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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. Inverter batteries

    I found some very good discussions on inverter batteries in the old forum. The posts are all several years old and I'm guessing things have changed...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-08-2012 11:16 AM
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    11-19-2012 07:18 PM Go to last post
  4. inverter batteries damaged?

    Last March or so I bought 8 new 6V AGM batteries for my inverter system. The guy who sold me the batteries also installed them with custom wiring...

    Started by GoVols, 01-03-2013 09:23 AM
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    01-15-2013 08:48 PM Go to last post
  5. Inverter Or Generator

    As I continue on the remodel of my 82 Gibson lazy Cruz (first houseboat) have another decision to make . Being i am going to replace my current house...

    Started by Jakebg, 01-06-2013 11:11 AM
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    01-10-2013 07:15 AM Go to last post
  6. Inverters

    I didn't want to hijack the thread that just started on batteries ( I am really excited to see the posts on that subject) so I will start this one on...

    Started by KC55, 11-08-2012 02:29 PM
    batteries, charger, generator, inverter, solar
    • Replies: 9
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    11-12-2012 04:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Is the hull compromised

    Ky/Tenn. area we had waters freeze any where from 1 to 2 inches under the Houseboat's. Regarding the stand pipe's in these hulls some of which...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-12-2014 06:10 PM
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    03-13-2014 10:16 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. is this device out there

    Looking for a device that will only let my on demand water pumps run for a certain amount of minutes. Then I have to reset it. Thanks Both the...

    Started by dalehollow, 04-07-2014 06:57 PM
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    04-08-2014 01:20 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. 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
  12. Kohler Generator Winterization

    I have a 7.5kw Kohler genset on my houseboat. Do I just drain it out where the stickers on it tell me and then run some antifreeze through the...

    Started by JTAlberts, 10-25-2012 08:13 AM
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    10-25-2012 09:56 AM Go to last post
  13. Kohler Genset not pumping water

    So after clearing up the engine issues I have been having, I turned my attention to getting my genset up and running. It started up however we...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-24-2013 08:41 AM
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    07-01-2013 04:39 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    06-11-2013 07:53 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. Macerator Question

    My forward macerator for the head is not working properly. When I flip the switch, sometimes I have to wait about 10 – 20 seconds for it to start...

    Started by Tony B, 04-15-2013 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-16-2013 05:30 AM Go to last post
  19. Maintenance Spread Sheet

    I've searched here on the forum and Googled this subject but with no luck. Has anyone made an Excel spread sheet covering a comprehensive...

    Started by KC55, 11-18-2012 08:46 AM
    data, excel, maintenance, preventative
    • Replies: 1
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    11-18-2012 11:13 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    04-28-2015 04:33 PM Go to last post

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