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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. Person capacity

    I have a 1986 44 foot Gibson Standard houseboat, It doesn't have a capacity placard, I need to know how many people can be on the boat?

    Started by 50-Desoto, 04-20-2016 03:21 AM
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    04-28-2016 02:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Maybe not a "houseboat" in the traditional sense, but...

    Thought you folks might find this interesting... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0eybzg7cYY

    Started by Stmbtwle, 04-27-2016 03:38 AM
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    04-28-2016 07:52 AM Go to last post
  3. 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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    04-27-2016 03:01 PM Go to last post
  4. 2016 boat season begins!

    Took the the boat out for the season's first cruise yesterday. Generator fired up after 7 months of sleep and ran for 8 hours straight with no...

    Started by GoVols, 04-25-2016 06:19 AM
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    04-27-2016 11:44 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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    04-21-2016 03:46 PM Go to last post
  6. Non-Navigable Houseboats on TVA Lakes

    Not sure if everyone has heard of the issue going on with Floating Houses and Non-navigable houseboats on TVA controlled lakes but the TVA is...

    Started by capnlazy, 04-13-2016 09:50 AM
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    04-14-2016 10:51 AM Go to last post
  7. Electronic Charts?

    Anybody use the electronic charts and navigation systems for laptops or tablets on the houseboat? What do you like, and why? Putting a fancy...

    Started by Amelia, 04-07-2016 09:43 AM
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    04-13-2016 03:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Marine loans for houseboat

    When we bought our boat, the rule of thumb was the boat couldn't be any older than 20 years old. Today, a prospective buyer for my boat got news...

    Started by GoVols, 03-10-2016 11:21 AM
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    04-12-2016 09:49 AM Go to last post
  9. 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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    03-26-2016 12:02 PM Go to last post
  10. Fixed holding tank odor

    From the time I bought my boat in Fall 2011 to this past summer, I'd clear the dock any time I'd flush my toilets. I was told I needed to replace...

    Started by GoVols, 02-16-2016 11:12 AM
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    02-28-2016 05:26 AM Go to last post
  11. Bringing ocean-going vessels up the Mississippi River?

    Hey guys. I'm working on a project at work and I'm hoping you can help me. Is it possible to bring a Roll On Roll Off (RORO) car carrying vessel up...

    Started by GoVols, 02-18-2016 09:20 AM
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    02-19-2016 01:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Verify the rating on a crane/davit

    I am replacing the winch on my 1995 Lakeview. The old motor was rated at 3300lb. It was a Rule Industry V33S. I want to use it to lift a...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 02-18-2016 06:37 AM
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    02-19-2016 05:31 AM Go to last post
  13. Tony B at The Starting Gate

    We will be leaving the Knoxville, Tn area sometime in late spring and heading downstream to the end of the Tenn. River at the junction of the Ohio....

    Started by Tony B, 02-11-2016 05:16 AM
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    02-12-2016 12:52 PM Go to last post
  14. 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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    02-11-2016 10:19 AM Go to last post
  15. I am unable to post photos. Can YOU??

    I have tried many times today, and was unsuccessful. Can anyone else upload photographic images?

    Started by BananaTom, 02-01-2016 10:21 AM
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    02-05-2016 07:00 PM Go to last post
  16. New Members are unable to join

    I have received two inquiries from people that are trying to join this forum. ONe was from another forum that I am on, and emails were exchanged...

    Started by BananaTom, 12-07-2015 09:06 AM
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    01-30-2016 07:52 AM Go to last post
  17. Gibson Houseboats

    Anything new on Gibson opening or not?

    Started by Jakebg, 01-08-2016 11:58 AM
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    01-18-2016 10:09 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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    01-05-2016 08:34 AM Go to last post
  19. Any Suntex customers?

    We've been told that our marina is under contract to be sold to Suntex Marinas. Of course, we're all trying to figure out how we feel about this. ...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-18-2015 08:09 AM
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    12-28-2015 07:33 AM Go to last post
  20. Lets help Chrissy out.

    Christmas help for Burns Craft Hi, I got this from Chrissy Sunday Ed Do you have any thing? I attempted to post to the forum but wasn't able...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 12-20-2015 08:11 AM
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    12-23-2015 12:17 PM Go to last post

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