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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. 12.5kw Westerbeke coolant

    My coolant tank for the gen is indicating I need to add coolant. The current coolant is the green colored type. Can I just buy the typical green...

    Started by GoVols, 07-12-2013 09:05 AM
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    07-15-2013 09:35 AM Go to last post
  2. 12V Wiring Question

    I am new to 12V wiring and I am having trouble wiring up a dual trumpet Ongaro marine horn. Using my multi meter I am reading a solid 12V power...

    Started by MCrockett, 04-10-2013 06:55 PM
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    04-17-2013 08:06 PM Go to last post
  3. 5.0L Mercruiser hard to start/will not start

    I thought I would share the saga with my port engine: 1. Last weekend I decided to fire up the engines for the first time this year. 2. Starboard...

    Started by easttnboater, 04-15-2013 06:16 AM
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    04-15-2013 03:48 PM Go to last post
  4. Aluminum Struts

    So I am going to replace my struts after this season. The one is really eaten away from the corrosion and the other isn't in that bad of shape but...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-13-2013 01:44 PM
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    06-14-2013 05:57 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 03:41 PM
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    07-31-2012 04:29 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 12:29 PM
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    01-26-2013 01:04 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 08:38 AM
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    03-17-2013 08:39 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 04:45 AM
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  9. 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 06:28 AM
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    05-08-2014 06:20 AM 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 04:06 PM
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    04-25-2014 08:43 AM Go to last post
  11. Checked on boat yesterday

    I had to go by my boat yesterday to get my drill so I could repair something at my house that broke. While doing my normal walk-through inspection...

    Started by GoVols, 02-17-2014 06:29 AM
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    02-17-2014 05:07 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 02:33 AM
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    03-01-2014 10:57 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 07:17 AM
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    08-26-2012 04:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Corrosion Articles

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

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-15-2012 05:02 PM
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    07-15-2012 05:02 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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 03:07 PM
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    08-15-2012 07:03 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Electrical Leak....Help!

    While investigating the prospects of changing out the anodes on my trim tabs I got a pretty decent electrical shock when I touched my starboard trim...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-14-2014 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-20-2014 07:25 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 05:32 AM
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    07-23-2012 06:59 PM Go to last post

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