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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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  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 10:18 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 08:16 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. Thinking of adding porch enclosure

    One of our dock neighbors is having someone come by the dock to quote them an enclosure for their boat. So, for the hell of it, I asked them to go...

    Started by GoVols, 10-23-2013 11:56 AM
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  3. 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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  4. 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 08:41 PM
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  5. 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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    08-25-2012 05:55 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 10:01 AM
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    09-22-2014 02:24 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 09:01 AM
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  8. 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 12:18 PM
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  9. 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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  10. Westerbeke EFI generator issues

    I have a Westerbeke generator EFI that will not run anymore. It quit working while running. It sputtered and stalled out as if it ran out of fuel. We...

    Started by ltrdayz, 11-10-2016 08:45 PM
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  11. 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 08:12 AM
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  12. 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 10:13 PM
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  13. 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 12:23 PM
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  14. 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 07:05 PM
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    02-27-2015 01:30 PM Go to last post
  15. Is Gibson Houseboats no more? I fear it may be

    I tried calling Gibson for the past week and I am not getting thoough and they are not accepting calls on any of their published numbers or answering...

    Started by DitchRider, 03-05-2013 12:54 PM
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  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. TV Antenna

    I am looking to put a TV antenna on our boat to pick up VHF/UHF digital tv signals. Not satellite tv. Searching RV sites, etc. I have found several...

    Started by Potis, 11-18-2012 03:38 PM
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  19. 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 05:56 PM
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    10-28-2014 01:34 PM Go to last post
  20. New water tank-- now what?

    There was an excellent article somewhere, I thought here, on inaugurating a new (poly-somethingorother) water tank, but I cannot find it. That job is...

    Started by Amelia, 01-02-2013 05:41 PM
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    01-07-2013 12:03 PM Go to last post

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