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replacement for heat/air on a houseboat. Marine air or heat pump

Our 18 year old heat pump is going out on our 64' houseboat. We've gotten one bid to replace the heat pump, but decided to explore marine air. Has anyone

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Sharpe party roof construction

Looking at purchasing a 1999 Sharpe houseboat and noticed some of the stanchions for the railing on the upper deck are a bit loose. What is the material

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Something really, really different.

I would like the opinion of those knowledgeable in boat design and operation in my very different boat idea. I would like a week-ender live aboard but

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Replacement screens for houseboat

Looking for replacement screens for houseboat. They have round corners and can't find anyone in Cincinnati, Ohio to make them.

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Needing some parts for 1979 Gibson 50

Hello everyone. I am in the process of refurbing our 1979 50 foot Gibson. Needing to find a window handle/ latch and these meters. Can anyone help? I know

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tilting myacht 3508

We have a minor (10 degree) starboard list caused by water which had leaked around the gas tank and black water tank (not in the tanks but trapped around

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1995 44 ft Gibson Houseboat Owners Manual

I just bought a 1995 Gibson Standard 44 foot houseboat. Can anyone tell me where I can find an owners manual?

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Average top speed for single engine Gibson 37 with Penta 570

I'm looking at a 1992 37' Gibson Sport Series with a single Volvo Penta 570 gas engine. I haven't had a chance to look at the props yet. I was wondering

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Startdust cruiser

Looking for manual drawings for 1970 Stardust Cruiser

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Hull identification number

Where can I find the HIN on a 1977 Yukon Delta 26 foot I/O houseboat? I’ve also been told there should be a “backup” secondary plate located somewhere

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69 Riverqueen owner..in need of how to paint the bottom and with what type of paint

Painted bottom of boat this year.and paint is peeling off bad.what did I do wrong? I used rustolieum paint..over epoxy...

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Need help identifying velvet drive

Can anyone tell how to find more information about my velvet drives. The nameplates are red in color with model # 10-04000-002 Serial # 2791 Ratio - E

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towing a 1986 aqua cruiser

i have 86 38FT AQUA CRUISER WITH FIBER GLASS PONTOONS, I AM TRYING DIFFERENT IDEAS, I JUST BOUGHT A MOBLE HOME TRAILER, DO I NEED TO MAKE SURE PONTOON

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Reporter Hoping to Speak with Recent Houseboat Owners

Hi. I'm working on a news article for realtor.com on folks buying houseboats and living on them at least mostly full-time. I was hoping to speak with a

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Help! New to this world, looking for..

Hello! My name is Thea, and I am very very new to this boat living world. So new, in fact, that I'm actually not in it yet. My goal is to spend about 6

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Catamara Cruisers front deck railings

Good day everyone, I have a 26ft catamaran cruisers houseboat with rotted rails on the front deck. They are made of plywood sandwiched between vinyl panels,

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safety gates for toddlers

Where can I find safety gates that will fit on my houseboat to protect the toddlers?

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Aluminum tank monitors install

How do you install monitoring gauges on an older aluminum tank with no access ports

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Info on a 1989 Aqua Marine 44?

I am trying to research a 1989 Aqua Marine, current owner listed it as an Aqua Marine, 1989 year model and 45 foot long. I cant find any info on that make/model.

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1972 Stardust Cruiser

Where is the black water holding tank located on this boat, unable to locate?

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Electrical Leakage/Shock

HI, Sorry if this has been addressed but I could not figure out how to search the forums. With increasing discussion of ESD and using ELCI's, I was wondering

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Inverters

New owner here, 2000 sumerset, 16x75. My question concerns inverters, I know they change voltage, do I need to leave them on when on shore power, or when

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Can anyone Identify this houseboat manufacturer?

Can anyone identify this houseboat manufacturer? Can anyone find a picture of one like it as I have been scouring the web. It could be a Gibson, a Chris

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Build your own Houseboat - I now plan on building a second big house boat.

Should you build your own houseboat, I think so, since I now plan on building a second, bigger house boat this time. I built my first houseboat, a 70'

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Winter Houseboats - can a house boat freeze in the water, or in frozen lakes?

Looking at winter houseboats, can a house boat freeze or stay in the water in a cold frozen lake during the winter months? I have a 37 ft steel River

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Houseboat Navigation Charts - use iPhone GPS software on house boats

When it comes your houseboat and navigation charts, you can now use the iPhone GPS with marine software to chart and plot your trips on your house boats.

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Marine inspection for houseboat insurance

I live in western North Carolina and have a 34' fiberglass pontoon houseboat built in 1996. According to all insurance agents I have talked to, I will

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Mercury Mercruiser Outdrive Sterndrive Identification on a houseboat

We are trying to identify the Mercury or Mercruiser sterndrive that is on the houseboat. The boat is a 1970 or so Gibson 36 with a Mercruiser 225HP 302

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Use a travel lift on a houseboat with catwalks

When it comes to using a travel lift on a houseboat with catwalks, especially one with removable catwalks, what is the correct procedure? I have a 1978

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Need help with houseboat loan

I am looking for help with getting a houseboat loan so I can buy a houseboat to live on. I am a disability pensioner with no savings and no big assets.

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The houseboat rebuilding project of a steel Skipperliner boat

The MAJOR houseboat rebuilding project of the year, remodel a steel Skipperliner houseboat and modernize it

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Amphibious Driving Houseboat Project

After many months of delays and interruptions, with countless hours and money invested, the amphibious houseboat is finally done. Now, all that is left

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European or South American Houseboat Travel

I would like to use a houseboat for European or South American travel? Can anyone tell me about an ocean journey they (or just their houseboat being towed)

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The Thoroughbred houseboat is comparable to which house boats?

Is a Thoroughbred Houseboat comparable to which other house boats in the market? We would like to investigate other similar houseboat manufacturers.

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Sailboats versus houseboats, which one is better for cruising?

Sailboats versus houseboats, which one is better for cruising? I often wonder if sailboats versus houseboats, which one is better for cruising? I know

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Remodeling a 60 foot Hilburn Houseboat

I currently live in a 48 foot Hilburn Coastal Cruiser which I am going to sell. I recently re-purchased a 60 foot Hilburn with a planning hull. I want

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Aluminum houseboats in salt water

I am curious about using aluminum houseboats in salt water and fresh water? Can aluminum houseboats handle the salt water, and how long will the it last

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Bought a Yukon Delta houseboat

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I decided to look for and buy a trailerable houseboat. Days later we found and bought a 26' Yukon Delta houseboat some

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Newbies to houseboating emigrating to Canada

What a great forum guys, so helpful and friendly; But let me get straight to the point so here goes. My family and I are about to embark on a great adventure

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Source for houseboat ceiling panels?

Many houseboats were built with ceiling panels that measure 4' X 12' with a nailing slot every 16 inches. They were used by many manufacturers from the

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