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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: 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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    07-22-2012 09:11 PM 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 09:07 PM
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    07-22-2012 09:07 PM Go to last post
  1. how to refinish fiberglas hull bottom

    any suggestions on how to treat a fiberglas hull bottom? Mine is black and scaly. Should I sand it and then paint it?

    Started by Bruce McCabe, 02-17-2014 11:04 AM
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    02-17-2014 11:04 AM Go to last post
  2. owners manual for gibson houseboat

    help. I bought a 1978 Gibson houseboat and need to find an owners manual. Will pay for a copy.

    Started by Bruce McCabe, 02-17-2014 11:02 AM
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  3. 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
  4. need a how to suggestion

    Last year after a total kitchen make over, I purchased a half dozen 1st alert water alarms. Super sensitive, I refined them by placing the sensor...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-02-2014 08:43 AM
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    02-04-2014 06:57 AM Go to last post
  5. Pump for changing oil

    The old drill-attached pump that I use to change oil in my Mercruiser I/O has about had it. Now that I have 3 of these engines to do plus generator,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-13-2013 08:18 AM
    lube, oil change, pump
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    12-27-2013 08:40 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. Angry Just when I thought I was done fixing stuff....

    My mini blinds in my hallway broke the other weekend! And, like any typical boat related breakage, there's no easy fix because it is 1 of 4 total...

    Started by GoVols, 10-15-2013 01:48 PM
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    11-08-2013 04:05 PM Go to last post
  8. Galvanic Corrosion

    I recently found an AC Neutral wiring problem on my 2001 Lakeview houseboat, and I’m wondering if other houseboats were wired the same way. I...

    Started by RiverPlace, 10-16-2013 09:28 AM
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    10-16-2013 11:43 AM Go to last post
  9. Westebeke cooling problems

    I replaced the impeller in our 2000 model Westerbeke 12.5 a few weeks ago after I noticed it was barely discharging any water. Impeller was shot,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 10-07-2013 05:38 AM
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    10-14-2013 07:39 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Wiring Harness

    I am looking into gettng both my engines rebuilt this coming off season. Yeah, I know the boat isn't even in the water for this season yet. I...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-21-2013 10:19 AM
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    09-25-2013 06:21 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. Kohler genset parts and service

    My boat has a 1971 7.5 kw Kohler genset. Does Kohler still have parts for these? My hoses are pretty rotted out. Most of them are molded and I'd...

    Started by JTAlberts, 08-25-2013 04:23 PM
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    08-28-2013 06:11 AM Go to last post
  14. Vibration when underway

    Took the boat out last night and noticed a vibration in my cabin as I was underway. Cut the trip short due to this but by the time I got back if I...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-17-2013 12:17 PM
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    08-23-2013 05:46 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    08-15-2013 06:23 PM Go to last post
  16. Fresh water pump

    I run my boat exclusively off of the fresh water tanks (360 gallons). I am looking at replacing the 12v pump with a 120v shallow well pump to give...

    Started by easttnboater, 08-14-2013 05:45 AM
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    08-15-2013 10:52 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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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    07-19-2013 04:20 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    07-15-2013 09:35 AM Go to last post
  20. 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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    • Replies: 11
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    07-01-2013 03:39 PM Go to last post

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