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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  1. New Houseboat being home built

    I will state up front, no pictures, but I will get some! Across the bay from me on the shore a gentleman is building a new 2 story houseboat. I was...

    Started by desimulacra, 05-01-2014 06:04 AM
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    07-09-2014 11:37 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 11:34 AM
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    09-18-2014 09:23 AM Go to last post
  3. Hmm New Bucket List Ideal

    Two of my kids just gave me another grandson. I went to Gulf Shores Alabama to visit and stayed too long, though my kids insist I didn't. I really...

    Started by desimulacra, 09-30-2015 12:47 PM
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  4. Maintenance Fees

    I have seen some info on here but wonder what is a reasonable maintenance fee for a 20x70 foot slip with water and garbage pickup?

    Started by desimulacra, 12-10-2015 08:11 AM
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    12-15-2015 06:16 PM Go to last post
  5. Opps almost lost one!

    Went to the marina this weekend. Missed church, not feeling good. Finally up and stirring when there is a call from my dock-mate. Unusual, why did he...

    Started by desimulacra, 06-08-2016 08:23 AM
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    06-15-2016 12:13 PM Go to last post
  6. High Water Bilge Alarm

    Due to recent close call of neighbors boat I am installing a High Water Bilge Alarm. Probably a Rule 33 ALA. I see the alarms that will call you...

    Started by desimulacra, 06-15-2016 09:11 AM
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    06-16-2016 05:49 AM Go to last post
  7. What did you do to your houseboat today.

    Seeing how we are more or less starting from scratch here I though I'd start a new thread that hopefully will generate some activity and perhaps even...

    Started by DitchRider, 07-10-2012 06:34 AM
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    07-30-2013 07:46 AM Go to last post
  8. Anchor Time- What size for my Gibson

    OK.. so now I am looking for an Anchor for my '99 50' Gibson. Planned use is mainly intracoastal in South East Florida. So.. what anchor and...

    Started by DitchRider, 07-18-2012 01:19 PM
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    07-27-2012 01:42 PM Go to last post
  9. Magma Grill..... Where to put it??

    ok... got my West Marine rewards certificates today and decided to get a Magma Catalina grill for our Gibson. So.... Where to put it? Do I pop...

    Started by DitchRider, 08-31-2012 01:30 PM
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    09-10-2012 02:39 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 07:25 AM
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    08-31-2015 10:04 AM Go to last post
  11. :rolleyes: Doggy style on a houseboat.

    With that post title I am sure to get some attention! :rolleyes: For those of you that are cruising with your four footed friends.. How do you...

    Started by DitchRider, 09-10-2012 04:36 AM
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    09-10-2012 05:38 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 03:17 PM
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    12-17-2014 11:25 PM Go to last post
  13. Seeking awesome Florida marina

    OK Gang. Now that the repair, refit and remodel of M/V DitchRider is complete we are starting to look for a more permanent home for her. Our only...

    Started by DitchRider, 12-27-2012 06:25 AM
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    01-07-2013 11:59 AM Go to last post
  14. Relocated Ditch Rider to Key Largo

    After almost a year of work rehabbing and refitting the Gibson 50 we purchased we finally got Ditch Rider relocated to our new dock at Manatee Bay in...

    Started by DitchRider, 03-05-2013 05:05 AM
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    03-06-2013 05:43 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. Accident on my dock last weekend

    So apparently over the weekend a large heavy trawler came into our marina after dark, without lights and way to fast. They had 10 people on board and...

    Started by DitchRider, 10-10-2013 02:32 PM
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    10-10-2013 06:54 PM Go to last post
  17. Gibson Houseboat Freshwater Connection

    OK Gang hopefully one of you experts can help me out here. We've got a 1999 50 Gibson Cabin Yacht with onboatr 100 gallon freshwater tanks and...

    Started by DitchRider, 12-29-2013 07:57 AM
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    09-11-2015 04:43 PM Go to last post
  18. Houseboating Key Largo Style

    Sitting at our dock at Manatee Bay. Kids are in the pool and I am slurping a cold one. ...

    Started by DitchRider, 05-25-2014 06:12 PM
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    05-27-2014 08:27 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. What's up with Gibson now?

    What's going on with Gibson now?

    Started by DitchRider, 07-16-2016 04:23 PM
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    09-19-2016 12:12 PM Go to last post

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