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Marine inspection for houseboat insurance

I live in western North Carolina and have a 34' fiberglass pontoon houseboat built in 1996. According to all insurance agents I have talked to, I will

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Mercury Mercruiser Outdrive Sterndrive Identification on a houseboat

We are trying to identify the Mercury or Mercruiser sterndrive that is on the houseboat. The boat is a 1970 or so Gibson 36 with a Mercruiser 225HP 302

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Use a travel lift on a houseboat with catwalks

When it comes to using a travel lift on a houseboat with catwalks, especially one with removable catwalks, what is the correct procedure? I have a 1978

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Need help with houseboat loan

I am looking for help with getting a houseboat loan so I can buy a houseboat to live on. I am a disability pensioner with no savings and no big assets.

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The houseboat rebuilding project of a steel Skipperliner boat

The MAJOR houseboat rebuilding project of the year, remodel a steel Skipperliner houseboat and modernize it

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Amphibious Driving Houseboat Project

After many months of delays and interruptions, with countless hours and money invested, the amphibious houseboat is finally done. Now, all that is left

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European or South American Houseboat Travel

I would like to use a houseboat for European or South American travel? Can anyone tell me about an ocean journey they (or just their houseboat being towed)

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The Thoroughbred houseboat is comparable to which house boats?

Is a Thoroughbred Houseboat comparable to which other house boats in the market? We would like to investigate other similar houseboat manufacturers.

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Sailboats versus houseboats, which one is better for cruising?

Sailboats versus houseboats, which one is better for cruising? I often wonder if sailboats versus houseboats, which one is better for cruising? I know

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Remodeling a 60 foot Hilburn Houseboat

I currently live in a 48 foot Hilburn Coastal Cruiser which I am going to sell. I recently re-purchased a 60 foot Hilburn with a planning hull. I want

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Aluminum houseboats in salt water

I am curious about using aluminum houseboats in salt water and fresh water? Can aluminum houseboats handle the salt water, and how long will the it last

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Bought a Yukon Delta houseboat

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I decided to look for and buy a trailerable houseboat. Days later we found and bought a 26' Yukon Delta houseboat some

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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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