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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. 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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  2. 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 11:54 AM
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    05-14-2013 03:04 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 04:41 PM
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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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    08-26-2016 12:31 PM Go to last post
  5. Gas question:

    I just made the hour-long trek to buy ethanol-free gas, all ten gallons of it at a time, and decided that was a stinky chore I would like to...

    Started by Amelia, 08-19-2014 11:00 AM
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  6. 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 07:44 AM
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  7. MMC controls have a lag

    Okay, I have MMC controls. They are not synced. Meaning, when I run both motors at say 3000 rpm, the starboard control is pushed about an inch or...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 06-05-2013 09:26 AM
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  8. 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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  9. Vinyl Lettering Removal

    What is the best way to remove vinyl lettering from a fiberglass boat?

    Started by Tony B, 10-21-2012 02:16 AM
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    10-24-2012 04:28 PM Go to last post
  10. Outdrive flip up

    Its been a while since i have been on here but we are gearing up for a great season and i look forward to visiting this forum and silently learning! ...

    Started by Gibson42lc, 05-26-2014 07:54 PM
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    08-30-2015 06:29 AM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. and the day started out so good

    it was ealry saturday 10/6. we got a call from a man wanting to buy our old gibson. we went up river 8 miles to bring it down to take it out and...

    Started by 42gibson, 10-08-2012 01:01 PM
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  13. Tenn-Tom Waterway

    It’s finally spring time and that means back to cruising time for us. We will be heading from Pascagoula, Ms. to Mobile Bay and then northward to...

    Started by Tony B, 04-02-2014 06:42 AM
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  14. Can't get a freaking break

    New boat came up from Cincinnati yesterday. Somwhere along the way, the generator kicked on. It is now toast! So I was debating to either get it...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-20-2014 06:35 AM
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  15. My Christmas gift to myself. Exhaust manifolds, risers and water pumps.

    Today I spent 4 boat bucks... just on parts. :mad: Tell me again why I do this?

    Started by DitchRider, 11-07-2012 02:17 PM
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  16. 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 10:05 AM
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    01-07-2013 11:10 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 12:27 PM
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  18. Tenn River from Alabama to Ohio River

    We will be on the go again this coming spring. We will be heading north on the Tennessee River from NW Alabama to Northern Ky. and beyond. We would...

    Started by Tony B, 12-06-2014 01:34 PM
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  19. Cool houseboats in pacific ocean

    I am new in houseboats and I try find out if the house have stern drive is ok for salty ocean ? need advise thx

    Started by polo, 09-05-2012 09:35 AM
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  20. 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

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