houseboat magazine
Your Ultimate Online Houseboating Resource
Welcome to Houseboat Magazine
Contact UsAdvertise

AFTERMARKET MANUFACTURERS BROKERS FORUMS
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 8
1 2 3 ... LastLast
Threads 1 to 20 of 156

Forum: Maintenance

  1. 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 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 21,820
    06-13-2016 12:23 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 10:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 17,637
    03-18-2015 05:05 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 13,163
    07-22-2012 10:11 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 02:18 PM
    hibernation
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 9,032
    01-05-2018 02:18 PM Go to last post
  1. Inverter batteries

    I found some very good discussions on inverter batteries in the old forum. The posts are all several years old and I'm guessing things have changed...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-08-2012 11:16 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 48,364
    11-19-2012 07:18 PM Go to last post
  2. Toilet impeller replacement

    I have 2 Raritan Crown heads on my boat that haven’t functioned quite right since I bought it nearly 2 seasons ago. I know these have impellers in...

    Started by GoVols, 05-13-2013 07:18 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 48,177
    09-23-2014 03:15 PM Go to last post
  3. Electrical advice - AC circuits

    Hello, I did a search on AC circuit breakers here on the forum and also looked on the www but couldn't find what I was looking for, so here's my...

    Started by KC55, 02-03-2013 09:04 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    brands, breakers, electrical, legal
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 43,767
    03-04-2013 05:07 PM Go to last post
  4. Okay to bond ground to neutral on Honda eu3000is generator?

    The surge protector I have to protect my inverter and other electronics gives me an error message and shuts down when I power it from my portable...

    Started by Endurance, 08-24-2012 08:35 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 39,765
    06-08-2015 10:48 AM Go to last post
  5. Steel Hull Maintenance.

    I have a new boat neighbor that bought a 1960-ish steel hull houseboat. He is totally unfamiliar with houseboats or anything other than bass...

    Started by Tony B, 02-03-2016 11:40 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 39,408
    08-25-2016 05:37 PM Go to last post
  6. more engine headaches

    Finally had a weekend for the boat. The starboard engine didn't want to start but when it did the water pump was squealing like a pig. I fought...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-28-2013 07:48 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 37,070
    10-05-2013 05:46 PM Go to last post
  7. hard wire rope lights into light switch

    I bought a 50' string of LED rope lights and will install them in the party top binimi soon. They come with a 110V plug for an outlet, but I'd like...

    Started by GoVols, 03-27-2013 12:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 30,381
    04-08-2013 12:19 PM Go to last post
  8. 12V Wiring Question

    I am new to 12V wiring and I am having trouble wiring up a dual trumpet Ongaro marine horn. Using my multi meter I am reading a solid 12V power...

    Started by MCrockett, 04-10-2013 07:55 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 29,240
    05-16-2015 01:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Very Unhappy with Gibson Boats parts and support

    As the owner of a Gibson (used) and a potential purchaser of a new boat from Gibson in the next couple of months I need to express some extreme...

    Started by DitchRider, 08-05-2012 02:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    complaint
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 27,914
    09-24-2012 04:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Oil grades for marine engines vs. auto engines?

    I just spent $140 for 3 oil filters and 4 gallons of Honda Marine oil for my 2 outboards and 12.5Kw Westerbeke. The outboard’s manual says to use...

    Started by GoVols, 04-25-2013 02:34 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 27,746
    05-13-2013 07:01 AM Go to last post
  11. Inverters

    I didn't want to hijack the thread that just started on batteries ( I am really excited to see the posts on that subject) so I will start this one on...

    Started by KC55, 11-08-2012 02:29 PM
    batteries, charger, generator, inverter, solar
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 27,520
    11-12-2012 04:22 PM Go to last post
  12. Another Roof Coating Thread - What are You using and How Has it Held Up

    I've noticed that the number of roof coating threads here is not as strong as I would expect based on how often it seems to need done. I thought I...

    Started by thompsdw, 10-08-2014 07:44 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 27,371
    04-13-2015 12:32 PM Go to last post
  13. Stabilizing fuel for winter?

    What are the brands of additives everyone buys to stabilize their fuel? I know there's Sta-bil, but this stuff is expensive. Sta-bil will run me...

    Started by GoVols, 10-01-2012 01:58 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 25,827
    10-08-2012 08:14 AM Go to last post
  14. Rope lights instead of dome lilghts on party top?

    I have my boat builder making a party top for my boat. They want to know what kind of lighting I want under it. Their standard would be a half a...

    Started by Endurance, 04-11-2013 10:42 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 24,557
    04-24-2013 09:04 AM Go to last post
  15. replacing fuel lines

    My outboards’ fuel lines are now 9 years old and look pretty weathered. The last 3’ of hose is pretty much exposed to the elements year round as...

    Started by GoVols, 01-21-2014 07:00 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 23,479
    02-05-2014 02:56 PM Go to last post
  16. Pump for changing oil

    The old drill-attached pump that I use to change oil in my Mercruiser I/O has about had it. Now that I have 3 of these engines to do plus generator,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 11-13-2013 09:18 AM
    lube, oil change, pump
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 20,592
    12-27-2013 09:40 AM Go to last post
  17. Slides

    Some friends just purchased their first houseboat (2003 Lakeview) and are looking for a slide. I know where to get the slide itself, but does anyone...

    Started by Dan, 04-21-2013 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 20,292
    02-24-2015 02:13 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 08:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 20,214
    09-08-2020 04:16 PM Go to last post
  19. Inverter Or Generator

    As I continue on the remodel of my 82 Gibson lazy Cruz (first houseboat) have another decision to make . Being i am going to replace my current house...

    Started by Jakebg, 01-06-2013 11:11 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 20,132
    01-10-2013 07:15 AM Go to last post
  20. Wood Floors

    Thinking about putting wood floors in my 75' Fantasy. Has anyone done this? Wondering if it would be best to use laminate, or solid; float the...

    Started by beechjetguy, 09-23-2014 04:07 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 20,049
    03-06-2015 05:52 PM Go to last post

+ Post New Thread

Thread Display Options

Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.

Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.

Order threads in...

Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.

Icon Legend

Contains unread posts
Contains unread posts
Contains no unread posts
Contains no unread posts
More than 15 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with unread posts
More than 15 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with no unread posts
Closed Thread
Thread is closed
Thread Contains a Message Written By You
You have posted in this thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts