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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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  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
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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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  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
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  1. Diesel Engine hours

    My friend is looking at an old Kings Craft with diesels. What is usually an acceptable amount of hours on a diesel before you even start thinking of...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-11-2013 07:06 AM
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    06-12-2013 06:26 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 07:51 AM
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    09-26-2012 04:46 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
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    09-24-2015 05:32 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
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    09-18-2016 11:47 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
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    08-15-2012 07:03 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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 05:44 PM
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    10-30-2014 12:50 PM Go to last post
  8. Tragic accident spurs stricter electric codes for marinas

    Tennessee has tightened up on the electrical codes for marinas. 2k per slip and that only got power back to the slips. I now need to rewire my boat....

    Started by desimulacra, 05-23-2016 07:44 AM
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    06-15-2016 03:04 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 08:59 AM
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    03-12-2013 06:34 AM 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 02:26 PM
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    09-20-2012 07:43 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
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    01-08-2016 10:23 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 08:25 PM
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    09-17-2016 09:06 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 07:17 AM
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    08-26-2012 04:57 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
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    04-30-2014 06:12 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 05:32 AM
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    07-23-2012 06:59 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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 08:48 AM
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    10-29-2012 05:34 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    02-03-2017 05:16 AM Go to last post

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