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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 09:15 PM
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    04-27-2013 01:27 PM Go to last post
  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 09:07 PM
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  3. 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 09:11 PM
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  1. Toilet impeller replacement

    I have 2 Raritan Crown heads on my boat that haven’t functioned quite right since I bought it nearly 2 seasons ago. I know these have impellers in...

    Started by GoVols, 05-13-2013 06:18 AM
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  2. more engine headaches

    Finally had a weekend for the boat. The starboard engine didn't want to start but when it did the water pump was squealing like a pig. I fought...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-28-2013 06:48 AM
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    10-05-2013 04:46 PM Go to last post
  3. Electrical advice - AC circuits

    Hello, I did a search on AC circuit breakers here on the forum and also looked on the www but couldn't find what I was looking for, so here's my...

    Started by KC55, 02-03-2013 08:04 AM
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    brands, breakers, electrical, legal
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    03-04-2013 04:07 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 10:16 AM
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    11-19-2012 06:18 PM Go to last post
  5. Rope lights instead of dome lilghts on party top?

    I have my boat builder making a party top for my boat. They want to know what kind of lighting I want under it. Their standard would be a half a...

    Started by Endurance, 04-11-2013 09:42 AM
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    04-24-2013 08:04 AM Go to last post
  6. Generator Exhaust

    We experienced an issue last year when our battery bank died and we had to run off our generator for a night to charge the batteries. The generator...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-23-2013 12:22 PM
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    05-25-2013 03:43 PM Go to last post
  7. Oil grades for marine engines vs. auto engines?

    I just spent $140 for 3 oil filters and 4 gallons of Honda Marine oil for my 2 outboards and 12.5Kw Westerbeke. The outboard’s manual says to use...

    Started by GoVols, 04-25-2013 01:34 PM
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    05-13-2013 06:01 AM Go to last post
  8. inverter batteries damaged?

    Last March or so I bought 8 new 6V AGM batteries for my inverter system. The guy who sold me the batteries also installed them with custom wiring...

    Started by GoVols, 01-03-2013 08:23 AM
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    01-15-2013 07:48 PM Go to last post
  9. Need help with 4.3L V6 Volvo in runabout

    I took my 2004 Regal 1800LSR in for skeg repair about 3 weeks ago. The shop was to: (1) weld on new skeg (2) replace original impeller (3) replace a...

    Started by GoVols, 07-12-2013 07:21 AM
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    07-29-2013 07:19 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 01:01 PM
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    complaint
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    09-24-2012 03:04 PM Go to last post
  11. 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 07:06 AM
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    10-22-2012 03:56 PM Go to last post
  12. Inverter Or Generator

    As I continue on the remodel of my 82 Gibson lazy Cruz (first houseboat) have another decision to make . Being i am going to replace my current house...

    Started by Jakebg, 01-06-2013 10:11 AM
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    01-10-2013 06:15 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 05:56 AM
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    03-27-2013 11:30 AM Go to last post
  14. hard wire rope lights into light switch

    I bought a 50' string of LED rope lights and will install them in the party top binimi soon. They come with a 110V plug for an outlet, but I'd like...

    Started by GoVols, 03-27-2013 11:12 AM
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    04-08-2013 11:19 AM Go to last post
  15. Diesel Engine hours

    My friend is looking at an old Kings Craft with diesels. What is usually an acceptable amount of hours on a diesel before you even start thinking of...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-11-2013 07:06 AM
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    06-12-2013 06:26 PM Go to last post
  16. Kohler Genset not pumping water

    So after clearing up the engine issues I have been having, I turned my attention to getting my genset up and running. It started up however we...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-24-2013 07:41 AM
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    07-01-2013 03:39 PM Go to last post
  17. replacing fuel lines

    My outboards’ fuel lines are now 9 years old and look pretty weathered. The last 3’ of hose is pretty much exposed to the elements year round as...

    Started by GoVols, 01-21-2014 06:00 AM
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    02-05-2014 01:56 PM Go to last post
  18. Yet another electrical thread

    sorry up front at this may get a little long winded :) First- Our boat has been in an "amentity free" harbor since '06. We don't even have...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 03-25-2013 03:27 PM
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    04-05-2013 05:31 PM Go to last post
  19. damaged skag

    I bought a runabout over the winter that had a damaged skag. 1/2 of it was taken off my something the previous owner hit. After a through...

    Started by GoVols, 04-17-2013 12:29 PM
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    04-22-2013 05:39 AM Go to last post
  20. Need TV antenna advice

    My boat was built in ’05 as an ’06 model, so a lot of the TV equipment on it is not exactly cutting edge stuff. It came with a Shakespeare brand...

    Started by GoVols, 09-09-2013 11:55 AM
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    11-29-2013 05:05 PM Go to last post

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