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  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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  1. end of season

    sadly its the end of another great season. we spent 5 hours covering the boat yesterday and definitely feeling the effects of it. i'm to old for this...

    Started by 42gibson, 10-29-2016 04:42 AM
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    10-31-2016 06:43 AM Go to last post
  2. 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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    03-06-2015 05:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Condensation problem

    Hello. First post. I have a 1993 Sumerset that has a stairway going up from the front deck. Inside, there is a storage cabinet under those...

    Started by Bim, 02-14-2014 03:33 AM
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    03-01-2014 11:57 PM Go to last post
  4. '90 Gibson 41 special shower pump switch

    Which one is the correct switch to give power to this dc flojet pump. I have tried all the dc switches but cant seem to find power for it

    Started by BlackbeardsHead, 10-16-2016 12:35 PM
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    10-16-2016 04:29 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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    04-28-2015 04:33 PM Go to last post
  6. owners manual for gibson houseboat

    help. I bought a 1978 Gibson houseboat and need to find an owners manual. Will pay for a copy.

    Started by Bruce McCabe, 02-17-2014 12:02 PM
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    09-11-2015 04:40 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    12-23-2014 05:15 AM Go to last post
  8. Removing carpet from walls and what to put over the area

    Ok so we are totally newbies and trying to bring our Holiday Mansion houseboat to a newer modern look without doing any damage to the boat. We would...

    Started by cammiesclan6, 06-26-2016 12:57 PM
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    09-19-2016 12:45 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. Battery Chargers?

    Starting to look into replacing the batty charger in the engine compartment. We have a house bank, a starting battery, both on a switch. also a gen...

    Started by captrsimon, 01-23-2013 01:29 PM
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  11. 1968 gibson

    The sliding door on my Gibson finally wore out and I can't figure out how to get the door off to replace the rollers. if you have come across this...

    Started by chile pepper, 06-01-2015 08:47 AM
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    06-01-2015 03:56 PM Go to last post
  12. Installing 2nd AC unit Gibson 97

    I am working on installing a second AC unit in our 97 Gibson 41 Sport. It appears to all wired up and ready for one. But for some reason the factory...

    Started by ckay2005, 03-18-2014 09:49 AM
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    03-24-2014 08:34 PM Go to last post
  13. How often to you pull your boat out for maintenance?

    How often do you pull your boat of out the water for maintenance - changing sacrificial anodes, gear oil, impellers, etc.?

    Started by cutler, 10-16-2016 12:46 PM
    anode, haul out, impeller, outdrive, pull
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    10-31-2016 09:25 AM Go to last post
  14. Be sure to do this tips

    Putting in new frig w/ice-maker. Advice for the installation on this water line kit. That thin white plastic tubing looks a little suspect. Those...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-10-2013 09:38 AM
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  15. Hope to Understand 50 amp Service Better

    Not afraid to appear dumb here, obviously lol. I have 2, 50 amp outlets at the pedestal. My boat has one receptacle for the power cord from the...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-06-2013 06:56 AM
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  16. Replacing pumps sugestions please

    I enjoyed the previous issue on pumps. I was in harbor freight a couple days ago an purchased a 12 vote utility water pump (marine printed on the...

    Started by dalehollow, 08-15-2013 01:45 PM
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    08-15-2013 07:23 PM Go to last post
  17. need a how to suggestion

    Last year after a total kitchen make over, I purchased a half dozen 1st alert water alarms. Super sensitive, I refined them by placing the sensor...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-02-2014 09:43 AM
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    02-04-2014 07:57 AM Go to last post
  18. is this device out there

    Looking for a device that will only let my on demand water pumps run for a certain amount of minutes. Then I have to reset it. Thanks Both the...

    Started by dalehollow, 04-07-2014 06:57 PM
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    04-08-2014 01:20 PM Go to last post
  19. Shark Tank Idea, little help please

    Covered slip, creates more of an issue. Looking to install downspouts on the corners. What Id like to do is install tracks, for the drip pan...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-15-2014 08:45 AM
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    02-21-2014 06:38 PM Go to last post
  20. 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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    09-11-2015 04:49 PM Go to last post

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