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Forum: Maintenance

  1. 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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  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: 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
  1. Corrosion Articles

    http://www.boatus.com/boattech/articles/marine-corrosion.asp http://www.yandina.com/electrolysis.htm

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-15-2012 06:02 PM
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    07-15-2012 06:02 PM Go to last post
  2. Electrical Readings

    As all of you know, I had some corrosion issues with my Aluminum Hulled Kingscraft. I finally got the electrical rewired and corrected. I took some...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-12-2012 06:32 AM
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    07-23-2012 07:59 PM Go to last post
  3. Anti fouling paint

    On Barkley lake, in western Ky, we are having a problem with an algae growth on aluminum pontoons. What would be the best paint for this problem. Up...

    Started by Fork-lift-king, 07-30-2012 04:41 PM
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    07-31-2012 05:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Deck plywood thickness

    What is the size plywood that Gibson used on a 1982 houseboat deck from the factory? Need to repair a section of deck. Thanks

    Started by dbric36, 08-08-2012 04:07 PM
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    08-15-2012 08:03 PM Go to last post
  5. Thinking of reporting

    As the next part of my project, I am looking at repowering the boat. The transmissions are due for a rebuild and the one engine seems to get water...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-26-2012 02:14 PM
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    08-16-2012 06:34 AM Go to last post
  6. cooling pump impellers keep failing

    I have the dual Sherwood pumps on my Kingscraft, and the impellers on the port engine side keep failing every ~20 hours of run time. I'm guessing...

    Started by fisheatingbagel, 08-10-2012 08:17 AM
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    08-26-2012 05:57 PM Go to last post
  7. Okay to bond ground to neutral on Honda eu3000is generator?

    The surge protector I have to protect my inverter and other electronics gives me an error message and shuts down when I power it from my portable...

    Started by Endurance, 08-24-2012 08:35 PM
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    08-30-2012 04:47 PM Go to last post
  8. Quieting a loud exhaust

    Any cost efficient ideas on quieting down the exhaust on our Gibson? We've got four dry exhausts (with baffles I think) and the boat can get a...

    Started by DitchRider, 08-26-2012 06:03 PM
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    09-01-2012 01:18 PM Go to last post
  9. oil change time?

    My gen's oil is 2 seasons old now. Previous owner told me it was changed shortly before I bought the boat, so I figured I'd change it after this...

    Started by GoVols, 09-17-2012 08:58 AM
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    09-18-2012 08:15 AM Go to last post
  10. Getting ready for Winter

    Hello All, I am getting ready to winterize my 1996 Lakeview with twin 350's and a Westerbeke generator. Aside from the obvious, anti-freeze, oil and...

    Started by the Captai's Quarters, 09-16-2012 03:26 PM
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    09-20-2012 08:43 AM Go to last post
  11. Very Unhappy with Gibson Boats parts and support

    As the owner of a Gibson (used) and a potential purchaser of a new boat from Gibson in the next couple of months I need to express some extreme...

    Started by DitchRider, 08-05-2012 02:01 PM
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    09-24-2012 04:04 PM Go to last post
  12. Fresh water pump

    I'm afraid I might have to replace our fresh water pump next weekend. I say "might" because I didn't have my volt meter with me to confirm power is...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-19-2012 08:51 AM
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    09-26-2012 05:46 AM Go to last post
  13. Stabilizing fuel for winter?

    What are the brands of additives everyone buys to stabilize their fuel? I know there's Sta-bil, but this stuff is expensive. Sta-bil will run me...

    Started by GoVols, 10-01-2012 01:58 PM
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    10-08-2012 08:14 AM Go to last post
  14. Varnish or Urethane?

    Which would you use on interior woodwork and why?

    Started by Tony B, 10-17-2012 09:06 PM
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    10-19-2012 10:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Oil in bilge question

    One of my engines overheated a few weeks ago after the raw water intake got clogged. Afterwards I noticed lots of engine oil in the bilge and the...

    Started by fisheatingbagel, 09-14-2012 08:06 AM
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    10-22-2012 04:56 PM Go to last post
  16. Kohler Generator Winterization

    I have a 7.5kw Kohler genset on my houseboat. Do I just drain it out where the stickers on it tell me and then run some antifreeze through the...

    Started by JTAlberts, 10-25-2012 08:13 AM
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    10-25-2012 09:56 AM Go to last post
  17. Pulling my boat out of the water

    Pulling my boat out of the water in the next couple of days. I have always had a small leak somewhere in the starboard transom assembly. I blew...

    Started by easttnboater, 10-22-2012 09:48 AM
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    10-29-2012 06:34 AM Go to last post
  18. Location for washdown pump on pontoon houseboat

    I have decided to include in my winter upgrades the addition of a washdown pump to hose off my front deck on my 60' Destination Yachts pontoon boat....

    Started by Endurance, 10-26-2012 09:35 AM
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    11-11-2012 03:46 PM Go to last post
  19. Inverters

    I didn't want to hijack the thread that just started on batteries ( I am really excited to see the posts on that subject) so I will start this one on...

    Started by KC55, 11-08-2012 02:29 PM
    batteries, charger, generator, inverter, solar
    • Replies: 9
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    11-12-2012 04:22 PM Go to last post
  20. Maintenance Spread Sheet

    I've searched here on the forum and Googled this subject but with no luck. Has anyone made an Excel spread sheet covering a comprehensive...

    Started by KC55, 11-18-2012 08:46 AM
    data, excel, maintenance, preventative
    • Replies: 1
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    11-18-2012 11:13 AM Go to last post

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