River Queen Houseboats - identifying, painting, and rebuilding a house boat?
by Rodney Roy
(Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
Help to identify an older River Queen houseboat?
Would like to identify a River Queen houseboat, and start a painting and rebuilding project this summer. I got an old River Queen, but I don't know what year it is?
After a good paint job, it will be nice when me and friends get done, but what I need to know is when I paint the cabin, do I need to caulk the seams on the walls ?
Thanks for any help, Rodney
Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Reply - Answer
Well Rodney, welcome to the houseboat forums, and glad to hear about your River Queen project. The River Queens are great boats, especially when someone takes the time to rebuild one.
Just before we get going, did you get a good marine survey done to verify the steel hull condition? Steel hulls have a life expectancy, and their conditions are of major importance to insurance companies.
As to the year, I would venture to guess a late 60's or a early 70's houseboat. If you have access to your registration, serial number, HIN or MIC numbers, there's an article about a website that can help identify and track a houseboats history.
As to caulking the seams, I am not sure what you mean, and I haven't heard of others doing any seam caulking before painting the exteriors.
Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about identifying and painting their River Queen houseboats. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com
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