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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Getting Boats out of Hibernation

    Does anyone have any good tips for getting your houseboat out of hibernation? Any horror stories you want to share?

    Started by NewHouseboater, 01-05-2018 01:18 PM
    hibernation
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Dana outdrive information

    These questions come up every once in awhile: What brand do I have: Rounded upper with fin with hole DANA Rounded upper with a chunk no...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:07 PM
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    06-13-2016 11:23 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Cable oiler

    Once in a while a request comes up for information on how to lubricate control cables. You need a foot and a half of 3/8 ID reinforced plastic...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-18-2015 04:05 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Older boats using dana outdrives

    A large number of mid 60s to the mid 70's houseboats were equipped with DANA and CHRYSLER DRIVE 90 outdrives. Most installations utilized 225 HP 318...

    Started by OLD HOUSEBOATER, 07-22-2012 09:11 PM
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  1. House Batt short

    This HB has the C Charger 9000 series, boat is 2005. When installing a new batt, without the Charger plug in I get an arc. Nothing else on...

    Started by dalehollow, 05-30-2020 08:06 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    Yesterday 06:57 AM Go to last post
  2. Houseboat Disposal

    OK, I've had this boat for 25 years and now the transom is rotting out. It's a 1971 35' SilverQueen with the Chrysler 318 and Dana outdrive and...

    Started by capnlazy, 07-19-2018 09:07 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-10-2020 03:51 PM Go to last post
  3. Spray foam insulation (again)

    I went back and looked at previous discussions on this subject. We have contracted to have the interior ceiling replaced in our boat in the fall. ...

    Started by Zilpo55, 04-21-2020 07:40 AM
    condensation, insulation, spray foam
    • Replies: 2
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    04-22-2020 05:25 PM Go to last post
  4. Pitthane

    We are getting our roof repainted this season when warm weather finally gets here. This job got moved up the list after we found some issues over...

    Started by Zilpo55, 03-20-2020 01:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-23-2020 04:55 AM Go to last post
  5. Getting Boat Lifted First Time

    We plan to have our outdrives serviced as soon as weather permits this Spring. This will be the first time I've been through this, although I went...

    Started by Zilpo55, 02-06-2019 08:00 AM
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    05-16-2019 06:02 AM Go to last post
  6. purasan problem

    we have a purasan in our 1991 Gibson. it worked flawlessly then overnight it just quit.i changed the push button flush board and the main control...

    Started by 42gibson, 03-15-2019 06:58 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-19-2019 08:28 AM Go to last post
  7. House(boat) calls for outboard mx?

    We may have a temporary solution in the form of a guy who builds fine fishing boats, but does a little maintenance on the side, but just curious: you...

    Started by Amelia, 10-08-2018 07:34 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-18-2019 09:09 AM Go to last post
  8. Spraying coal tar epoxy- who's done it?

    Time to start a new 'maintenance' thread methinks! SO-- sometime this summer I'll finally have the hull of our SkipperLiner ready to blast,...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 04-05-2018 08:34 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-12-2018 11:00 AM Go to last post
  9. GFCI - mini splits

    We finally got our mini split AC installed. It's a 120 volt system and is designed to be on a 15 amp breaker. Our dock has a 30 amp GFCI breaker and...

    Started by bullseye, 08-26-2017 04:10 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-02-2017 07:21 AM Go to last post
  10. Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Batteries

    Hi, Our CO detectors alarm, usually early in the morning (around 2 - 3 AM) but we do not think it is due to CO but rather the batteries associated...

    Started by Ken Lake Powell, 08-24-2017 12:54 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-18-2017 11:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Battery Charger

    Ive tried searching but have not been able to figure out our issue. Boat is a 1990 model and had a 35amp charger on it. Worked great till the winter...

    Started by Jeepster04, 05-30-2017 04:38 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-30-2017 08:36 AM Go to last post
  12. Window condensation

    Im working on my 1997 Jamestowner 16x64. My problem is the condensation on my single pane windows, Anyone have any advice other than replacing them...

    Started by KC24, 01-30-2017 12:06 PM
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    02-03-2017 05:16 AM Go to last post
  13. Westerbeke EFI generator issues

    I have a Westerbeke generator EFI that will not run anymore. It quit working while running. It sputtered and stalled out as if it ran out of fuel. We...

    Started by ltrdayz, 11-10-2016 07:31 PM
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    12-05-2016 05:05 AM Go to last post
  14. First Time out with new to me boat. :-/

    Took the boat out yesterday for the first time since buying it. It ran great for about 30 minutes then the starboard engine ran hot. Came back to...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 09-04-2016 07:19 PM
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    10-31-2016 08:32 AM Go to last post
  15. How often to you pull your boat out for maintenance?

    How often do you pull your boat of out the water for maintenance - changing sacrificial anodes, gear oil, impellers, etc.?

    Started by cutler, 10-16-2016 11:46 AM
    anode, haul out, impeller, outdrive, pull
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    10-31-2016 08:25 AM Go to last post
  16. end of season

    sadly its the end of another great season. we spent 5 hours covering the boat yesterday and definitely feeling the effects of it. i'm to old for this...

    Started by 42gibson, 10-29-2016 03:42 AM
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    10-31-2016 05:43 AM Go to last post
  17. '90 Gibson 41 special shower pump switch

    Which one is the correct switch to give power to this dc flojet pump. I have tried all the dc switches but cant seem to find power for it

    Started by BlackbeardsHead, 10-16-2016 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-16-2016 03:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Question Generator Dies When Switching Tanks

    Hi everyone. So I'm having an issue with my generator. I have two fuel tanks on board that's feeding the generator, each with its own open/close...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-29-2016 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-29-2016 05:47 PM Go to last post
  19. Waste holding tank

    1991Gibson, the fresh water tank leaks, how long can I expect the waste water tank to last?

    Started by Dave911rsr, 01-10-2016 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-27-2016 03:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Sliding Door

    So I have put up with a front sliding door not sliding well (nor will lock from the inside) for a year or more. Just have not had the time to look at...

    Started by desimulacra, 09-20-2016 07:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 6,150
    09-22-2016 11:11 AM Go to last post

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