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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 10:11 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 10:07 PM
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  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 10:15 PM
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    03-18-2015 05:05 AM Go to last post
  1. Pulling my boat out of the water

    Pulling my boat out of the water in the next couple of days. I have always had a small leak somewhere in the starboard transom assembly. I blew...

    Started by easttnboater, 10-22-2012 09:48 AM
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    10-29-2012 06:34 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 11:31 PM
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    01-08-2016 11:23 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 08:38 AM
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    02-14-2015 06:57 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. owners manual for gibson houseboat

    help. I bought a 1978 Gibson houseboat and need to find an owners manual. Will pay for a copy.

    Started by Bruce McCabe, 02-17-2014 12:02 PM
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    09-11-2015 04:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Out drive Boots on 89 Stardust

    After formerly owning a 42 Gibson, I have upgraded to an Aluminum Hull 70' Stardust. It is equipped with Volvo Penta Outdrives with 6 cylinder Turbo...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 08-25-2016 05:56 PM
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    09-02-2016 04:18 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 08:35 PM
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    06-08-2015 10:48 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. oil change time?

    My gen's oil is 2 seasons old now. Previous owner told me it was changed shortly before I bought the boat, so I figured I'd change it after this...

    Started by GoVols, 09-17-2012 08:58 AM
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    09-18-2012 08:15 AM Go to last post
  11. Newbie.

    Hi there.thanks for the website .Me and my wife are looking at buying a 1974 42ft Houseboat.It has two 318 motors in it. Is there a checklist of what...

    Started by Marvin mom, 09-09-2016 09:25 PM
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    09-17-2016 10:06 AM Go to last post
  12. New Dash Board

    Since I am getting new gauges, I was thinking of getting a new dash board so I could rearrange the gauges. I looked at some stuff on the internet...

    Started by Tony B, 12-16-2014 04:49 AM
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    08-24-2015 04:24 AM Go to last post
  13. Need TV antenna advice

    My boat was built in ’05 as an ’06 model, so a lot of the TV equipment on it is not exactly cutting edge stuff. It came with a Shakespeare brand...

    Started by GoVols, 09-09-2013 12:55 PM
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    11-29-2013 06:05 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. need a how to suggestion

    Last year after a total kitchen make over, I purchased a half dozen 1st alert water alarms. Super sensitive, I refined them by placing the sensor...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-02-2014 09:43 AM
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    02-04-2014 07:57 AM Go to last post
  16. Motors run on

    I have a 1996 Lakeview with twin 5.7 GM motors with Mercury Bravo 1 out drives. The starboard motor has at times " run on " after shutting off the...

    Started by the Captai's Quarters, 06-09-2015 07:37 PM
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    06-12-2015 03:13 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Mold / Mildew Removal

    I had ugly black stains on our composite deck and canvas from mold / mildew/ algae. I sprayed it down with some of that stuff they sell to remove...

    Started by captmark, 06-18-2014 07:45 AM
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    07-08-2014 07:57 PM Go to last post
  20. Mermaid AC needs priming

    The previous owner of my new to me 79 Bluewater tells me that the Mermaid AC loses prime. How do I prime that unit? When I turn the unit on, it...

    Started by mkmohn, 08-02-2015 09:47 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-02-2015 06:14 PM Go to last post

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