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View the latest post Do I need AIS - navigation upgrade

I'm working on upgrading my navigation on my Carver Mariner.

I boat mainly on Lake Ontario around the Rochester, NY area. There is not a lot of commercial traffic around here, well there is one Large ship that comes and goes out of here every month or so. I don't think that charter fishing boat broadcast AIS.

Currently on my boat, I have a small Garman 535 gps with no map detail downloaded for my area. It tells me my speed and where I've been - bread crumb lines. I also have depth gauge that tells only my depth. I have a GPS VHF radio (non AIS).

I brought this boat back from Ohio using my smart phone with Navionics app. Worked great but makes it hard to use my phone for other things. Not to mention it's on of the smaller screened smart phones.

My thoughts where to buy an older Ipad 4th Generation (with cellular has built in GPS). I was going to install a wifi sonar sender that will overlay depth and temp info onto my Navionics app running on the Ipad. (I was going with Wi-Fish or Sonar Phone).

My questions is do I need to add AIS to my system?

I plan on taking some trips across the lake to Canada and maybe down the lake to the Thousand Islands.

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View the latest post Pulling Wire on 1998 370 Voyager

I need to run wire from my electrical panel to the Bridge. How do I access and were does this happen at? Going to run a wired remote for the stereo.


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View the latest post Crack in the motor block

I recently purchased a 1989 Carver Montego 2755 and was told by my mechanic that it has a crack in the block. I don't know much about boat motors so I'm asking for input on what I should do and guidance on what replacement motor I can buy. I want to make sure the mechanic doesn't rip me off. As far as I know my boat has a Volvo Penta 270hp motor in it currently.

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View the latest post Looking for this gasket

Hello all,

Hoping someone can help, I'm redoing my cabin doors on my 84' 3207. I'm looking for this gasket, i've looked online and come up empty for this exact shape? Or is someone has another idea for this gasket I'm all ears.


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View the latest post Carver 445

I just bought a 1999 445 and the boat is 500 miles from me so I can't answer this question.
Do these boats come from Carver with a isolation transformer?
And where is it located?

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View the latest post Bilge blower 560 Voyager

Would like to replace the bilge blower on my 560 Voyager. I can see them mounted above the fuel tanks on the outboard side but can’t figure out how to reach them. Is there some sort of access panel in the exhaust grill on the side of the exterior cabin structure or is there some other way to reach them ?

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View the latest post Racor Filters

I have Volvo Diesels in my 2005 44 MY and I keep getting a white powder built up in my Racor Filter Bowls. any ideas? once this occurs, I cant get enough fuel to reach cruise rpms.

Also, what size filters should I use? I replaced the first set which were 30 micron but im thinking of going to 10 micron. any reason this is a bad idea?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) What is this and where does it go?

I have this mystery hose in my bilge of my 1999 Carver Mariner 350. I'm not sure where it goes or what it does. The house is laying next to my hot water heater in the salon. It runs down with the other hoses toward the back of the boat.

Note: My hot water heater works great. The hoses from the port engine that supply engine heat are connected and working. Its to small to thread into the pressure relief valve. My drain on the hot water tank is female also so this could not thread into that.

Before I start taking things apart, I was wondering if you all had an idea.


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View the latest post Trim Gauge Input

As part of my boat restoration I am installing all new gauges. I sure most typically use the most common brands in the marine industry, but for me being the drag racer that I am, I am partial to Autometer. There quality is second to none and I'm sure that carries over to their marine line of products. I'll be using their Ultralite Pro Comp Marines series and they have a trim gauge in that series. It works with 0 Ohm Down/90 Ohm Up trim level sending unit. Does anyone know what the output is that Volvo Penta used for their sending unit?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 360 Aircon Relay box - Where is it ?


I have a Carver 360, with 2 Aircon units (Saloon & Fwd) sharing 1 sea water pump. Switching on the FWD unit brings the water pump to live, but the pump doesnt run when just the Saloon unit is ON. Was expecting to find a Relay units close to the pump or the compressor but no joy. All the cables (from each compressor & pump) seems to be running to main AC board but i just cant seem to find the relay. Any help would be much appreciated !

Thanks in advance.

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