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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: 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: 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. Varnish or Urethane?

    Which would you use on interior woodwork and why?

    Started by Tony B, 10-17-2012 09:06 PM
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    10-19-2012 10:31 PM Go to last post
  2. Checked on boat yesterday

    I had to go by my boat yesterday to get my drill so I could repair something at my house that broke. While doing my normal walk-through inspection...

    Started by GoVols, 02-17-2014 07:29 AM
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    02-17-2014 06:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Replace window slide felt

    30 year old felt lined rubber slides are just rotten and seriously impede window operation. Surely someone has replaced them and talked about it, but...

    Started by longjohn, 06-10-2014 09:00 AM
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    09-11-2015 04:42 PM Go to last post
  4. Engine Gauge Replacement

    I have twin 270 Crusader gas engines and my boat is going on 30 years old. Some of my gauges are unreliable. Since I will be replacing all gages...

    Started by Tony B, 12-14-2014 03:45 PM
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    12-16-2014 04:41 AM Go to last post
  5. Anyone have any ideas how to deal with this?

    So in this phase of my rehab, I need to get my rudders straightened or replaced. I have dismantled the shaft log for the rudders to almost nothing....

    Started by JTAlberts, 03-21-2015 02:07 PM
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    03-21-2015 04:04 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. trim cylinders on Alpha 1

    I have a 1970 50' stardust cruiser powered by 2 mercruiser 160 inline engines with aplha 1 outdrives. The out drives have trim cylinders but also...

    Started by Homer, 07-27-2015 07:00 AM
    alpha 1, trim cylinders
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    07-27-2015 09:40 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. Westerbeke EFI generator issues

    I have a Westerbeke generator EFI that will not run anymore. It quit working while running. It sputtered and stalled out as if it ran out of fuel. We...

    Started by ltrdayz, 11-10-2016 08:31 PM
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    12-05-2016 06:05 AM Go to last post
  10. Battery Charger

    Ive tried searching but have not been able to figure out our issue. Boat is a 1990 model and had a 35amp charger on it. Worked great till the winter...

    Started by Jeepster04, 05-30-2017 05:38 AM
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    05-30-2017 09:36 AM Go to last post
  11. Anti fouling paint

    On Barkley lake, in western Ky, we are having a problem with an algae growth on aluminum pontoons. What would be the best paint for this problem. Up...

    Started by Fork-lift-king, 07-30-2012 04:41 PM
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    07-31-2012 05:29 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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 10:05 AM
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    07-15-2013 10:35 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. Mold / Mildew Removal

    I had ugly black stains on our composite deck and canvas from mold / mildew/ algae. I sprayed it down with some of that stuff they sell to remove...

    Started by captmark, 06-18-2014 07:45 AM
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    07-08-2014 07:57 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 1968 gibson

    The sliding door on my Gibson finally wore out and I can't figure out how to get the door off to replace the rollers. if you have come across this...

    Started by chile pepper, 06-01-2015 08:47 AM
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    06-01-2015 03:56 PM Go to last post
  18. Removing carpet from walls and what to put over the area

    Ok so we are totally newbies and trying to bring our Holiday Mansion houseboat to a newer modern look without doing any damage to the boat. We would...

    Started by cammiesclan6, 06-26-2016 12:57 PM
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    09-19-2016 12:45 AM Go to last post
  19. Question Generator Dies When Switching Tanks

    Hi everyone. So I'm having an issue with my generator. I have two fuel tanks on board that's feeding the generator, each with its own open/close...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-29-2016 01:48 PM
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    09-29-2016 06:47 PM Go to last post
  20. end of season

    sadly its the end of another great season. we spent 5 hours covering the boat yesterday and definitely feeling the effects of it. i'm to old for this...

    Started by 42gibson, 10-29-2016 04:42 AM
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    10-31-2016 06:43 AM Go to last post

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