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View the latest post Best and easiest navigation electonics for dummies

Hi. I recently bought a 1995 355 Aft Cabin and love it. The only thing I don't like is the out dated electronics. Furuno GP-31 GPS Navigator (almost useless), Furuno LS-8000 Sounder (Almost useless) Raytheon RIOXX Raster Scan Radar (almost useless) and Standard Horizon CP180i GPS (works okay but not quite what I feel I need). Because I don't know much about it, I thought that just because the boat had the equipment I had it covered
I think I need to start over and I am a bit scared at the prospect and the cost to do it. I would like a large, easy top read display. I want GPS, Radar and Sonar, plus any other goodies I may need but don't know it. This is my first real ocean boat. My last boat was a 30 foot Chapparal and I installed a Raymarine A70d which worked pretty well, but I need a lot more on this boat. I am thinking of having a system installed. I get differing opinions from people who want to sell me something. I am really a novice with electronics so I need user friendly stuff. Any suggestions on what complete system to get and info about it would be appriciated. My boat is in Oxnard CA.

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View the latest post 1990 carver allegra 2587

Looking for owners manual
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View the latest post new too forum

Hello my name is Joe Olivar, I have a 1997 Carver 405. doing some upgrades to my vessel, hoping I can gain some info, through this Forum, to proceed , with my project.

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View the latest post painting aft enclosures on 1988 carver aft cabin

We have a 1988 3806 Aft cabin that has enclosure around aft deck that needs to be painted. What type of paint would you use. Not sure what this material is. :help: :help: :help:

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View the latest post New Member (asking for help, Please)

I would like to ask for someones help. My wife purchased a 1976 Carver 33' Mariner with twin 351W engines. Does anyone have or could point me in the right direction for manuals, specs and parts.
My main concerns right know are getting the engines started and checking the electrical and water lines. This way I can get some idea of the costs to restore. Any help would be great. Also it has a 6.5 KW Onan generator. I have the manuals, but I cannot find a picture that shoes the mounting bracket for the small sea water pump that goes on the front. Most pictures show and L-brkt on the left, but this has to go on the right under the water manifold. No other place to fit it. By the way, it can be a beautiful boat again with the right manuals to restore properly.

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View the latest post Suitable dinghy for a 2001 Carver 444

My wife and I recently purchased a Carver 444 with the intention of living on and cruising the Bahamas and Southern Florida during the winter months. I was wondering what other owners have done to store and carry a dinghy. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.


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View the latest post rubber coated dashboard switches

I just got a 1995 Carver 355 Aft Cabin and the swithces on the dash have a rubber like coating on them and the rubber is breaking down to a semi liquid state. I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of this happening and if anyone knows where I can get replacement switches

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View the latest post 1979 3336 Mariner

Hi all
New to this forum and the list of carver owners.I love this boat.
I'd like to hear from people about owning a boat this age and what to look for and look out for! :)

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View the latest post Vitamin Sea

Hi, we just bought a 1995 Carver 355 Aft Cabin and so far, we like it a lot. We keep it in Oxnard CA. it's name is Vitamin Sea. Of course I have a list of fix-it items, but most are small. We have had it for almost 3 weeks now. We have had other boats but never one that stays in the water before. We did a lot of research before we took the plunge so we are not surprised at the cost to keep it. We sold our 30 foot Chapparal, which in my opinion was not a well built boat and before that we had an old 25 foot Searay which I think was a well built boat. From what I can tell, Carver makes a good one too. We are looking forward to playing out by the channel islands and spending weekends on the boat

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View the latest post Generator exhaust fumes

My new to me Carver 355 AC has an issue with generator exhaust fumes getting into the salon. When I run the generator, the salon fills with fumes enough to set off the CO detectors. The exhaust smell also blows out the main AC ducts even though the AC unit is located in a compartment sealed off from the main bilge area.

Te local boat yard can't find any issues and said that the exhaust fittings are secure.

Does anyone have any other ideas on how to troubleshoot this issue. The generator is unusable right now.

Thanks for any help.

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