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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. 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 05:32 PM
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    03-02-2015 09:51 AM Go to last post
  2. Mississippi River Navigation/Info

    We're looking at planning a trip up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers starting at the Arkansas River, time frame maybe late spring or early summer. We...

    Started by RonandBee, 10-06-2015 09:33 PM
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  3. Angry expenses continue

    Well, after spending $1,700 on 12.5KW Westerbeke BEG generator to get it up and running again, I decided to replace the 2 built in fuel filters. One...

    Started by GoVols, 07-01-2014 12:33 PM
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    08-13-2014 06:23 PM Go to last post
  4. How to add Ballast to Steel Pontoons

    I own a houseboat with steel pontoons. The boat was lengthened and a section of pontoons added to compensate for the added length/weight. However,...

    Started by Potis, 05-14-2013 06:30 AM
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    05-25-2013 08:06 AM Go to last post
  5. Random BS Thread

    Well we've spent the last four weekends on the boat this year far short of what we'd would have normally logged due the sorry spring weather we've...

    Started by Bamby, 06-27-2013 06:15 PM
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    08-07-2013 04:52 PM Go to last post
  6. Marine carpet alternative suggestions -- vinyl??

    So, we're tired of having to scrub the mildew out of the rear carpet on our boat. The carpet stays wet a lot because the rear of my boat sticks out...

    Started by GoVols, 06-18-2014 08:41 AM
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  7. Moving my boat to GA

    After accepting a job in southern Georgia and relocating with my wife, I will be moving my boat from South Holston in TN to Clarks Hill Lake on the...

    Started by easttnboater, 06-25-2014 12:09 PM
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    07-21-2014 02:34 PM Go to last post
  8. Untypical Floor Plan Value?

    We are currently looking at a 16' X 67' Jametowner with what we have been told was a custom floor plan .....two bedrooms and only one bath. I...

    Started by Dan, 07-30-2012 03:21 PM
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    08-24-2012 08:14 AM Go to last post
  9. single engine vs twin engine??/v drive vs outdrive

    We have two houseboats in mind, one with a single engine 350 with outdrive, other is twin engine 305 with v drive. Any opinions or info on pros and...

    Started by mck1018, 08-23-2012 11:50 AM
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    10-17-2012 02:09 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 10:02 AM
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  11. Kitchen Range/Oven Recommendation Needed

    My wife and I are the very proud owners 1990 Jamestowner HB. We bought it two weeks ago and have loved every minute we have spent on it. The issue we...

    Started by Dr_Jack0040, 09-09-2013 12:33 PM
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  12. Oil Pressure Dropping

    I have twin Crusader 270 engines - 350 Chevy Block. Heading down from Knoxville, Tn. area I noticed my stbd engine which normally held Oil...

    Started by Tony B, 11-20-2016 06:53 PM
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  13. So about that water in the oil....

    I said to myself this year that I was going to pull my boat in warmer weather so I could do a lot of work. I didn't think that it was going to be...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-28-2013 06:51 AM
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  14. Don't People Like Houseboats in the Florida Keys

    So we've got our eyes out on a larger boat and we're seriously thinking about putting DitchRider up on the market. It's currently on our dock down...

    Started by DitchRider, 08-05-2014 10:01 AM
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    09-22-2014 02:24 PM Go to last post
  15. What happened?

    J So whats going on. Will the old Forum go away. Will we be able to access the archives? Are Pirate and I still administrators/moderators? OHB

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-09-2012 10:47 AM
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    07-18-2012 07:58 AM Go to last post
  16. Your Stereo/Sound System

    I am curious what marine/auto/RV stereo you have installed. I am mainly looking at 12VDC radios. This is not specifically about Marine comms, but I...

    Started by KC55, 12-21-2012 02:29 PM
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    bluetooth, ipod, radio, remote, stereo
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    01-18-2013 01:16 PM Go to last post
  17. Winter is nigh

    Well, the last 2 weekend we were busy with random obligations so it wasn't feasible to take the HB out of the slip. Instead, we took the runabout...

    Started by GoVols, 09-25-2013 07:11 AM
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  18. Can't get a freaking break

    New boat came up from Cincinnati yesterday. Somwhere along the way, the generator kicked on. It is now toast! So I was debating to either get it...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-20-2014 07:35 AM
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  19. Tenn River from Alabama to Ohio River

    We will be on the go again this coming spring. We will be heading north on the Tennessee River from NW Alabama to Northern Ky. and beyond. We would...

    Started by Tony B, 12-06-2014 02:34 PM
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    12-20-2014 03:16 AM Go to last post
  20. Question Making a Houseboat Seaworthy

    Hi all, I'm the eldest son in my family, and we've recently bought an 80ft Dutch Barge. A while back it had a working propulsion system, and was...

    Started by fekkin, 10-16-2016 11:10 AM
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    cost, dutch, engine, propulsion, restoring
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    10-31-2016 03:03 PM Go to last post

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