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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. marine growth on outboards / outdrives?

    Since my motors are always sitting in the water, they always have lots of alge and other crud caked on them. Do you guys clean this stuff off or...

    Started by GoVols, 03-27-2013 11:15 AM
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    05-13-2013 04:54 AM Go to last post
  2. Reverse Hook Cup Propeller

    Has anyone tried the Propco RHC propeller? They claim to have up to 200% more reverse thrust, and supposedly work great to get a houseboat off a...

    Started by ShoreBound, 12-13-2012 08:43 AM
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    09-23-2015 09:58 PM Go to last post
  3. trailer dolly?

    I'm trying to store an 18' Regal in my garage. I figured I'd just push it around in the garage, but I've drastically underestimated the difficulty in...

    Started by GoVols, 02-03-2013 06:33 PM
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    02-18-2013 05:27 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 1985 Gibson Lazy Cruz

    Im new to the forum and thought I would post a few pics of "Low N Slow" and introduce myself. We are in Chattanooga Tn and have our boat on Soddy...

    Started by Gibson42lc, 10-18-2012 09:00 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:46 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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    09-09-2013 06:13 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. Shipwreck Men

    Has anyone else seen the show "Shipwreck Men" on TV? I think it's on Discover or History. It's captivating!! It's another reality show where...

    Started by GoVols, 01-15-2013 11:00 AM
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  9. Another one bites the dust: Sharpe Houseboats

    I just heard this news over the weekend. They had an absolute auction on September 20th. I hate to hear it. ...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-24-2012 06:16 AM
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  10. Question Making a Houseboat Seaworthy

    Hi all, I'm the eldest son in my family, and we've recently bought an 80ft Dutch Barge. A while back it had a working propulsion system, and was...

    Started by fekkin, 10-16-2016 10:10 AM
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    cost, dutch, engine, propulsion, restoring
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  11. Ethanol Free Gasoline

    Is there a difference in older gasoline engines (1986) whether I use ethanol free gas or the regular stuff. I'm sure this has been covered before...

    Started by Tony B, 03-15-2014 08:52 AM
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  12. 1975 Boatel Islander... another open water candidate?

    I'm also looking at this boat for a trip to the Keys. I like the freeboard... almost starts to look a bit like a trawler. Anybody have thoughts...

    Started by keithj, 03-26-2014 03:04 PM
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  13. Wi Fi Antennas and Boosters

    Hi folks. I haven't been on here in a while. Still trying to get ready to take-off. Has anyone here had any practical experience with Wi Fi...

    Started by Tony B, 10-25-2013 08:25 AM
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    11-08-2013 06:28 AM Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. Need to convince wife

    A friend from the dock is selling their cruiser to get into a HB so they have more room for visiting family. I gave them a tour of our boat one day...

    Started by GoVols, 03-20-2014 01:57 PM
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    03-25-2014 02:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Brewing coffee away from dock

    I love waking up early in a cove and enjoying the quiet, especially with a good cup of coffee. The only gas we have is the grill up top, and it...

    Started by Zilpo55, 06-19-2013 07:27 AM
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    06-28-2013 04:04 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Building New Cabin on a Hull

    I found a 12 X 45' fiberglass houseboat with a good hull. The price is right-- free. http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/boa/4416163881.html Part of...

    Started by captmark, 04-21-2014 03:44 PM
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    04-30-2014 06:20 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 12:19 PM
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    07-27-2012 12:42 PM Go to last post

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