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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. Need Thruster Advice

    Hello All, I am looking to add thrusters to my 66' Sumerset and am seeking advice on type. Have spoken to several friends and the general...

    Started by clsimkins, 08-21-2014 09:05 AM
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  2. Coast Guard Registration

    How many of you have your boat registered with the CG instead of the state? There was no advantage for me when my boat was in TN, but there is an...

    Started by easttnboater, 07-17-2014 01:54 PM
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    10-22-2014 09:56 AM Go to last post
  3. Sold one boat, Purchased another!!

    Sold Jolly Time to a Riverboat Captain here in Mississippi. Have been without for several months and looks like I just became the owner of a 40 ft...

    Started by Jolly Time, 10-20-2014 05:13 PM
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  4. Cool Pirates Marina

    Ed, A Looper Blog I follow called "Fulfilling Dreams" had some good pictures of Pirates Marina from their stop the other night! Thanks Dad and...

    Started by Jolly Time, 10-14-2014 04:23 PM
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  5. Hit something

    Coming back from the Sternwheel festival in Wheeling on Saturday night at about 5 knots we hit a sunken log. It was foggy coming off the river and I...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-15-2014 09:06 AM
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    10-20-2014 01:38 PM Go to last post
  6. FishFinder - which one

    I need a new depth finder/fish finder. I really want the dual imaging because I am more concerned about the bottom detail than the fish. Right...

    Started by Tony B, 09-22-2014 12:25 PM
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    10-11-2014 08:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Newbie seeking advice on which old houseboat to buy for major renovation/modern home

    Hi all, My girlfriend and I spend our summers on Lake of the Woods, Canada, and have decided to stop renting a cottage each summer, and instead...

    Started by jack88, 08-17-2014 12:32 PM
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    10-03-2014 06:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Don't People Like Houseboats in the Florida Keys

    So we've got our eyes out on a larger boat and we're seriously thinking about putting DitchRider up on the market. It's currently on our dock down...

    Started by DitchRider, 08-05-2014 09:01 AM
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  9. Tell me about coal tar epoxy-

    We've owned our SkipperLiner for going on 9 years now. Has a steel semi-V hull, dead-flat at the stern, 9 up front. I'm fixing to pull the boat this...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 09-03-2014 04:56 PM
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    09-22-2014 12:41 PM Go to last post
  10. Closed Cooling/Radiator

    I am going to re-power my 14x58 Sumerset that has one mercruser engine. Instead of using raw water I was going to use a heat exchanger. When I was...

    Started by desimulacra, 07-09-2014 10:34 AM
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    09-18-2014 08:23 AM Go to last post
  11. Towing runabout behind the houseboat

    I've been limping by on this issue for a while now and trying different methods to move our runabout along with our houseboat so no one is left out...

    Started by GoVols, 09-09-2014 12:48 PM
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    09-17-2014 07:26 AM Go to last post
  12. Hello Carl Crafters

    What is new with the Carl Craft owners?

    Started by CCraft57, 08-29-2014 12:32 PM
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    09-11-2014 02:30 PM Go to last post
  13. help with Mooring lines

    just purchase a used 2012 16 x 84ft Sharpe. I need to purchase mooring lines for when we tie up to the bank and across an inlet. My previous boat,...

    Started by smul924, 09-08-2014 07:16 PM
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  14. Voyage of the Lotus Eater

    In a triumph of persistence and foolhardiness, we managed to fulfill an all-summer ambition, by attending an Edenton Yacht Club party 24 miles east...

    Started by Amelia, 08-31-2014 06:24 PM
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    09-02-2014 02:33 PM Go to last post
  15. Gas question:

    I just made the hour-long trek to buy ethanol-free gas, all ten gallons of it at a time, and decided that was a stinky chore I would like to...

    Started by Amelia, 08-19-2014 11:00 AM
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    08-29-2014 07:08 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 11:18 AM
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    08-18-2014 11:49 AM Go to last post
  17. Angry expenses continue

    Well, after spending $1,700 on 12.5KW Westerbeke BEG generator to get it up and running again, I decided to replace the 2 built in fuel filters. One...

    Started by GoVols, 07-01-2014 11:33 AM
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  18. TV antenna advice needed

    My boat has a ~2005 model Shakespeare Seawatch model 2030 over the air TV antenna. It's mounted to my arch on top of the boat. When I first bought...

    Started by GoVols, 08-07-2014 07:09 AM
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    08-11-2014 06:27 AM Go to last post
  19. Can't get a freaking break

    New boat came up from Cincinnati yesterday. Somwhere along the way, the generator kicked on. It is now toast! So I was debating to either get it...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-20-2014 06:35 AM
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    08-08-2014 06:23 AM Go to last post
  20. Norcold boat and RV refrigerators

    Norcold is recalling boat and RV refrigerators that can catch fire. see http://www.norcoldrecall.com/ They are being sued ( a class action) by two...

    Started by Ike, 07-29-2014 02:55 PM
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    07-31-2014 01:02 PM Go to last post

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