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Thread: New Houseboat being home built

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    Senior Member Amelia's Avatar
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    There's an outfit, PropCo, IIRC, that sells 'reverse-cup' props for especially for houseboat outboards. We have found them to be pretty good for the job. Our two 60hp (high thrust) outboards make the beast pretty maneuverable, actually, especially when operated by people who know what they're doing. The Albemarle Boats guys who installed ours made it really dance. And admitted to being "extremely impressed."

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    Yes - they call it their reverse hook cup prop - supposed to give up to 200% more reverse thrust. Unless he puts quad outboards on it, I do not think it will make a bit of difference if he actually tries to head up the Tennessee or the Ohio or the Mississippi with it. That is his goal as stated on this forum - to do a partial great loop.

    I wish him luck, because that is all he has on his side at this point.

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    Some people like building boats and some people can just buy boats

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    Y'all remember the video about the Moron Brothers' houseboat? It's my favorite. I have to watch it again every six months, just because it makes me giggle. And looks like them ol' boys done all right shoved along by a little ol' motor on a fishin' boat. Them're mah i-deels. What a life, and who's in a hurry, anyway?
    We've found it necessary to downsize our dreams as the project drags on. No longer think the Great Loop is in our future. Still figuring to do some real traveling, just maybe not a whole year's worth or more.

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    Well he got it launched, not get to see that happen. It seems to be balanced about right with the back log being 1/2 under water and a slight lift to the front. The interior is not yet finished. No pics yet, phone had died.

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