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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 09:42 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 01:21 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 09:27 PM
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  1. pontoon houseboat movers?

    Can you guys suggest anyone that can move a 16x69 pontoon houseboat over the road?

    Started by GoVols, Yesterday 07:31 AM
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  2. Mississippi River Navigation/Info

    We're looking at planning a trip up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers starting at the Arkansas River, time frame maybe late spring or early summer. We...

    Started by RonandBee, 10-06-2015 08:33 PM
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  3. Looking for Myacht houseboat info

    I am looking for any information on a 1997 43 ft Myacht house boat I need all specifications on pontoons such as holding tank gallons gas tank...

    Started by Jeff, 09-23-2015 04:03 PM
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    10-06-2015 11:28 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 06:20 AM
    bluewater, boatel, houseboat
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    10-03-2015 07:47 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 11:57 AM
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    10-03-2015 06:15 AM Go to last post
  6. Hmm New Bucket List Ideal

    Two of my kids just gave me another grandson. I went to Gulf Shores Alabama to visit and stayed too long, though my kids insist I didn't. I really...

    Started by desimulacra, 09-30-2015 11:47 AM
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    10-02-2015 11:11 AM Go to last post
  7. Red face newbie needs help

    We finally decided we are ready to live on a houseboat. So we have been checking out a few marinas but we still don't have a boat. We thought we...

    Started by allopp, 09-30-2015 07:13 PM
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    10-02-2015 10:50 AM Go to last post
  8. Party Deck Railing Question

    We have committed to an 80 foot Somerset and now have an issue we need to take care of with the upper deck railing. There is a gap of about 12-14...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-25-2015 09:47 AM
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    09-27-2015 04:43 PM Go to last post
  9. Please help!

    I just purchased a Hydra one houseboat in Arkansas. I am trying to find the manufactor of these boats so I can get the owners guide for it. I cannot...

    Started by brockb86, 09-24-2015 06:05 PM
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    09-26-2015 06:54 PM Go to last post
  10. Reverse Hook Cup Propeller

    Has anyone tried the Propco RHC propeller? They claim to have up to 200% more reverse thrust, and supposedly work great to get a houseboat off a...

    Started by ShoreBound, 12-13-2012 08:43 AM
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    09-23-2015 09:58 PM Go to last post
  11. financing housboat

    I have a guy that wants to buy my boat, but doesn't have the required 20% down payment needed to get the loan. He tried a marine loan broker and his...

    Started by GoVols, 09-15-2015 09:10 AM
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  12. Florida Keys marina recommendations for liveaboards?

    Hi all, new house barge owner in NYC and I wanna take the plunge and do this where the water is clear! I'd love to stay in the upper keys to be close...

    Started by cat, 09-16-2015 01:33 PM
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  13. Cool houseboats in pacific ocean

    I am new in houseboats and I try find out if the house have stern drive is ok for salty ocean ? need advise thx

    Started by polo, 09-05-2012 09:35 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:48 PM Go to last post
  14. 1985 Gibson Lazy Cruz

    Im new to the forum and thought I would post a few pics of "Low N Slow" and introduce myself. We are in Chattanooga Tn and have our boat on Soddy...

    Started by Gibson42lc, 10-18-2012 09:00 AM
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  15. Gibson Houseboat Freshwater Connection

    OK Gang hopefully one of you experts can help me out here. We've got a 1999 50 Gibson Cabin Yacht with onboatr 100 gallon freshwater tanks and...

    Started by DitchRider, 12-29-2013 06:57 AM
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  16. Marinette Seacrest 41 widebody

    Anyone have any feedback on the old Marinette Seacrest houseboats? I am looking at a 1973 41x14 Seacrest. I will be taking the first look at it on...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-02-2014 07:18 PM
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    09-11-2015 03:41 PM Go to last post
  17. Carri Craft

    I have been looking at a 57' Carri Craft to rebuild. It has twin, 6 cylinder Perkins diesel. Has anyone had any experience with these boats?

    Started by Fork-lift-king, 11-24-2012 02:59 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:40 PM Go to last post
  18. Anchoring

    I have a 58' Lakeview and have only anchored a couple times. I tied to one of the corner cleats. I'm wondering if I might be better off dropping an...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-30-2015 06:31 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Boat Walkthrough Questions to Ask

    We have narrowed down our search to two boats that are in freshwater in Texas and will be walking through them in a week or two. Are there any...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-07-2015 01:12 PM
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    09-11-2015 05:55 AM Go to last post
  20. Make it sop!!! Houseboat wanders at anchor like a drunken sailor

    Ok all.. After months or repair and refit we've taken our new Gibson 50' out for the weekend. We decided to go the 40 miles north up to Peck Lake...

    Started by DitchRider, 09-02-2012 06:25 AM
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    08-31-2015 09:04 AM Go to last post

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