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Living on a houseboat with no AC electrical power

I want to share my recent experience with living on our houseboat with no AC electrical power. Since my office is on our houseboat, we find 120v AC power

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Average houseboat fuel consumption numbers

Have been seeking information on various or average houseboat fuel consumption numbers at cruising speed. I am looking for houseboat fuel consumption

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Simple House Boat Rental Tips to have a Great Houseboat Holiday!

Real House Boat Rental Tips to Prepare and Plan a fantastic Houseboat Holiday Vacation.

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Houseboat Transport - get a quote, and safely move your house boat

Houseboat Transport - quote your moving job and move your house boat properly

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Trim & Tilt control installation for my houseboat

I have a 1987 42 foot houseboat with a 75hp Mercury outboard. It has no trim / tilt control, or any way to pull (or lift) the propeller out of the water.

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Water leaks in through the houseboat hull

After being on the houseboat I bought (a 1991 Lakeview) it looked pretty good. Of course being a Navy guy, I knew there was a lot to be found. About

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Best results for applying antifouling paint on a houseboat

When you want to get the best results for applying antifouling paint on your houseboat, there are some simple tips to improve your chances of getting GREAT

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Are there any houseboats built from shipping containers

Next year I am building a houseboat. I have looked at many different options one of which is shipping containers. Has anyone done this? Also any ideas

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Cleaning the inside houseboat hull, there's a stale foul water smell

Our houseboats air conditioning condenser pump failed. By the time we knew there was a problem there is quite a smell of stale water. The water accumulated

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Remolding a Sumerset houseboat

We are in the process of remodeling our 89 Sumerset houseboat. We have everything about figured out, but have a couple of things left. How do you replace

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Houseboat trailer plans, or measurements.

I have just bought a 50' Sunseeker made by Three Buoys. I'm looking for plans if anybody has any, or pics for a trailer. This boat has a full hull and

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Central Air, Cool & Heat Thermopumps for Houseboats

We have recently bought our first houseboat, a 1984, 14x60 Sumerset Houseboat with a roof cooling unit that is adequate for most of the hot season. I'm

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Small Houseboat Bathrooms - need head space for toilets on house boats?

When it comes to small houseboat bathrooms, we really need more space for a head, or a toilet on house boats. I am thinking of knocking out a wall and

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Floating Home Houseboat Cottages - the new affordable house boats

Floating Home Houseboat Cottages - these new house boats are affordable

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Houseboat Hull Designs - choose a conventional hull or pontoon house boats?

When it comes to houseboat hull designs, do we choose a conventional hull design, or a pontoon boat style? We are looking at a Bluewater houseboat with

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Wind and Solar Powered Houseboats are Green Living, Clean, Free Energy

Are Green Solar Powered Houseboats for You? Use Green Energy for your House Boat Living Power needs

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Winter Houseboats - can a house boat freeze in the water, or in frozen lakes?

Looking at winter houseboats, can a house boat freeze or stay in the water in a cold frozen lake during the winter months? I have a 37 ft steel River

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Building An Amphibious Houseboat

We're building an amphibious houseboat by basically merging a 1967 steel houseboat with a large tractor chassis. It's certainly not your traditional houseboat,

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Water infiltration, and rear deck extension on a houseboat

I have a water infiltration problem, and I am considering building a rear deck extension for our houseboat. I have a 1976 Gibson 36 standard, and I have

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Houseboat Rebuild - what about height, weight, and bouyancy?

I am rebuilding and redesigning a 1971, 25 foot Yukon Delta houseboat. I will be tearing it down to the fiberglass transom shell, rebuilding the stern,

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Houseboat noises - loud hum sound running 12V lights?

We have a 1997 Catamaran Cruiser Aquacruiser houseboat we bought used almost 2 years ago. The boat stays hooked up to shore power in the slip 24/7.

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Inline hot water heaters for houseboats

I have been reading all the post and like all the info and website. I have been looking for a houseboat project for a year now and found a 1974 Boatel.

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My houseboat has a Westerbeke generator, I need some advice?

I have a 12.5 Westerbeke generator and there is no exhaust coming out the exhaust port. It is coming out of the water exit port. Also it works fine under

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Houseboat Marine Survey - Condition & Repairs - Buy "As Is"

We just got a pre-purchase houseboat survey done, and there's repairs to do, and in poor condition. Should we buy the houseboat as is? We are newbies

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Is BOAT US good for houseboats?

Is BOAT US membership good for a houseboat? Yes, it has towing, fuel delivery, battery boost, etc

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Houseboat Buyers Beware: big issues and need help

Houseboat buyers beware, as I have big issues and need some help. I'm a first time houseboat owner (and last time). I bought a houseboat from a guy who

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Looking for a travel cruising shipmate, are you up for a houseboat trip adventure?

I am looking for a travel companion for a houseboat trip & adventure of a lifetime. I'm heading out from the Minnesota & Wisconsin area, and going down

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Re-powering a twin engine houseboat with outboards

I'm considering purchasing a houseboat and re-powering with twin outboards. Does anyone have any insight, experience, or advice on this? I have my eye

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What size generator for my houseboat?

I have recently purchased and remodeled a 11 x 40 1975 Captain's Craft houseboat and need a generator to help power the A/C and fridge. What is the minimum

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Replacing the zinc anodes on our houseboat

I have a 47 foot Kenner Suwanee with a Volvo AQ 271c v-8 sterndrive which I am restoring, however it is in pretty good shape. I have 3 batteries, one

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Build your own Houseboat - Any plans for house boats, and a man's dog?

I'm looking for plans to build your own houseboat. I am thinking of building my own boat, a basic man's boat, for me and my dog. It would be used only

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TOP 5 Reasons to Get a Houseboat

Top 5 Reasons to get a houseboat, how to profit and enjoy your boat for first time buyers

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Houseboat Props boat propellers for high thrust, more reverse and stopping

Houseboat Props boat propellers for high thrust, more reverse and stopping

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Bilge Water Level Alarm System for Houseboats

An alarm system for houseboats that monitors 24/7 and notifies of high bilge water levels

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Wacky Wooden Houseboats: wood house builders

These houseboat builders know how to hit the spot! Not only do they use high quality and ecologically friendly materials, they design their solar powered

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Houseboat Roof Vents remove holding tank odors with air flow

Houseboat Roof Vents: remove that foul smelling holding tank odors with air flow

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House Boat Zippers - repair bimini, boat canvas, clear vinyl enclosure

Repair House Boat Zippers - bimini, boat canvas, party tops, clear vinyl enclosure

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Marine Electric Toilets with macerator, 12v dual function pump

Shop Marine Electric Toilets for houseboats, with free shipping and low discount prices

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The houseboat climate control survival guide

The survival guide to houseboat air conditioning, thermopumps, heat pumps, and marine AC

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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 hammocks

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