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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  1. Anchor Question

    What style anchors do you use the most on lakes and rivers? I have a Danforth, a plow and a claw anchor. The danforth is no problem, I hang it from...

    Started by Tony B, 12-17-2012 07:36 AM
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    12-28-2012 08:08 AM Go to last post
  2. Tony B at The Starting Gate

    We will be leaving the Knoxville, Tn area sometime in late spring and heading downstream to the end of the Tenn. River at the junction of the Ohio....

    Started by Tony B, 02-11-2016 05:16 AM
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    02-12-2016 12:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Glass or Aluminium, Flat bottom or multi-hull

    Just for discussion sake, would you rather have a Fiberglass or Aluminium hull? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Which is better...

    Started by Truckerbill, 08-21-2016 06:54 AM
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    09-03-2016 03:38 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. Suggested Prop Size For My Fantasy Houseboat 5.0L Mercruiser, 100 feet long 19 wide

    Hearing lot's of different suggestions from prop shops, rather hear from the users.

    Started by Univoftnvol, 02-06-2017 09:52 AM
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    02-14-2017 11:36 AM Go to last post
  6. Rain Extenders For My Houseboat

    I have a 19 x 100 Fantasy and looking for a company that makes, or sells rain extenders. Something hopefully white and made out of durable plastic...

    Started by Univoftnvol, 04-03-2017 11:08 AM
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    04-04-2017 06:22 AM Go to last post
  7. My first Houseboat!

    I am looking at a 1989 Gibson 36' that from what I can tell is in good condition. I've been on it several times and never noticed any problems. The...

    Started by Wyatt, 01-08-2014 05:48 PM
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    04-14-2014 03:58 PM Go to last post
  8. Low hours boats - what should I watch for when buying?

    {I originally posted this as a reply to OHB's newbie post. I've decided to do a new thread} Shopping for a used boat, a couple that we like have...

    Started by Zilpo55, 08-09-2012 09:28 AM
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    08-25-2012 04:55 AM Go to last post
  9. Another one bites the dust: Sharpe Houseboats

    I just heard this news over the weekend. They had an absolute auction on September 20th. I hate to hear it. ...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-24-2012 06:16 AM
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  10. Boating items on your Christmas list - Santa might be watching

    Being new to houseboating, our list of needs and wants is long and growing every day. I can't confirm that Santa reads this forum, but thought it...

    Started by Zilpo55, 12-03-2012 06:28 AM
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    12-16-2012 01:50 PM Go to last post
  11. Geothermal Heat Pumps

    I have been wondering as I've explored our new houseboat and the docks: are there many houseboats with geothermal heat pump systems? It seems to me...

    Started by Zilpo55, 04-23-2013 09:41 AM
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    10-18-2016 08:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Brewing coffee away from dock

    I love waking up early in a cove and enjoying the quiet, especially with a good cup of coffee. The only gas we have is the grill up top, and it...

    Started by Zilpo55, 06-19-2013 07:27 AM
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  13. Stupid stunt at lake

    Saturday was an absolute gorgeous day at our lake this weekend. Blue skies and water like glass. We were tied near the end of a creek enjoying the...

    Started by Zilpo55, 10-07-2013 05:52 AM
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  14. Is your lake affected by the shutdown?

    Ramps at a couple of popular lakes in our state have been closed due to the government shutdown, causing cancellation of at least one fishing...

    Started by Zilpo55, 10-15-2013 07:02 AM
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    10-16-2013 06:33 AM Go to last post
  15. Houseboat fire last weekend

    Just learned of this fire that happened 11/4 at Green River Lake here in Kentucky. One of the many things I worry about when we leave our boat each...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-07-2013 05:07 AM
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    11-09-2013 03:40 AM Go to last post
  16. Cumberland Water Levels

    Lots of debate going on here in Kentucky. After 7 years of waiting the Corps of Engineers will probably be forced to delay raising the lake back to...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-05-2014 09:59 AM
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    02-06-2014 07:57 AM Go to last post
  17. Any Suntex customers?

    We've been told that our marina is under contract to be sold to Suntex Marinas. Of course, we're all trying to figure out how we feel about this. ...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-18-2015 08:09 AM
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    12-28-2015 07:33 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. 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

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