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Forum: Maintenance

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Getting Boats out of Hibernation

    Does anyone have any good tips for getting your houseboat out of hibernation? Any horror stories you want to share?

    Started by NewHouseboater, 01-05-2018 01:18 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 09:11 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 09:15 PM
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    03-18-2015 04:05 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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    06-13-2016 11:23 AM Go to last post
  1. Houseboat Disposal

    OK, I've had this boat for 25 years and now the transom is rotting out. It's a 1971 35' SilverQueen with the Chrysler 318 and Dana outdrive and...

    Started by capnlazy, 07-19-2018 09:07 AM
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    08-03-2018 11:17 AM Go to last post
  2. Spraying coal tar epoxy- who's done it?

    Time to start a new 'maintenance' thread methinks! SO-- sometime this summer I'll finally have the hull of our SkipperLiner ready to blast,...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 04-05-2018 08:34 PM
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    04-12-2018 11:00 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 06:11 AM
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  4. 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 12:00 PM
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  5. 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 07:13 PM
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    10-01-2014 05:28 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 02:50 PM
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  7. 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 05:22 PM
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    05-02-2014 05:02 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 07:01 PM
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  9. 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 08:57 AM
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  10. 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 10:53 AM
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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 12:12 PM
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    09-09-2013 06:32 PM Go to last post
  12. '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 11:35 AM
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    10-16-2016 03:29 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 09:04 AM
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    05-13-2014 09:06 AM Go to last post
  14. Gibson freshwater tank leaks

    Tank is under the floor in the aft cabin and no way to get at it that I can see. Any way to service it? Water runs out of it somewhere into the...

    Started by Dave911rsr, 07-26-2015 02:45 AM
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    07-26-2015 06:23 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 03:42 AM
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    10-31-2016 05:43 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 04:48 PM
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    02-16-2013 05:15 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 08:47 AM
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    08-02-2015 05:14 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 12:45 PM
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    08-15-2013 06:23 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 02:45 PM
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    12-16-2014 03:41 AM Go to last post
  20. 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

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