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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 09:27 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 09:42 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 01:21 PM
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    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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    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...

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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 07:54 AM
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    08-19-2012 08:03 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 06:30 PM
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  3. Visited Norris Lake

    We went to the UT game over the weekend and dropped by to see a couple of newer boats by our boat's manufacturer on Norris Lake for the heck of it. ...

    Started by GoVols, 09-10-2012 06:00 AM
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  4. 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
  5. Christmas boat parade

    My wife and I decorated and entered our HB in the Christmas Parade this past weekend. The last 2 years, we wanted to join the fun, but we had other...

    Started by GoVols, 12-17-2013 10:54 AM
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    12-18-2013 07:16 AM Go to last post
  6. Passport control panel on Marine Airrrr system

    I have a AH-Passport I/O control panel for my 3 ton Marine Airrrr system. I've read the manual throughly and I can figure out if it's possible to...

    Started by GoVols, 12-18-2013 07:14 AM
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    12-25-2013 08:08 AM Go to last post
  7. 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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    01-15-2014 10:51 AM Go to last post
  8. Reminder of how quickly things go wrong

    Found this on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTmATK6VsR0 I'm sure these must be rentals. Hopefully they propped up those outdrives /...

    Started by GoVols, 01-30-2014 06:51 AM
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  9. 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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  10. will try to sell boat soon

    We've thoroughly enjoyed our houseboat since we bought it in 2011. Since then, our kids have grown a little and are now involved in sports that are...

    Started by GoVols, 10-27-2014 06:46 AM
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    10-29-2014 03:35 PM Go to last post
  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 12:59 PM
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  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 05:19 AM
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    02-23-2015 05:10 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 08:37 AM
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    05-20-2015 05:46 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 06:22 AM
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    08-04-2015 10:57 AM Go to last post
  15. pontoon houseboat movers?

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

    Started by GoVols, 10-08-2015 07:31 AM
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    10-12-2015 07:44 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 11:12 AM
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    02-28-2016 05:26 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 09:20 AM
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    02-19-2016 01:32 PM Go to last post
  18. Marine loans for houseboat

    When we bought our boat, the rule of thumb was the boat couldn't be any older than 20 years old. Today, a prospective buyer for my boat got news...

    Started by GoVols, 03-10-2016 11:21 AM
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    04-12-2016 09:49 AM Go to last post
  19. 2016 boat season begins!

    Took the the boat out for the season's first cruise yesterday. Generator fired up after 7 months of sleep and ran for 8 hours straight with no...

    Started by GoVols, 04-25-2016 06:19 AM
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    05-07-2016 05:51 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 07:31 AM
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    11-08-2017 04:48 AM Go to last post

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