Boy, oh boy, the knowledge on this website...all this crazy houseboat talk makes me thankful for the measly protocols on my 23' Sea Ray. It's amazing how many ways there are to have houseboat troubles. I did love my 2 trips, though, and the 24 hour lake time. I remember last year asking a guy, "How much ice did you just buy, $100?" He said, "Nope, $250..."