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Houseboat INSIDER - the August 2020 highlights
August 27, 2020
Hi It's Linda, wife of Ian, the creator of the website all-about-houseboats.com.
I hope wherever you are reading this you and your family are staying safe.
This month's insider tip is on how you could "upgrade" your current boat, VERSUS selling it and buying another one.
Selling your current boat and purchasing another boat can cost a small fortune, so let's look at some of the popular upgrade/improvement options.
This month we are also adding a new section to the newsletter. Each month we will be featuring a perfect spot to live the Houseboat life. Our first spotlight location is Sausalito, California.
How to Live on a Houseboat is now available.
It truly was a labor of love that Ian was passionate about completing.
He wanted to share what houseboat living is really like and why it was so important to him and what you need to do if you want to do it right.
Let's get going and dive into this month's newsletter right away.
Some Popular Upgrade Options for a Houseboat
* Tow your Dinghy, PWC, Day Boat, Pontoon, Jet-Ski with your own boat.
* Solar Power: generate your own clean, silent power with solar panels.
* PWC Rails: jet ski lift and sea-doo rails on your boat's swim platform.
* Bow & Stern Thrusters: easily control your boat's docking like a pro.
* Pump-Out Adapter: new design eliminates the hassle of pumping out.
Here's Some Amazing Reader Submitted Articles…We're very fortunate to have received some great articles posted by our visitors and readers. Have a look at the links below:
* Can I take a houseboat on the ICW, or on the Great Loop?
* Marinas: What does it cost for a houseboat dock or slip?
* Buying a Boat: Tips to read before buying your houseboat.
* Which is better, a marine refrigerator or a propane fridge?
Living the Houseboat Life in Sausalito CaliforniaThis month we highlight the spot that inspired a popular song and is a favorite to house boaters from near and far :
* Sausalito California
* New to Houseboating? Start Here. *
Here's some other important links to tips and information on buying a boat, transporting a boat, building a houseboat, insurance for houseboats, marine surveys, and houseboat rentals.
Here are the Most Popular Links Below:
* Our "how to buy" a houseboat section.
* The Latest Recent Articles: *
Fiberglass Houseboat Flybridges - fly bridges, slides, bars, arches, hard tops
Fiberglass Houseboat Flybridges - accessories like fly bridges, slides, bars, arches, hard tops
New Pontoon Houseboats For Sale - build a custom pontoon house boat
New Pontoon Houseboats For Sale - luxury made pontoon house boat
Waste Pump-Out Adapters for Houseboats, there is a better way!
Is there a better way to do pump-outs with your houseboat?
A NEW or USED houseboat, which house boats are best to buy?
a New or Used Houseboat, which is the best house boats to buy and why make a smart decision.
See Trailerable Houseboats with details, photos, tips and FAQs
View Trailerable Houseboats, with Tips, FAQs, Used, For Sale, and Survey
The Houseboat Parts and Accessories, the House Boat Reviews and Buyers Guide
Houseboat Parts and Accessories with Information, Reviews and a Buyers Guide to help with your next House Boat Parts & Accessories purchases.
Yes, with House Boat Plans, you can Build your Own Houseboat!
House Boat Plans so you Build your Own Houseboat, Plans for free with Tips and Ideas
Floating Home Houseboat Cottages - the new affordable house boats
Floating Home Houseboat Cottages - these new house boats are affordable
Tow your Toys, PWC, Dinghy etc... with your houseboat
What better than being able to tow your toys, dinghy, pwc, etc... while doing it safely, and without all the hassle
Houseboat Insurance Specialists - marine house boat insurance quotes
If you're looking for a houseboat insurance specialist, it doesn't get any better than these people. They truly understand the in's and out's of houseboat
House Boat Loan Tips and the Basics to help get Approved Quickly.
Tips for House Boat Loan Approval, Sources, Types, Refinance, and Credit Reporting.
Houseboat Surveyors - tips on getting a proper marine survey
When it comes to buying a house boat, you surely want to get a qualified marine surveyor to complete an inspection and survey
Houseboat Transport - get a quote, and safely move your house boat
Houseboat Transport - quote your moving job and move your house boat properly
New Houseboats For Sale - don't miss the boat, you can buy or pre-order now
With todays new technology, new houseboats are built to amazing new standards that are light years ahead.
Houseboat pwc rails, jet ski lift, dual sea-doo's on your boat's swim platform
Great solution for houseboat pwc rails, jet ski lift, dual sea-doo's on your boat's swim platform
Solar Panels for Houseboat Power - use solar energy, less generator fuel
Install Solar Panels for Houseboat Power - use sun solar energy, less generator usage
DIY Bow Stern Houseboat Thrusters - low cost, easy to install, no haul out
Bow Stern Houseboat Thrusters - DIY easy to install, low cost, no haul out