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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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    01-06-2014 02:35 PM Go to last post
  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. Myacht 2000 4310 Houseboat Need Log Air Relief Valves

    There are 7 chambers in each of the of the two 'logs'/pontoons on my 4310 2000, Myacht, Tracker Marine houseboat. There is a male, coarse threaded,...

    Started by gerrynolan, 06-25-2015 05:42 PM
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    06-29-2015 02:40 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 07:34 AM
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    11-12-2013 11:03 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Gas grill?

    Oh, it's a gorgeous spring day here in the back of beyond, and a girl's thoughts turn to houseboating-- and barbecue. I'm eager to install a gas...

    Started by Amelia, 02-20-2017 10:46 AM
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    03-03-2017 06:47 PM Go to last post
  14. what happned to summer

    man, what happened? it seems like only yesterday we put the boat in and now its 8 weeks till we pull out. everyone must have had an uneventful summer...

    Started by 42gibson, 08-21-2017 05:13 AM
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    08-29-2017 03:01 PM Go to last post
  15. Good Bye Old Forum

    I understand why the old Forum has been laid to rest, and the new has been born. However, it does sadden me to know that all the old posts, and...

    Started by BananaTom, 08-20-2012 03:04 PM
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    08-30-2012 06:43 AM Go to last post
  16. Can we ban the user 23ca25esar?

    I believe this is a bot posting spam topics all over the forum.

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-27-2012 07:44 AM
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    09-27-2012 04:34 PM Go to last post
  17. Boating items on your Christmas list - Santa might be watching

    Being new to houseboating, our list of needs and wants is long and growing every day. I can't confirm that Santa reads this forum, but thought it...

    Started by Zilpo55, 12-03-2012 06:28 AM
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    12-16-2012 01:50 PM Go to last post
  18. If you are looking for TV on your boat....

    Last year I was going to mount a satellite dish but decided not to. I tried the Slingbox this year and it works perfectly. If your marina has wifi...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 05-18-2013 07:27 AM
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    05-31-2013 08:26 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. Newbie with survey/bottom paint questions

    We are upgrading from a cabin cruiser to a Gibson sport series. The marine survey is scheduled for Friday, but we are only doing an in water survey...

    Started by HerJoy, 07-17-2016 07:44 PM
    bottom paint, gibson, survey
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    07-18-2016 09:16 PM Go to last post

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