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  1. 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 10:42 PM
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  2. 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 08:16 PM
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  3. 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 10:18 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 02:21 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 10:27 PM
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  1. Marina Fires

    I heard of at least two very bad marina fires during the three winter storms that went through last week. Stuff like this keeps me up at night. The...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-27-2021 09:50 AM
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  2. Winter Storms 2021

    How is everybody (and your boats) faring during this series of winter storms? Ice storms and prolonged frigid temperatures have prevented me from...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-18-2021 07:42 AM
    ice, snow, storm
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  3. Boat Search advice .

    New to the forum here. We are planning on getting back into houseboating after a 13 year absence. Previous boats was a 1980 Carlcraft and a 1997...

    Started by Sailormom, 01-13-2018 01:37 PM
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    01-30-2021 08:33 AM Go to last post
  4. Lazy Days houseboat question

    Hi all, Newbie here looking to purchase a 1982 Lazy Days houseboat and looking for advice on what to look for. I have read the “inexperienced...

    Started by NC boating, 01-14-2021 09:08 PM
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    01-18-2021 09:43 PM Go to last post
  5. 2021 Plans or Predictions?

    Happy New Year! We didn't ring in the new year on our boat, which is usually our tradition. Too cold and wet. But I have been on the boat since...

    Started by Zilpo55, 01-05-2021 01:25 PM
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  6. It is a done deal

    I am officially retiring April 3rd, 2020. Our house has sold - we are moving out this Thursday and closing next Thursday. We will split our...

    Started by easttnboater, 01-21-2020 08:49 AM
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  7. Bathroom exhaust fan

    My current bath fans exhaust through the roof, which kind of takes up a lot of valuable upper deck space. Has anyone seen a bathroom exhaust fan...

    Started by Endurance, 09-01-2020 11:22 AM
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    12-04-2020 06:48 AM Go to last post
  8. Ham'n it up on the water (and I don't mean PIG)

    How many House Boaters are Amateur Radio Operators (Ham Radio)? Do you have stations on your boats? Can you show pictures of them? What type of...

    Started by Truckerbill, 11-24-2020 05:54 PM
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  9. Marina Manners

    We've been blessed with great dock neighbors since arriving over 8 years ago. Our current slip is next to a few families that have boated together...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-13-2020 08:52 AM
    dock neighbors, marina manners
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  10. Famous Lake Goat

    One of highlights of this odd boating season on Lake Cumberland is the rise to fame of a goat. He apparently wanders down to the water's edge from a...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-20-2020 10:03 AM
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    10-21-2020 08:39 AM Go to last post
  11. Question RiverChase houseboats?

    Hello all, Wife and I are looking at houseboats in central Mississippi. There is a Riverchase 16x70 for sale locally. I cannot find any info on...

    Started by CrawGator, 05-26-2017 02:39 PM
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    09-23-2020 09:29 PM Go to last post
  12. docked boat

    I am interested in getting a houseboat to live on for nine months out of the year.. It will remain docked, no cruising at all. Here are my...

    Started by mitchellp, 08-13-2020 05:46 AM
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  13. Towing jetboat

    We have a 59' stardust and have just purchased a 15' bayliner jazz we hope to tow behind the hb. i have just read some things about pinching a hose...

    Started by AndrewPayton, 08-28-2020 12:54 AM
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  14. Gibson 50' Cabin Yacht tank removal and replacement.

    Hi. New to the site. I bought a 1990 Gibson Cabin Yacht about a year and a half ago. The freshwater tank let loose due to corrosion (aluminum...

    Started by 50Gibsondriver, 04-05-2020 12:16 PM
    blackwater, gibson, tank replacement
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  15. Is it even possible to get covered in Fl?

    Hi all, On the heels of a 6 month long renovation of our 1986 58ft Jamestowner, I have spent the last day or so trying to get insurance ahead of...

    Started by CFLnewby, 07-29-2020 05:11 PM
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  16. Beaching boat

    Good day, my family and I are looking to get into house boating. We live in canada and really only have 3 or 4 months of good summer weather. We...

    Started by lizard, 07-29-2020 01:36 AM
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    08-04-2020 10:05 AM Go to last post
  17. Electrocution Deaths at Lake Pleasant

    "Electrical safety features were bypassed ..." Tragic death of two brothers at Lake Pleasant in Arizona. I worry about this all the time when I...

    Started by Zilpo55, 07-16-2020 07:44 AM
    electrocution, gfci, shock
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    07-17-2020 09:07 AM Go to last post
  18. Fire

    GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (KFVS) - At approximately 3:00 a.m. on Sunday July 12 a fire broke out on Pier 11 at Green Turtle Bay Marina and Resort. It was...

    Started by Fork-lift-king, 07-12-2020 04:28 PM
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    07-14-2020 03:36 AM Go to last post
  19. NW Alabama to Knoxville and the Little Tennessee

    We decided to change our plans for this coming spring. And I thought retirement meant that I didnt have to make any major decisions. Instead of Ky....

    Started by yeneb, 07-04-2020 03:03 AM
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    07-04-2020 05:42 PM Go to last post
  20. Happy Independence Day!

    I'd like to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday weekend. By all accounts, boating numbers are way up this season with many...

    Started by Zilpo55, 07-03-2020 08:20 AM
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