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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: 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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  1. 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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    07-14-2015 03:42 PM Go to last post
  2. New inverter batteries or portable generator?

    In the Spring of 2012, I forked over $1k for 8 new AGM batteries. I conserve juice as much as possible at night, but the dumb things go from full...

    Started by GoVols, 04-27-2015 02:10 PM
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    07-13-2015 08:25 PM Go to last post
  3. Gibson fiberglass hull & beaching

    I am considering a Gibson diesel. My goal to to take long trips with the family and beach and enjoy a long week out on the water. My question is...

    Started by Tillerman7, 07-07-2015 03:23 PM
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    07-08-2015 01:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Myacht 2000 4310 Houseboat Need Log Air Relief Valves

    There are 7 chambers in each of the of the two 'logs'/pontoons on my 4310 2000, Myacht, Tracker Marine houseboat. There is a male, coarse threaded,...

    Started by gerrynolan, 06-25-2015 06:42 PM
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    06-29-2015 03:40 PM Go to last post
  5. Bittersweet weekend

    This weekend my wife and I, my brother and his wife, and my dad are meeting at his houseboat to celebrate our 54th, 56th, and 81st birthdays. Due to...

    Started by easttnboater, 06-26-2015 06:38 AM
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    06-26-2015 01:11 PM Go to last post
  6. Quick question, could use a quicker answer!

    Last weekend our SkipperLiner started taking on water. A bilge pump is keeping the water out (about 1/2 gallon a minute I estimate) I've been...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 06-18-2015 08:44 AM
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  7. Houseboat Builder and Location Advice

    So my wife and I are retired and in our early 50's. We are looking at selling our house and being more mobile. We were seriously considering doing...

    Started by RonandBee, 06-08-2015 09:50 AM
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    06-17-2015 09:14 AM Go to last post
  8. towing jetboat

    we have a 59' stardust and have just purchased a 15' bayliner jazz we hope to tow behind the hb. i have just read some things about pinching a hose...

    Started by altlrumy, 06-04-2015 09:15 AM
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    06-05-2015 06:35 AM Go to last post
  9. LPG Bottles

    I am planning on carrying two 40 lb propane bottles on my back deck. Actually itís the top of the aft cabin. My boat is a Mainship 36 DC and is not...

    Started by Tony B, 10-31-2012 12:23 PM
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    06-04-2015 07:45 AM Go to last post
  10. What's in your tool kit?

    Avast, mateys! We are headed out on the bright blue bay this weekend, I hope, though unlikely to be out of sight of home. (edit: scratch that plan......

    Started by Amelia, 05-22-2015 03:05 PM
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    05-31-2015 08:43 PM Go to last post
  11. A floating home is not a "vessel"....

    This should stir up a lot of it..... ...

    Started by Stmbtwle, 01-17-2013 06:21 AM
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    05-20-2015 11:19 PM Go to last post
  12. LED lights

    I'd like to swap out my recessed candecent light bulbs with the LED PAR20 bulbs. Do the LED bulbs put off less heat than the candecent ones? I have...

    Started by GoVols, 05-18-2015 09:37 AM
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  13. 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 03:56 PM
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    05-16-2015 01:40 PM Go to last post
  14. concrete hull

    Just looked at a 58 x 18 concrete hull boat on craigs list looks kinda like a sailboat it doesn't say what kind of boat it is. Any opinions about a...

    Started by capnmorgan, 09-10-2012 08:20 PM
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  15. Geothermal Heat Pumps

    I have been wondering as I've explored our new houseboat and the docks: are there many houseboats with geothermal heat pump systems? It seems to me...

    Started by Zilpo55, 04-23-2013 10:41 AM
    air conditioner, heat pump, hvac
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    05-16-2015 01:36 PM Go to last post
  16. Another one bites the dust: Sharpe Houseboats

    I just heard this news over the weekend. They had an absolute auction on September 20th. I hate to hear it. ...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-24-2012 07:16 AM
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    05-16-2015 01:25 PM Go to last post
  17. docking lines/ropes

    OK, this is a strange question. May even be consider dumb. I new at this, so be gentle. Why wouldn't you use steel cable instead of ropes for...

    Started by azhb, 04-18-2015 11:34 PM
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    05-03-2015 03:39 PM Go to last post
  18. Tony B on the Tennessee

    We left Joe Wheeler State Park a few days ago. We are heading up-stream to Knoxville, Tn. area. It should take up a good while to get there as this...

    Started by Tony B, 04-30-2015 02:37 PM
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  19. Water Purification Question

    My houseboat is located on a remote slip where there is no water service and I am tired of hauling it to the boat. I have reviewed the other post on...

    Started by thompsdw, 04-14-2015 05:01 PM
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    04-22-2015 02:49 PM Go to last post
  20. Newbies looking for some help

    Hello! My wife and I are thinking of relocating down to the Florida area and have always been interested in houseboats. We are looking to...

    Started by stejeic, 03-31-2015 11:02 AM
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    04-14-2015 12:32 PM Go to last post

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