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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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    02-17-2016 05:56 PM Go to last post
  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. Vinyl Lettering Removal

    What is the best way to remove vinyl lettering from a fiberglass boat?

    Started by Tony B, 10-21-2012 02:16 AM
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    10-24-2012 04:28 PM Go to last post
  2. LPG Bottles

    I am planning on carrying two 40 lb propane bottles on my back deck. Actually it’s the top of the aft cabin. My boat is a Mainship 36 DC and is not...

    Started by Tony B, 10-31-2012 11:23 AM
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    06-04-2015 06:45 AM Go to last post
  3. TV Antenna

    I am looking to put a TV antenna on our boat to pick up VHF/UHF digital tv signals. Not satellite tv. Searching RV sites, etc. I have found several...

    Started by Potis, 11-18-2012 02:38 PM
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    11-27-2012 10:28 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. Speaking of homebuilt houseboats

    There is visible progress. You who had the good sense to invest in a turnkey operation will hardly understand my jubilation, but once we get...

    Started by Amelia, 05-24-2014 06:39 AM
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    06-05-2014 07:39 AM Go to last post
  6. Auto-tracking satellite

    I know 42Gibson has a setup on his boat, but I am curious as to if anyone else out there has something. I want to add a couple TVs to the boat...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-11-2016 06:46 AM
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    05-13-2016 05:32 AM Go to last post
  7. New to houseboating, need advice

    Hello, my wife and I want to fulfill our dream of owning and living on a houseboat. Neither of us have any real experience with boating in general,...

    Started by jsteinberg123, 08-23-2016 03:40 PM
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    09-05-2016 08:37 AM Go to last post
  8. Question RiverChase houseboats?

    Hello all, Wife and I are looking at houseboats in central Mississippi. There is a Riverchase 16x70 for sale locally. I cannot find any info on...

    Started by CrawGator, 05-26-2017 01:39 PM
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    07-17-2017 01:33 AM Go to last post
  9. Life and times of OHB

    Since it seems that OHB has owned more houseboats than years I have lived, I'd like to hear more about them. On the old forum he posted some...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-25-2012 05:53 PM
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    10-09-2012 09:31 PM Go to last post
  10. What kind of boat is this?

    http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q359/jtalberts/e6a43099cef3e5fc2ae78e88ba2fa976.jpg

    Started by JTAlberts, 11-14-2012 06:08 PM
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    11-15-2012 06:20 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. FYI an Ac OPTIONS

    Where we HB the Honda 2000 is an added plus that more an more use to supplement there existing systems, inverters an big gens. They are highly...

    Started by dalehollow, 08-02-2013 09:15 AM
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    08-09-2013 05:21 AM Go to last post
  13. Kerosene heater

    Has anyone ever used a portable kerosene heater on your houseboat? We have in wall LPG heater but at times we could just use a local portable heater...

    Started by Potis, 10-27-2014 07:47 PM
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    11-03-2014 12:09 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. What's in your tool kit?

    Avast, mateys! We are headed out on the bright blue bay this weekend, I hope, though unlikely to be out of sight of home. (edit: scratch that plan......

    Started by Amelia, 05-22-2015 02:05 PM
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    05-31-2015 07:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Anchoring

    I have a 58' Lakeview and have only anchored a couple times. I tied to one of the corner cleats. I'm wondering if I might be better off dropping an...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-30-2015 06:31 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:35 PM Go to last post
  17. Davit motor/winch

    My boat is 20 years old and I have owned it for about 5 years. The Davit Winch was not installed and had a bad switch if I remember correctly. I...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 12-07-2015 06:16 AM
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    12-11-2015 12:06 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Glass or Aluminium, Flat bottom or multi-hull

    Just for discussion sake, would you rather have a Fiberglass or Aluminium hull? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Which is better...

    Started by Truckerbill, 08-21-2016 06:54 AM
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    09-03-2016 03:38 PM Go to last post
  20. Generator will run A/C but not Heat?

    Our HB has a 12.5kw Westerbeke genset. Initially we had some issues which ended up being caused by the lack of a fuel/water filter.. No idea how it...

    Started by Jeepster04, 10-31-2016 06:18 AM
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    11-22-2016 08:14 AM Go to last post

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