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  • Great Houseboat Stories!
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    We'll be gathering some of the excellent posts each month, and we'll share them here for everyone to enjoy. We have chosen a few great stories, from the many post and comments that we receive:

    * How to find the ultimate BBQ for your houseboat? from John.

    * A families major houseboat rebuilding project from Nancy in Garner NC.

    * A bit of Riverqueen houseboat history, with photo's. from Bob of Bethel Isl.

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  • * This Months Topics & Articles *

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

    Houseboat & Pontoon Boats - plans for building a combination together design

    My wife & I are thinking of building a houseboat / pontoon boat combo, together design. The basic idea is that there is a main houseboat that is 16'

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    Houseboat Flag - any custom printed flags for house boats?

    We want to buy a houseboat flag, and we're looking for high quality or custom printed flags to use on house boats? We have seen the ones from Walmart,

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    Houseboat Holding Tank Hoses - a septic sanitation hose has permeated?

    Trying to change a septic sanitation hose that has permeated on our houseboat, and we need some help in troubleshooting the project. We recently

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    Houseboat Thruster Control - Sideshift Bow and Stern Thrusters for docking?

    When it comes to houseboat docking control in windy or adverse conditions, does anyone have any experience with Sideshift stern thrusters? I have a

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    Sizes for Houseboat Living - what size of house boats for live aboards?

    You're thinking of houseboat living, and wonder what sizes of house boats are good for live-aboards, here is an overview of why I chose to build my

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    Original River Queen houseboat photos, history, brochures, and pictures.

    I have an old Brochure with some original River Queen houseboats, and photos from my old job at Richards Yacht Sales Oakey /Bethel Island, CA that I'd

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    Houseboat Living - boat designs for freezing, heating, winter, ice and snow.

    When it comes to winter houseboat living, here are some designs for freezing winter, ice, and snow. I've been considering houseboat living for quite

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    Family Houseboat Living on House Boats Full-Time?

    Is houseboat living for a family of 4 possible full-time, and what should we be concerned about beforehand? Hi Houseboater's Around the World, we are

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    Monthly Houseboat Budget - the costs to run, own, or operate house boats?

    Any ideas on a monthly budget for houseboat expenses and costs to own or run house boats? My girlfriend and I are talking about saving for a

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    Houseboat SUP - stand up paddling for house boats?

    Aloha, I wanted to know if you have seen very much stand up paddling happening on lakes? I called a few houseboat rental companies to see if they

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    Houseboat Tank Level Gauges - fresh water, holding tank sensors monitors?

    When it comes to houseboat gauges that monitor the level of grey water, freshwater, or holding tank levels, what types of sensors and monitors are

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    Houseboat BBQ - choosing a barbeque or gas cooking grills for house boats.

    I am looking at installing a BBQ on our houseboat, and wonder if gas cooking grills are a good choice for house boats? I'd like to find the ultimate

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    A real houseboat story - can house boats bring peace and enjoyment?

    Can house boats really bring peace and enjoyment, well here's our real houseboat story of how we finally found it. We've been married 32 years and

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    Aquahome Chris Craft houseboat owners manuals

    I have a 1972 46' Aquahome Chris Craft houseboat, and I found some manuals, as I've been restoring it for the past two years. The 46' Aquahome came

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    Lazy Days Houseboat - a refurbish remodel restore project for the family.

    Our family story to rebuild, restore, and refurbish a Lazy Days houseboat project. We were CRAZY to buy this old steel hull, 1966, 45 ft. Lazy Days

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    The growth of All about Houseboats,
    SBI Review and Media Success of

    Here is a SBI review, and a quick glance at the growth and media success of since its start in the competitive online

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    A classic Yukon Delta houseboat, out for a Mississippi weekend adventure.

    I have a Yukon Delta houseboat, a 25 foot, 1973 model, and I am going to the Mississippi this weekend. I hope she floats :) Lenny, Austin, Mn

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    Houseboat Weekends - any tips for mini holidays on house boats?

    When it comes to spending long weekends on a houseboat, what are your tips to spend quality time on your house boats? Do you prepare everything during

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    Discover Houseboats - participate in a $10,000 contest at Discover Boating

    As part of our Discover Houseboating series, there's a contest at Discover Boating, and it's available for houseboats too! You have a chance to win

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    Houseboat Gray Water - treat or filter grey water on house boats?

    New laws for houseboat gray water, or to treat or filter grey water on house boats are coming into effect in the near future. I have a fleet of

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