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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. replacing stove

    We are going to shop for a new stove, stainless, ballpark setting aside roughly 11/12 hundred. Leaning toward gas. For the past 6 years our...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-22-2013 07:07 AM
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  2. 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 04:44 PM
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  3. Need Thruster Advice

    Hello All, I am looking to add thrusters to my 66' Sumerset and am seeking advice on type. Have spoken to several friends and the general...

    Started by clsimkins, 08-21-2014 10:05 AM
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    10-29-2014 04:52 PM Go to last post
  4. New to forum, have question

    I found this forum when I did a search on how to evaluate older houseboats. I am interested in acquiring an older houseboat to keep at the slip...

    Started by Ezgoing, 11-29-2014 11:06 AM
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  5. 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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  6. Visited Norris Lake

    We went to the UT game over the weekend and dropped by to see a couple of newer boats by our boat's manufacturer on Norris Lake for the heck of it. ...

    Started by GoVols, 09-10-2012 07:00 AM
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  7. Hmm New Bucket List Ideal

    Two of my kids just gave me another grandson. I went to Gulf Shores Alabama to visit and stayed too long, though my kids insist I didn't. I really...

    Started by desimulacra, 09-30-2015 12:47 PM
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  8. Low hours boats - what should I watch for when buying?

    {I originally posted this as a reply to OHB's newbie post. I've decided to do a new thread} Shopping for a used boat, a couple that we like have...

    Started by Zilpo55, 08-09-2012 10:28 AM
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  9. Tony B on the move

    Tony B came in yesterday and we are refitting as I write this, he has a nice boat. Will be here a couple more days. Needed some mechanical work etc.

    Started by pirate, 05-23-2014 01:27 PM
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  10. New Members are unable to join

    I have received two inquiries from people that are trying to join this forum. ONe was from another forum that I am on, and emails were exchanged...

    Started by BananaTom, 12-07-2015 10:06 AM
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  11. 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 09:43 AM
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  12. 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 08:01 AM
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  13. Lost electric how do you tell?

    I have a 47' houseboat. The dock power is sometimes flaky. How do you tell when the power has gone out and come back later while you were gone. The...

    Started by River Runner, 05-03-2017 05:27 AM
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  14. Merry Christmas and happy New Year

    I want to wish all the great board members and houseboat Magazine staff A a great Christmas and Happy New year. May you get the boat of your dreams...

    Started by pirate, 12-17-2012 11:05 AM
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  15. Looking for a Hatch Hinge

    Anyone seen a designed hatch hinge for the inside hatch (32X32- 3/4" thick plywood plus covering), for a houseboat salon. Hope to locate a source.

    Started by dalehollow, 03-14-2013 08:24 AM
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  16. three engines?

    What is the benefit of a three screw boat? ...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-25-2013 09:38 AM
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  17. 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 09:52 AM
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  18. Smoke from port engine

    Since my boat has Honda outboards on it, I don't need to winterize them. Because of this, I like to try to start them every 2 to 3 weeks and let...

    Started by GoVols, 01-08-2015 01:59 PM
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  19. 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 09:40 PM
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  20. 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 07:33 AM
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    08-06-2016 07:32 AM Go to last post

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