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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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  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 07:16 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. 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. upper healm starboard gauges not working

    Over the weekend, I had a new issue crop up. The starboard upper helm controls wouldn’t turn on for some reason when I turned the key. Lower helm...

    Started by GoVols, 08-29-2012 08:38 AM
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    09-07-2012 07:31 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 08:01 AM
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  4. Galvanic Isolator

    My boat sits in a fresh water covered marina along side tons of other houseboats and cruisers. My boat doesn't have a galvanic isolator. Do I...

    Started by GoVols, 12-13-2012 01:08 PM
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    12-13-2012 04:39 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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 05:50 AM
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    07-03-2013 05:20 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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 09:02 AM
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  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Westerbeke 12.5BEG generator issues

    I woke the genset from its winter slumber Friday only to find it behaving worse than I do before my morning coffee. Gen is an '05 12.5Kw BEG model...

    Started by GoVols, 04-29-2014 09:09 AM
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    07-01-2014 11:36 AM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. Water purification products

    I only have ~140 gallons of fresh water onboard when I leave the dock, not counting the hot water heater. I have run out of water while anchored...

    Started by GoVols, 02-19-2014 08:29 AM
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    02-24-2014 06:12 AM Go to last post
  15. Marine carpet alternative suggestions -- vinyl??

    So, we're tired of having to scrub the mildew out of the rear carpet on our boat. The carpet stays wet a lot because the rear of my boat sticks out...

    Started by GoVols, 06-18-2014 07:41 AM
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    07-11-2016 05:32 AM Go to last post
  16. Angry expenses continue

    Well, after spending $1,700 on 12.5KW Westerbeke BEG generator to get it up and running again, I decided to replace the 2 built in fuel filters. One...

    Started by GoVols, 07-01-2014 11:33 AM
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    08-13-2014 05:23 PM Go to last post
  17. TV antenna advice needed

    My boat has a ~2005 model Shakespeare Seawatch model 2030 over the air TV antenna. It's mounted to my arch on top of the boat. When I first bought...

    Started by GoVols, 08-07-2014 07:09 AM
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    08-11-2014 06:27 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 01:10 PM
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    05-02-2017 03:42 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 07:01 AM
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    05-31-2016 06:21 AM Go to last post
  20. One giant pontoon log!

    Even though we sold our Sailabration a couple years ago now, I like to keep an eye on what they're building still. This is picture of the largest...

    Started by GoVols, 02-09-2018 11:55 AM
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    04-12-2018 12:57 PM Go to last post

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