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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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    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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    08-25-2014 06:30 AM Go to last post
  2. 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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    08-22-2014 07:15 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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    08-20-2014 09:45 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    08-20-2014 09:43 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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    08-19-2014 07:22 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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    08-18-2014 11:59 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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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    08-13-2014 05:23 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Tony B on the move

    Tony B came in yesterday and we are refitting as I write this, he has a nice boat. Will be here a couple more days. Needed some mechanical work etc.

    Started by pirate, 05-23-2014 12:27 PM
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    07-28-2014 04:00 PM Go to last post
  13. Moving my boat to GA

    After accepting a job in southern Georgia and relocating with my wife, I will be moving my boat from South Holston in TN to Clarks Hill Lake on the...

    Started by easttnboater, 06-25-2014 11:09 AM
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    07-21-2014 01:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Outdrive flip up

    Its been a while since i have been on here but we are gearing up for a great season and i look forward to visiting this forum and silently learning! ...

    Started by Gibson42lc, 05-26-2014 07:54 PM
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    07-13-2014 06:47 PM Go to last post
  15. New Houseboat being home built

    I will state up front, no pictures, but I will get some! Across the bay from me on the shore a gentleman is building a new 2 story houseboat. I was...

    Started by desimulacra, 05-01-2014 05:04 AM
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    07-09-2014 10:37 AM Go to last post
  16. Westerbeke 12.5BEG generator issues

    I woke the genset from its winter slumber Friday only to find it behaving worse than I do before my morning coffee. Gen is an '05 12.5Kw BEG model...

    Started by GoVols, 04-29-2014 09:09 AM
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    07-01-2014 11:36 AM Go to last post
  17. houseboat trailers for sale

    Before I go about getting a yard trailer built, does anyone have any knowledge of any for sale that would fit a 45' X 14'?

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-27-2014 04:12 PM
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    06-27-2014 08:41 AM Go to last post
  18. Marine carpet alternative suggestions -- vinyl??

    So, we're tired of having to scrub the mildew out of the rear carpet on our boat. The carpet stays wet a lot because the rear of my boat sticks out...

    Started by GoVols, 06-18-2014 07:41 AM
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  19. Speaking of homebuilt houseboats

    There is visible progress. You who had the good sense to invest in a turnkey operation will hardly understand my jubilation, but once we get...

    Started by Amelia, 05-24-2014 06:39 AM
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    06-05-2014 07:39 AM Go to last post
  20. Sail vs. Power

    In our previous life we were Coastal and Open Water sailboat cruisers, mostly on the Gulf of Mexico and some Atlantic. Planning a trip was very easy....

    Started by Tony B, 05-28-2014 04:47 PM
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    06-04-2014 04:21 PM Go to last post

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