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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 10:07 PM
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    01-05-2018 02:18 PM Go to last post
  1. 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
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    06-08-2015 10:48 AM Go to last post
  2. Be sure to do this tips

    Putting in new frig w/ice-maker. Advice for the installation on this water line kit. That thin white plastic tubing looks a little suspect. Those...

    Started by dalehollow, 03-10-2013 09:38 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-17-2013 09:39 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
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    11-12-2012 04:22 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 05:50 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-19-2016 12:47 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 08:33 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-24-2015 06:32 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 05:10 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-02-2017 08:21 AM Go to last post
  7. Quieting a loud exhaust

    Any cost efficient ideas on quieting down the exhaust on our Gibson? We've got four dry exhausts (with baffles I think) and the boat can get a...

    Started by DitchRider, 08-26-2012 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-01-2012 01:18 PM Go to last post
  8. Getting ready for Winter

    Hello All, I am getting ready to winterize my 1996 Lakeview with twin 350's and a Westerbeke generator. Aside from the obvious, anti-freeze, oil and...

    Started by the Captai's Quarters, 09-16-2012 03:26 PM
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    09-20-2012 08:43 AM Go to last post
  9. This guy asking for trouble?

    I just saw an add for an old aluminum Marinette Seacrest that was completely updated. He has put stainless steel Struts with brass Cutlass and...

    Started by JTAlberts, 04-26-2014 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-30-2014 07:12 PM Go to last post
  10. Roof Cracking

    I have 2014 Stardust. I am seeing cracking in the gel coat of the upper deck in non stress areas. Is this common or just an issue with Stardust...

    Started by Freedom, 06-12-2015 09:40 AM
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    02-20-2016 04:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Programmable Generator Starting

    I know the majority of RV's have an ECM (Electronic Control Module) where you can preset a certain voltage, say 11.5v, and when the batteries drop to...

    Started by RonandBee, 10-25-2015 11:31 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-08-2016 11:23 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 08:35 PM
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    09-27-2016 04:13 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 12:46 PM
    anode, haul out, impeller, outdrive, pull
    • Replies: 8
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    10-31-2016 09:25 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 10:07 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-03-2018 12:17 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 09:00 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-16-2019 07:02 AM Go to last post
  16. Deck plywood thickness

    What is the size plywood that Gibson used on a 1982 houseboat deck from the factory? Need to repair a section of deck. Thanks

    Started by dbric36, 08-08-2012 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-15-2012 08:03 PM Go to last post
  17. Westebeke cooling problems

    I replaced the impeller in our 2000 model Westerbeke 12.5 a few weeks ago after I noticed it was barely discharging any water. Impeller was shot,...

    Started by Zilpo55, 10-07-2013 06:38 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-14-2013 08:39 AM Go to last post
  18. Angry Just when I thought I was done fixing stuff....

    My mini blinds in my hallway broke the other weekend! And, like any typical boat related breakage, there's no easy fix because it is 1 of 4 total...

    Started by GoVols, 10-15-2013 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-08-2013 05:05 PM Go to last post
  19. Strong exhaust smell.

    I have taken the new boat out a few times now and I have noticed a significant smell of exhaust in the cabin after docking for the day. The wind has...

    Started by JTAlberts, 07-20-2014 08:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-22-2014 09:57 AM Go to last post
  20. If you have a fibergass or toons, you better .............

    I just spent two weeks on a 35' Catamaran Cruizer on a trailer grinding, filling, and painting. I found about 35 blisters on one pontoon and 10...

    Started by thompsdw, 06-10-2015 02:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 6,423
    06-13-2015 05:08 AM Go to last post

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