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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cable oiler

    Once in a while a request comes up for information on how to lubricate control cables. You need a foot and a half of 3/8 ID reinforced plastic...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 10:15 PM
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    04-27-2013 02:27 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Older boats using dana outdrives

    A large number of mid 60s to the mid 70's houseboats were equipped with DANA and CHRYSLER DRIVE 90 outdrives. Most installations utilized 225 HP 318...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 10:11 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Dana outdrive information

    These questions come up every once in awhile: What brand do I have: Rounded upper with fin with hole DANA Rounded upper with a chunk no...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 10:07 PM
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  1. How to figure out how much my boat will drop with added weight?

    I have my boat on dry land for some pontoon modifications including the addition of a gas tank to fuel ski boats from the back of my houseboat. I am...

    Started by Endurance, 11-19-2014 11:35 AM
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    11-26-2014 09:15 AM Go to last post
  2. how to refinish fiberglas hull bottom

    any suggestions on how to treat a fiberglas hull bottom? Mine is black and scaly. Should I sand it and then paint it?

    Started by Bruce McCabe, 02-17-2014 12:04 PM
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    11-20-2014 06:04 AM Go to last post
  3. Caulking/Sealing

    What product do you guys and gals use for caulking and sealing overhead hatches and windows?

    Started by Tony B, 04-19-2014 05:06 PM
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    11-03-2014 01:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Electrical install

    Hi im new to the forum.I recently bought a fixer upper,1977 masterfab houseboat at lake mohave. The boat is wired with one outlet and power to the 2...

    Started by riverrat74, 10-20-2014 06:44 PM
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    10-30-2014 01:50 PM Go to last post
  5. Another Roof Coating Thread - What are You using and How Has it Held Up

    I've noticed that the number of roof coating threads here is not as strong as I would expect based on how often it seems to need done. I thought I...

    Started by thompsdw, 10-08-2014 07:44 AM
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    10-28-2014 07:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Globe Composite Solutions run-dry impellers

    Just curious if anyone's heard of these? I have one on order... I just put a new impeller in my 6.5 Westerbeke, and after about 2 hours use I...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 10-06-2014 04:55 PM
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    10-14-2014 10:18 AM Go to last post
  7. Gauge Replacement

    I have twin 270 Cruisader Engines and would like to change out all of my gauges and senders/ sensors. Where would be a good place to order them from?...

    Started by Tony B, 09-30-2014 08:13 PM
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    10-01-2014 06:28 AM Go to last post
  8. Wood Floors

    Thinking about putting wood floors in my 75' Fantasy. Has anyone done this? Wondering if it would be best to use laminate, or solid; float the...

    Started by beechjetguy, 09-23-2014 04:07 PM
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    09-24-2014 06:18 AM Go to last post
  9. Toilet impeller replacement

    I have 2 Raritan Crown heads on my boat that havenít functioned quite right since I bought it nearly 2 seasons ago. I know these have impellers in...

    Started by GoVols, 05-13-2013 07:18 AM
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    09-23-2014 03:15 PM Go to last post
  10. Marine Carpet

    I am thinking about using marine carpet on the top deck of my older houseboat. I have a large canvass canapy with side curtains. Any input on this...

    Started by Blackhawk, 09-06-2014 06:14 PM
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    09-07-2014 07:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Best paint to use?

    Our boat is in dire need of a new paint job. The fly bridge has returned to its rather ugly original colors and we now have one of the worst looking...

    Started by Jeepster04, 06-19-2014 05:45 AM
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    08-29-2014 07:29 AM Go to last post
  12. Window track replacements 1998 Lakeview

    Need to find replacement window sliding channels They are held in by a screw & have slots to drain water 1/2 in wide , 3/16 high , with 3/16 slot...

    Started by Outerbank, 08-16-2014 09:57 AM
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    08-16-2014 05:13 PM Go to last post
  13. Strong exhaust smell.

    I have taken the new boat out a few times now and I have noticed a significant smell of exhaust in the cabin after docking for the day. The wind has...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-20-2014 08:49 PM
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    07-22-2014 09:57 AM Go to last post
  14. Electrical Leak....Help!

    While investigating the prospects of changing out the anodes on my trim tabs I got a pretty decent electrical shock when I touched my starboard trim...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-14-2014 10:33 PM
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    07-20-2014 08:25 PM Go to last post
  15. epoxy coating versus gel coating

    10 year old HB roof gel coat is showing signs of thinning spider cracks, no soft spots im aware of. Have not used a moisture meter on any of the...

    Started by dalehollow, 07-08-2014 08:04 PM
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    07-09-2014 02:09 PM Go to last post
  16. Mold / Mildew Removal

    I had ugly black stains on our composite deck and canvas from mold / mildew/ algae. I sprayed it down with some of that stuff they sell to remove...

    Started by captmark, 06-18-2014 07:45 AM
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    07-08-2014 07:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Replace window slide felt

    30 year old felt lined rubber slides are just rotten and seriously impede window operation. Surely someone has replaced them and talked about it, but...

    Started by longjohn, 06-10-2014 09:00 AM
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    06-12-2014 07:37 PM Go to last post
  18. Engine Room Fire Suppression

    Just had a recent survey completed and the surveyor has listed a requirement of a "Fixed Fire Suppression System." Looking around, I see a lot that...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-12-2014 10:04 AM
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    05-13-2014 10:06 AM Go to last post
  19. Bumper Around Houseboat

    Hello. I am new to the houseboat ownership ranks but not new to boating. I recently purchased a 34' Catamaran Cruiser houseboat. It is a fixer...

    Started by thompsdw, 03-19-2014 07:28 AM
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    05-08-2014 07:20 AM Go to last post
  20. Steel Hull Repair?

    I bought a 1966 40' Stardust Cruiser a few years ago on a whim. Now it's time for a little TLC. The top has developed some cracks and I have heard...

    Started by Oldskool, 04-08-2014 06:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-02-2014 06:02 PM Go to last post

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