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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. 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
  2. Stabilizing fuel for winter?

    What are the brands of additives everyone buys to stabilize their fuel? I know there's Sta-bil, but this stuff is expensive. Sta-bil will run me...

    Started by GoVols, 10-01-2012 12:58 PM
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    10-08-2012 07:14 AM Go to last post
  3. 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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    09-23-2014 02:15 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. Okay to bond ground to neutral on Honda eu3000is generator?

    The surge protector I have to protect my inverter and other electronics gives me an error message and shuts down when I power it from my portable...

    Started by Endurance, 08-24-2012 07:35 PM
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    08-30-2012 03:47 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Inverters

    I didn't want to hijack the thread that just started on batteries ( I am really excited to see the posts on that subject) so I will start this one on...

    Started by KC55, 11-08-2012 01:29 PM
    batteries, charger, generator, inverter, solar
    • Replies: 9
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    11-12-2012 03:22 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Quieting a loud exhaust

    Any cost efficient ideas on quieting down the exhaust on our Gibson? We've got four dry exhausts (with baffles I think) and the boat can get a...

    Started by DitchRider, 08-26-2012 05:03 PM
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    09-01-2012 12:18 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. Fresh water pump

    I'm afraid I might have to replace our fresh water pump next weekend. I say "might" because I didn't have my volt meter with me to confirm power is...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-19-2012 07:51 AM
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    09-26-2012 04:46 AM Go to last post
  17. Experience with LED light bulbs?

    We want to switch to LED lights on our 12V cabin systems everywhere possible. I just ordered a few with the Edison screw type base equivalent to...

    Started by Zilpo55, 01-12-2013 10:03 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-22-2013 02:08 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Thinking of reporting

    As the next part of my project, I am looking at repowering the boat. The transmissions are due for a rebuild and the one engine seems to get water...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-26-2012 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-16-2012 05:34 AM Go to last post

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