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Forum: Maintenance

  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. 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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  2. Paragon p200, p300, and p400 manual

    I just got a copy of the service manual for the p200, p300, and p400 series transmissions. I will make an electronic copy. Send me an email if you...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-21-2013 08:01 PM
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  3. Does anyone know the OEM Props spec for Gibson Cabin Yackt?

    Does anyone know the OEM spec for props for a 1999 50' Gibson Cabin Yacht?

    Started by DitchRider, 02-25-2015 01:00 PM
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  4. 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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  5. Depth sounder inoperable

    My upper helm depth sounder quit working recently, which now leaves me with no working depth gauge on the boat. Last time I was in the water, I...

    Started by GoVols, 07-07-2015 07:11 AM
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  6. 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
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    11-18-2012 11:13 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. More transmission questions

    Since I have only laid eyes on my paragon transmission are there differences between the years of the same model? Mainly, would any Paragon PV33L...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-09-2013 01:12 PM
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    09-09-2013 07:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Finally changed my anodes

    We finally had a decent weekend where we stayed on the boat at the dock for the whole weekend, so I could finally work on some of my projects. ...

    Started by GoVols, 03-10-2014 06:39 AM
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    03-11-2014 06:14 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
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    05-02-2014 06:02 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. '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
  20. Mermaid AC needs priming

    The previous owner of my new to me 79 Bluewater tells me that the Mermaid AC loses prime. How do I prime that unit? When I turn the unit on, it...

    Started by mkmohn, 08-02-2015 09:47 AM
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    08-02-2015 06:14 PM Go to last post

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