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Newbies to houseboating emigrating to Canada

What a great forum guys, so helpful and friendly; But let me get straight to the point so here goes. My family and I are about to embark on a great adventure

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Source for houseboat ceiling panels?

Many houseboats were built with ceiling panels that measure 4' X 12' with a nailing slot every 16 inches. They were used by many manufacturers from the

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Castaways Marina, Inver Grove Heights, Mn.

Wide docks make it easy to hang on the dock and chat with fellow boaters. But the best thing is the pump out system. Each slip is outfitted with a

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Houseboat Marina - find slips, docks, or marinas for house boats.

Houseboat Marinas - find docks, slips, or a marina for house boats

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Houseboat BBQ - choosing a barbecue or gas grills for cooking on boats.

I am looking at installing a BBQ on our houseboat, and wonder if gas grills are a good choice for cooking on house boats? I'd like to find the ultimate

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Best 50 foot Houseboat to Buy?

We are looking to buy a 50 foot houseboat and aren't sure what style or model we should purchase. We are so confused and don't want to make a mistake.

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Houseboat motors - How to calculate?

How do I find out how big a motor a houseboat needs? Are there any electric motors for houseboats? Just wondering what I need to do to set it all up.

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Any Tips or Clubs for Three Buoys Houseboats?

I am a new and first time houseboat owner. I bought a 52 foot 1987 Three Buoys Houseboat, the Sunseeker model. I am in need of a complete owners manual

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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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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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