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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. 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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    11-07-2012 08:04 AM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Need to convince wife

    A friend from the dock is selling their cruiser to get into a HB so they have more room for visiting family. I gave them a tour of our boat one day...

    Started by GoVols, 03-20-2014 01:57 PM
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    03-25-2014 02:01 PM 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. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Towing runabout behind the houseboat

    I've been limping by on this issue for a while now and trying different methods to move our runabout along with our houseboat so no one is left out...

    Started by GoVols, 09-09-2014 12:48 PM
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  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. 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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  16. 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
  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 11:12 AM
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    02-28-2016 05:26 AM Go to last post
  18. Living in a houseboat

    Hi, I am a university student doing a project on small space living. I am looking specifically at furniture in small homes. It would be great if...

    Started by harriwood95, 10-04-2016 03:09 AM
    home, houseboat, lifestyle, living, research
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    10-06-2016 03:19 PM Go to last post
  19. Houseboat Sunk At Lake Camanche California

    One of our fellow houseboaters that put in the same day as us had an issue with a pontoon. The mover told him that old HB will sometime split a seam...

    Started by harvrbt, 07-12-2012 06:06 PM
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    07-23-2012 09:41 PM Go to last post
  20. HBChattanooga

    I hope this is in the right place. I wanted to introduced (re-introduce) myself to the group. I was here a couple years ago as Gibson42LC. I sold...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 08-20-2016 08:01 PM
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    08-21-2016 06:11 AM Go to last post

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