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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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    09-19-2012 07:31 AM Go to last post
  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. 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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    05-28-2013 01:46 PM Go to last post
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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    03-09-2013 01:02 PM Go to last post
  8. How to add Ballast to Steel Pontoons

    I own a houseboat with steel pontoons. The boat was lengthened and a section of pontoons added to compensate for the added length/weight. However,...

    Started by Potis, 05-14-2013 05:30 AM
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    05-25-2013 07:06 AM Go to last post
  9. 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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    08-07-2013 03:52 PM Go to last post
  10. Untypical Floor Plan Value?

    We are currently looking at a 16' X 67' Jametowner with what we have been told was a custom floor plan .....two bedrooms and only one bath. I...

    Started by Dan, 07-30-2012 02:21 PM
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    08-24-2012 07:14 AM Go to last post
  11. single engine vs twin engine??/v drive vs outdrive

    We have two houseboats in mind, one with a single engine 350 with outdrive, other is twin engine 305 with v drive. Any opinions or info on pros and...

    Started by mck1018, 08-23-2012 10:50 AM
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  12. Kitchen Range/Oven Recommendation Needed

    My wife and I are the very proud owners 1990 Jamestowner HB. We bought it two weeks ago and have loved every minute we have spent on it. The issue we...

    Started by Dr_Jack0040, 09-09-2013 11:33 AM
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    12-02-2013 08:08 AM Go to last post
  13. So about that water in the oil....

    I said to myself this year that I was going to pull my boat in warmer weather so I could do a lot of work. I didn't think that it was going to be...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-28-2013 05:51 AM
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    06-01-2013 06:11 PM Go to last post
  14. What happened?

    J So whats going on. Will the old Forum go away. Will we be able to access the archives? Are Pirate and I still administrators/moderators? OHB

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-09-2012 09:47 AM
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    07-18-2012 06:58 AM Go to last post
  15. Your Stereo/Sound System

    I am curious what marine/auto/RV stereo you have installed. I am mainly looking at 12VDC radios. This is not specifically about Marine comms, but I...

    Started by KC55, 12-21-2012 01:29 PM
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    bluetooth, ipod, radio, remote, stereo
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    01-18-2013 12:16 PM Go to last post
  16. Winter is nigh

    Well, the last 2 weekend we were busy with random obligations so it wasn't feasible to take the HB out of the slip. Instead, we took the runabout...

    Started by GoVols, 09-25-2013 06:11 AM
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  17. replacing stove

    We are going to shop for a new stove, stainless, ballpark setting aside roughly 11/12 hundred. Leaning toward gas. For the past 6 years our...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-22-2013 06:07 AM
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    03-03-2013 05:10 AM Go to last post
  18. Low hours boats - what should I watch for when buying?

    {I originally posted this as a reply to OHB's newbie post. I've decided to do a new thread} Shopping for a used boat, a couple that we like have...

    Started by Zilpo55, 08-09-2012 09:28 AM
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    08-25-2012 04:55 AM Go to last post
  19. Merry Christmas and happy New Year

    I want to wish all the great board members and houseboat Magazine staff A a great Christmas and Happy New year. May you get the boat of your dreams...

    Started by pirate, 12-17-2012 10:05 AM
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    01-07-2013 11:10 AM Go to last post
  20. Looking for a Hatch Hinge

    Anyone seen a designed hatch hinge for the inside hatch (32X32- 3/4" thick plywood plus covering), for a houseboat salon. Hope to locate a source.

    Started by dalehollow, 03-14-2013 07:24 AM
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    03-24-2013 01:05 PM Go to last post

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