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  1. 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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  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: 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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  4. 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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  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. 1972 Burns Craft 45

    We are considering a 1972 Burns Craft 45'. The seller has completely rebuilt both motors, gen-set, new wiring/fixtures/appliances/plumbing/tanks,...

    Started by Knot Normal, 01-13-2014 07:41 PM
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  2. 1975 Boatel Islander... another open water candidate?

    I'm also looking at this boat for a trip to the Keys. I like the freeboard... almost starts to look a bit like a trawler. Anybody have thoughts...

    Started by keithj, 03-26-2014 03:04 PM
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    02-06-2015 01:43 PM Go to last post
  3. 1985 Gibson Lazy Cruz

    Im new to the forum and thought I would post a few pics of "Low N Slow" and introduce myself. We are in Chattanooga Tn and have our boat on Soddy...

    Started by Gibson42lc, 10-18-2012 09:00 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:46 PM Go to last post
  4. 1995 Lakeview, generator only pulls from starboard tank

    I have a 96 Lakeview with a 12.5kw westerbeke. By the looks of everything it should pull from either fuel tank. My thoughts were path of least...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-12-2016 11:15 AM
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    08-15-2016 06:33 AM Go to last post
  5. 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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    05-07-2016 05:51 AM Go to last post
  6. 40' Cruise-A-Home ... Great Loop?

    Any thoughts about whether or not a 40' Cruise-A-Home could handle the open water sections (like say, the Gulf) of the Great Loop with a reasonable...

    Started by keithj, 03-22-2014 02:56 PM
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    05-16-2015 12:40 PM Go to last post
  7. :rolleyes: Doggy style on a houseboat.

    With that post title I am sure to get some attention! :rolleyes: For those of you that are cruising with your four footed friends.. How do you...

    Started by DitchRider, 09-10-2012 03:36 AM
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    09-10-2012 04:38 AM Go to last post
  8. A Couple Steps Closer

    We're in the process of buying our new home, an 80ft Sharpe, and had the boat hauled out and surveyed a week ago and did the sea trials. Everything...

    Started by RonandBee, 12-06-2015 09:39 PM
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  9. A floating home is not a "vessel"....

    This should stir up a lot of it..... ...

    Started by Stmbtwle, 01-17-2013 05:21 AM
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  10. AC advice?

    Thinking towards next year, want to change out the RV roof AC unit for a marine AC unit. I'd like the floor space up top the Coleman is eating up,...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 10-26-2012 09:13 PM
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  11. Accident on my dock last weekend

    So apparently over the weekend a large heavy trawler came into our marina after dark, without lights and way to fast. They had 10 people on board and...

    Started by DitchRider, 10-10-2013 01:32 PM
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  12. Acrylic Drink ware with my boat name on it.

    Just wanted to post a simple site for high quality Acrylic Drink ware. http://customproductmarking.com Lots of boaters from Conley Bottom got there...

    Started by Doug Emerson, 04-14-2015 10:25 AM
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  13. Am I in the Burmuda Triangle?

    Caught between 2 worlds. In the Old Forum I am TonyB. In the New Forum I am Tony B with a space between the Tony and the B. Each has its own password...

    Started by Tony B, 07-15-2012 08:31 PM
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    07-19-2012 09:29 AM Go to last post
  14. Anchor Question

    What style anchors do you use the most on lakes and rivers? I have a Danforth, a plow and a claw anchor. The danforth is no problem, I hang it from...

    Started by Tony B, 12-17-2012 07:36 AM
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    12-28-2012 08:08 AM Go to last post
  15. anchor rope question

    I anchored out from Friday through Monday evening this last weekend in somewhat heavy winds. I was very surprised my anchor held the entire time...

    Started by GoVols, 05-29-2013 07:05 AM
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    07-10-2013 10:18 AM Go to last post
  16. Anchor Style Question

    I will be travelling the eastern inland waterways which is comprised of rivers, lakes (some man made) and dredged channels. I am not familiar with...

    Started by Tony B, 05-31-2013 07:04 AM
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    06-02-2013 11:27 AM Go to last post
  17. Anchor Time- What size for my Gibson

    OK.. so now I am looking for an Anchor for my '99 50' Gibson. Planned use is mainly intracoastal in South East Florida. So.. what anchor and...

    Started by DitchRider, 07-18-2012 12:19 PM
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    07-27-2012 12:42 PM Go to last post
  18. Anchoring

    I have a 58' Lakeview and have only anchored a couple times. I tied to one of the corner cleats. I'm wondering if I might be better off dropping an...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-30-2015 06:31 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:35 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. Another one bites the dust: Sharpe Houseboats

    I just heard this news over the weekend. They had an absolute auction on September 20th. I hate to hear it. ...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-24-2012 06:16 AM
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    05-16-2015 12:25 PM Go to last post

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