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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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  1. Hot V-drives

    After running the boat for awhile, should my V-drives be hot to the touch? As in so hot it will burn your hand? Both drives seem to get really hot...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-10-2012 04:12 PM
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    01-29-2013 08:22 AM Go to last post
  2. Condensation problem

    Hello. First post. I have a 1993 Sumerset that has a stairway going up from the front deck. Inside, there is a storage cabinet under those...

    Started by Bim, 02-14-2014 02:33 AM
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    03-01-2014 10:57 PM Go to last post
  3. owners manual for gibson houseboat

    help. I bought a 1978 Gibson houseboat and need to find an owners manual. Will pay for a copy.

    Started by Bruce McCabe, 02-17-2014 11:02 AM
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    09-11-2015 03:40 PM Go to last post
  4. Removing Old Name of Boat

    What is the best method for removing old vinyl lettering from fiberglass transom without damaging the gelcoat?

    Started by Tony B, 05-04-2013 11:06 AM
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    05-07-2013 02:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Anti fouling paint

    On Barkley lake, in western Ky, we are having a problem with an algae growth on aluminum pontoons. What would be the best paint for this problem. Up...

    Started by Fork-lift-king, 07-30-2012 03:41 PM
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    07-31-2012 04:29 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 06:37 PM
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    06-12-2015 02:13 PM 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 04:23 PM
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    08-28-2013 06:11 AM Go to last post
  8. Aluminum Struts

    So I am going to replace my struts after this season. The one is really eaten away from the corrosion and the other isn't in that bad of shape but...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-13-2013 01:44 PM
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    06-14-2013 05:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Westerbeke EFI generator issues

    I have a Westerbeke generator EFI that will not run anymore. It quit working while running. It sputtered and stalled out as if it ran out of fuel. We...

    Started by ltrdayz, 11-10-2016 07:31 PM
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    12-05-2016 05:05 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 08:43 AM
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  11. 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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  12. 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 03:55 PM
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    10-14-2014 09:18 AM Go to last post
  13. Mold / Mildew Removal

    I had ugly black stains on our composite deck and canvas from mold / mildew/ algae. I sprayed it down with some of that stuff they sell to remove...

    Started by captmark, 06-18-2014 06:45 AM
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    07-08-2014 06:57 PM Go to last post
  14. Anybody have a Gibson manual?

    I have a 1991 37 Widebody and would like a manual of a boat close to that.

    Started by Dave911rsr, 08-02-2015 06:03 PM
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    08-17-2016 05:49 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 05:10 PM
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    03-13-2014 09:16 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 01:13 PM
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    06-13-2015 04:08 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 05:57 PM
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    04-08-2014 12:20 PM Go to last post
  18. I/O Boot Safety

    This may seem like a silly question, but here goes. We are remodeling (FULL remodel!) a 55' 1972 LazyDays with twin Mercuiser I/O. There have been...

    Started by JackRH, 08-08-2015 08:18 AM
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    09-08-2015 08:59 PM Go to last post
  19. how to refinish fiberglas hull bottom

    any suggestions on how to treat a fiberglas hull bottom? Mine is black and scaly. Should I sand it and then paint it?

    Started by Bruce McCabe, 02-17-2014 11:04 AM
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    12-23-2014 04:15 AM Go to last post
  20. 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 10:48 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-31-2014 06:54 AM Go to last post

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