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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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  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 02:18 PM
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  1. 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
  2. First Time out with new to me boat. :-/

    Took the boat out yesterday for the first time since buying it. It ran great for about 30 minutes then the starboard engine ran hot. Came back to...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 09-04-2016 08:19 PM
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    10-31-2016 09:32 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 08:44 AM
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    06-15-2016 04:04 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. Westebeke cooling problems

    I replaced the impeller in our 2000 model Westerbeke 12.5 a few weeks ago after I noticed it was barely discharging any water. Impeller was shot,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 10-07-2013 06:38 AM
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    10-14-2013 08:39 AM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Wiring Harness

    I am looking into gettng both my engines rebuilt this coming off season. Yeah, I know the boat isn't even in the water for this season yet. I...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-21-2013 11:19 AM
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    09-25-2013 07:21 AM Go to last post
  12. Galvanic Corrosion

    I recently found an AC Neutral wiring problem on my 2001 Lakeview houseboat, and I’m wondering if other houseboats were wired the same way. I...

    Started by RiverPlace, 10-16-2013 10:28 AM
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    01-17-2015 05:17 PM Go to last post
  13. Shark Tank Idea, little help please

    Covered slip, creates more of an issue. Looking to install downspouts on the corners. What Id like to do is install tracks, for the drip pan...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-15-2014 08:45 AM
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    02-21-2014 06:38 PM Go to last post
  14. Caulking/Sealing

    What product do you guys and gals use for caulking and sealing overhead hatches and windows?

    Started by Tony B, 04-19-2014 05:06 PM
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    11-03-2014 01:16 PM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. Replace window slide felt

    30 year old felt lined rubber slides are just rotten and seriously impede window operation. Surely someone has replaced them and talked about it, but...

    Started by longjohn, 06-10-2014 09:00 AM
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    09-11-2015 04:42 PM Go to last post
  17. Strong exhaust smell.

    I have taken the new boat out a few times now and I have noticed a significant smell of exhaust in the cabin after docking for the day. The wind has...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-20-2014 08:49 PM
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    07-22-2014 09:57 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Upgrade Powerplant and drive

    Looking for advice. I have a 1977 14x60 Sumerset houseboat with one engine. Yea I know :). First off when I am standing around the docks and the...

    Started by desimulacra, 03-02-2013 06:51 AM
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    03-08-2013 05:51 PM Go to last post

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