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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. Question Making a Houseboat Seaworthy

    Hi all, I'm the eldest son in my family, and we've recently bought an 80ft Dutch Barge. A while back it had a working propulsion system, and was...

    Started by fekkin, 10-16-2016 10:10 AM
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    cost, dutch, engine, propulsion, restoring
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  2. Geothermal Heat Pumps

    I have been wondering as I've explored our new houseboat and the docks: are there many houseboats with geothermal heat pump systems? It seems to me...

    Started by Zilpo55, 04-23-2013 09:41 AM
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    air conditioner, heat pump, hvac
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    10-18-2016 08:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Beautiful Alleppey Houseboat

    Beautiful Alleppey Houseboats One of the leading Houseboats and Backwater tour operators in Alappuzha since 2007. Alleppey Houseboat is one of...

    Started by alleppey, 10-17-2016 09:58 PM
    alleppey houseboat, boathouse alleppey, kerala houseboat
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  4. kingscraft cuddy

    some new people at our dock just bought a1971 55 kingscraft.beautiful boat just had a fresh head to toe question is the previous owner...

    Started by 42gibson, 10-02-2016 04:45 AM
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    10-07-2016 07:18 AM Go to last post
  5. best houseboat packages in Kerala

    Hey all here introduces the most enchanting holiday experience in the world • Alapuzha (Venice of the East) or Alleppey as it is popularly known is...

    Started by houseboat, 10-06-2016 12:22 AM
    alleppey, houseboats
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    10-06-2016 07:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Living in a houseboat

    Hi, I am a university student doing a project on small space living. I am looking specifically at furniture in small homes. It would be great if...

    Started by harriwood95, 10-04-2016 03:09 AM
    home, houseboat, lifestyle, living, research
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    10-06-2016 03:19 PM Go to last post
  7. Carp

    Some of you lod timers on here may remember a thread about carp banging the bottom of boats and there was finally a cure it. Does anyone remember...

    Started by pirate, 09-24-2016 10:04 AM
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    09-27-2016 01:23 PM Go to last post
  8. Using Pontoon Houseboat in the winter

    I know a lot of folks use their houseboats during the winter months. I have a Playcraft pontoon houseboat that I would like to use over the winter,...

    Started by cutler, 09-25-2016 08:22 AM
    freezing, pipes, pontoon, water lines, winter
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    09-27-2016 07:53 AM Go to last post
  9. What's up with Gibson now?

    What's going on with Gibson now?

    Started by DitchRider, 07-16-2016 03:23 PM
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    09-19-2016 11:12 AM Go to last post
  10. Houseboating all my life

    I've loved houseboats since childhood. I'm 49 now and just ran across this picture of me (in yellow shirt) on the roof of this new Stardust...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 09-06-2016 06:07 PM
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    09-07-2016 04:55 AM Go to last post
  11. New to houseboating, need advice

    Hello, my wife and I want to fulfill our dream of owning and living on a houseboat. Neither of us have any real experience with boating in general,...

    Started by jsteinberg123, 08-23-2016 03:40 PM
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    09-05-2016 08:37 AM Go to last post
  12. Glass or Aluminium, Flat bottom or multi-hull

    Just for discussion sake, would you rather have a Fiberglass or Aluminium hull? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Which is better...

    Started by Truckerbill, 08-21-2016 06:54 AM
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    09-03-2016 03:38 PM Go to last post
  13. Houseboat hunting

    First off I'm not too familiar with houseboats or houseboat manufacturers. I'm posting for help trying to figure out if a houseboat is the right move...

    Started by Maagee1979, 08-09-2016 04:58 PM
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    08-26-2016 12:31 PM Go to last post
  14. HBChattanooga

    I hope this is in the right place. I wanted to introduced (re-introduce) myself to the group. I was here a couple years ago as Gibson42LC. I sold...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 08-20-2016 08:01 PM
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    08-21-2016 06:11 AM Go to last post
  15. fresh water in bilge

    I am a new member but have been reading and getting lessons on houseboating fo ryears. I have a 1982 gibson executive 50 ft . I am getting fresh...

    Started by jerry, 08-15-2016 01:15 PM
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    08-19-2016 07:23 PM Go to last post
  16. Great Loop and the Big Bite

    Anyone here ever do the big bite? Between Tarpon Springs, FL and Carrabelle, FL? An even better question, has anyone ever taken a trip from the...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-14-2016 12:45 PM
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    08-17-2016 05:46 AM Go to last post
  17. 1995 Lakeview, generator only pulls from starboard tank

    I have a 96 Lakeview with a 12.5kw westerbeke. By the looks of everything it should pull from either fuel tank. My thoughts were path of least...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-12-2016 11:15 AM
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    08-15-2016 06:33 AM Go to last post
  18. Houseboat in Salt Water in Florida

    I am DYING for a houseboat. In a perfect world I would have one of the houseboats that they have on the lakes that are on pontoon hulls with the...

    Started by mimoo, 02-26-2016 08:43 AM
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    08-09-2016 09:00 AM Go to last post
  19. Red face Test Drive Today!!!

    Just finished installing a new mechanical fuel pump. I'll change the oil one last time and fire them up about 2 PM today!! It's been almost six years...

    Started by Jolly Time, 06-07-2016 06:33 AM
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    08-06-2016 06:32 AM Go to last post
  20. Newbie looking for correct term for steps

    I'm looking to add or possibly replace the steps or ladder from the stateroom that allow one access to the aft deck through the stateroom window. Are...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-17-2016 07:47 PM
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    08-03-2016 11:51 PM Go to last post

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