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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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    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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  4. 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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    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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  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. 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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  3. Bluewater Boatel-40 foot 1977

    Looking to chat and share experiences with fellow Boatel boaters. Live in Cincinnati are and cruise the Ohio. I have a friend that has a 35 Boatel...

    Started by Dockmaster, 02-01-2015 06:20 AM
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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. Marine carpet alternative suggestions -- vinyl??

    So, we're tired of having to scrub the mildew out of the rear carpet on our boat. The carpet stays wet a lot because the rear of my boat sticks out...

    Started by GoVols, 06-18-2014 07:41 AM
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  6. 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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    10-03-2014 06:32 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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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    04-19-2014 10:42 AM Go to last post
  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. houseboat trailers for sale

    Before I go about getting a yard trailer built, does anyone have any knowledge of any for sale that would fit a 45' X 14'?

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-27-2014 04:12 PM
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  19. Geothermal Heat Pumps

    I have been wondering as I've explored our new houseboat and the docks: are there many houseboats with geothermal heat pump systems? It seems to me...

    Started by Zilpo55, 04-23-2013 09:41 AM
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    air conditioner, heat pump, hvac
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    10-18-2016 08:58 PM Go to last post
  20. 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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    10-22-2014 09:56 AM Go to last post

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