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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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Houseboat Maintenance Tips for aluminum, wood, steel, and fiberglass hulls

When it comes to the pros and cons of the perfect houseboat hull material, the jury is still out. Now if you look at what materials have become popular,

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Newbie Houseboat Warning - Money Saving Tips on Buying House Boats!

When it comes to Newbie Houseboat Warnings, here's some money saving tips on buying house boats. This comes from 50+ years of boating experience, and is

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Pontoon Houseboat Floatation - any damage or sinking protection?

Looking at floatation on a pontoon houseboat, and wonder about protection from damage or sinking if a pontoon ruptures? I am building a pontoon houseboat,

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Building a Trailerable Pontoon Houseboat

Do you build a trailerable pontoon houseboat, or should you buy a trailerable pontoon houseboat? 1. Why.....My wife and I have been wanting to do a

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Boat Insurance - any tips to find and reduce houseboat insurance premiums

We're looking for some boat insurance, and we wonder if you have any tips to help get our houseboat insured? We have been getting different results from

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The Houseboat Buying Tips to read before you buy a boat

The houseboat buying tips to read before you buy a boat. See how to not overpay, and not get taken

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Houseboat Insurance companies, tips, and sources for insuring house boats.

Houseboat Insurance Company Sources and Tips from Houseboaters for Insuring House Boats, and How to Insure Properly.

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The latest in Houseboat News and Articles about House Boats

Houseboat News and Articles about House Boats from around the World.

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All About Houseboats has daily Tips, Guides, Articles for House Boats

All About Houseboats has free Boat Plans, Classifieds For Sale, Rentals, Magazine, Living, Pontoon, Trailerable, Manufacturers List of House Boats

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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 boaters.

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Refinancing your Houseboat Loans - refinance to reduce boat loan payments

With refinancing houseboat loans, you can refinance and reduce your boat loan monthly payments. With the record low interest rates, now maybe a good time

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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 houseboaters

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Marine Composting Toilets for Houseboats

Talking about houseboat marine composting toilets, and we still had an area that wasn't the way we wanted, and that was the porta potti. It was smelly,

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Wind & Waves cause Houseboat to Rock & Roll.

I have a 1995, 16x70 sumerset houseboat, and I am on an end slip. The problem is that I catch a lot of wind and my houseboat rocks violently in storms

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How to BUY a Houseboat in 1 easy Step, the COMPLETE house boat buying guide

eBook on How to BUY a Houseboat in 1 easy Step, complete guide to save money while not get taken in the process. Before spending thousands on a boat, increase your boat knowledge

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Houseboat Forums is your library for all about houseboating and house boats.

Houseboat Forums filled with Houseboating information like House Boat Manufacturers, Building, For Sale, Rentals, and All about House Boats

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See Trailerable Houseboats with details, photos, tips and FAQs

View Trailerable Houseboats with Tips, Options, FAQs, Classifieds, Used Boats For Sale, and Surveys

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Small Houseboats are popular House Boat Designs and Trailerable!

Small Houseboats versus Large House Boats, an excellent House Boat Design, easy to Build with Plans, great to Drive, and very Trailerable.

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Houseboat Living Tips and Stories on How to Live on a House Boat!

Tips on Houseboat Living with Stories from Readers about Living on a House Boat, filled with Real-Life Experiences.

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Pontoon House Boats are excellent, Tips, Video's, Plans, Building a Houseboat

Pontoon House Boats are the best, with Plans, Video, Tips, Ideas on Building your Own Pontoon Houseboat, FAQ's...

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List of Houseboat Manufacturers and Builders of House Boats

Listing of Houseboat Manufacturers and House Boat Builders to save you Time. How to chose the best model and style.

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All About Houseboats is Mobile Friendly with Smartphones, Mobile Phones

All About Houseboats is mobile friendly and compatible with smartphones, iPhones, Androids, and mobile users

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Listing of Used Floating Home Houseboats For Sale

Floating home houseboats for sale, used cottage style boats for sale by owner and manufacturers

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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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Houseboat Engines - the pros cons of replace swap gas motors for diesels?

My dilemma is whether to swap my gas motors in my houseboat for some fuel efficient diesel engines? My 57 ft Carrie Craft houseboat has a great running

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Unique Canal Houseboat Rentals - canal boat rental for rare vacation holidays

Rare Canal Houseboat Rentals - rent a canal boat for vacation holidays

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