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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 09:07 PM
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    06-13-2016 11:23 AM Go to last post
  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 09:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-18-2015 04:05 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 09:11 PM
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    07-22-2012 09:11 PM Go to last post
  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 01:18 PM
    hibernation
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    01-05-2018 01:18 PM Go to last post
  1. Okay to bond ground to neutral on Honda eu3000is generator?

    The surge protector I have to protect my inverter and other electronics gives me an error message and shuts down when I power it from my portable...

    Started by Endurance, 08-24-2012 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-08-2015 09:48 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-17-2013 08:39 AM Go to last post
  3. Inverters

    I didn't want to hijack the thread that just started on batteries ( I am really excited to see the posts on that subject) so I will start this one on...

    Started by KC55, 11-08-2012 01:29 PM
    batteries, charger, generator, inverter, solar
    • Replies: 9
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    11-12-2012 03:22 PM Go to last post
  4. 12V Wiring Question

    I am new to 12V wiring and I am having trouble wiring up a dual trumpet Ongaro marine horn. Using my multi meter I am reading a solid 12V power...

    Started by MCrockett, 04-10-2013 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-16-2015 12:28 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 04:50 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-18-2016 11:47 PM Go to last post
  6. Bimini top or Hardtop?

    My wife and I looked at three boats this weekend. Each boat had something we liked and some things that we would change. The one boat we really...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-21-2015 07:33 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-24-2015 05:32 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 05:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-01-2012 12:18 PM Go to last post
  8. Getting ready for Winter

    Hello All, I am getting ready to winterize my 1996 Lakeview with twin 350's and a Westerbeke generator. Aside from the obvious, anti-freeze, oil and...

    Started by the Captai's Quarters, 09-16-2012 02:26 PM
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    09-20-2012 07:43 AM Go to last post
  9. This guy asking for trouble?

    I just saw an add for an old aluminum Marinette Seacrest that was completely updated. He has put stainless steel Struts with brass Cutlass and...

    Started by JTAlberts, 04-26-2014 03:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-30-2014 06:12 PM Go to last post
  10. Roof Cracking

    I have 2014 Stardust. I am seeing cracking in the gel coat of the upper deck in non stress areas. Is this common or just an issue with Stardust...

    Started by Freedom, 06-12-2015 08:40 AM
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    02-20-2016 03:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Programmable Generator Starting

    I know the majority of RV's have an ECM (Electronic Control Module) where you can preset a certain voltage, say 11.5v, and when the batteries drop to...

    Started by RonandBee, 10-25-2015 10:31 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-08-2016 10:23 AM Go to last post
  12. Waste holding tank

    1991Gibson, the fresh water tank leaks, how long can I expect the waste water tank to last?

    Started by Dave911rsr, 01-10-2016 07:35 PM
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    09-27-2016 03:13 PM Go to last post
  13. How often to you pull your boat out for maintenance?

    How often do you pull your boat of out the water for maintenance - changing sacrificial anodes, gear oil, impellers, etc.?

    Started by cutler, 10-16-2016 11:46 AM
    anode, haul out, impeller, outdrive, pull
    • Replies: 8
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    10-31-2016 08:25 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-15-2012 07:03 PM Go to last post
  15. Westebeke cooling problems

    I replaced the impeller in our 2000 model Westerbeke 12.5 a few weeks ago after I noticed it was barely discharging any water. Impeller was shot,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 10-07-2013 05:38 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-14-2013 07:39 AM Go to last post
  16. Angry Just when I thought I was done fixing stuff....

    My mini blinds in my hallway broke the other weekend! And, like any typical boat related breakage, there's no easy fix because it is 1 of 4 total...

    Started by GoVols, 10-15-2013 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-08-2013 04:05 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 10:03 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-11-2015 03:50 PM Go to last post
  18. Electrical Leak....Help!

    While investigating the prospects of changing out the anodes on my trim tabs I got a pretty decent electrical shock when I touched my starboard trim...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-14-2014 09:33 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-20-2014 07:25 PM Go to last post
  19. Strong exhaust smell.

    I have taken the new boat out a few times now and I have noticed a significant smell of exhaust in the cabin after docking for the day. The wind has...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-20-2014 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-22-2014 08:57 AM Go to last post
  20. If you have a fibergass or toons, you better .............

    I just spent two weeks on a 35' Catamaran Cruizer on a trailer grinding, filling, and painting. I found about 35 blisters on one pontoon and 10...

    Started by thompsdw, 06-10-2015 01:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-13-2015 04:08 AM Go to last post

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