Are houseboaters everywhere enjoying the "dog days" of August? What could be better than sunny weather, cold beer or chilled wine, and some great fishing and swimming. So much to do, and so little time, you sure gotta love August! Tell us about what you've been doing this month?

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  • Hot Product Review of the Month.

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    This month's item is a necessary, if not a required piece of equipment that no one should leave the dock without. Just this month, we were in an emergency situation at 3 am, and we were glad to have our VHF Radio.

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    * This Months Topics & Articles *

    Another very busy month, with plenty of great articles to choose from.

    Stop the carp & fish from banging on our houseboat

    How to stop the carp & fish from eating the algae off the bottom of our houseboat? The banging drives me crazy! Thanks, Rebecca. Reply - Answer

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    TV mounting bracket for houseboats

    What is needed to install a TV mounting bracket on the ceiling of a houseboat? Is it safe and advisable? Thanks, Leigh. Reply - Answer Well

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    No houseboat insurance, how do we get insured?

    We have a problem getting houseboat insurance for our Lazy Days Houseboat. We spent 3 years totally rebuilding our 1966 steel hull Lazy Days

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    Flotel Houseboats - Sewage Holding Tank

    The boat is a 1988 Flotel Houseboat, and there's a sewage tank problem. Looking at a Flotel which the current owner says the sewage is not hooked up.

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    Renting a Summer Houseboat - Young Hard Working Students

    Are there any houseboats available for rent (or to buy) in the UK, for responsible young university students? I am 17, and have another year of

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    Houseboat Generators - Koehler generator won't run

    Have a '71 Koehler generator 4 cylinder on our houseboat, and it will only run for 30 sec and trip the reset switch. I have tried to make sure there

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    Leaning or Listing Houseboat

    We recently purchased a 40 foot Three Buoys Houseboat and are trying to find out why it leans or lists to the driver side. When we place enough

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    Cheap Homemade Houseboat Bow Thrusters

    For anybody thinking of making a homemade bow thruster for a houseboat. I had been thinking about how to make an inexpensive bow thruster since the

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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? Reply - Answer Well Charlotte, that's a good

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    Sea Rover Houseboats

    Any floor plans or wiring diagrams for a Sea Rover Houseboat? My father is in the process of refurbishing a 1969 Sea Rover Houseboat, how would we

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    Gibson Houseboat repairs and rebuilding.

    I have just purchased a distressed 1972 Gibson Houseboat (36 foot) & it's my first boat. I have the resources to repair the unit & would like some

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    How to Work, Live, and Travel on a Houseboat

    What kind of work or jobs are available while on a houseboat? My wife and I want to buy a houseboat, and travel along the coastline of the United

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    Replacement Houseboat Water Tank

    We need a replacement water tank for our Gibson Houseboat. I need a fresh water holding tank for a 1990 44' Gibson Houseboat, the existing tank has

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    Solar Power for Electricity for Houseboats

    What do I need for Solar Panels on a Houseboat? I am going to be living on a 38 foot houseboat in Key West, out in the Gulf. I'm wondering about

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    Houseboat Living - Winter Heating

    We have a 45 ft Skipperliner Houseboat (not the boat in the picture) ----- what would be my options for heating for year round living here in

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    Houseboat driving instructional videos and dvd

    We have just purchased a houseboat and would like to find a video that has instructions for driving, docking, anchoring, storm safety etc so that it

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    Cable and Internet Access on your Houseboat..

    Can You Get Cable And Internet Access on your Houseboat, just like a regular home? This way you don't have to leave your houseboat to get access to

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    VacuFlush Electric Marine Toilets in Houseboats

    We have a 1983 Gibson Houseboat, with a VacuFlush Electric Marine Toilet. We have a flushing problem, and are assuming our pump may be bad. We have

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    Can I take a Houseboat on the ICW.

    I am interested in trading my 43 foot sailboat for a 36 foot Gibson houseboat. My husband and I would like to cruise along the ICW (Intra Coastal

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    Catamaran Aqua Cruiser Houseboats

    Does anyone have a picture of a houseboat, a 1998 Catamaran Aqua Cruiser 12 x 38? What is the value of this houseboat? When did ownership change

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