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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 10:42 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 02:21 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 10:27 PM
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  1. Unhappy Here to shake things up a bit

    Hey OHB, I'm from the old forums.. I was told by many it was crazy and fool-hearted to do the ICW in a 8x30 foot houseboat. I shut up because, I...

    Started by jsj248, 01-24-2015 05:32 PM
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  2. 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 12:57 PM
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    02-27-2015 02:12 PM Go to last post
  3. Mainas that allow liveaboard?

    The wife and I are considering getting another houseboat as our retirement home. One of the issues (and yes, there are many!) is trying to find...

    Started by Charles, 02-16-2015 07:05 PM
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    02-27-2015 01:30 PM Go to last post
  4. Bad neighbor

    I've had my fill of my dock neighbor's territorial habits when it comes to our shared finger (starboard side) on our dock. He has told me before...

    Started by GoVols, 08-11-2014 12:18 PM
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    02-24-2015 02:13 PM Go to last post
  5. Marina Damage at Norris Lake

    Just about all of the Marinas at Norris Lake have sustained heavy damage over the weekend. Flathollow Marina alone had 3 entire covered docks...

    Started by capnlazy, 02-23-2015 07:06 AM
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    02-23-2015 07:06 AM Go to last post
  6. Ice and snow causing marina to sink

    We're having a bit of an ice storm here in middle Tennessee the past few days. Somehow our power at the marina has managed to stay on, but flickered...

    Started by GoVols, 02-18-2015 06:19 AM
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    02-23-2015 06:10 AM Go to last post
  7. FIRE Posted by Fork Lift King

    The president of Inland Marina Inc. in Evansville and an off-duty Evansville firefighter were arrested Saturday after police said they interfered...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 02-20-2015 08:26 AM
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  8. Hope your boats are winterized

    It is going to -8* here tonight. The south is looking a bit chilled as well.

    Started by JTAlberts, 02-19-2015 11:02 AM
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    02-20-2015 09:36 AM Go to last post
  9. Issues Marinas Have With Live-aboards

    In the thread "Mainas that allow liveaboard?" it's apparent that Marinas aren't receptive to live-aboard tenants. What's your thoughts on the issues...

    Started by Bamby, 02-17-2015 03:56 PM
    houseboat, live aboard, marina
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    02-19-2015 11:01 AM Go to last post
  10. Smoke from port engine

    Since my boat has Honda outboards on it, I don't need to winterize them. Because of this, I like to try to start them every 2 to 3 weeks and let...

    Started by GoVols, 01-08-2015 01:59 PM
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    02-16-2015 05:36 AM Go to last post
  11. Not letting this go !! Houseboaters are the best

    placed on Active Captain: I left a deposit at Marathon Marina in November 2014, Told them I would pay the 4 months up front and give them a 5000...

    Started by jsj248, 02-14-2015 07:30 PM
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    02-15-2015 09:02 AM Go to last post
  12. Getting Horny

    I have a 36' Aft Cabin model and I need a new horn. I am trying to decide whether I want air-electric or just a plain electric horn. Which would...

    Started by Tony B, 01-28-2015 02:31 PM
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    02-14-2015 06:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Tennessee River Springtime River Conditions

    I'm planning on cruising again around first of April. Last year at that time, we were delayed for about 2 months near Mobile bay. The constant...

    Started by Tony B, 02-08-2015 06:31 AM
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    02-08-2015 09:34 AM Go to last post
  14. 1975 Boatel Islander... another open water candidate?

    I'm also looking at this boat for a trip to the Keys. I like the freeboard... almost starts to look a bit like a trawler. Anybody have thoughts...

    Started by keithj, 03-26-2014 04:04 PM
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    02-06-2015 02:43 PM Go to last post
  15. Bluewater Boatel-40 foot 1977

    Looking to chat and share experiences with fellow Boatel boaters. Live in Cincinnati are and cruise the Ohio. I have a friend that has a 35 Boatel...

    Started by Dockmaster, 02-01-2015 07:20 AM
    bluewater, boatel, houseboat
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    02-03-2015 07:16 PM Go to last post
  16. NW Alabama to Knoxville and the Little Tennessee

    We decided to change our plans for this coming spring. And I thought retirement meant that I didnt have to make any major decisions. Instead of Ky....

    Started by Tony B, 01-29-2015 07:11 AM
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  17. My Old Boat, Playin' House converted to "less is more"

    We sold our 37' 1989 Gibson Dual Helm, Twin 350's to an architect in New Orleans. When he came over to Pensacola to look at it, he stated "Tom, I...

    Started by BananaTom, 01-08-2015 11:16 AM
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    01-09-2015 10:55 AM Go to last post
  18. Tenn-Tom Waterway Question

    Starting tomorrow, there will be the perfect 'travel by water' weather for at least a week straight. Problem: Most of the rivers, locks and dams,...

    Started by Tony B, 05-01-2014 02:00 PM
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    01-09-2015 04:23 AM Go to last post
  19. Houseboat docking

    Am I wasting time and money rigging a trolling motor for docking purposes only?

    Started by Stevepace.golf@yahoo.com, 12-21-2014 08:12 AM
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    01-07-2015 11:38 AM Go to last post
  20. Onboard Television

    We've been trying desperately to get TV on our houseboat. Most boats on Lake Lanier have DirecTV but they no longer service boats, will not install...

    Started by lld, 12-22-2014 03:55 PM
    in motion, on board, satellite, television
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    01-04-2015 07:29 AM Go to last post

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