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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. Is there no water hook up on a Gibson???

    We just purchased a 1992 Gibson Sport. I can't find a water hook up to connect to city water at the dock. All previous boats we have owned have one...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-25-2016 03:08 PM
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  2. Just for fun

    Don't know if this attempt to post a photo will work, but yesterday we had our own private rainbow across the bow of the Lotus Eater. Pot of gold not...

    Started by Amelia, 07-21-2016 08:33 PM
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    07-23-2016 04:59 PM Go to last post
  3. Insurance- Help!

    We have just recently purchased a houseboat and did some renovations. We are now wanting to rent out the boat for short terms stays. The boat will...

    Started by nettie, 07-20-2016 02:58 PM
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    07-21-2016 11:08 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    07-20-2016 04:48 PM Go to last post
  5. Anyone with experience with a box anchor?

    We previously anchored our cabin cruiser by backing up towards the shore using a bungee style rope on our forward danforth style anchor and tying off...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-17-2016 07:58 PM
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  6. Newbie with survey/bottom paint questions

    We are upgrading from a cabin cruiser to a Gibson sport series. The marine survey is scheduled for Friday, but we are only doing an in water survey...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-17-2016 07:44 PM
    bottom paint, gibson, survey
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    07-18-2016 09:16 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    07-18-2016 12:45 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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    07-17-2016 06:50 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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    07-14-2016 12:33 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
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    07-14-2016 11:58 AM Go to last post
  11. 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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    07-11-2016 05:32 AM Go to last post
  12. High Water Bilge Alarm

    Due to recent close call of neighbors boat I am installing a High Water Bilge Alarm. Probably a Rule 33 ALA. I see the alarms that will call you...

    Started by desimulacra, 06-15-2016 08:11 AM
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    06-16-2016 04:49 AM Go to last post
  13. Opps almost lost one!

    Went to the marina this weekend. Missed church, not feeling good. Finally up and stirring when there is a call from my dock-mate. Unusual, why did he...

    Started by desimulacra, 06-08-2016 07:23 AM
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    06-15-2016 11:13 AM Go to last post
  14. Towing x 2

    Good day everyone, my husband and I have remodeled a 72 Drifter houseboat and when I say remodeled it has been top to bottom, inside and out- we...

    Started by AMYWV, 06-14-2016 12:34 PM
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    06-15-2016 07:01 AM Go to last post
  15. finally done

    the boat is finally done,new roof,new decks,new engine room bulkhead ,dripless shafts,strut bushings,vhf antennas. we go in the water Tuesday then...

    Started by 42gibson, 06-03-2016 08:49 AM
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    06-15-2016 02:52 AM 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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    06-14-2016 12:45 PM Go to last post
  17. California Drought comparison pictures

    http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-california-drought-slider-htmlstory.html Crazy how low the water was.

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-19-2016 11:47 AM
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    06-01-2016 01:37 PM Go to last post
  18. Talk to me about saltwater

    Look I know I'm new to all this, but I'm sure I could make living on saltwater in the Florida Keys. I have researched and researched but I understand...

    Started by FinsToTheRight, 04-25-2016 08:40 PM
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    05-31-2016 10:02 PM Go to last post
  19. Unhappy Houseboatless

    Well, as of yesterday, we are no longer houseboaters. We completed our sale of our Sailabration yesterday to a guy that will keep the boat on the...

    Started by GoVols, 05-13-2016 07:01 AM
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    05-31-2016 06:21 AM Go to last post
  20. Electrolysis--

    First off, this first pic was taken in 2011--- The boat's been out a couple of weeks now. The hull has several thru holes surrounding corroded...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 07-06-2015 09:02 AM
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    05-22-2016 12:27 PM Go to last post

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