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  1. 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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  2. 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
  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: 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
    hibernation
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  1. Inverter Or Generator

    As I continue on the remodel of my 82 Gibson lazy Cruz (first houseboat) have another decision to make . Being i am going to replace my current house...

    Started by Jakebg, 01-06-2013 11:11 AM
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    01-10-2013 07:15 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 06:45 AM
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    06-01-2015 08:20 AM Go to last post
  3. Oil in bilge question

    One of my engines overheated a few weeks ago after the raw water intake got clogged. Afterwards I noticed lots of engine oil in the bilge and the...

    Started by fisheatingbagel, 09-14-2012 08:06 AM
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    10-22-2012 04:56 PM Go to last post
  4. Pump for changing oil

    The old drill-attached pump that I use to change oil in my Mercruiser I/O has about had it. Now that I have 3 of these engines to do plus generator,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-13-2013 09:18 AM
    lube, oil change, pump
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    12-27-2013 09:40 AM Go to last post
  5. Generator Exhaust

    We experienced an issue last year when our battery bank died and we had to run off our generator for a night to charge the batteries. The generator...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-23-2013 01:22 PM
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    05-25-2013 04:43 PM Go to last post
  6. Thinking of reporting

    As the next part of my project, I am looking at repowering the boat. The transmissions are due for a rebuild and the one engine seems to get water...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-26-2012 02:14 PM
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    12-26-2014 11:45 PM Go to last post
  7. How to figure out how much my boat will drop with added weight?

    I have my boat on dry land for some pontoon modifications including the addition of a gas tank to fuel ski boats from the back of my houseboat. I am...

    Started by Endurance, 11-19-2014 11:35 AM
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    11-26-2014 09:15 AM Go to last post
  8. Hope to Understand 50 amp Service Better

    Not afraid to appear dumb here, obviously lol. I have 2, 50 amp outlets at the pedestal. My boat has one receptacle for the power cord from the...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-06-2013 06:56 AM
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    03-27-2013 12:30 PM Go to last post
  9. Is there a need for sacrificial anodes in fresh water?

    Other than the sacrificial anodes on my outboard motors, my aluminum pontoon houseboat has no zincs. It is in fresh water and the only salt water it...

    Started by Endurance, 04-07-2015 04:50 PM
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    04-29-2015 03:52 PM Go to last post
  10. Yet another electrical thread

    sorry up front at this may get a little long winded :) First- Our boat has been in an "amentity free" harbor since '06. We don't even have...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 03-25-2013 04:27 PM
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    04-05-2013 06:31 PM Go to last post
  11. Need help with 4.3L V6 Volvo in runabout

    I took my 2004 Regal 1800LSR in for skeg repair about 3 weeks ago. The shop was to: (1) weld on new skeg (2) replace original impeller (3) replace a...

    Started by GoVols, 07-12-2013 08:21 AM
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    07-29-2013 08:19 AM Go to last post
  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. Out drive Boots on 89 Stardust

    After formerly owning a 42 Gibson, I have upgraded to an Aluminum Hull 70' Stardust. It is equipped with Volvo Penta Outdrives with 6 cylinder Turbo...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 08-25-2016 05:56 PM
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    09-02-2016 04:18 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. First Time out with new to me boat. :-/

    Took the boat out yesterday for the first time since buying it. It ran great for about 30 minutes then the starboard engine ran hot. Came back to...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 09-04-2016 08:19 PM
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    10-31-2016 09:32 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. Bumper Around Houseboat

    Hello. I am new to the houseboat ownership ranks but not new to boating. I recently purchased a 34' Catamaran Cruiser houseboat. It is a fixer...

    Started by thompsdw, 03-19-2014 07:28 AM
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    09-03-2015 06:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Location for washdown pump on pontoon houseboat

    I have decided to include in my winter upgrades the addition of a washdown pump to hose off my front deck on my 60' Destination Yachts pontoon boat....

    Started by Endurance, 10-26-2012 09:35 AM
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    05-16-2015 01:45 PM Go to last post
  19. Kohler Genset not pumping water

    So after clearing up the engine issues I have been having, I turned my attention to getting my genset up and running. It started up however we...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-24-2013 08:41 AM
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    07-01-2013 04:39 PM Go to last post
  20. 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

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