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  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: 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
  3. 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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  1. 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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  2. '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
  3. Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Batteries

    Hi, Our CO detectors alarm, usually early in the morning (around 2 - 3 AM) but we do not think it is due to CO but rather the batteries associated...

    Started by Ken Lake Powell, 08-24-2017 01:54 PM
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    09-18-2017 12:32 PM Go to last post
  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 01:00 PM
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  5. 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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  6. 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
  7. 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 04:42 AM
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    10-31-2016 06:43 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  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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  10. 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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  11. 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 03:45 AM
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    07-26-2015 07:23 PM Go to last post
  12. Question Generator Dies When Switching Tanks

    Hi everyone. So I'm having an issue with my generator. I have two fuel tanks on board that's feeding the generator, each with its own open/close...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-29-2016 01:48 PM
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  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Sliding Door

    So I have put up with a front sliding door not sliding well (nor will lock from the inside) for a year or more. Just have not had the time to look at...

    Started by desimulacra, 09-20-2016 08:18 AM
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    09-22-2016 12:11 PM Go to last post
  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 1968 gibson

    The sliding door on my Gibson finally wore out and I can't figure out how to get the door off to replace the rollers. if you have come across this...

    Started by chile pepper, 06-01-2015 08:47 AM
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    06-01-2015 03:56 PM Go to last post
  19. Anyone have any ideas how to deal with this?

    So in this phase of my rehab, I need to get my rudders straightened or replaced. I have dismantled the shaft log for the rudders to almost nothing....

    Started by JTAlberts, 03-21-2015 02:07 PM
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    03-21-2015 04:04 PM Go to last post
  20. 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

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