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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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    09-19-2012 07:31 AM Go to last post
  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. Ethanol Free Gasoline

    Is there a difference in older gasoline engines (1986) whether I use ethanol free gas or the regular stuff. I'm sure this has been covered before...

    Started by Tony B, 03-15-2014 08:52 AM
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    05-05-2014 01:12 PM Go to last post
  2. Tenn-Tom Waterway Question

    Starting tomorrow, there will be the perfect 'travel by water' weather for at least a week straight. Problem: Most of the rivers, locks and dams,...

    Started by Tony B, 05-01-2014 01:00 PM
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    05-05-2014 12:57 PM Go to last post
  3. Building New Cabin on a Hull

    I found a 12 X 45' fiberglass houseboat with a good hull. The price is right-- free. http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/boa/4416163881.html Part of...

    Started by captmark, 04-21-2014 03:44 PM
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    04-30-2014 06:20 PM Go to last post
  4. Hydra Boat Works Inc. ?

    I am looking at purchasing a houseboat for a weekend and week long getaway, but I can't find any information on the manufacturer. I was hoping to...

    Started by maimun, 04-26-2014 06:48 AM
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  5. Tenn-Tom Waterway

    Itís finally spring time and that means back to cruising time for us. We will be heading from Pascagoula, Ms. to Mobile Bay and then northward to...

    Started by Tony B, 04-02-2014 06:42 AM
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    04-25-2014 01:00 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. My first Houseboat!

    I am looking at a 1989 Gibson 36' that from what I can tell is in good condition. I've been on it several times and never noticed any problems. The...

    Started by Wyatt, 01-08-2014 05:48 PM
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    04-14-2014 03:58 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 05:46 AM
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    04-14-2014 09:57 AM Go to last post
  9. 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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    04-13-2014 07:01 AM Go to last post
  10. Marina Life

    Very new to this forum...hoping to learn from the rest of you!! We have a 1978 Gibson that we have remodeled in the last 4 years. Our boat is in a...

    Started by summer_girl, 04-08-2014 12:18 PM
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  11. 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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  12. Gibson Railing

    Does anyone know what company made the railing ( square alum.) for the Gibson Houseboats. Wonder if they might still be around. Doing repairs from a...

    Started by Jakebg, 03-25-2014 09:20 AM
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    03-25-2014 05:56 PM Go to last post
  13. Need to convince wife

    A friend from the dock is selling their cruiser to get into a HB so they have more room for visiting family. I gave them a tour of our boat one day...

    Started by GoVols, 03-20-2014 01:57 PM
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  14. Pickwick Lake, Ms.

    Pickwick Lake Marinas Will be heading up that way in a month or so from Pascagoula, Ms. Seems like most marinas wonít offer monthly rates. Are...

    Started by Tony B, 03-08-2014 01:08 PM
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    03-18-2014 12:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Keeping it fresh

    I keep thinking about adding a smaller fuel tank. My typical hour out / hour return fuel. Throw in 4 /6 gallons if the big generator is ran over...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-24-2014 07:16 PM
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    02-27-2014 08:20 AM Go to last post
  16. Water purification products

    I only have ~140 gallons of fresh water onboard when I leave the dock, not counting the hot water heater. I have run out of water while anchored...

    Started by GoVols, 02-19-2014 08:29 AM
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    02-24-2014 06:12 AM Go to last post
  17. 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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    02-17-2014 11:55 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Reminder of how quickly things go wrong

    Found this on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTmATK6VsR0 I'm sure these must be rentals. Hopefully they propped up those outdrives /...

    Started by GoVols, 01-30-2014 06:51 AM
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    02-04-2014 08:54 AM Go to last post
  20. Lake froze around boat

    Speaking to some of the seasoned boaters on my dock, they've only seen the lake freeze 1 time before in the last 20 or so years. With this cold...

    Started by GoVols, 01-08-2014 07:12 AM
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