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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 10:15 PM
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    03-18-2015 05:05 AM Go to last post
  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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  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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  1. 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
  2. Condensation problem

    Hello. First post. I have a 1993 Sumerset that has a stairway going up from the front deck. Inside, there is a storage cabinet under those...

    Started by Bim, 02-14-2014 03:33 AM
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    03-01-2014 11:57 PM Go to last post
  3. cooling pump impellers keep failing

    I have the dual Sherwood pumps on my Kingscraft, and the impellers on the port engine side keep failing every ~20 hours of run time. I'm guessing...

    Started by fisheatingbagel, 08-10-2012 08:17 AM
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    08-26-2012 05:57 PM Go to last post
  4. Corrosion Articles

    http://www.boatus.com/boattech/articles/marine-corrosion.asp http://www.yandina.com/electrolysis.htm

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-15-2012 06:02 PM
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    07-15-2012 06:02 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Depth sounder inoperable

    My upper helm depth sounder quit working recently, which now leaves me with no working depth gauge on the boat. Last time I was in the water, I...

    Started by GoVols, 07-07-2015 07:11 AM
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    07-07-2015 07:11 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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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    02-25-2015 01:00 PM Go to last post
  10. door leaks

    I have a 1984 Holiday Mansion that I just bought. The windows and door leaks. I got the windows stopped but the sliding glass door is damaged and...

    Started by Green Side Up, 06-17-2015 05:50 PM
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    09-19-2016 12:47 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Electrical install

    Hi im new to the forum.I recently bought a fixer upper,1977 masterfab houseboat at lake mohave. The boat is wired with one outlet and power to the 2...

    Started by riverrat74, 10-20-2014 06:44 PM
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    10-30-2014 01:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Electrical Leak....Help!

    While investigating the prospects of changing out the anodes on my trim tabs I got a pretty decent electrical shock when I touched my starboard trim...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-14-2014 10:33 PM
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    07-20-2014 08:25 PM Go to last post
  14. Electrical Readings

    As all of you know, I had some corrosion issues with my Aluminum Hulled Kingscraft. I finally got the electrical rewired and corrected. I took some...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-12-2012 06:32 AM
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    07-23-2012 07:59 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Engine Room Fire Suppression

    Just had a recent survey completed and the surveyor has listed a requirement of a "Fixed Fire Suppression System." Looking around, I see a lot that...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-12-2014 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-13-2014 10:06 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Experience with LED light bulbs?

    We want to switch to LED lights on our 12V cabin systems everywhere possible. I just ordered a few with the Edison screw type base equivalent to...

    Started by Zilpo55, 01-12-2013 11:03 AM
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    09-11-2015 04:50 PM Go to last post
  20. Finally changed my anodes

    We finally had a decent weekend where we stayed on the boat at the dock for the whole weekend, so I could finally work on some of my projects. ...

    Started by GoVols, 03-10-2014 06:39 AM
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    03-11-2014 06:14 AM Go to last post

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