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Forum: Maintenance

  1. 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
    hibernation
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    01-05-2018 01:18 PM 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 09:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-13-2016 11:23 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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    07-22-2012 09:11 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    03-18-2015 04:05 AM Go to last post
  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 12:06 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-03-2017 05:16 AM Go to last post
  2. 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 07:46 AM
    data, excel, maintenance, preventative
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,297
    11-18-2012 10:13 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 01:29 PM
    batteries, charger, generator, inverter, solar
    • Replies: 9
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    11-12-2012 03:22 PM Go to last post
  4. Electrical advice - AC circuits

    Hello, I did a search on AC circuit breakers here on the forum and also looked on the www but couldn't find what I was looking for, so here's my...

    Started by KC55, 02-03-2013 08:04 AM
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    brands, breakers, electrical, legal
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    03-04-2013 04:07 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-18-2017 11:32 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 08:00 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-11-2015 03:42 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    12-05-2016 05:05 AM Go to last post
  8. 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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    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    09-17-2016 09:06 AM Go to last post
  9. 12V Wiring Question

    I am new to 12V wiring and I am having trouble wiring up a dual trumpet Ongaro marine horn. Using my multi meter I am reading a solid 12V power...

    Started by MCrockett, 04-10-2013 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-16-2015 12:28 PM Go to last post
  10. Mermaid AC needs priming

    The previous owner of my new to me 79 Bluewater tells me that the Mermaid AC loses prime. How do I prime that unit? When I turn the unit on, it...

    Started by mkmohn, 08-02-2015 08:47 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-02-2015 05:14 PM Go to last post
  11. Corrosion Articles

    http://www.boatus.com/boattech/articles/marine-corrosion.asp http://www.yandina.com/electrolysis.htm

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-15-2012 05:02 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    07-15-2012 05:02 PM Go to last post
  12. Steel Hull Repair?

    I bought a 1966 40' Stardust Cruiser a few years ago on a whim. Now it's time for a little TLC. The top has developed some cracks and I have heard...

    Started by Oldskool, 04-08-2014 05:22 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-02-2014 05:02 PM Go to last post
  13. Window track replacements 1998 Lakeview

    Need to find replacement window sliding channels They are held in by a screw & have slots to drain water 1/2 in wide , 3/16 high , with 3/16 slot...

    Started by Outerbank, 08-16-2014 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-16-2014 04:13 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    05-16-2015 12:48 PM 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 06:53 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-11-2013 04:26 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-17-2015 04:17 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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    1 2
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    10-30-2014 12:50 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
    • Replies: 9
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    09-24-2015 05:32 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    01-08-2016 10:23 AM Go to last post
  20. Question Generator Dies When Switching Tanks

    Hi everyone. So I'm having an issue with my generator. I have two fuel tanks on board that's feeding the generator, each with its own open/close...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-29-2016 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 3,592
    09-29-2016 05:47 PM Go to last post

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