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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. 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 01:29 PM
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    01-26-2013 02:04 AM Go to last post
  2. Hot V-drives

    After running the boat for awhile, should my V-drives be hot to the touch? As in so hot it will burn your hand? Both drives seem to get really hot...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-10-2012 05:12 PM
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    01-29-2013 09:22 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 05:48 PM
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    02-16-2013 06:15 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 09:04 AM
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    brands, breakers, electrical, legal
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    03-04-2013 05:07 PM Go to last post
  5. Upgrade Powerplant and drive

    Looking for advice. I have a 1977 14x60 Sumerset houseboat with one engine. Yea I know :). First off when I am standing around the docks and the...

    Started by desimulacra, 03-02-2013 06:51 AM
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    03-08-2013 05:51 PM Go to last post
  6. Under layment issues on new floor.

    We are installing a interlocking floating Bruce engineered wood floor. Going with manufactures recommended material for under layment When I...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-10-2013 09:59 AM
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    03-12-2013 07:34 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 09:38 AM
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    03-17-2013 09:39 AM Go to last post
  8. Hope to Understand 50 amp Service Better

    Not afraid to appear dumb here, obviously lol. I have 2, 50 amp outlets at the pedestal. My boat has one receptacle for the power cord from the...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-06-2013 06:56 AM
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    03-27-2013 12:30 PM Go to last post
  9. Yet another electrical thread

    sorry up front at this may get a little long winded :) First- Our boat has been in an "amentity free" harbor since '06. We don't even have...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 03-25-2013 04:27 PM
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    04-05-2013 06:31 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 12:12 PM
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    04-08-2013 12:19 PM Go to last post
  11. Lake water piping system cleaning / sanitizing

    We recently purchased a new to us/used houseboat. Our 2nd houseboat. The boat is coming off a lake that has what I assume is a lot of iron or some...

    Started by Potis, 04-07-2013 07:53 PM
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    04-11-2013 05:26 PM Go to last post
  12. Macerator Question

    My forward macerator for the head is not working properly. When I flip the switch, sometimes I have to wait about 10 – 20 seconds for it to start...

    Started by Tony B, 04-15-2013 11:37 AM
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    04-16-2013 05:30 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 01:29 PM
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    04-22-2013 06:39 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 10:42 AM
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    04-24-2013 09:04 AM Go to last post
  15. Removing Old Name of Boat

    What is the best method for removing old vinyl lettering from fiberglass transom without damaging the gelcoat?

    Started by Tony B, 05-04-2013 12:06 PM
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    05-07-2013 03:15 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 02:34 PM
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    05-13-2013 07:01 AM Go to last post
  17. 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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    05-21-2013 08:01 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 01:22 PM
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    05-25-2013 04:43 PM Go to last post
  19. Lighting up the toilets

    I figured I'd start a new thread for this so I don't hyjack my other toilet thread. So, I'm doing a bunch of work on my toilets to get them in...

    Started by GoVols, 06-04-2013 06:56 AM
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    06-11-2013 07:53 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 08:06 AM
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    06-12-2013 07:26 PM Go to last post

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