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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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    03-18-2015 05:05 AM Go to last post
  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 10:07 PM
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    06-13-2016 12:23 PM 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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  1. Fire Proofing and Sound Deadening

    I recently finished my new floor boards which is actually the cabin sole directly over 2 Crusader 270 engines. There are 8 boards are approx. 2' X 3'...

    Started by Tony B, 02-15-2013 05:48 PM
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    02-16-2013 06:15 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. 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
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    09-26-2012 05:46 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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 10:28 AM
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    01-17-2015 05:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Gauge Removal

    Does anyone know how to remove these VDO gauges? I am afraid to force them, however, I do think that they are screwed in. Photos are on the link...

    Started by Tony B, 03-27-2015 03:50 PM
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  7. Gauge Replacement

    I have twin 270 Cruisader Engines and would like to change out all of my gauges and senders/ sensors. Where would be a good place to order them from?...

    Started by Tony B, 09-30-2014 08:13 PM
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    10-01-2014 06:28 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Generator Dies When Switching Tanks

    Hi everyone. So I'm having an issue with my generator. I have two fuel tanks on board that's feeding the generator, each with its own open/close...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-29-2016 01:48 PM
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    09-29-2016 06:47 PM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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 03:26 PM
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    09-20-2012 08:43 AM Go to last post
  11. GFCI - mini splits

    We finally got our mini split AC installed. It's a 120 volt system and is designed to be on a 15 amp breaker. Our dock has a 30 amp GFCI breaker and...

    Started by bullseye, 08-26-2017 05:10 AM
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    10-02-2017 08:21 AM Go to last post
  12. Gibson freshwater tank leaks

    Tank is under the floor in the aft cabin and no way to get at it that I can see. Any way to service it? Water runs out of it somewhere into the...

    Started by Dave911rsr, 07-26-2015 03:45 AM
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    07-26-2015 07:23 PM Go to last post
  13. Globe Composite Solutions run-dry impellers

    Just curious if anyone's heard of these? I have one on order... I just put a new impeller in my 6.5 Westerbeke, and after about 2 hours use I...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 10-06-2014 04:55 PM
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    10-14-2014 10:18 AM Go to last post
  14. hard wire rope lights into light switch

    I bought a 50' string of LED rope lights and will install them in the party top binimi soon. They come with a 110V plug for an outlet, but I'd like...

    Started by GoVols, 03-27-2013 12:12 PM
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    04-08-2013 12:19 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. Hot V-drives

    After running the boat for awhile, should my V-drives be hot to the touch? As in so hot it will burn your hand? Both drives seem to get really hot...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-10-2012 05:12 PM
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    01-29-2013 09:22 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 12:46 PM
    anode, haul out, impeller, outdrive, pull
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    10-31-2016 09:25 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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 12:04 PM
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    12-23-2014 05:15 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 09:18 AM
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    09-08-2015 09:59 PM Go to last post

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