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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 10:07 PM
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  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 10:15 PM
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    03-18-2015 05:05 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 10:11 PM
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  1. Is there a need for sacrificial anodes in fresh water?

    Other than the sacrificial anodes on my outboard motors, my aluminum pontoon houseboat has no zincs. It is in fresh water and the only salt water it...

    Started by Endurance, 04-07-2015 04:50 PM
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    04-29-2015 03:52 PM Go to last post
  2. Electrical install

    Hi im new to the forum.I recently bought a fixer upper,1977 masterfab houseboat at lake mohave. The boat is wired with one outlet and power to the 2...

    Started by riverrat74, 10-20-2014 06:44 PM
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    10-30-2014 01:50 PM Go to last post
  3. Under layment issues on new floor.

    We are installing a interlocking floating Bruce engineered wood floor. Going with manufactures recommended material for under layment When I...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-10-2013 09:59 AM
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    03-12-2013 07:34 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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 08:33 AM
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    09-24-2015 06:32 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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 07:16 AM
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    05-20-2015 12:00 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 03:47 PM
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    05-16-2015 01:48 PM 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 04:29 PM
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    04-30-2014 07:12 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 02:48 PM
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    11-08-2013 05:05 PM Go to last post
  11. cooling pump impellers keep failing

    I have the dual Sherwood pumps on my Kingscraft, and the impellers on the port engine side keep failing every ~20 hours of run time. I'm guessing...

    Started by fisheatingbagel, 08-10-2012 08:17 AM
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    08-26-2012 05:57 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 05:50 PM
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    09-19-2016 12:47 AM 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. Electrical Readings

    As all of you know, I had some corrosion issues with my Aluminum Hulled Kingscraft. I finally got the electrical rewired and corrected. I took some...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-12-2012 06:32 AM
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    07-23-2012 07:59 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 08:04 PM
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    09-11-2015 04:49 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 09:40 AM
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  17. 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 10:33 PM
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    07-20-2014 08:25 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 08:35 PM
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    09-27-2016 04:13 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 01:06 PM
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    02-03-2017 06:16 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    01-08-2016 11:23 AM Go to last post

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