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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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    04-27-2013 02:27 PM Go to last post
  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 10:11 PM
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  3. 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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  1. more engine headaches

    Finally had a weekend for the boat. The starboard engine didn't want to start but when it did the water pump was squealing like a pig. I fought...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-28-2013 07:48 AM
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    10-05-2013 05:46 PM Go to last post
  2. Wiring Harness

    I am looking into gettng both my engines rebuilt this coming off season. Yeah, I know the boat isn't even in the water for this season yet. I...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-21-2013 11:19 AM
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    09-25-2013 07:21 AM Go to last post
  3. More transmission questions

    Since I have only laid eyes on my paragon transmission are there differences between the years of the same model? Mainly, would any Paragon PV33L...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-09-2013 01:12 PM
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    09-09-2013 07:32 PM Go to last post
  4. Kohler genset parts and service

    My boat has a 1971 7.5 kw Kohler genset. Does Kohler still have parts for these? My hoses are pretty rotted out. Most of them are molded and I'd...

    Started by JTAlberts, 08-25-2013 05:23 PM
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    08-28-2013 07:11 AM Go to last post
  5. Vibration when underway

    Took the boat out last night and noticed a vibration in my cabin as I was underway. Cut the trip short due to this but by the time I got back if I...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-17-2013 01:17 PM
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    08-23-2013 06:46 AM Go to last post
  6. Replacing pumps sugestions please

    I enjoyed the previous issue on pumps. I was in harbor freight a couple days ago an purchased a 12 vote utility water pump (marine printed on the...

    Started by dalehollow, 08-15-2013 01:45 PM
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    08-15-2013 07:23 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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    08-15-2013 11:52 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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 02:44 PM
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    06-14-2013 06:57 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. Lighting up the toilets

    I figured I'd start a new thread for this so I don't hyjack my other toilet thread. So, I'm doing a bunch of work on my toilets to get them in...

    Started by GoVols, 06-04-2013 06:56 AM
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    06-11-2013 07:53 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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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    05-22-2013 03:08 PM Go to last post
  16. Paragon p200, p300, and p400 manual

    I just got a copy of the service manual for the p200, p300, and p400 series transmissions. I will make an electronic copy. Send me an email if you...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-21-2013 08:01 PM
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    05-21-2013 08:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Slides

    Some friends just purchased their first houseboat (2003 Lakeview) and are looking for a slide. I know where to get the slide itself, but does anyone...

    Started by Dan, 04-21-2013 06:39 PM
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    05-13-2013 11:45 AM Go to last post
  18. Oil grades for marine engines vs. auto engines?

    I just spent $140 for 3 oil filters and 4 gallons of Honda Marine oil for my 2 outboards and 12.5Kw Westerbeke. The outboard’s manual says to use...

    Started by GoVols, 04-25-2013 02:34 PM
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    05-13-2013 07:01 AM Go to last post
  19. Removing Old Name of Boat

    What is the best method for removing old vinyl lettering from fiberglass transom without damaging the gelcoat?

    Started by Tony B, 05-04-2013 12:06 PM
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    05-07-2013 03:15 PM Go to last post
  20. Rope lights instead of dome lilghts on party top?

    I have my boat builder making a party top for my boat. They want to know what kind of lighting I want under it. Their standard would be a half a...

    Started by Endurance, 04-11-2013 10:42 AM
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    04-24-2013 09:04 AM Go to last post

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