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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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    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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    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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    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...

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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. kingscraft cuddy

    some new people at our dock just bought a1971 55 kingscraft.beautiful boat just had a fresh head to toe remodel.my question is the previous owner...

    Started by 42gibson, 10-02-2016 04:45 AM
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    10-07-2016 07:18 AM Go to last post
  6. gibson sold?

    looks like a new owner for Gibson boats, a family in south Dakota took ownership as of march 1st and moving the operation to south Dakota. maybe now...

    Started by 42gibson, 03-09-2017 02:48 AM
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    04-04-2017 11:44 AM Go to last post
  7. what happned to summer

    man, what happened? it seems like only yesterday we put the boat in and now its 8 weeks till we pull out. everyone must have had an uneventful summer...

    Started by 42gibson, 08-21-2017 05:13 AM
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    08-29-2017 03:01 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. Beautiful Alleppey Houseboat

    Beautiful Alleppey Houseboats One of the leading Houseboats and Backwater tour operators in Alappuzha since 2007. Alleppey Houseboat is one of...

    Started by alleppey, 10-17-2016 09:58 PM
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. humming outlets

    I have had some trouble with my gfci outlets humming, with operating on the inverter, anchored out. If I trip out the outlets they quit, and when...

    Started by altlrumy, 07-08-2017 07:17 AM
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    07-10-2017 05:10 AM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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    03-12-2015 07:01 AM Go to last post
  16. 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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    09-02-2014 02:33 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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    05-31-2015 07:43 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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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    08-03-2016 11:50 PM Go to last post
  20. Gas grill?

    Oh, it's a gorgeous spring day here in the back of beyond, and a girl's thoughts turn to houseboating-- and barbecue. I'm eager to install a gas...

    Started by Amelia, 02-20-2017 10:46 AM
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    03-03-2017 06:47 PM Go to last post

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