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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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  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. Wood Floors

    Thinking about putting wood floors in my 75' Fantasy. Has anyone done this? Wondering if it would be best to use laminate, or solid; float the...

    Started by beechjetguy, 09-23-2014 04:07 PM
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    03-06-2015 05:52 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Fresh water pump

    I'm afraid I might have to replace our fresh water pump next weekend. I say "might" because I didn't have my volt meter with me to confirm power is...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-19-2012 08:51 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-26-2012 05:46 AM Go to last post

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