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  1. 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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  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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  1. marietta ,ohio sternwheeler festival

    the marietta sternwheeler festival is coming up quick. its sept. 7-8-9. if your even close to the area( by boat or car) you should stop by and see...

    Started by 42gibson, 08-23-2012 07:37 PM
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    08-24-2012 02:48 PM Go to last post
  2. and the day started out so good

    it was ealry saturday 10/6. we got a call from a man wanting to buy our old gibson. we went up river 8 miles to bring it down to take it out and...

    Started by 42gibson, 10-08-2012 01:01 PM
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  3. tucker boats

    we went to Cincinnati yesterday to Washington marine to check on the progress on our boat. I was talking to terry one of the owners and asked what...

    Started by 42gibson, 08-22-2015 06:04 AM
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  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. towing jetboat

    we have a 59' stardust and have just purchased a 15' bayliner jazz we hope to tow behind the hb. i have just read some things about pinching a hose...

    Started by altlrumy, 06-04-2015 08:15 AM
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    06-05-2015 05:35 AM Go to last post
  8. New water tank-- now what?

    There was an excellent article somewhere, I thought here, on inaugurating a new (poly-somethingorother) water tank, but I cannot find it. That job is...

    Started by Amelia, 01-02-2013 04:41 PM
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Voyage of the Lotus Eater

    In a triumph of persistence and foolhardiness, we managed to fulfill an all-summer ambition, by attending an Edenton Yacht Club party 24 miles east...

    Started by Amelia, 08-31-2014 06:24 PM
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    05-03-2015 02:39 PM Go to last post
  17. Where the Hell is Puerto Rico?

    Some here me included would like to preserve some of the threads posted on the old forum. Here's the way I'm suggesting that we attempt to preserve...

    Started by Bamby, 08-24-2012 05:29 AM
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    08-25-2012 07:27 AM Go to last post
  18. Random BS Thread

    Well we've spent the last four weekends on the boat this year far short of what we'd would have normally logged due the sorry spring weather we've...

    Started by Bamby, 06-27-2013 05:15 PM
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  19. Who’s Watching Your Dock?

    Something I rec'd via a email from a newsletter sent out by the Magazine. I'm re-posting here with the assumption that it would be OK. Who’s...

    Started by Bamby, 01-14-2014 05:36 AM
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    01-14-2014 08:44 AM Go to last post
  20. Issues Marinas Have With Live-aboards

    In the thread "Mainas that allow liveaboard?" it's apparent that Marinas aren't receptive to live-aboard tenants. What's your thoughts on the issues...

    Started by Bamby, 02-17-2015 02:56 PM
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    02-19-2015 10:01 AM Go to last post

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