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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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  1. 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
    bluewater, boatel, houseboat
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    03-14-2015 01:14 PM Go to last post
  2. Gas question:

    I just made the hour-long trek to buy ethanol-free gas, all ten gallons of it at a time, and decided that was a stinky chore I would like to...

    Started by Amelia, 08-19-2014 11:00 AM
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    03-12-2015 07:01 AM Go to last post
  3. Visited Norris Lake

    We went to the UT game over the weekend and dropped by to see a couple of newer boats by our boat's manufacturer on Norris Lake for the heck of it. ...

    Started by GoVols, 09-10-2012 06:00 AM
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    03-05-2015 01:11 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    03-05-2015 08:57 AM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy Here to shake things up a bit

    Hey OHB, I'm from the old forums.. I was told by many it was crazy and fool-hearted to do the ICW in a 8x30 foot houseboat. I shut up because, I...

    Started by jsj248, 01-24-2015 04:32 PM
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    03-02-2015 08:51 AM Go to last post
  6. Mainas that allow liveaboard?

    The wife and I are considering getting another houseboat as our retirement home. One of the issues (and yes, there are many!) is trying to find...

    Started by Charles, 02-16-2015 06:05 PM
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    02-27-2015 12:30 PM Go to last post
  7. Bad neighbor

    I've had my fill of my dock neighbor's territorial habits when it comes to our shared finger (starboard side) on our dock. He has told me before...

    Started by GoVols, 08-11-2014 11:18 AM
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    02-24-2015 01:13 PM Go to last post
  8. Marina Damage at Norris Lake

    Just about all of the Marinas at Norris Lake have sustained heavy damage over the weekend. Flathollow Marina alone had 3 entire covered docks...

    Started by capnlazy, 02-23-2015 06:06 AM
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    02-23-2015 06:06 AM Go to last post
  9. Ice and snow causing marina to sink

    We're having a bit of an ice storm here in middle Tennessee the past few days. Somehow our power at the marina has managed to stay on, but flickered...

    Started by GoVols, 02-18-2015 05:19 AM
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    02-23-2015 05:10 AM Go to last post
  10. Hope your boats are winterized

    It is going to -8* here tonight. The south is looking a bit chilled as well.

    Started by JTAlberts, 02-19-2015 10:02 AM
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    02-20-2015 08:36 AM Go to last post
  11. Issues Marinas Have With Live-aboards

    In the thread "Mainas that allow liveaboard?" it's apparent that Marinas aren't receptive to live-aboard tenants. What's your thoughts on the issues...

    Started by Bamby, 02-17-2015 02:56 PM
    houseboat, live aboard, marina
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  12. Smoke from port engine

    Since my boat has Honda outboards on it, I don't need to winterize them. Because of this, I like to try to start them every 2 to 3 weeks and let...

    Started by GoVols, 01-08-2015 12:59 PM
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  13. Not letting this go !! Houseboaters are the best

    placed on Active Captain: I left a deposit at Marathon Marina in November 2014, Told them I would pay the 4 months up front and give them a 5000...

    Started by jsj248, 02-14-2015 06:30 PM
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    02-15-2015 08:02 AM Go to last post
  14. Getting Horny

    I have a 36' Aft Cabin model and I need a new horn. I am trying to decide whether I want air-electric or just a plain electric horn. Which would...

    Started by Tony B, 01-28-2015 01:31 PM
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  15. Tennessee River Springtime River Conditions

    I'm planning on cruising again around first of April. Last year at that time, we were delayed for about 2 months near Mobile bay. The constant...

    Started by Tony B, 02-08-2015 05:31 AM
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    02-08-2015 08:34 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. NW Alabama to Knoxville and the Little Tennessee

    We decided to change our plans for this coming spring. And I thought retirement meant that I didnt have to make any major decisions. Instead of Ky....

    Started by Tony B, 01-29-2015 06:11 AM
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    01-29-2015 06:11 AM Go to last post
  18. My Old Boat, Playin' House converted to "less is more"

    We sold our 37' 1989 Gibson Dual Helm, Twin 350's to an architect in New Orleans. When he came over to Pensacola to look at it, he stated "Tom, I...

    Started by BananaTom, 01-08-2015 10:16 AM
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    01-09-2015 09:55 AM Go to last post
  19. 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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    01-09-2015 03:23 AM Go to last post
  20. Houseboat docking

    Am I wasting time and money rigging a trolling motor for docking purposes only?

    Started by Stevepace.golf@yahoo.com, 12-21-2014 07:12 AM
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    01-07-2015 10:38 AM Go to last post

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