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Thread: Is Gibson Houseboats no more? I fear it may be

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    Is Gibson Houseboats no more? I fear it may be

    I tried calling Gibson for the past week and I am not getting thoough and they are not accepting calls on any of their published numbers or answering their emails.

    Sad really.

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    They may have shut down for the winter, I don't know.
    But is I was snowed in, I would.

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    we were at the plant last june and they were all but shut down then, everyone was laid off but 2 people. we have a boat at fox chapel marine for repairs and they got ahold of ivan ryan the old sales manager to try to find some parts for our boat but he cant find anyone either.i talked to ivan about 3 weeks ago, he was helping the hauler move our boat and he told me he was now working for bluewater.
    44 gibson executive
    on the muskingum river & ohio river
    marietta,ohio

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    Sad, but it's a sign of the times. I think the boating industry (including houseboats) is going to have to restructure itself or die.
    She's a tired old barge but she's paid for... http://s71.beta.photobucket.com/user...24993.pbw.html

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    42gibson

    What parts do you need. Some of us have been gathering up parts for years. I have 2 Crusader V drives w/mounting, 1 Tranny, and about 200 ft of Gibson railing.
    1991 Pluckebaum 70'
    13' Boston Whaler, 40hp Yamaha
    10' AB rib, 25hp Suzuki (for sale)

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    our 42 footer is at fox chapel. so far they need a starboard rudder,prop shaft and prop. thats just to get it into the water to see what type of mechanical rescue it needs. we hit bottom REAL HARD with it . the insurance already has 6000 in it just to get it there and fix the hull.what a mess!i'll keep you in mind on the other parts,thank you.
    44 gibson executive
    on the muskingum river & ohio river
    marietta,ohio

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    42gibson

    Also have a set of 18x18x 1 1/4 shaft 4 blade props. Reconditioned never reinstalled.
    1991 Pluckebaum 70'
    13' Boston Whaler, 40hp Yamaha
    10' AB rib, 25hp Suzuki (for sale)

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    Does anyone know where to find gibson railing? I added a dummy flybridge to my lazy cruz and would like
    to add railing.

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    Where are you located? I have some gibson railing. even have the shorter upper deck railing.
    1991 Pluckebaum 70'
    13' Boston Whaler, 40hp Yamaha
    10' AB rib, 25hp Suzuki (for sale)

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    Boatlover.

    How much you want for the props?

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