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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...

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  1. 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 07:00 AM
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  2. 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 09:01 AM
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  3. 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 12:00 PM
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    01-31-2013 04:27 PM 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. 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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    11-02-2013 12:57 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. Careless captain sinks boat

    Percy Priest has a bad reputation when it comes to lower unit damage, especially in the winter when the lake is down. This poor soul is the latest...

    Started by GoVols, 11-11-2013 08:34 AM
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  9. 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 11:54 AM
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    12-18-2013 08:16 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 08:14 AM
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  11. 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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  12. 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 07:46 AM
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    10-29-2014 04:35 PM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. New inverter batteries or portable generator?

    In the Spring of 2012, I forked over $1k for 8 new AGM batteries. I conserve juice as much as possible at night, but the dumb things go from full...

    Started by GoVols, 04-27-2015 02:10 PM
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  16. 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
  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. 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 07:19 AM
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    05-07-2016 06:51 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 08:31 AM
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    11-08-2017 05:48 AM Go to last post

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