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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 did you do to your houseboat today.

    Seeing how we are more or less starting from scratch here I though I'd start a new thread that hopefully will generate some activity and perhaps even...

    Started by DitchRider, 07-10-2012 05:34 AM
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    07-30-2013 06:46 AM Go to last post
  2. Im new and would like to introduce myself....

    Hi there, I just wanted to take a few and tell you about my family and our Houseboating lifestyle. My name is Mike and my wife is Korrie. We have...

    Started by Mountaineer 67, 11-03-2014 10:55 AM
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  3. The trip has begun

    Well, we finally cut the docklines today. I was starting to think the day would never come. Just one obstacle after another. Anyhoo..... We left...

    Started by Tony B, 12-23-2013 04:11 PM
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  4. Never ending story - Add 7 words

    The boat started to sink an I

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 11-22-2012 06:29 PM
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  5. Living Aboard

    I know we have discussed this a bit on the old forum, but want to bring it up again because now I'm thinking about making the change.......and we...

    Started by Dan, 07-17-2012 03:35 PM
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    living aboard a houseboat
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    09-13-2012 03:49 PM Go to last post
  6. Very First Post: Lots of Questions

    My name is James and I live in Cincinnati. That being said, I am wanting to come back to boating. As a child my family had a 47' Watercraft...

    Started by Tillerman7, 06-23-2015 06:13 AM
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    07-07-2015 06:01 PM Go to last post
  7. New to houseboating

    We are looking for our first houseboat and need some advice.We are looking at Two different Gibsons tomorrow. A 1982 Lazycruz 50' single volvo penta...

    Started by Jakebg, 09-22-2012 03:45 PM
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    10-18-2012 05:33 PM Go to last post
  8. Gun Question

    This is a gun question on what to buy. Please don't get into gun rights and other political issues or this thread will get killed. I'm targeting...

    Started by Tony B, 11-17-2013 03:21 PM
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    12-04-2013 06:37 PM Go to last post
  9. Newbie seeking advice on which old houseboat to buy for major renovation/modern home

    Hi all, My girlfriend and I spend our summers on Lake of the Woods, Canada, and have decided to stop renting a cottage each summer, and instead...

    Started by jack88, 08-17-2014 12:32 PM
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  10. Towing runabout behind the houseboat

    I've been limping by on this issue for a while now and trying different methods to move our runabout along with our houseboat so no one is left out...

    Started by GoVols, 09-09-2014 12:48 PM
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  11. 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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  12. My houseboat

    I am not new to boating and living on a boat. 4 years ago, I purchase a sailboat - Watkins 27. Decent living space for that size a boat. Last year, I...

    Started by dupek, 11-18-2014 06:34 PM
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    12-17-2014 11:03 PM Go to last post
  13. Houseboat Builder and Location Advice

    So my wife and I are retired and in our early 50's. We are looking at selling our house and being more mobile. We were seriously considering doing...

    Started by RonandBee, 06-08-2015 08:50 AM
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  14. Does anybody actually travel in there houseboat?

    I don't see much talk about traveling on here does anyone do it. When my kids get out of school and move on I want to travel the ICW mostly between...

    Started by capnmorgan, 08-24-2012 07:14 AM
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  15. Coast Guard Registration

    How many of you have your boat registered with the CG instead of the state? There was no advantage for me when my boat was in TN, but there is an...

    Started by easttnboater, 07-17-2014 01:54 PM
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  16. 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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  17. New Houseboat being home built

    I will state up front, no pictures, but I will get some! Across the bay from me on the shore a gentleman is building a new 2 story houseboat. I was...

    Started by desimulacra, 05-01-2014 05:04 AM
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    07-09-2014 10:37 AM Go to last post
  18. Unhappy Here to shake things up a bit

    Hey OHB, I'm from the old forums.. I was told by many it was crazy and fool-hearted to do the ICW in a 8x30 foot houseboat. I shut up because, I...

    Started by jsj248, 01-24-2015 04:32 PM
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  19. Angry expenses continue

    Well, after spending $1,700 on 12.5KW Westerbeke BEG generator to get it up and running again, I decided to replace the 2 built in fuel filters. One...

    Started by GoVols, 07-01-2014 11:33 AM
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  20. Moving my boat to GA

    After accepting a job in southern Georgia and relocating with my wife, I will be moving my boat from South Holston in TN to Clarks Hill Lake on the...

    Started by easttnboater, 06-25-2014 11:09 AM
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    07-21-2014 01:34 PM Go to last post

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