How are Gibson houseboats in rough water, or saltwater?
How do Gibson houseboats handle saltwater and rough water?
How do Gibson houseboats fair in saltwater, and rough waters?
Does anybody know how the Gibson handles rough water use, and what kind of service life is expected in saltwater?
Reply - Answer
Well Anthony, thanks for posting in the forums, and a good choice of questions since the topic of "houseboat use" in saltwater and rough water is a popular one.
As you may already know, houseboats are built for lake, river and inland waterways, yet you will find certain models of houseboats along the coast, and the Gibson's are one of those models.
Since they are not designed for off-shore use, you may have to speak to your insurance company regarding your insurance policy conditions.
As to maintenance and service life in saltwater use, you will have to adhere to a regular flushing of raw water cooling system (unless a closed system), and a good anti-fouling paint is recommended.
I'm sure other saltwater houseboaters will also have their own maintenance and service schedules that they can share.
Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their saltwater and rough water houseboat experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Update: If you're looking to buy a new Gibson houseboat? We have factory direct pricing.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com
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