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Life on a houseboat can keep you busy, as there's always someone to see, some place to go, and always something that needs doing. I guess this holds true for everyone reading this, as time, is the one thing that never stops.

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  • Some of this months Articles and Tips:
    Houseboating has a different meaning for everyone, and it's great to see and read about it, especially through the eyes and another boaters perspective. Here are some of this months articles.

    We'll be gathering some of the excellent posts each month, and we'll share them here for everyone to enjoy. We have chosen a few great stories, from the many post and comments that we receive:

    * Keeping cool during hot summer houseboating from Jerome in Florida.

    * The first ON WATER houseboat show on Sept 25-27, 2009 in Kentucky.

    * Dangerous driving and houseboat traffic from Suzanne in Ontario.

    * Tips on docking and driving houseboats from Brenda and Doug.

    * Hammocks are great for relaxing on houseboats from Ian & Manon.

    * Use an iPhone to plot, chart, and navigate a houseboats course.

    * Create custom houseboat names, lettering, numbers, and decals?

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    Another very busy month, with plenty of great articles to choose from.

    The 2009 ON WATER House Boat Show - don't miss a National Houseboat Expo

    New for 2009, the ON WATER House Boat Show, so don't miss the National Houseboat Expo being held at the State Dock Marina on Lake Cumberland, in

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    Houseboat Hammocks - swing on a hammock, relaxing on house boats.

    When it comes to houseboat hammocks, or to swing on a hammock, it surely is best way to totally relax on house boats. I first got a taste of

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    Custom Houseboat Graphics - vinyl numbers, names, logos, and decals.

    When it comes to custom houseboat graphics, you can spruce up house boats with custom vinyl boat names, registration numbers, decals, logos, and boat

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    Houseboat Docking 101 - how to drive & dock house boats with outboards, inboards, sterndrives.

    The houseboat docking 101 series helps boaters understand how to drive & dock house boats with single or dual engine, outboards, inboards, or

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    Houseboat Navigation Charts - use iPhone GPS software on house boats

    When it comes your houseboat and navigation charts, you can now use the iPhone GPS with marine software to chart and plot your trips on your house

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    Summer Houseboating - use the wind and breeze to keep cool on houseboats

    When it comes to summer houseboating, I tend to use the wind and breeze to keep cool on our houseboat. Luckily, I have my houseboat at a great

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    Houseboat Traffic - responsible for swamping waves, and dangerous driving maneuvers?

    The houseboat traffic on the Rideau Canal is plentiful, and sometimes there's swamping waves from dangerous driving maneuvers from speeding nearby

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    Alcan Houseboat - called Alloy Mfg, Alwest, Chimo, or Sea Villa boats

    When it comes to Alcan houseboats, these house boats were also known as Alcan, Alloy Manufacturing, Alwest, Chimo and Sea Villa and were very well

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    Three Buoys Houseboats - buy my custom designed 3 bouys houseboat back.

    When the new owners of my custom designed Three Buoys houseboat put her up For Sale, I just knew that I had to buy her back. I am so glad that I did.

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    Houseboat Energy Savings Tips - power consumption of computers and laptops

    If your interested in houseboat energy savings, have a look at the power consumption of desktop computers, laptops, and netbooks to compare the amount

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    Hybrid Houseboats - any electric, solar, or paddle wheel propulsion house boat?

    When it comes to hybrid houseboats, is there any electric, solar, or paddle wheel propulsion aluminum house boat around? I think an aluminum Marinette

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    Houseboat Living with Dogs - the Animal Planets show, UnderDog to WonderDog

    Since my wife and I love living on our houseboat with our two dogs, we wanted to know who would be interested in adopting a rescue shelter dog for an

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    Houseboat Props - 3 or 4 blade propellers better for control, docking, handling on house boats?

    When it comes to houseboat props, is a 3 blade or 4 blade propellers better for control, docking, and handling in windy conditions? We have a new 55

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    MetroShip Houseboats - the first modern production houseboat

    I wanted to let the houseboat community know about our new modern houseboat. It's been a 7 year process to design. The boat can be aluminum, steel

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    Financing a Houseboat

    Houseboat financing and boat loans are sometimes confusing for new or used houseboat buyers. But in reality, there's many options available for

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    Houseboats and Electrical Storms - are lightning strikes safe on a house boat?

    My question is about houseboats and electrical storms, and wonder if we're safe on a house boat when lightening strikes while aboard or out on the

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    First Year Houseboating - the 1st year stories after buying a houseboat

    After our first year of houseboating, here's our stories and experiences about the 1st year after buying our houseboat. We are first year

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    Houseboat Sunsets - Sunset from Murray River house boats

    When it comes to houseboat sunsets, I thought I'd share a sunset from the Murray River. I saw a sunset photo, so I thought I would post on from the

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    Houseboat Sunsets - waiting for the next great sunset on house boats.

    Great houseboat moments have to include great sunsets. We have been on the lake for 14 years on other peoples and our own boat. This year we decided

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    Houseboat Sales Brochures - original photos, manuals, brochures available?

    Looking to find a houseboat sales brochures, or if any original photos, manuals, or houseboat manufacturers brochure still available? I have had

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