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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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. Opps almost lost one!

    Went to the marina this weekend. Missed church, not feeling good. Finally up and stirring when there is a call from my dock-mate. Unusual, why did he...

    Started by desimulacra, 06-08-2016 07:23 AM
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    06-15-2016 11:13 AM Go to last post
  2. Towing x 2

    Good day everyone, my husband and I have remodeled a 72 Drifter houseboat and when I say remodeled it has been top to bottom, inside and out- we...

    Started by AMYWV, 06-14-2016 12:34 PM
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    06-15-2016 07:01 AM Go to last post
  3. finally done

    the boat is finally done,new roof,new decks,new engine room bulkhead ,dripless shafts,strut bushings,vhf antennas. we go in the water Tuesday then...

    Started by 42gibson, 06-03-2016 08:49 AM
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    06-15-2016 02:52 AM Go to last post
  4. California Drought comparison pictures

    http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-california-drought-slider-htmlstory.html Crazy how low the water was.

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-19-2016 11:47 AM
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    06-01-2016 01:37 PM Go to last post
  5. Talk to me about saltwater

    Look I know I'm new to all this, but I'm sure I could make living on saltwater in the Florida Keys. I have researched and researched but I understand...

    Started by FinsToTheRight, 04-25-2016 08:40 PM
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    05-31-2016 10:02 PM Go to last post
  6. Unhappy Houseboatless

    Well, as of yesterday, we are no longer houseboaters. We completed our sale of our Sailabration yesterday to a guy that will keep the boat on the...

    Started by GoVols, 05-13-2016 07:01 AM
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    05-31-2016 06:21 AM Go to last post
  7. Electrolysis--

    First off, this first pic was taken in 2011--- The boat's been out a couple of weeks now. The hull has several thru holes surrounding corroded...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 07-06-2015 09:02 AM
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    05-22-2016 12:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Curtains

    My Marinette came with some really heavy curtains. They had some sort of plastic/rubber backing on them. These are curtains that I haven't been...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-14-2016 08:32 AM
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    05-17-2016 05:55 AM Go to last post
  9. Auto-tracking satellite

    I know 42Gibson has a setup on his boat, but I am curious as to if anyone else out there has something. I want to add a couple TVs to the boat...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-11-2016 06:46 AM
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    05-13-2016 05:32 AM Go to last post
  10. Tony B Ready to Roll

    Got a really late start this year. Between arm injury, family obligations etc. we are now ready to roll. We are now on standby waiting on weather on...

    Started by Tony B, 05-02-2016 09:20 AM
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    05-11-2016 12:29 PM Go to last post
  11. 2016 boat season begins!

    Took the the boat out for the season's first cruise yesterday. Generator fired up after 7 months of sleep and ran for 8 hours straight with no...

    Started by GoVols, 04-25-2016 06:19 AM
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    05-07-2016 05:51 AM Go to last post
  12. Person capacity

    I have a 1986 44 foot Gibson Standard houseboat, It doesn't have a capacity placard, I need to know how many people can be on the boat?

    Started by 50-Desoto, 04-20-2016 03:21 AM
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    04-28-2016 02:16 PM Go to last post
  13. Maybe not a "houseboat" in the traditional sense, but...

    Thought you folks might find this interesting... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0eybzg7cYY

    Started by Stmbtwle, 04-27-2016 03:38 AM
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    04-28-2016 07:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Non-Navigable Houseboats on TVA Lakes

    Not sure if everyone has heard of the issue going on with Floating Houses and Non-navigable houseboats on TVA controlled lakes but the TVA is...

    Started by capnlazy, 04-13-2016 09:50 AM
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    04-14-2016 10:51 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 09:43 AM
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    04-13-2016 03:24 PM Go to last post
  16. Marine loans for houseboat

    When we bought our boat, the rule of thumb was the boat couldn't be any older than 20 years old. Today, a prospective buyer for my boat got news...

    Started by GoVols, 03-10-2016 11:21 AM
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    04-12-2016 09:49 AM Go to last post
  17. Fixed holding tank odor

    From the time I bought my boat in Fall 2011 to this past summer, I'd clear the dock any time I'd flush my toilets. I was told I needed to replace...

    Started by GoVols, 02-16-2016 11:12 AM
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    02-28-2016 05:26 AM Go to last post
  18. Bringing ocean-going vessels up the Mississippi River?

    Hey guys. I'm working on a project at work and I'm hoping you can help me. Is it possible to bring a Roll On Roll Off (RORO) car carrying vessel up...

    Started by GoVols, 02-18-2016 09:20 AM
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    02-19-2016 01:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Verify the rating on a crane/davit

    I am replacing the winch on my 1995 Lakeview. The old motor was rated at 3300lb. It was a Rule Industry V33S. I want to use it to lift a...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 02-18-2016 06:37 AM
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    02-19-2016 05:31 AM Go to last post
  20. Tony B at The Starting Gate

    We will be leaving the Knoxville, Tn area sometime in late spring and heading downstream to the end of the Tenn. River at the junction of the Ohio....

    Started by Tony B, 02-11-2016 05:16 AM
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    02-12-2016 12:52 PM Go to last post

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