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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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. Marinette Seacrest 41 widebody

    Anyone have any feedback on the old Marinette Seacrest houseboats? I am looking at a 1973 41x14 Seacrest. I will be taking the first look at it on...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-02-2014 07:18 PM
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    09-11-2015 03:41 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. Anchoring

    I have a 58' Lakeview and have only anchored a couple times. I tied to one of the corner cleats. I'm wondering if I might be better off dropping an...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-30-2015 06:31 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:35 PM Go to last post
  4. Boat Walkthrough Questions to Ask

    We have narrowed down our search to two boats that are in freshwater in Texas and will be walking through them in a week or two. Are there any...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-07-2015 01:12 PM
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    09-11-2015 05:55 AM Go to last post
  5. Make it sop!!! Houseboat wanders at anchor like a drunken sailor

    Ok all.. After months or repair and refit we've taken our new Gibson 50' out for the weekend. We decided to go the 40 miles north up to Peck Lake...

    Started by DitchRider, 09-02-2012 06:25 AM
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    08-31-2015 09:04 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. Ky Lake accident

    This week a boater from Missouri was killed when reportedly running under the short spans of Eggners Ferry Bridge. You should never run under the...

    Started by Fork-lift-king, 05-11-2013 11:25 AM
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    08-24-2015 03:29 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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    08-24-2015 03:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Kingscraft Houseboat owners

    I have owned a 44' Kingscraft for 14 years. Can anyone tell me where I might find the hull ID number on this houseboat? many thanks, Nautical Belle

    Started by Nautical Belle, 03-04-2015 11:00 AM
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    08-24-2015 03:21 AM Go to last post
  10. Rub Rail

    Anybody know where you can buy replacement rub rail for a Sumerset. Metal is fine, just need about 10 feet of the rubber insert that has a couple...

    Started by Coolbreeze, 10-05-2012 11:47 AM
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    08-24-2015 03:18 AM Go to last post
  11. Gibson Railing

    Does anyone know what company made the railing ( square alum.) for the Gibson Houseboats. Wonder if they might still be around. Doing repairs from a...

    Started by Jakebg, 03-25-2014 09:20 AM
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    08-24-2015 03:14 AM Go to last post
  12. Tenn-Tom

    Motoring south on the Tenn-Tom in September, and would like to avoid the mess in mobile bay . I have no problem with 16' vert. clearance so I thought...

    Started by Freebird, 07-16-2015 03:06 AM
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    08-24-2015 03:07 AM Go to last post
  13. tucker boats

    we went to Cincinnati yesterday to Washington marine to check on the progress on our boat. I was talking to terry one of the owners and asked what...

    Started by 42gibson, 08-22-2015 06:04 AM
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    08-22-2015 09:41 AM Go to last post
  14. Bluewater Yachts

    Can anyone speak to the quality of build on the Bluewater Yachts? I know it is fiberglass, but wanted to know how they stacked up against other...

    Started by Tillerman7, 07-08-2015 11:30 AM
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    08-17-2015 03:43 PM Go to last post
  15. How much is an average boat rental per day In US?

    I am looking for information on the boat rentals. Does anybody know a good place to do that and is also reasonable in price.

    Started by f_houseboat, 08-04-2015 01:19 AM
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    08-17-2015 06:29 AM Go to last post
  16. Generator question

    When my 12.5 KW Westerbeke generator is running and the A/C cycles on, my boat's lights dim a bit as the generator is hit with the sudden power...

    Started by GoVols, 07-30-2015 06:22 AM
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    08-04-2015 10:57 AM Go to last post
  17. Smile Good to be Back!!!!

    Well, the boataholic bug has bitten again!! I'm back with a new to me 50' Gibson Standard.

    Started by Jolly Time, 06-09-2015 07:19 PM
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    07-29-2015 10:01 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. New inverter batteries or portable generator?

    In the Spring of 2012, I forked over $1k for 8 new AGM batteries. I conserve juice as much as possible at night, but the dumb things go from full...

    Started by GoVols, 04-27-2015 01:10 PM
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    07-13-2015 07:25 PM Go to last post
  20. Gibson fiberglass hull & beaching

    I am considering a Gibson diesel. My goal to to take long trips with the family and beach and enjoy a long week out on the water. My question is...

    Started by Tillerman7, 07-07-2015 02:23 PM
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    07-08-2015 12:29 PM Go to last post

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