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  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: 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
  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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  4. 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
  1. 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 08:38 AM
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    03-17-2013 08:39 AM Go to last post
  2. is this device out there

    Looking for a device that will only let my on demand water pumps run for a certain amount of minutes. Then I have to reset it. Thanks Both the...

    Started by dalehollow, 04-07-2014 05:57 PM
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    04-08-2014 12:20 PM Go to last post
  3. epoxy coating versus gel coating

    10 year old HB roof gel coat is showing signs of thinning spider cracks, no soft spots im aware of. Have not used a moisture meter on any of the...

    Started by dalehollow, 07-08-2014 07:04 PM
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    09-11-2015 03:49 PM Go to last post
  4. Slides

    Some friends just purchased their first houseboat (2003 Lakeview) and are looking for a slide. I know where to get the slide itself, but does anyone...

    Started by Dan, 04-21-2013 05:39 PM
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    02-24-2015 01:13 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. Anybody have a Gibson manual?

    I have a 1991 37 Widebody and would like a manual of a boat close to that.

    Started by Dave911rsr, 08-02-2015 06:03 PM
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    08-17-2016 05:49 AM Go to last post
  7. Waste holding tank

    1991Gibson, the fresh water tank leaks, how long can I expect the waste water tank to last?

    Started by Dave911rsr, 01-10-2016 07:35 PM
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    09-27-2016 03:13 PM Go to last post
  8. Deck plywood thickness

    What is the size plywood that Gibson used on a 1982 houseboat deck from the factory? Need to repair a section of deck. Thanks

    Started by dbric36, 08-08-2012 03:07 PM
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    08-15-2012 07:03 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 05:51 AM
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    03-08-2013 04:51 PM Go to last post
  10. Re-engine & steering

    I have saved my pennies and will be installing a new engine and steering into my single engine 77 Sumerset 14x58 this spring. The present...

    Started by desimulacra, 03-26-2015 06:14 AM
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    04-06-2015 02:03 PM Go to last post
  11. Tragic accident spurs stricter electric codes for marinas

    Tennessee has tightened up on the electrical codes for marinas. 2k per slip and that only got power back to the slips. I now need to rewire my boat....

    Started by desimulacra, 05-23-2016 07:44 AM
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    06-15-2016 03:04 PM Go to last post
  12. Using lake water to clean boats?

    The marina I am at is wanting to pump water from the lake to rinse the boats. Does anyone have an idea how to clean the water enough that it would...

    Started by desimulacra, 05-25-2016 05:41 AM
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    06-13-2016 01:49 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 07:18 AM
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    09-22-2016 11:11 AM Go to last post
  14. Price Check Please!

    I need to replace the non-skid on three steps leading up to the sundeck of our Gibson. The quote was $400 for painted non-skid.. I was shocked.....

    Started by DitchRider, 02-03-2015 07:38 AM
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    02-14-2015 05:57 PM Go to last post
  15. 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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    09-24-2012 03:04 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. Volvo Penta 280 outdirve

    I got Volvo Penta 280 outdrive. The electric motor, that rise and lower the outdrive is burn up and planing to replace. I do not know much about I/O...

    Started by dupek, 11-28-2014 09:52 AM
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    12-02-2014 04:38 AM Go to last post
  19. 5.0L Mercruiser hard to start/will not start

    I thought I would share the saga with my port engine: 1. Last weekend I decided to fire up the engines for the first time this year. 2. Starboard...

    Started by easttnboater, 04-15-2013 06:16 AM
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    05-19-2015 11:00 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    06-01-2015 07:20 AM Go to last post

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