip it, whip it good

    I'm replacing some anchor lines and dock lines on my boat. The lines are 5/8" double braid nylon. It doesn't fuse well. I was thinking of old school...

    Started by Endurance, 07-01-2017 03:57 PM
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    07-14-2017 05:42 PM Go to last post
  16. humming outlets

    I have had some trouble with my gfci outlets humming, with operating on the inverter, anchored out. If I trip out the outlets they quit, and when...

    Started by altlrumy, 07-08-2017 07:17 AM
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    07-10-2017 05:10 AM Go to last post
  17. Carbon Monoxide: Girls Poisoned on Houseboat

    It's that time of year again! Be careful. Girls poisoned by carbon monoxide while playing at lake ...

    Started by Ike, 06-11-2017 06:49 PM
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    06-13-2017 10:36 AM Go to last post
  18. Lost electric how do you tell?

    I have a 47' houseboat. The dock power is sometimes flaky. How do you tell when the power has gone out and come back later while you were gone. The...

    Started by River Runner, 05-03-2017 04:27 AM
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    06-11-2017 04:59 AM Go to last post
  19. 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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    05-02-2017 03:42 PM Go to last post
  20. Gibson wiring diagram

    I am looking to find a wiring diagram for my 92 Gibson Sport Series 47'. I have tried to contact Gibson but of course with the recent sale they are...

    Started by River Runner, 04-15-2017 06:30 AM
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    04-25-2017 04:25 AM Go to last post

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