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Name:   Nancy Christine II - Email Member
Subject:   A reprieve from the weather
Date:   9/25/2009 3:28:56 PM

Allowed me to get the lower hull finished up today before the rains. Now it's just buff and polish.

URL: Fresh Coat

Name:   houseboat - Email Member
Subject:   A reprieve from the weather
Date:   9/26/2009 9:36:58 AM

Looks good! Are you going to leave it in the water year round or take it out each time. I was wondering about bottom paint. Are you going with I/O?



Name:   CAT BOAT - Email Member
Subject:   A reprieve from the weather
Date:   9/26/2009 10:54:35 AM

NC2, if you go with I/O I have complete drop in engine. One is 350 cu.in. Small block with 0 time. Other is 454 with 200 hours.



Name:   Nancy Christine II - Email Member
Subject:   A reprieve from the weather
Date:   9/27/2009 11:52:02 AM

Hey House, I will be taking it out each time. It's only 24' so not to bad to lug behind my truck.



Name:   Nancy Christine II - Email Member
Subject:   A reprieve from the weather
Date:   9/27/2009 11:55:24 AM

Hey Cat, I sure want to put twin 4 or 6 Cyl diesels in there. But I am not to that point yet. Also I am not sure what I need for a Out drive on a diesel. I am sure they are like a car and geared much different than a gas drive. Never fooled with em in a boat before.

I will give you a call as that aspect gets closer.



Name:   houseboat - Email Member
Subject:   A reprieve from the weather
Date:   9/27/2009 9:52:27 PM

I was just concerned about you getting blisters again. I knew you needed an epoxy sealant if it was going to be left in the water.
Gibson puts twin small diesels in their houseboats but they are inboard v-drives. Mercruiser has units with cummins and yanmar diesels with Inboard/outboard.



Name:   Nancy Christine II - Email Member
Subject:   A reprieve from the weather
Date:   9/27/2009 10:12:44 PM

Yea thanks for the thought Houseboat. I just hate to put bottom paint on because It can put someone off that may want to buy it. They think you're hiding something under that ablative.

For now I plan to just pull it to the lake or the river and enjoy it for 1,2 or 3 days at a time. After it's all hashed out and it proves reliable I may take it on some long runs maybe down to the coast for a week @ PCB but no year long slip keep. She's too rare as boat #23 to leave unattended in a slip.



Name:   houseboat - Email Member
Subject:   A reprieve from the weather
Date:   9/28/2009 1:45:11 PM

If you are talking about going down the Alabama, I have been on 3 houseboat trips part way down from Wetumpka and one all the way to Mobile in a ski boat. Love it!
Sorry about getting off the maintenance subject.



Name:   Nancy Christine II - Email Member
Subject:   A reprieve from the weather
Date:   9/28/2009 2:56:42 PM

Aaaa no problem, I would like to speak with you about that some time. Never been down the Alabama and would like some pointers.



Name:   CAT BOAT - Email Member
Subject:   Houseboat....
Date:   9/28/2009 4:38:17 PM

I did trip down to Mobile one year. Fun ride. Left Mont. at 8:00 am and pulled up beside the USS Alabama in Mobile at 5:30pm. Fuel was a bit cheaper in 2000. I was in a 29' Scarab with twin supercharged small blocks. Next time I do that, I want A/C for comfort. ;)



Name:   houseboat - Email Member
Subject:   Houseboat....
Date:   9/28/2009 5:22:35 PM

We went with the Dozier group from Montgomery Marina in 1988 and it took 2 days. We went in our houseboat in 93 to Millers Ferry and it took 3 days to get there. You might have been the boat that almost turned us over on our 2000 trip! just kiddin! You can read a story of our 2000 trip at www.alabamariverrats.com, click on River and scroll down to "Beautiful River".



Name:   Pontoonfisher - Email Member
Subject:   Houseboat....
Date:   10/1/2009 2:49:33 PM

Try from Lake Guntersville to Orange Beach Marina.



Name:   houseboat - Email Member
Subject:   River Trip
Date:   10/2/2009 11:12:14 AM

I would love too, maybe someday after I retire and rebuild my gibson.





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