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  1. 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
  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: 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
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  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. Fire Proofing and Sound Deadening

    I recently finished my new floor boards which is actually the cabin sole directly over 2 Crusader 270 engines. There are 8 boards are approx. 2' X 3'...

    Started by Tony B, 02-15-2013 04:48 PM
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    02-16-2013 05:15 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
  3. Fresh water pump

    I'm afraid I might have to replace our fresh water pump next weekend. I say "might" because I didn't have my volt meter with me to confirm power is...

    Started by Zilpo55, 09-19-2012 07:51 AM
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    09-26-2012 04:46 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. Galvanic Corrosion

    I recently found an AC Neutral wiring problem on my 2001 Lakeview houseboat, and I’m wondering if other houseboats were wired the same way. I...

    Started by RiverPlace, 10-16-2013 09:28 AM
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    01-17-2015 04:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Gauge Removal

    Does anyone know how to remove these VDO gauges? I am afraid to force them, however, I do think that they are screwed in. Photos are on the link...

    Started by Tony B, 03-27-2015 02:50 PM
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  7. Gauge Replacement

    I have twin 270 Cruisader Engines and would like to change out all of my gauges and senders/ sensors. Where would be a good place to order them from?...

    Started by Tony B, 09-30-2014 07:13 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-01-2014 05:28 AM Go to last post
  8. 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
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    09-29-2016 05:47 PM Go to last post
  9. Generator Exhaust

    We experienced an issue last year when our battery bank died and we had to run off our generator for a night to charge the batteries. The generator...

    Started by JTAlberts, 05-23-2013 12:22 PM
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    05-25-2013 03:43 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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    02-14-2019 04:47 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 02:26 PM
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    09-20-2012 07:43 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. Gibson freshwater tank leaks

    Tank is under the floor in the aft cabin and no way to get at it that I can see. Any way to service it? Water runs out of it somewhere into the...

    Started by Dave911rsr, 07-26-2015 02:45 AM
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    07-26-2015 06:23 PM Go to last post
  14. Globe Composite Solutions run-dry impellers

    Just curious if anyone's heard of these? I have one on order... I just put a new impeller in my 6.5 Westerbeke, and after about 2 hours use I...

    Started by Frantically Relaxing, 10-06-2014 03:55 PM
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    10-14-2014 09:18 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 11:12 AM
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    04-08-2013 11:19 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. Hot V-drives

    After running the boat for awhile, should my V-drives be hot to the touch? As in so hot it will burn your hand? Both drives seem to get really hot...

    Started by JTAlberts, 09-10-2012 04:12 PM
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    01-29-2013 08:22 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
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    01-18-2019 09:09 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
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    08-03-2018 11:17 AM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    10-31-2016 08:25 AM Go to last post

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