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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 09:15 PM
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    03-18-2015 04:05 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 09:07 PM
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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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  1. 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
  2. Pump for changing oil

    The old drill-attached pump that I use to change oil in my Mercruiser I/O has about had it. Now that I have 3 of these engines to do plus generator,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-13-2013 08:18 AM
    lube, oil change, pump
    • Replies: 9
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    12-27-2013 08:40 AM Go to last post
  3. Quieting a loud exhaust

    Any cost efficient ideas on quieting down the exhaust on our Gibson? We've got four dry exhausts (with baffles I think) and the boat can get a...

    Started by DitchRider, 08-26-2012 05:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-01-2012 12:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Re-engine & steering

    I have saved my pennies and will be installing a new engine and steering into my single engine 77 Sumerset 14x58 this spring. The present...

    Started by desimulacra, 03-26-2015 06:14 AM
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    04-06-2015 02:03 PM Go to last post
  5. Removing carpet from walls and what to put over the area

    Ok so we are totally newbies and trying to bring our Holiday Mansion houseboat to a newer modern look without doing any damage to the boat. We would...

    Started by cammiesclan6, 06-26-2016 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-18-2016 11:45 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
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    09-11-2015 03:42 PM Go to last post
  8. replacing fuel lines

    My outboards’ fuel lines are now 9 years old and look pretty weathered. The last 3’ of hose is pretty much exposed to the elements year round as...

    Started by GoVols, 01-21-2014 06:00 AM
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    02-05-2014 01:56 PM Go to last post
  9. Replacing pumps sugestions please

    I enjoyed the previous issue on pumps. I was in harbor freight a couple days ago an purchased a 12 vote utility water pump (marine printed on the...

    Started by dalehollow, 08-15-2013 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-15-2013 06:23 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Roof Cracking

    I have 2014 Stardust. I am seeing cracking in the gel coat of the upper deck in non stress areas. Is this common or just an issue with Stardust...

    Started by Freedom, 06-12-2015 08:40 AM
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    02-20-2016 03:16 AM Go to last post
  12. Rope lights instead of dome lilghts on party top?

    I have my boat builder making a party top for my boat. They want to know what kind of lighting I want under it. Their standard would be a half a...

    Started by Endurance, 04-11-2013 09:42 AM
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    04-24-2013 08:04 AM 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 07:45 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-21-2014 05:38 PM Go to last post
  14. Slides

    Some friends just purchased their first houseboat (2003 Lakeview) and are looking for a slide. I know where to get the slide itself, but does anyone...

    Started by Dan, 04-21-2013 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-24-2015 01:13 AM Go to last post
  15. Sliding Door

    So I have put up with a front sliding door not sliding well (nor will lock from the inside) for a year or more. Just have not had the time to look at...

    Started by desimulacra, 09-20-2016 07:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-22-2016 11:11 AM Go to last post
  16. Stabilizing fuel for winter?

    What are the brands of additives everyone buys to stabilize their fuel? I know there's Sta-bil, but this stuff is expensive. Sta-bil will run me...

    Started by GoVols, 10-01-2012 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-08-2012 07:14 AM Go to last post
  17. Steel Hull Maintenance.

    I have a new boat neighbor that bought a 1960-ish steel hull houseboat. He is totally unfamiliar with houseboats or anything other than bass...

    Started by Tony B, 02-03-2016 10:40 AM
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    08-25-2016 04:37 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-22-2014 08:57 AM Go to last post
  20. Thinking of reporting

    As the next part of my project, I am looking at repowering the boat. The transmissions are due for a rebuild and the one engine seems to get water...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-26-2012 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-26-2014 10:45 PM Go to last post

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