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  1. Want to replace my inverter, any suggestions?

    I currently have a Xantrex RV3012GS (3000 watt) inverter. I want to replace it with a true sine wave unit. Does anyone know what the houseboat...

    Started by FreddyMac, 08-18-2021 11:38 AM
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    09-05-2021 02:33 PM Go to last post
  2. 1970 with Twin Chrysler 318's Power Steering question

    Hello everyone: Just got in here and was hoping to connect with an awesome store of knowledge and wisdom about old houseboats. Mine is a 1970 Burns...

    Started by Jeff Yarbrough, 04-05-2021 01:14 PM
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    08-30-2021 01:25 PM Go to last post
  3. 1977 Blue Water 40 boarding steps ?

    We just purchased a 1977 Blue Water 40' Boatel. There are no boarding steps for Aft or Bow entrance. Frustrated in web search. Ideas??

    Started by lake guy, 12-08-2020 05:02 PM
    houseboat, ladder, steps
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    12-09-2020 07:59 AM Go to last post
  4. Every couple of years, we reach a milestone!

    They are minor milestones, (subtle, you have to know what you're looking for) but nonetheless, I have to brag: The designer/builder/ number-one...

    Started by Amelia, 11-11-2016 02:50 PM
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    06-24-2020 09:41 AM Go to last post
  5. Roof drain scupper thoughts? Where to find?

    We are having drainage problems on the roof of our houseboat. The drains keep getting plugged and water comes in where it shouldn't. Poor design. I...

    Started by cboshdave, 02-26-2020 07:01 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-01-2020 06:57 AM Go to last post
  6. Boat Life

    I'm seeing a slow down in my area of houseboat sightings. I seldom see one moving and all of the boats at my marina, including mine, are dock queens....

    Started by desimulacra, 10-28-2019 09:10 AM
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    11-07-2019 07:33 AM Go to last post
  7. Inverter/ Charger

    I Have a xantrex (sp) 2000. I Have had issues, with it. Thinking about trying the Magnum unit. Your thoughts. At least a 2000/2500. It ...

    Started by dalehollow, 05-27-2019 09:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-06-2019 06:07 AM Go to last post
  8. Solar panel installations

    We are considering installing a solar panel system on our 16 x 80 Summerset to keep our inverter batteries topped off and run some of the 12V pumps,...

    Started by SouthernCross, 01-22-2019 03:30 PM
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    03-16-2019 04:37 PM Go to last post
  9. Rain x type product

    Dock neighbor’s SeaRay cruiser always shines show room knock out bright. He owns car washes, gave me a product they use at auto wash. My research...

    Started by dalehollow, 08-22-2018 02:32 AM
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    08-22-2018 11:13 AM Go to last post
  10. Looking for an electrical schematic for 2006 Fun Country HB

    I am trying to find an electrical schematic for my HB. I am not finding anything on line so I am hoping someone on here might know where to direct...

    Started by ltrdayz, 03-16-2018 11:52 AM
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    03-19-2018 12:08 PM Go to last post
  11. Replacing waste holding tank

    So, sprung a leak in the bottom of my waste tank last summer. Was able to patch with some epoxy but it's a bit over 20 years old and I have a...

    Started by SinOrSwim, 02-13-2018 09:20 AM
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    03-05-2018 02:10 PM Go to last post
  12. Tankless hot water hearer

    Going to replace existing hot water heater. Opps wouldn't let me edit hearer, to Heater Thinking about going the tankless route. We don't...

    Started by dalehollow, 02-14-2017 09:58 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-15-2017 10:41 AM Go to last post
  13. roof coverings

    Looking at using Interlux Interdeck on my houseboat roof. Any one use this product before?

    Started by lakeboat, 12-08-2016 07:31 PM
    houseboat decks, houseboat repair, roof
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    12-09-2016 05:52 AM Go to last post
  14. Kingscraft screen door

    I've got a 1970 '44 foot kingscraft and wondering if anyone knows where I could get a replacement screen door beings mine was removed before...

    Started by Clydein23polar, 10-20-2016 07:37 PM
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    10-22-2016 10:33 AM Go to last post
  15. Anyone heard or know of the red Honda

    Being installed in the hull and used inside the hull instead of setting up outside with a cord. Curious in the manor in which it draws fresh air...

    Started by dalehollow, 10-06-2016 08:41 PM
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    10-21-2016 04:28 PM Go to last post
  16. Question Pitthane (Paint for roof)

    We are reconditioning our 1997 Sumerset and want to recoat the roof / upper deck. Over time it has been recoated with gelcoat as well as a paint...

    Started by SouthernCross, 10-12-2016 03:02 PM
    gelcoat, paint, pitthane
    • Replies: 5
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    10-14-2016 08:57 PM Go to last post
  17. Locker Doors

    Hello fellow boaters. We are reconditioning our 1997 Sumerset houseboat and need to replace the two locker doors on the rear deck. These are doors on...

    Started by SouthernCross, 10-12-2016 02:51 PM
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    10-12-2016 05:56 PM Go to last post
  18. Thumbs up Raritan Crown Head Fix

    I thought my Raritan Crown Head Pump Motor was locked up. I let some friends use my Houseboat and they put toilet paper and went #2 in the Head!! I...

    Started by Jolly Time, 09-15-2016 05:32 PM
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    09-19-2016 10:22 AM Go to last post
  19. New Houseboat roof

    I've bought an old pontoon houseboat 14' x 37' and got it hauled to my house so it would be easier for me to work on. The old roof and some of the...

    Started by bullseye, 02-17-2016 06:33 PM
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    08-17-2016 06:51 AM Go to last post
  20. Ceiling Material

    Help required. I've got a 2003 Stardust Houseboat that had a water leak from the bar on the upper deck. The ceiling material inside the boat must...

    Started by JRF, 07-11-2016 08:31 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-18-2016 05:37 PM Go to last post

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