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  1. 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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  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 09:07 PM
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    06-13-2016 11:23 AM Go to last post
  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
  1. Roof Coating

    I own a 1983 Masterfab in California. I am looking to apply an elastomeric type roof coating over the exsting roofing. The previous owner actually...

    Started by Potis, 03-04-2013 02:47 PM
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    05-16-2015 12:48 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 5.0L Mercruiser hard to start/will not start

    I thought I would share the saga with my port engine: 1. Last weekend I decided to fire up the engines for the first time this year. 2. Starboard...

    Started by easttnboater, 04-15-2013 06:16 AM
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    05-19-2015 11:00 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Galvanic Corrosion

    I recently found an AC Neutral wiring problem on my 2001 Lakeview houseboat, and I’m wondering if other houseboats were wired the same way. I...

    Started by RiverPlace, 10-16-2013 09:28 AM
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    01-17-2015 04:17 PM Go to last post
  7. Caulking/Sealing

    What product do you guys and gals use for caulking and sealing overhead hatches and windows?

    Started by Tony B, 04-19-2014 04:06 PM
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    11-03-2014 12:16 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. I/O Boot Safety

    This may seem like a silly question, but here goes. We are remodeling (FULL remodel!) a 55' 1972 LazyDays with twin Mercuiser I/O. There have been...

    Started by JackRH, 08-08-2015 08:18 AM
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    09-08-2015 08:59 PM Go to last post
  11. Using lake water to clean boats?

    The marina I am at is wanting to pump water from the lake to rinse the boats. Does anyone have an idea how to clean the water enough that it would...

    Started by desimulacra, 05-25-2016 05:41 AM
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    06-13-2016 01:49 PM Go to last post
  12. Window condensation

    Im working on my 1997 Jamestowner 16x64. My problem is the condensation on my single pane windows, Anyone have any advice other than replacing them...

    Started by KC24, 01-30-2017 12:06 PM
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    02-03-2017 05:16 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 08:35 AM
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    05-16-2015 12:45 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 11:06 AM
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    05-07-2013 02:15 PM Go to last post
  15. Is the hull compromised

    Ky/Tenn. area we had waters freeze any where from 1 to 2 inches under the Houseboat's. Regarding the stand pipe's in these hulls some of which...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-12-2014 05:10 PM
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    03-13-2014 09:16 AM Go to last post
  16. Installing 2nd AC unit Gibson 97

    I am working on installing a second AC unit in our 97 Gibson 41 Sport. It appears to all wired up and ready for one. But for some reason the factory...

    Started by ckay2005, 03-18-2014 08:49 AM
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    03-24-2014 07:34 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 07:04 PM
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    09-11-2015 03:49 PM Go to last post
  18. Marine Carpet

    I am thinking about using marine carpet on the top deck of my older houseboat. I have a large canvass canapy with side curtains. Any input on this...

    Started by Blackhawk, 09-06-2014 05:14 PM
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    04-28-2015 03:33 PM Go to last post
  19. Anybody have a Gibson manual?

    I have a 1991 37 Widebody and would like a manual of a boat close to that.

    Started by Dave911rsr, 08-02-2015 06:03 PM
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    08-17-2016 05:49 AM Go to last post
  20. 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

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