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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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  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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  5. 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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  1. LED lights

    I'd like to swap out my recessed candecent light bulbs with the LED PAR20 bulbs. Do the LED bulbs put off less heat than the candecent ones? I have...

    Started by GoVols, 05-18-2015 08:37 AM
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    05-20-2015 05:46 AM Go to last post
  2. Where the Hell is Puerto Rico?

    Some here me included would like to preserve some of the threads posted on the old forum. Here's the way I'm suggesting that we attempt to preserve...

    Started by Bamby, 08-24-2012 05:29 AM
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    08-25-2012 07:27 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. Is your lake affected by the shutdown?

    Ramps at a couple of popular lakes in our state have been closed due to the government shutdown, causing cancellation of at least one fishing...

    Started by Zilpo55, 10-15-2013 07:02 AM
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    10-16-2013 06:33 AM Go to last post
  5. financing housboat

    I have a guy that wants to buy my boat, but doesn't have the required 20% down payment needed to get the loan. He tried a marine loan broker and his...

    Started by GoVols, 09-15-2015 09:10 AM
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  6. Fatal accident near my marina over weekend

    This was all the excitement Sunday at my marina. ...

    Started by GoVols, 09-04-2013 06:59 AM
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    09-19-2013 08:15 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Newbies looking for some help

    Hello! My wife and I are thinking of relocating down to the Florida area and have always been interested in houseboats. We are looking to...

    Started by stejeic, 03-31-2015 10:02 AM
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    04-14-2015 11:32 AM Go to last post
  10. Some assistance needed with selling

    We custom built a HB/Cruiser in 2007 and sailed all the way down through the ICW to the keys where I am currently docked in a beautiful marina. I put...

    Started by jsj248, 01-11-2017 08:38 AM
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  11. 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
  12. Sail vs. Power

    In our previous life we were Coastal and Open Water sailboat cruisers, mostly on the Gulf of Mexico and some Atlantic. Planning a trip was very easy....

    Started by Tony B, 05-28-2014 04:47 PM
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    11-30-2014 05:16 PM Go to last post
  13. Need Some Advice on Sale Pricing

    I have a 1990 Catamaran Cruser 34' Houseboat. NADA says suggest list is $32,000. Average retail is $14,000. I have gutted this boat. There is not...

    Started by thompsdw, 03-06-2017 03:05 PM
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    03-08-2017 03:31 PM Go to last post
  14. Glass or Aluminium, Flat bottom or multi-hull

    Just for discussion sake, would you rather have a Fiberglass or Aluminium hull? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Which is better...

    Started by Truckerbill, 08-21-2016 06:54 AM
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    09-03-2016 03:38 PM Go to last post
  15. Thanksgiving

    Did anyone spend Thanksgiving on the boat? I enjoyed the story in the magazine section about the family spending theirs on the boat and having...

    Started by Dan, 11-28-2012 05:02 PM
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    12-03-2012 05:57 AM Go to last post
  16. Myacht 2000 4310 Houseboat Need Log Air Relief Valves

    There are 7 chambers in each of the of the two 'logs'/pontoons on my 4310 2000, Myacht, Tracker Marine houseboat. There is a male, coarse threaded,...

    Started by gerrynolan, 06-25-2015 05:42 PM
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    06-29-2015 02:40 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. European houseboating

    I've had a pretty busy year and have missed checking out this forum each morning 5 weeks ago we flew to Marseilles where we prepped our 41' Morgan...

    Started by joetil, 06-26-2013 05:42 AM
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    06-30-2013 01:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Cumberland Water Levels

    Lots of debate going on here in Kentucky. After 7 years of waiting the Corps of Engineers will probably be forced to delay raising the lake back to...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-05-2014 09:59 AM
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    02-06-2014 07:57 AM Go to last post
  20. Kingscraft Houseboat owners

    I have owned a 44' Kingscraft for 14 years. Can anyone tell me where I might find the hull ID number on this houseboat? many thanks, Nautical Belle

    Started by Nautical Belle, 03-04-2015 11:00 AM
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    08-24-2015 03:21 AM Go to last post

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