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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 10:42 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 02:21 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 08:16 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 10:27 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 10:18 PM
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  1. Ok JT here it is. Life and times of the Pirate

    Ok you asked here it is I was born November 13th 1942 in Birmingham Al. I took my bicycle apart at age 7 and As OHB said the saga began I...

    Started by pirate, 10-19-2012 03:18 PM
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    10-23-2012 01:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Bittersweet weekend

    This weekend my wife and I, my brother and his wife, and my dad are meeting at his houseboat to celebrate our 54th, 56th, and 81st birthdays. Due to...

    Started by easttnboater, 06-26-2015 06:38 AM
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    06-26-2015 01:11 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 08:04 AM
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    06-02-2013 12:27 PM Go to last post
  4. Fuel Tanks - portable

    I bought 4 new fuel tanks recently. The typical Wally World 5 gal. plastic gas jugs so I can carry an emergency supply of about 16 gals. I use...

    Started by Tony B, 04-12-2014 06:46 AM
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    04-14-2014 10:57 AM Go to last post
  5. Marinette Seacrest 41 widebody

    Anyone have any feedback on the old Marinette Seacrest houseboats? I am looking at a 1973 41x14 Seacrest. I will be taking the first look at it on...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-02-2014 08:18 PM
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    09-11-2015 04:41 PM Go to last post
  6. Hello Carl Crafters

    What is new with the Carl Craft owners?

    Started by CCraft57, 08-29-2014 01:32 PM
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    09-11-2014 03:30 PM Go to last post
  7. Anyone with experience with a box anchor?

    We previously anchored our cabin cruiser by backing up towards the shore using a bungee style rope on our forward danforth style anchor and tying off...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-17-2016 08:58 PM
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    07-20-2016 04:59 PM Go to last post
  8. Gibson Houseboats moving to Tea, SD

    On March 1, Kelly and Pam Cawthorne and their son Shane and his wife Danielle Cawthorne, purchased the rights to manufacturer Gibson fiberglass...

    Started by BananaTom, 04-21-2017 07:32 AM
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    01-30-2018 06:22 AM Go to last post
  9. Will there ever be another National Houseboat Expo?

    The great recession killed the National Houseboat Expo in Louisville several years ago and the common opinion is that it will never be back. After...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-05-2018 10:50 AM
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    02-12-2018 12:35 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 06:02 PM
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    12-03-2012 06:57 AM Go to last post
  11. Galvanic Isolator

    My boat sits in a fresh water covered marina along side tons of other houseboats and cruisers. My boat doesn't have a galvanic isolator. Do I...

    Started by GoVols, 12-13-2012 02:08 PM
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    12-13-2012 05:39 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 08:36 AM
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    12-28-2012 09:08 AM Go to last post
  13. Christmas boat parade

    My wife and I decorated and entered our HB in the Christmas Parade this past weekend. The last 2 years, we wanted to join the fun, but we had other...

    Started by GoVols, 12-17-2013 11:54 AM
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    12-18-2013 08:16 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 05:47 PM
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    11-30-2014 06:16 PM Go to last post
  15. Norcold boat and RV refrigerators

    Norcold is recalling boat and RV refrigerators that can catch fire. see http://www.norcoldrecall.com/ They are being sued ( a class action) by two...

    Started by Ike, 07-29-2014 03:55 PM
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    12-19-2014 04:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Electronic Charts?

    Anybody use the electronic charts and navigation systems for laptops or tablets on the houseboat? What do you like, and why? Putting a fancy...

    Started by Amelia, 04-07-2016 10:43 AM
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    04-13-2016 04:24 PM Go to last post
  17. What's up with Gibson now?

    What's going on with Gibson now?

    Started by DitchRider, 07-16-2016 04:23 PM
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    09-19-2016 12:12 PM Go to last post
  18. Great Loop and the Big Bite

    Anyone here ever do the big bite? Between Tarpon Springs, FL and Carrabelle, FL? An even better question, has anyone ever taken a trip from the...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-14-2016 01:45 PM
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    08-17-2016 06:46 AM Go to last post
  19. Newbie looking for correct term for steps

    I'm looking to add or possibly replace the steps or ladder from the stateroom that allow one access to the aft deck through the stateroom window. Are...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-17-2016 08:47 PM
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    08-04-2016 12:51 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 12:15 PM
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    08-15-2016 07:33 AM Go to last post

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