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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 02:18 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 10:07 PM
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    06-13-2016 12:23 PM 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 10:11 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 10:15 PM
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    03-18-2015 05:05 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 09:38 AM
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    03-17-2013 09:39 AM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. Is the hull compromised

    Ky/Tenn. area we had waters freeze any where from 1 to 2 inches under the Houseboat's. Regarding the stand pipe's in these hulls some of which...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-12-2014 06:10 PM
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    03-13-2014 10:16 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 06:57 PM
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    04-08-2014 01:20 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 08:04 PM
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    09-11-2015 04:49 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 06:39 PM
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    02-24-2015 02:13 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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 07:03 PM
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    08-17-2016 06:49 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 08:35 PM
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    09-27-2016 04:13 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 04:07 PM
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    08-15-2012 08:03 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. 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 07:14 AM
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    04-06-2015 03:03 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 08:44 AM
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    06-15-2016 04:04 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 06:41 AM
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    06-13-2016 02:49 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. 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 08:38 AM
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    02-14-2015 06:57 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 02:01 PM
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    09-24-2012 04:04 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 06:03 PM
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    09-01-2012 01:18 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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 10:52 AM
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    12-02-2014 05:38 AM Go to last post

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