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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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 07:16 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 09:27 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 09:18 PM
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  1. Careless captain sinks boat

    Percy Priest has a bad reputation when it comes to lower unit damage, especially in the winter when the lake is down. This poor soul is the latest...

    Started by GoVols, 11-11-2013 07:34 AM
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    11-12-2013 11:03 AM Go to last post
  2. Carp

    Some of you lod timers on here may remember a thread about carp banging the bottom of boats and there was finally a cure it. Does anyone remember...

    Started by pirate, 09-24-2016 10:04 AM
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    12-12-2016 02:53 AM Go to last post
  3. Carri Craft

    I have been looking at a 57' Carri Craft to rebuild. It has twin, 6 cylinder Perkins diesel. Has anyone had any experience with these boats?

    Started by Fork-lift-king, 11-24-2012 02:59 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:40 PM Go to last post
  4. Cell Phone Antennas

    Next year we will be starting a new life of inland waterway cruising in the eastern waterway system. I will probably be relying on my mobile 'Hot...

    Started by Tony B, 10-19-2012 04:52 AM
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    10-20-2012 06:09 AM Go to last post
  5. Chattanooga, Tn. Marinas

    Getting ready to start this years journey. Our first major stop will be Chattanooga. Tn. Has anyone here stayed there before and can recommend a...

    Started by Tony B, 04-24-2015 07:16 PM
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    07-28-2015 03:08 PM Go to last post
  6. Christmas boat parade

    My wife and I decorated and entered our HB in the Christmas Parade this past weekend. The last 2 years, we wanted to join the fun, but we had other...

    Started by GoVols, 12-17-2013 10:54 AM
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    12-18-2013 07:16 AM Go to last post
  7. Closed Cooling/Radiator

    I am going to re-power my 14x58 Sumerset that has one mercruser engine. Instead of using raw water I was going to use a heat exchanger. When I was...

    Started by desimulacra, 07-09-2014 10:34 AM
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    09-18-2014 08:23 AM Go to last post
  8. Closed Thread

    Go Vols pointed out that a lot of items posted in the "What did you do to your Houseboat today" Deserve to stand alone. Most members won't scroll...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-30-2013 08:57 AM
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    12-19-2014 01:37 AM Go to last post
  9. Coast Guard Registration

    How many of you have your boat registered with the CG instead of the state? There was no advantage for me when my boat was in TN, but there is an...

    Started by easttnboater, 07-17-2014 01:54 PM
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    10-22-2014 09:56 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 07:20 PM
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  11. Cruising range

    I'm wondering how one figures the cruising range of a used boat before the purchase. In this case I am interested in a Harbor Master Stolkraft but...

    Started by GJSmith, 12-20-2012 07:14 PM
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  12. Cumberland Water Levels

    Lots of debate going on here in Kentucky. After 7 years of waiting the Corps of Engineers will probably be forced to delay raising the lake back to...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-05-2014 09:59 AM
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    02-06-2014 07:57 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. Davit motor/winch

    My boat is 20 years old and I have owned it for about 5 years. The Davit Winch was not installed and had a bad switch if I remember correctly. I...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 12-07-2015 06:16 AM
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    12-11-2015 12:06 PM Go to last post
  15. Did some Spring cleaning in July today

    After alll the 4th of July parties and having lots of friends and kids hanging out on the boat, the party top looked miserable. I always clean up...

    Started by GoVols, 07-22-2012 06:30 PM
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  16. Dingy

    We bought a jet ski to serve as our houseboat’s dingy last year. After ¾ of the boating season, we’ve found it worked better in theory than in...

    Started by GoVols, 08-09-2012 07:54 AM
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    08-19-2012 08:03 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 10:34 PM
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    05-03-2015 02:39 PM Go to last post
  18. Does anybody actually travel in there houseboat?

    I don't see much talk about traveling on here does anyone do it. When my kids get out of school and move on I want to travel the ICW mostly between...

    Started by capnmorgan, 08-24-2012 07:14 AM
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  19. 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 09:01 AM
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    09-22-2014 01:24 PM Go to last post
  20. E-15 approved for use

    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/06/25/scotus-rebuffs-automakers-refuses-to-block-15-ethanol-sales/ I’m concerned about E-15 given the ‘go ahead’ for...

    Started by GoVols, 06-26-2013 07:05 AM
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    07-07-2013 01:05 PM Go to last post

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