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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Photo Posting

    The Manage Attachments feature is not working. While we sort this out you can post photos by clicking on the insert image Icon. It will ask you to...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 02-05-2016 07:16 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Recent Posts

    I would like to call on First time viewers and all members to check out the "Recent Post" heading in the header bar. This will give you a quick...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 02-08-2016 09:18 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Inexperenced Newbies READ THIS WARNING

    Over the years part of my focus has been to caution newbies on the pitfalls of purchasing old steel, and wood framed glass boats without having...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:42 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: All members and guests please read

    As many of you are aware the site was down for 3 days due to being hacked. Ed and I have been moderating this Forum since the mid 90s. This is the...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 01-06-2014 01:21 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Posting guidelines

    1. You agree that you will not use our forums to post any material, or links to any material, which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate,...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:27 PM
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  1. Talking I'm Back TOO Baby!!

    I saw JTAlberts post, and it inspired me to jump back into this forum again and become an active member) Plus for the supporters over the years, its...

    Started by SevenSlider, 08-15-2019 09:43 PM
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  2. Abandoned boats

    We have had two owners literally walk away from their boats at our marina since the first of the year. One had lived aboard for several years then...

    Started by Zilpo55, 07-04-2019 10:45 AM
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    07-20-2019 05:24 AM Go to last post
  3. Rest in peace pirate

    Started looking for my buddy. Called the Pickensville Pirate Marina Cove, to learn it isn't there any longer. In a past post here, he had posted...

    Started by BananaTom, 01-07-2019 11:42 AM
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  4. I’m BACK Baby!!!

    Well I have finally gotten back into owning a houseboat. I just closed on a 1973 Pluckebaum Rivermaster 50’ x 16’ with twin 454s. I believe I am...

    Started by JTAlberts, 03-25-2019 06:19 PM
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    05-26-2019 05:14 PM Go to last post
  5. AC compressor and Line set

    I currently have two rooftop units on my Pluckebaum that are long in the tooth and both are in the same room. Therefore the back bedroom receives...

    Started by JTAlberts, 04-19-2019 10:22 AM
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    05-01-2019 11:18 AM Go to last post
  6. Better times ahead for boat sales?

    I was fortunate to witness the delivery of a new custom houseboat to some folks at our dock very late last year. It is featured in an article in...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-18-2019 08:52 AM
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    03-06-2019 06:01 AM Go to last post
  7. Move on Tenn Tom

    I have taken over the Smihville marina at the Wilkins lock on the Tenn Tom. Ships store will be open next week will have most things a transit or...

    Started by pirate, 11-10-2017 05:40 AM
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    01-07-2019 11:47 AM Go to last post
  8. OHB, Question on your 48 foot Kingscraft

    OHB, I found a 1981 48 foot Kingscraft with Volvo Diesels for sale. Do you have any details on the Volvo Penta diesels they had in them? The...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-05-2017 07:52 PM
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    12-16-2018 05:53 PM Go to last post
  9. Looking at a 1994 HB Sunstar

    The HB has cracks on the outside siding. Not sure if this is a big deal to fix or not or if it is sign there is probably other damage? Any helpful...

    Started by capjak, 09-21-2018 11:37 AM
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    10-22-2018 05:32 AM Go to last post
  10. The old barge is gone...

    On her way to a new home after many wonderful years, I'll miss her. Hope the new owners join the forum!...

    Started by Stmbtwle, 10-16-2018 05:25 AM
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    10-17-2018 05:57 AM Go to last post
  11. Hurricane check-in?

    How are y'all who were in the paths of Howard and Irma? Did you survive without much damage, I hope?

    Started by Amelia, 09-12-2017 01:57 PM
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    10-16-2018 12:44 PM Go to last post
  12. Fire

    http://www.whvoradio.com/2018/05/23/houseboat-sustains-major-fire-damage-at-barkley-marina/

    Started by Fork-lift-king, 05-25-2018 01:38 AM
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    07-26-2018 08:37 PM Go to last post
  13. Is anyone Boating this year?

    Is anyone Boating this year? It's kind of quite here. Tell your story.

    Started by BananaTom, 05-18-2018 05:30 AM
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    07-24-2018 09:02 AM Go to last post
  14. Westerbeke EFI generator ignition distributor

    Hi I need a replacement distributor for my 2005 westerbeke 14 sbeg efi generator. It is a Mitsubishi engine but have not been able to identify model....

    Started by ltrdayz, 07-11-2018 12:47 PM
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    07-19-2018 05:02 AM Go to last post
  15. One giant pontoon log!

    Even though we sold our Sailabration a couple years ago now, I like to keep an eye on what they're building still. This is picture of the largest...

    Started by GoVols, 02-09-2018 11:55 AM
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    04-12-2018 12:57 PM Go to last post
  16. Top Deck Anchor Line Windlass

    I am considering adding a way to attach an anchor line to the rear of my top deck. At Lake Powell, the typical way to "anchor" a houseboat is to...

    Started by Endurance, 03-23-2018 11:41 AM
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    04-08-2018 07:35 AM Go to last post
  17. Where is everybody?

    I hope the paucity of posts on this poor, neglected forum is because everybody spent the warm months out on a beautiful boat enjoying the peace, far...

    Started by Amelia, 01-29-2018 09:09 AM
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    03-14-2018 03:26 AM Go to last post
  18. Will there ever be another National Houseboat Expo?

    The great recession killed the National Houseboat Expo in Louisville several years ago and the common opinion is that it will never be back. After...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-05-2018 09:50 AM
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    03-13-2018 05:27 PM Go to last post
  19. Question about Houseboats Hull design

    Just a quick question: Which hull design would be more efficient and practical for a Houseboat? A "Barge" style hull, a Pontoon, or a Catamaran...

    Started by Truckerbill, 02-14-2018 10:58 AM
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    02-27-2018 05:12 AM Go to last post
  20. Gibson Houseboats moving to Tea, SD

    On March 1, Kelly and Pam Cawthorne and their son Shane and his wife Danielle Cawthorne, purchased the rights to manufacturer Gibson fiberglass...

    Started by BananaTom, 04-21-2017 06:32 AM
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    02-22-2018 06:44 AM Go to last post

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