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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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  1. 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 10:06 AM
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    12-05-2014 08:42 AM Go to last post
  2. Cool Pirates Marina

    Ed, A Looper Blog I follow called "Fulfilling Dreams" had some good pictures of Pirates Marina from their stop the other night! Thanks Dad and...

    Started by Jolly Time, 10-14-2014 04:23 PM
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    12-01-2014 07:52 AM Go to last post
  3. FishFinder - which one

    I need a new depth finder/fish finder. I really want the dual imaging because I am more concerned about the bottom detail than the fish. Right...

    Started by Tony B, 09-22-2014 12:25 PM
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    11-30-2014 10:46 PM Go to last post
  4. Sail vs. Power

    In our previous life we were Coastal and Open Water sailboat cruisers, mostly on the Gulf of Mexico and some Atlantic. Planning a trip was very easy....

    Started by Tony B, 05-28-2014 04:47 PM
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    11-30-2014 05:16 PM Go to last post
  5. Im new and would like to introduce myself....

    Hi there, I just wanted to take a few and tell you about my family and our Houseboating lifestyle. My name is Mike and my wife is Korrie. We have...

    Started by Mountaineer 67, 11-03-2014 10:55 AM
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  6. Remodel of Dinette

    Finally got around to doing something. I removed the old dinette table, peeled off the old pink Formica and replaced it with white Formica then...

    Started by Tony B, 10-11-2012 04:50 AM
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    11-21-2014 03:05 AM Go to last post
  7. Pickwick Lake to Mobile Bay, Alabama?

    Is it even possible to pilot from Pickwick Lake all the way down to Mobile Bay, Alabama? I've thought that this would be an amazing journey if it...

    Started by bishop311, 11-10-2014 04:07 AM
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    11-18-2014 05:39 AM Go to last post
  8. Lost one duo prop

    So, my boat wasn't responding and handling like it normally does. I knew something was off but I could still drive. Our boats come out for the...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 11-01-2014 05:01 PM
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    11-10-2014 09:32 AM Go to last post
  9. new to the site

    hello everyone, just wanted to say hi and tell a little about myself my name is todd,and my wife anna,we dock our 43 foot burnscraft at mm 101,at the...

    Started by burns43, 11-08-2014 01:06 PM
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    11-09-2014 08:52 AM Go to last post
  10. Kerosene heater

    Has anyone ever used a portable kerosene heater on your houseboat? We have in wall LPG heater but at times we could just use a local portable heater...

    Started by Potis, 10-27-2014 07:47 PM
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    11-03-2014 12:09 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 09:05 AM
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  12. will try to sell boat soon

    We've thoroughly enjoyed our houseboat since we bought it in 2011. Since then, our kids have grown a little and are now involved in sports that are...

    Started by GoVols, 10-27-2014 06:46 AM
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    10-29-2014 03:35 PM Go to last post
  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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    10-28-2014 12:34 PM Go to last post
  14. Sold one boat, Purchased another!!

    Sold Jolly Time to a Riverboat Captain here in Mississippi. Have been without for several months and looks like I just became the owner of a 40 ft...

    Started by Jolly Time, 10-20-2014 05:13 PM
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  15. 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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  16. Hit something

    Coming back from the Sternwheel festival in Wheeling on Saturday night at about 5 knots we hit a sunken log. It was foggy coming off the river and I...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-15-2014 09:06 AM
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    10-20-2014 01:38 PM Go to last post
  17. Newbie seeking advice on which old houseboat to buy for major renovation/modern home

    Hi all, My girlfriend and I spend our summers on Lake of the Woods, Canada, and have decided to stop renting a cottage each summer, and instead...

    Started by jack88, 08-17-2014 12:32 PM
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    10-03-2014 06:32 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Towing runabout behind the houseboat

    I've been limping by on this issue for a while now and trying different methods to move our runabout along with our houseboat so no one is left out...

    Started by GoVols, 09-09-2014 12:48 PM
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    09-17-2014 07:26 AM Go to last post

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