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  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 09:07 PM
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    06-13-2016 11:23 AM 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 09:15 PM
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    03-18-2015 04:05 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 09:11 PM
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    07-22-2012 09:11 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 01:18 PM
    hibernation
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  1. Hope to Understand 50 amp Service Better

    Not afraid to appear dumb here, obviously lol. I have 2, 50 amp outlets at the pedestal. My boat has one receptacle for the power cord from the...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-06-2013 05:56 AM
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    03-27-2013 11:30 AM Go to last post
  2. Diesel Engine hours

    My friend is looking at an old Kings Craft with diesels. What is usually an acceptable amount of hours on a diesel before you even start thinking of...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-11-2013 07:06 AM
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    06-12-2013 06:26 PM Go to last post
  3. Kohler Genset not pumping water

    So after clearing up the engine issues I have been having, I turned my attention to getting my genset up and running. It started up however we...

    Started by JTAlberts, 06-24-2013 07:41 AM
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    07-01-2013 03:39 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 06:00 AM
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    02-05-2014 01:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Tragic accident spurs stricter electric codes for marinas

    Tennessee has tightened up on the electrical codes for marinas. 2k per slip and that only got power back to the slips. I now need to rewire my boat....

    Started by desimulacra, 05-23-2016 07:44 AM
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    06-15-2016 03:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Yet another electrical thread

    sorry up front at this may get a little long winded :) First- Our boat has been in an "amentity free" harbor since '06. We don't even have...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 03-25-2013 03:27 PM
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    04-05-2013 05:31 PM Go to last post
  7. damaged skag

    I bought a runabout over the winter that had a damaged skag. 1/2 of it was taken off my something the previous owner hit. After a through...

    Started by GoVols, 04-17-2013 12:29 PM
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    04-22-2013 05:39 AM Go to last post
  8. Need TV antenna advice

    My boat was built in ’05 as an ’06 model, so a lot of the TV equipment on it is not exactly cutting edge stuff. It came with a Shakespeare brand...

    Started by GoVols, 09-09-2013 11:55 AM
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    11-29-2013 05:05 PM Go to last post
  9. Is there a need for sacrificial anodes in fresh water?

    Other than the sacrificial anodes on my outboard motors, my aluminum pontoon houseboat has no zincs. It is in fresh water and the only salt water it...

    Started by Endurance, 04-07-2015 03:50 PM
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    04-29-2015 02:52 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. Out drive Boots on 89 Stardust

    After formerly owning a 42 Gibson, I have upgraded to an Aluminum Hull 70' Stardust. It is equipped with Volvo Penta Outdrives with 6 cylinder Turbo...

    Started by HBChattanooga, 08-25-2016 04:56 PM
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    09-02-2016 03:18 PM Go to last post
  12. Thinking of reporting

    As the next part of my project, I am looking at repowering the boat. The transmissions are due for a rebuild and the one engine seems to get water...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-26-2012 01:14 PM
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    12-26-2014 10:45 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 07:35 PM
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    06-08-2015 09:48 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 01:29 PM
    batteries, charger, generator, inverter, solar
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    11-12-2012 03:22 PM Go to last post
  15. Fresh water pump

    I run my boat exclusively off of the fresh water tanks (360 gallons). I am looking at replacing the 12v pump with a 120v shallow well pump to give...

    Started by easttnboater, 08-14-2013 05:45 AM
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    06-01-2015 07:20 AM 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 08:18 AM
    lube, oil change, pump
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    12-27-2013 08:40 AM Go to last post
  17. Bumper Around Houseboat

    Hello. I am new to the houseboat ownership ranks but not new to boating. I recently purchased a 34' Catamaran Cruiser houseboat. It is a fixer...

    Started by thompsdw, 03-19-2014 06:28 AM
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    09-03-2015 05:46 PM Go to last post
  18. door leaks

    I have a 1984 Holiday Mansion that I just bought. The windows and door leaks. I got the windows stopped but the sliding glass door is damaged and...

    Started by Green Side Up, 06-17-2015 04:50 PM
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    09-18-2016 11:47 PM Go to last post
  19. Bimini top or Hardtop?

    My wife and I looked at three boats this weekend. Each boat had something we liked and some things that we would change. The one boat we really...

    Started by RonandBee, 09-21-2015 07:33 AM
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    09-24-2015 05:32 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
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    10-02-2017 07:21 AM Go to last post

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