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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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    03-18-2015 05:05 AM Go to last post
  1. 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
  2. Inverter batteries

    I found some very good discussions on inverter batteries in the old forum. The posts are all several years old and I'm guessing things have changed...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-08-2012 11:16 AM
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    11-19-2012 07:18 PM Go to last post
  3. Experience with LED light bulbs?

    We want to switch to LED lights on our 12V cabin systems everywhere possible. I just ordered a few with the Edison screw type base equivalent to...

    Started by Zilpo55, 01-12-2013 11:03 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-11-2015 04:50 PM Go to last post
  4. Westebeke cooling problems

    I replaced the impeller in our 2000 model Westerbeke 12.5 a few weeks ago after I noticed it was barely discharging any water. Impeller was shot,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 10-07-2013 06:38 AM
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    10-14-2013 08:39 AM Go to last post
  5. Pump for changing oil

    The old drill-attached pump that I use to change oil in my Mercruiser I/O has about had it. Now that I have 3 of these engines to do plus generator,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-13-2013 09:18 AM
    lube, oil change, pump
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    12-27-2013 09:40 AM Go to last post
  6. Fire Proofing and Sound Deadening

    I recently finished my new floor boards which is actually the cabin sole directly over 2 Crusader 270 engines. There are 8 boards are approx. 2' X 3'...

    Started by Tony B, 02-15-2013 05:48 PM
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    02-16-2013 06:15 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. Macerator Question

    My forward macerator for the head is not working properly. When I flip the switch, sometimes I have to wait about 10 – 20 seconds for it to start...

    Started by Tony B, 04-15-2013 11:37 AM
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    04-16-2013 05:30 AM Go to last post
  9. Removing Old Name of Boat

    What is the best method for removing old vinyl lettering from fiberglass transom without damaging the gelcoat?

    Started by Tony B, 05-04-2013 12:06 PM
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    05-07-2013 03:15 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Engine Gauge Replacement

    I have twin 270 Crusader gas engines and my boat is going on 30 years old. Some of my gauges are unreliable. Since I will be replacing all gages...

    Started by Tony B, 12-14-2014 03:45 PM
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    12-16-2014 04:41 AM Go to last post
  13. New Dash Board

    Since I am getting new gauges, I was thinking of getting a new dash board so I could rearrange the gauges. I looked at some stuff on the internet...

    Started by Tony B, 12-16-2014 04:49 AM
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    08-24-2015 04:24 AM Go to last post
  14. Gauge Removal

    Does anyone know how to remove these VDO gauges? I am afraid to force them, however, I do think that they are screwed in. Photos are on the link...

    Started by Tony B, 03-27-2015 03:50 PM
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  15. Steel Hull Maintenance.

    I have a new boat neighbor that bought a 1960-ish steel hull houseboat. He is totally unfamiliar with houseboats or anything other than bass...

    Started by Tony B, 02-03-2016 11:40 AM
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    08-25-2016 05:37 PM Go to last post
  16. Aluminum Question

    As some of you have read by now, I am considering a used Pluckebaum houseboat. I know the structures are made well and of Aluminum. That being...

    Started by Tillerman7, 06-24-2015 11:53 AM
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    06-24-2015 03:58 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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    09-03-2015 06:46 PM Go to last post
  18. 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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    04-13-2015 12:32 PM Go to last post
  19. If you have a fibergass or toons, you better .............

    I just spent two weeks on a 35' Catamaran Cruizer on a trailer grinding, filling, and painting. I found about 35 blisters on one pontoon and 10...

    Started by thompsdw, 06-10-2015 02:13 PM
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    06-13-2015 05:08 AM Go to last post
  20. Motors run on

    I have a 1996 Lakeview with twin 5.7 GM motors with Mercury Bravo 1 out drives. The starboard motor has at times " run on " after shutting off the...

    Started by the Captai's Quarters, 06-09-2015 07:37 PM
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    06-12-2015 03:13 PM Go to last post

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