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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. Houseboating all my life

    I've loved houseboats since childhood. I'm 49 now and just ran across this picture of me (in yellow shirt) on the roof of this new Stardust...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 09-06-2016 06:07 PM
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    09-07-2016 04:55 AM Go to last post
  2. New to houseboating, need advice

    Hello, my wife and I want to fulfill our dream of owning and living on a houseboat. Neither of us have any real experience with boating in general,...

    Started by jsteinberg123, 08-23-2016 03:40 PM
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    09-05-2016 08:37 AM Go to last post
  3. Glass or Aluminium, Flat bottom or multi-hull

    Just for discussion sake, would you rather have a Fiberglass or Aluminium hull? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Which is better...

    Started by Truckerbill, 08-21-2016 06:54 AM
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    09-03-2016 03:38 PM Go to last post
  4. Houseboat hunting

    First off I'm not too familiar with houseboats or houseboat manufacturers. I'm posting for help trying to figure out if a houseboat is the right move...

    Started by Maagee1979, 08-09-2016 04:58 PM
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    08-26-2016 12:31 PM Go to last post
  5. HBChattanooga

    I hope this is in the right place. I wanted to introduced (re-introduce) myself to the group. I was here a couple years ago as Gibson42LC. I sold...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 08-20-2016 08:01 PM
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    08-21-2016 06:11 AM Go to last post
  6. fresh water in bilge

    I am a new member but have been reading and getting lessons on houseboating fo ryears. I have a 1982 gibson executive 50 ft . I am getting fresh...

    Started by jerry, 08-15-2016 01:15 PM
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    08-19-2016 07:23 PM Go to last post
  7. Great Loop and the Big Bite

    Anyone here ever do the big bite? Between Tarpon Springs, FL and Carrabelle, FL? An even better question, has anyone ever taken a trip from the...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-14-2016 12:45 PM
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    08-17-2016 05:46 AM Go to last post
  8. 1995 Lakeview, generator only pulls from starboard tank

    I have a 96 Lakeview with a 12.5kw westerbeke. By the looks of everything it should pull from either fuel tank. My thoughts were path of least...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-12-2016 11:15 AM
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    08-15-2016 06:33 AM Go to last post
  9. Houseboat in Salt Water in Florida

    I am DYING for a houseboat. In a perfect world I would have one of the houseboats that they have on the lakes that are on pontoon hulls with the...

    Started by mimoo, 02-26-2016 08:43 AM
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    08-09-2016 09:00 AM Go to last post
  10. Red face Test Drive Today!!!

    Just finished installing a new mechanical fuel pump. I'll change the oil one last time and fire them up about 2 PM today!! It's been almost six years...

    Started by Jolly Time, 06-07-2016 06:33 AM
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    08-06-2016 06:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Newbie looking for correct term for steps

    I'm looking to add or possibly replace the steps or ladder from the stateroom that allow one access to the aft deck through the stateroom window. Are...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-17-2016 07:47 PM
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    08-03-2016 11:51 PM Go to last post
  12. Insurance- Help!

    We have just recently purchased a houseboat and did some renovations. We are now wanting to rent out the boat for short terms stays. The boat will...

    Started by nettie, 07-20-2016 02:58 PM
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    08-03-2016 11:51 PM Go to last post
  13. Just for fun

    Don't know if this attempt to post a photo will work, but yesterday we had our own private rainbow across the bow of the Lotus Eater. Pot of gold not...

    Started by Amelia, 07-21-2016 08:33 PM
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    08-03-2016 11:50 PM Go to last post
  14. Looking for Gibson manual

    Does anyone have a manual they would be willing to share or can you point me in the right direction? I'm looking for a wiring schematic and overall...

    Started by HerJoy, 08-01-2016 11:02 AM
    owner manual, wiring schematic
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    08-03-2016 11:49 PM Go to last post
  15. Is there no water hook up on a Gibson???

    We just purchased a 1992 Gibson Sport. I can't find a water hook up to connect to city water at the dock. All previous boats we have owned have one...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-25-2016 03:08 PM
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    08-01-2016 11:40 AM Go to last post
  16. Anyone with experience with a box anchor?

    We previously anchored our cabin cruiser by backing up towards the shore using a bungee style rope on our forward danforth style anchor and tying off...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-17-2016 07:58 PM
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    07-20-2016 03:59 PM Go to last post
  17. Newbie with survey/bottom paint questions

    We are upgrading from a cabin cruiser to a Gibson sport series. The marine survey is scheduled for Friday, but we are only doing an in water survey...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-17-2016 07:44 PM
    bottom paint, gibson, survey
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    07-18-2016 09:16 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 07:41 AM
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    07-11-2016 05:32 AM Go to last post
  19. High Water Bilge Alarm

    Due to recent close call of neighbors boat I am installing a High Water Bilge Alarm. Probably a Rule 33 ALA. I see the alarms that will call you...

    Started by desimulacra, 06-15-2016 08:11 AM
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    06-16-2016 04:49 AM Go to last post
  20. 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

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