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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. What's in your tool kit?

    Avast, mateys! We are headed out on the bright blue bay this weekend, I hope, though unlikely to be out of sight of home. (edit: scratch that plan......

    Started by Amelia, 05-22-2015 02:05 PM
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  2. A floating home is not a "vessel"....

    This should stir up a lot of it..... ...

    Started by Stmbtwle, 01-17-2013 05:21 AM
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  3. LED lights

    I'd like to swap out my recessed candecent light bulbs with the LED PAR20 bulbs. Do the LED bulbs put off less heat than the candecent ones? I have...

    Started by GoVols, 05-18-2015 08:37 AM
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    05-20-2015 05:46 AM Go to last post
  4. 40' Cruise-A-Home ... Great Loop?

    Any thoughts about whether or not a 40' Cruise-A-Home could handle the open water sections (like say, the Gulf) of the Great Loop with a reasonable...

    Started by keithj, 03-22-2014 02:56 PM
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  5. concrete hull

    Just looked at a 58 x 18 concrete hull boat on craigs list looks kinda like a sailboat it doesn't say what kind of boat it is. Any opinions about a...

    Started by capnmorgan, 09-10-2012 07:20 PM
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    05-16-2015 12:37 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
    air conditioner, heat pump, hvac
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    05-16-2015 12:36 PM Go to last post
  7. LPG Bottles

    I am planning on carrying two 40 lb propane bottles on my back deck. Actually itís the top of the aft cabin. My boat is a Mainship 36 DC and is not...

    Started by Tony B, 10-31-2012 11:23 AM
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  8. Another one bites the dust: Sharpe Houseboats

    I just heard this news over the weekend. They had an absolute auction on September 20th. I hate to hear it. ...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-24-2012 06:16 AM
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    05-16-2015 12:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Chattanooga, Tn. Marinas

    Getting ready to start this years journey. Our first major stop will be Chattanooga. Tn. Has anyone here stayed there before and can recommend a...

    Started by Tony B, 04-24-2015 07:16 PM
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    05-15-2015 05:46 AM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. docking lines/ropes

    OK, this is a strange question. May even be consider dumb. I new at this, so be gentle. Why wouldn't you use steel cable instead of ropes for...

    Started by azhb, 04-18-2015 10:34 PM
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  12. New inverter batteries or portable generator?

    In the Spring of 2012, I forked over $1k for 8 new AGM batteries. I conserve juice as much as possible at night, but the dumb things go from full...

    Started by GoVols, 04-27-2015 01:10 PM
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  13. Tony B on the Tennessee

    We left Joe Wheeler State Park a few days ago. We are heading up-stream to Knoxville, Tn. area. It should take up a good while to get there as this...

    Started by Tony B, 04-30-2015 01:37 PM
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  14. Water Purification Question

    My houseboat is located on a remote slip where there is no water service and I am tired of hauling it to the boat. I have reviewed the other post on...

    Started by thompsdw, 04-14-2015 04:01 PM
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  15. Newbies looking for some help

    Hello! My wife and I are thinking of relocating down to the Florida area and have always been interested in houseboats. We are looking to...

    Started by stejeic, 03-31-2015 10:02 AM
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    04-14-2015 11:32 AM Go to last post
  16. Acrylic Drink ware with my boat name on it.

    Just wanted to post a simple site for high quality Acrylic Drink ware. http://customproductmarking.com Lots of boaters from Conley Bottom got there...

    Started by Doug Emerson, 04-14-2015 10:25 AM
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  17. Greetings Houseboaters!

    This is DeepSeaDan from Canada bidding y'all greetings and salutations! Are any of you folks scuba divers? I've been tripping around underwater...

    Started by DeepSeaDan, 04-11-2015 02:40 PM
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    04-14-2015 09:34 AM Go to last post
  18. FIRE Posted by Fork Lift King

    The president of Inland Marina Inc. in Evansville and an off-duty Evansville firefighter were arrested Saturday after police said they interfered...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 02-20-2015 07:26 AM
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  19. Cool Hello from Ohana in DelaND fl

    Just wanted to say hello, I currently on a Canadian built 52 foot 3 buoys houseboat. I am doing restoration currently and enjoy living aboard. I...

    Started by ohana, 11-06-2014 09:02 AM
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    04-02-2015 04:16 AM Go to last post
  20. Interior Paneling suggestions

    Is there any interior paneling that anyone recommends? I am personally tired of replacing paneling due to swelling because of moisture and humidity....

    Started by JTAlberts, 03-16-2015 12:46 PM
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    03-21-2015 06:02 PM Go to last post

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