Houseboats

A houseboat is a barge that has been modified and designed to be used for human dwelling. Many houseboats are motorized, while some are not because they are usually kept stationary and moored.

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How do you get rust out of a inboard boat engine?

If you have rusty colored water in cooling passages this is normal as the inside of the engine blocks are not treated. This will usually flush out when running unless block has set a extend period(several years). If used in salt or brackish water you need to start and flush motor on a hose with muff and use a neutralizer like salt away..

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Rhyming Words

What rhymes with aboard?

lord, cord, hoard, stored, bored,

scored, poured, sword,

Well, there could be sword, Lord, cord, hoard, bored, and probably a lot more. I just can't think of a lot at the moment.There's also accord, moored, floored, poured, stored, oared, scored, toured, soared, snored, endured, ensured, implored, spoored, toward, etc.
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Watercraft Hull Maintenance

What are boat hulls made of?

Usually they are made of fiber glass, but they can be made of other materials (wood, steel, carbon fiber, etc) as well.

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Will a pontoon boat float in a foot of water?

It depends on the mass of the boat. The mass of water displaced by the boat will equal the mass of the boat.

Well, yes that is true, but it doesn't really answer the question so much as explains why the answer for most pontoon boats is "No- it won't". Consider the general rule for boating:

10 feet water, watch out for rocks.

8 feet of water, don't go more than 5 miles per hour.

6 feet of water, idle motor.

4 feet of water is only safe for docking .

2 feet of water, you'll be beached.

0 feet of water, well, that's obvious.

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Can a jet boat pull a skier?

yes

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Where can you get instructions on repairing a small crack in the bottom of your fiberglass boat?

== Answer 1== There are several websites that feature fix-it-yourself fiberglass boat repair. I know if I were to seek this information, I would start with my local Library first. Although answer 1 is not incorrect, I suggest that the manufacturers of the products to be used in the repair usually provide very good instructions both ON the product label, and often again on a printed insert or brochure, all of which are available at most marine supply house stores.j3h.

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Do you need to have a boating license to drive a boat in Pennsylvania?

You must be at least 12 years old, and if you were born after 1981 you need a boating safety certificate to operate a boat over 25hp or a PWC. You must be 16 years old to carry passengers on a PWC that are under 16.

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Do you need a boat license to drive a boat in California?

Yes. Most probably.

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Income Taxes

Can you write off the interest on a houseboat?

If it's your primary residence you might be able to get away with it, but you should talk to your tax consultant first. ---------------------------------------- Double check with your uncle (sam that is). Things change every year.... But I believe it goes like this....... It would follow the same guidlines as a vacation home. Since it is a fully self contained housing unit, I do not believe you would have any problem deducting interest. Same would go for a motorhome.

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When was the first boat invented?

The first boat invented was in 4000BC.

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Fishing Boats

What is the round thing in the window of fishing boats pilot house?

It's called a SPEICH. It keeps a glass disk free from rain, snow or sea-water by fast rotation, using centrifugal force to keep water, snow and ice from sitting or building up on the window to maintain visibility.

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History and Origins of Foods
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When was the first twinkie invented?

They weren't invented they were a gift from aliens, since they stay fresh forever. Actually in 1933 Twinkies were introduced by The Continental Baking Company in Indianapolis, which also made "Wonder Bread" and had a snack line your probably familiar with called Hostess. One of their bakers named James A. Dewar got the idea for the "Twinkie" while he delivered one of their products, a cream filled strawberry shortcake. The machines to make these sat idle when the strawberry season was over so he came up with an idea to use them to make a snack cake filled with a banana filling, and only charge a nickel for a package of 2. It was good idea as money was tight for people during the great depression.
Dewar came up with this name when driving by a billboard that had an ad for shoes from the "Twinkle Toe Shoe Company". He shortened the name to ....Twinkies. Just like the song went "Yes We Have No Banana's " popular during the WWII because bananas were rationed, Hostess had to come up with a different filling. They switched to vanilla creme and it was popular so they never changed back.

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How can a boat float and don't sink?

because the boat is made out of stuff that can float

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Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis

How old do you have to be get a boating license in Connecticut?

13

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How do you Winterize an Outboard Motor?

At ASK.com revealed lots of possible answers.

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Rowing and Sculling

When you row a boat on the pond why does the boat go forward when you are pulling the oars back toward you?

Think of it this way ... you're pushing the water with the oars. You push in one direction and that makes you go in the opposite direction from the push.

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What are small flat bottom boats prone to do?

capsize or swamp

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Is fiberglass fireproof?

if you are referring to fiberglass insulation, in modst cases it is. Fiberglass tubs and shower inserts are not. I have read where they are fire resistant but in reality they burn very nice. Fiberglass is not flammable but the epoxy used to bind it together is.

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Different kinds of oriental boats?

canoe

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Where was the blender invented?

I'm pretty sure in America.

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When was the first penney invented?

The first penny was invented in the 1800's

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Yukon

Who made Yukon delta houseboats?

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Where can you get old wooden boat oars?

Try a boat yard.

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Algebra

Why do wooden boats sink?

boats need buoyancy to float, any boat is heavier than the buoyancy of its materials can support that is why a boat has the familiar hull shape. Water is displaced by the v shape of the hull, the width and depth of the hull is determined by the weight of the boat and its cargo. An air filled cavity is formed below the water level that is equal to or more than the amount of air space ( water displaced ) to support the boats weight in the water. If you have ever noticed the more weight you put in a boat the lower it gets in the water or the less buoyancy it has. Once this cavity is breached either by a hole in the side or water spilling over the side and filling up the hull it adds weight to the boat and lessens its buoyancy until the vessels weight overcomes the hulls ability to hold it above water and it sinks. You can test this by floating a board on water, it sits pretty much on top of the water proving that a piece of wood has enough buoyancy to stay afloat. Add another piece of wood on top and the combined weight of the two makes the first piece sink below the water line of the second piece. Some types of wood have more air trapped inside and therefore have more buoyancy but never really enough to support the weight of multiple pieces. In every instance an air cavity must be formed to increase the buoyancy of the material to compensate for its weight. A solid wooden boat will not sink. Well not at first. If the boat is truly made of nothing more than wood, it will float even if completely full of water. This is due to the cells of the wood still has trapped air in the cells of the wood. Over time the water will saturate this area and it will then sink. This is called being water logged. The reason modern wooden ships sank was because they carried ballast stones and cargo that weighed it down. Older wooden ships had bronze cannons, metal buckling and lead ammunition that addded to the negative bouyancy of the wood (usually English oak) and it would sink like a stone. One of the exceptions to the rule is cypress. It is so dense, it will not float.

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Where was the u-boat invented?

The first U-boats were constructed in Germany in 1904 for export to Russia for their war against Japan in 1904 (Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905). One of those vessels was commissioned into the German navy in 1906, U1.

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