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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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  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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 11:03 AM
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    09-11-2015 04:50 PM Go to last post
  5. Lake water piping system cleaning / sanitizing

    We recently purchased a new to us/used houseboat. Our 2nd houseboat. The boat is coming off a lake that has what I assume is a lot of iron or some...

    Started by Potis, 04-07-2013 07:53 PM
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    04-11-2013 05:26 PM Go to last post
  6. Vibration when underway

    Took the boat out last night and noticed a vibration in my cabin as I was underway. Cut the trip short due to this but by the time I got back if I...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 08-17-2013 01:17 PM
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    08-23-2013 06:46 AM Go to last post
  7. Kohler genset parts and service

    My boat has a 1971 7.5 kw Kohler genset. Does Kohler still have parts for these? My hoses are pretty rotted out. Most of them are molded and I'd...

    Started by JTAlberts, 08-25-2013 05:23 PM
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    08-28-2013 07:11 AM Go to last post
  8. Pulling Transmissions

    Well, I am getting both transmissions rebuilt this year. This is the thing I have dreaded most. I have to cut some supports out of the inside of...

    Started by JTAlberts, 03-24-2014 11:48 AM
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    03-31-2014 07:54 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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 02:13 PM
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    06-13-2015 05:08 AM Go to last post
  12. kitty hair, steel, coal tar epoxy...

    Some of you may remember my post about our SkipperLiner, victim of stray current corrosion. Here's the deal as of now. A lot of the steel is...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 09-23-2015 11:23 PM
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    09-24-2015 09:39 PM Go to last post
  13. Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Batteries

    Hi, Our CO detectors alarm, usually early in the morning (around 2 - 3 AM) but we do not think it is due to CO but rather the batteries associated...

    Started by Ken Lake Powell, 08-24-2017 01:54 PM
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    09-18-2017 12:32 PM Go to last post
  14. Location for washdown pump on pontoon houseboat

    I have decided to include in my winter upgrades the addition of a washdown pump to hose off my front deck on my 60' Destination Yachts pontoon boat....

    Started by Endurance, 10-26-2012 09:35 AM
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    05-16-2015 01:45 PM Go to last post
  15. Battery Chargers?

    Starting to look into replacing the batty charger in the engine compartment. We have a house bank, a starting battery, both on a switch. also a gen...

    Started by captrsimon, 01-23-2013 01:29 PM
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    01-26-2013 02:04 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. Installing 2nd AC unit Gibson 97

    I am working on installing a second AC unit in our 97 Gibson 41 Sport. It appears to all wired up and ready for one. But for some reason the factory...

    Started by ckay2005, 03-18-2014 09:49 AM
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    03-24-2014 08:34 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Marine Carpet

    I am thinking about using marine carpet on the top deck of my older houseboat. I have a large canvass canapy with side curtains. Any input on this...

    Started by Blackhawk, 09-06-2014 06:14 PM
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    04-28-2015 04:33 PM Go to last post
  20. Transducer wiring question

    I have 2 Hummingbird depth sounders on my boat along with 2 transducers mounted near the bottoms of the lower units. Port side transducer goes to...

    Started by GoVols, 09-10-2015 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-11-2015 02:44 PM Go to last post

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