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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: 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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  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 09:15 PM
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    03-18-2015 04:05 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  1. Kohler Generator Winterization

    I have a 7.5kw Kohler genset on my houseboat. Do I just drain it out where the stickers on it tell me and then run some antifreeze through the...

    Started by JTAlberts, 10-25-2012 07:13 AM
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    10-25-2012 08:56 AM Go to last post
  2. Corrosion Articles

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

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-15-2012 05:02 PM
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  3. Best paint to use?

    Our boat is in dire need of a new paint job. The fly bridge has returned to its rather ugly original colors and we now have one of the worst looking...

    Started by Jeepster04, 06-19-2014 04:45 AM
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    08-29-2014 06:29 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 05:39 AM
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    03-11-2014 05:14 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 07:47 AM
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    06-01-2015 02:56 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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 01:07 PM
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    03-21-2015 03:04 PM Go to last post
  8. Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Batteries

    Hi, Our CO detectors alarm, usually early in the morning (around 2 - 3 AM) but we do not think it is due to CO but rather the batteries associated...

    Started by Ken Lake Powell, 08-24-2017 12:54 PM
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    09-18-2017 11:32 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 10:37 AM
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    04-16-2013 04:30 AM Go to last post
  10. 35ft burnscraft, twin 225 outboard conversion

    I have a 35ft burnscraft with 318s and some rough Dana outdrives. The transom is soft and needs redone. I found a great deal on a pair of 2 stroke...

    Started by Jaredkemp, 06-03-2015 01:24 PM
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    06-13-2015 11:54 AM Go to last post
  11. Varnish or Urethane?

    Which would you use on interior woodwork and why?

    Started by Tony B, 10-17-2012 08:06 PM
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    10-19-2012 09:31 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
  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 09:05 AM
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    07-15-2013 09:35 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 12:48 PM
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    09-29-2016 05:47 PM Go to last post
  15. Transducer wiring question

    I have 2 Hummingbird depth sounders on my boat along with 2 transducers mounted near the bottoms of the lower units. Port side transducer goes to...

    Started by GoVols, 09-10-2015 12:28 PM
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    09-11-2015 01:44 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 07:38 AM
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    02-14-2015 05:57 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. Aluminum Struts

    So I am going to replace my struts after this season. The one is really eaten away from the corrosion and the other isn't in that bad of shape but...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-13-2013 01:44 PM
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    06-14-2013 05:57 PM Go to last post
  19. Pulling Transmissions

    Well, I am getting both transmissions rebuilt this year. This is the thing I have dreaded most. I have to cut some supports out of the inside of...

    Started by JTAlberts, 03-24-2014 10:48 AM
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    03-31-2014 06:54 AM Go to last post
  20. how to refinish fiberglas hull bottom

    any suggestions on how to treat a fiberglas hull bottom? Mine is black and scaly. Should I sand it and then paint it?

    Started by Bruce McCabe, 02-17-2014 11:04 AM
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    12-23-2014 04:15 AM Go to last post

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