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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. 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 08:54 AM
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    08-19-2012 09:03 PM Go to last post
  2. Did some Spring cleaning in July today

    After alll the 4th of July parties and having lots of friends and kids hanging out on the boat, the party top looked miserable. I always clean up...

    Started by GoVols, 07-22-2012 07:30 PM
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  3. Plans for the holiday?

    The wife took last week off and this week, so we've been staying on our boat every night and I've been going in to work. I have Wed - Friday off, so...

    Started by GoVols, 07-02-2013 06:50 AM
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    07-03-2013 06:20 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 12:15 PM
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    05-13-2013 05:54 AM Go to last post
  5. anchor rope question

    I anchored out from Friday through Monday evening this last weekend in somewhat heavy winds. I was very surprised my anchor held the entire time...

    Started by GoVols, 05-29-2013 08:05 AM
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    07-10-2013 11:18 AM Go to last post
  6. How to fix burn marks on roof?

    My brother-n-law was cooking with the charcoal grill the other weekend. He pilled the charcoal on the side with the vent opening instead of the...

    Started by GoVols, 06-04-2013 10:02 AM
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  7. E-15 approved for use

    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/06/25/scotus-rebuffs-automakers-refuses-to-block-15-ethanol-sales/ I’m concerned about E-15 given the ‘go ahead’ for...

    Started by GoVols, 06-26-2013 08:05 AM
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    07-07-2013 02:05 PM Go to last post
  8. Winter is nigh

    Well, the last 2 weekend we were busy with random obligations so it wasn't feasible to take the HB out of the slip. Instead, we took the runabout...

    Started by GoVols, 09-25-2013 07:11 AM
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  9. 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 11:56 AM
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    11-05-2013 06:28 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 12:18 PM
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  11. Smoke from port engine

    Since my boat has Honda outboards on it, I don't need to winterize them. Because of this, I like to try to start them every 2 to 3 weeks and let...

    Started by GoVols, 01-08-2015 01:59 PM
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    02-16-2015 05:36 AM Go to last post
  12. Ice and snow causing marina to sink

    We're having a bit of an ice storm here in middle Tennessee the past few days. Somehow our power at the marina has managed to stay on, but flickered...

    Started by GoVols, 02-18-2015 06:19 AM
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    02-23-2015 06:10 AM Go to last post
  13. LED lights

    I'd like to swap out my recessed candecent light bulbs with the LED PAR20 bulbs. Do the LED bulbs put off less heat than the candecent ones? I have...

    Started by GoVols, 05-18-2015 09:37 AM
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    05-20-2015 06:46 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 07:22 AM
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    08-04-2015 11:57 AM Go to last post
  15. financing housboat

    I have a guy that wants to buy my boat, but doesn't have the required 20% down payment needed to get the loan. He tried a marine loan broker and his...

    Started by GoVols, 09-15-2015 10:10 AM
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    09-23-2015 10:31 PM Go to last post
  16. pontoon houseboat movers?

    Can you guys suggest anyone that can move a 16x69 pontoon houseboat over the road?

    Started by GoVols, 10-08-2015 08:31 AM
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    10-12-2015 08:44 AM Go to last post
  17. Fixed holding tank odor

    From the time I bought my boat in Fall 2011 to this past summer, I'd clear the dock any time I'd flush my toilets. I was told I needed to replace...

    Started by GoVols, 02-16-2016 12:12 PM
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    02-28-2016 06:26 AM Go to last post
  18. Bringing ocean-going vessels up the Mississippi River?

    Hey guys. I'm working on a project at work and I'm hoping you can help me. Is it possible to bring a Roll On Roll Off (RORO) car carrying vessel up...

    Started by GoVols, 02-18-2016 10:20 AM
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    02-19-2016 02:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Unhappy Houseboatless

    Well, as of yesterday, we are no longer houseboaters. We completed our sale of our Sailabration yesterday to a guy that will keep the boat on the...

    Started by GoVols, 05-13-2016 08:01 AM
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    05-31-2016 07:21 AM Go to last post
  20. Girl, 4, Fatally Struck by Houseboat, Father's Legs Severed

    Tragic accident here, but completely avoidable by all parties involved. https://www.yahoo.com/news/girl-4-fatally-struck-houseboat-161000893.html...

    Started by GoVols, 06-30-2017 08:31 AM
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    11-08-2017 05:48 AM Go to last post

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