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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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    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. Speaking of homebuilt houseboats

    There is visible progress. You who had the good sense to invest in a turnkey operation will hardly understand my jubilation, but once we get...

    Started by Amelia, 05-24-2014 06:39 AM
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  2. 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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    06-04-2014 04:21 PM Go to last post
  3. Houseboating Key Largo Style

    Sitting at our dock at Manatee Bay. Kids are in the pool and I am slurping a cold one. ...

    Started by DitchRider, 05-25-2014 05:12 PM
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    05-27-2014 07:27 AM Go to last post
  4. FYI on electronics

    Some may or may not know Navionic's sells a phone app for about $10.00. This is like having a handheld gps, showing you every detail of the water...

    Started by dalehollow, 12-31-2013 05:20 AM
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    05-26-2014 03:19 PM Go to last post
  5. Princess stove

    Does anybody have an idea of where I could find a used 120v Princess stove in the lake Texoma area? The previous owner of my boat actually removed it...

    Started by Calypso, 05-24-2014 07:13 AM
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  6. Princess stove

    Does anybody have any idea where I might locate a used 120v Princess stove in the Lake Texoma area? I've been looking for a few months and haven't...

    Started by Calypso, 05-23-2014 08:42 PM
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  7. 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 07:18 PM
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    05-10-2014 04:35 AM Go to last post
  8. Marina inspection or code enforcement?

    Is there any agency that would handle code enforcement over a marina? Are there even any specific codes for marinas that need to be followed?

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-06-2014 02:57 PM
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    05-07-2014 01:17 PM Go to last post
  9. Renewal of 34' Catamarn Cruiser

    Thought folks might enjoy seeing the renewal of a houseboat here. Big surprise so far has been that the aluminum beams supporting the front deck...

    Started by thompsdw, 05-07-2014 09:04 AM
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  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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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  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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  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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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  20. 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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    03-30-2014 04:51 AM Go to last post

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