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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: 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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  4. 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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  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 09:18 PM
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  1. Houseboat Sunk At Lake Camanche California

    One of our fellow houseboaters that put in the same day as us had an issue with a pontoon. The mover told him that old HB will sometime split a seam...

    Started by harvrbt, 07-12-2012 06:06 PM
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    07-23-2012 09:41 PM Go to last post
  2. 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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  3. 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 11:18 AM
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    02-24-2015 01:13 PM Go to last post
  4. TEST - Reply Please

    There appears to be something wrong on the forum. I have not seen a new post in about a week. If you see this new thread, please post a reply....

    Started by BananaTom, 11-02-2015 05:35 AM
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  5. Gibson wiring diagram

    I am looking to find a wiring diagram for my 92 Gibson Sport Series 47'. I have tried to contact Gibson but of course with the recent sale they are...

    Started by River Runner, 04-15-2017 06:30 AM
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  6. 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 08:01 AM
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    11-07-2012 08:04 AM Go to last post
  7. How much does your electric run?

    I've had my boat for nearly 2 years at the same marina. All this time, they've had a series of funky issues that for one reason or another we've...

    Started by GoVols, 08-06-2013 01:58 PM
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  8. 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 07:12 AM
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  9. Getting Horny

    I have a 36' Aft Cabin model and I need a new horn. I am trying to decide whether I want air-electric or just a plain electric horn. Which would...

    Started by Tony B, 01-28-2015 01:31 PM
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  10. 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
  11. 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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  12. Houseboat Insurance

    We're getting ready to have the survey done on the houseboat that we're in the process of purchasing. We plan on living on it full-time. What...

    Started by RonandBee, 11-04-2015 10:05 AM
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  13. Is there no water hook up on a Gibson???

    We just purchased a 1992 Gibson Sport. I can't find a water hook up to connect to city water at the dock. All previous boats we have owned have one...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-25-2016 03:08 PM
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  14. 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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  15. A floating home is not a "vessel"....

    This should stir up a lot of it..... ...

    Started by Stmbtwle, 01-17-2013 05:21 AM
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    05-20-2015 10:19 PM Go to last post
  16. sewage be gone

    I saw today on "This Old House" TV show, a self contained system for turning all your waste to clear water, which you can drink. The system receives...

    Started by clarencio5, 03-02-2013 10:53 AM
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  17. 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 10:56 AM
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    11-05-2013 05:28 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. Person capacity

    I have a 1986 44 foot Gibson Standard houseboat, It doesn't have a capacity placard, I need to know how many people can be on the boat?

    Started by 50-Desoto, 04-20-2016 03:21 AM
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    04-28-2016 02:16 PM Go to last post

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