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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 09:42 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 01:21 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 09:27 PM
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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 05:51 AM
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  3. 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 11:33 AM
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  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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  5. 1972 Burns Craft 45

    We are considering a 1972 Burns Craft 45'. The seller has completely rebuilt both motors, gen-set, new wiring/fixtures/appliances/plumbing/tanks,...

    Started by Knot Normal, 01-13-2014 07:41 PM
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    02-17-2014 11:55 AM Go to last post
  6. Mainas that allow liveaboard?

    The wife and I are considering getting another houseboat as our retirement home. One of the issues (and yes, there are many!) is trying to find...

    Started by Charles, 02-16-2015 06:05 PM
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  7. Bad neighbor

    I've had my fill of my dock neighbor's territorial habits when it comes to our shared finger (starboard side) on our dock. He has told me before...

    Started by GoVols, 08-11-2014 11:18 AM
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    02-24-2015 01:13 PM Go to last post
  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 09:28 AM
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  9. 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 06:07 AM
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    03-03-2013 05:10 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 07:24 AM
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  11. runabout give me the runaround

    My wife and I have determined we need a runabout in order to run back and forth to the dock when the HB is anchored out in order to bring friends and...

    Started by GoVols, 11-06-2012 08:01 AM
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  12. A floating home is not a "vessel"....

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

    Started by Stmbtwle, 01-17-2013 05:21 AM
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  13. Tell me about coal tar epoxy-

    We've owned our SkipperLiner for going on 9 years now. Has a steel semi-V hull, dead-flat at the stern, 9° up front. I'm fixing to pull the boat this...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 09-03-2014 04:56 PM
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  14. Lake froze around boat

    Speaking to some of the seasoned boaters on my dock, they've only seen the lake freeze 1 time before in the last 20 or so years. With this cold...

    Started by GoVols, 01-08-2014 07:12 AM
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  15. LPG Bottles

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

    Started by Tony B, 10-31-2012 11:23 AM
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  16. AC advice?

    Thinking towards next year, want to change out the RV roof AC unit for a marine AC unit. I'd like the floor space up top the Coleman is eating up,...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 10-26-2012 09:13 PM
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  17. Reminder of how quickly things go wrong

    Found this on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTmATK6VsR0 I'm sure these must be rentals. Hopefully they propped up those outdrives /...

    Started by GoVols, 01-30-2014 06:51 AM
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  18. 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 02:56 PM
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  19. 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 09:02 AM
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  20. 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 08:33 PM
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    02-11-2016 10:19 AM Go to last post

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