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View the latest post Autopilot install question

Hello! This may not be the right forum for this particular question, but I've got a 1985 3227 with the Hynautic Reservalve. I purchased a used Simrad 2403VRF autopilot system that utilizes the RPU80 reversible pump. There are 5 connections on the reservalve itself...two in from the helm(s), two out to the cylinder and the one for the supply (or return) line. The manual isn't clear on which lines get attached (and where) to the 'new' RPU80, which has three connections. I'm thinking I'll have to incorporate some "T" fittings in there somewhere? The RPU80 will go between the reservalve and the cylinder, right (as opposed to between the helm(s) and the reservalve)? Help?

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View the latest post Proper oil for 350 crusader engines

I recently was reading comments as to Carver owners using 15-40 Shell Rotella engine oil. Several said they liked it. So I bought the oil and put it in one of my gasoline engines. Now I see it says diesel on the container. Duh! So I wonder if the forum I read was all from diesel owners! Help!

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View the latest post Replacing Fireboy Halon 100cg

I have 1989 Carver 3897 aft needing to replace fireboy halon suppression system. Could not find any instructions how to remove safely.

Please advise. Thanks


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View the latest post New member

Hello all. Just joined. Computer ignorant so pls forgive all oversights as I acclimate to forum.

Safe boating!

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 410 Sport Sedan salon wall panel removal

Hello ya'll looking for some input. I'm looking to see if anyone with a 410 SS has removed the upholstered wall panels on the bulkheads in the salon & galley? I've seen pics on a similar boat that was for sale where someone had hung a flat panel on the bulkhead above the galley counter and I'd love to see what's behind that panel before I start drilling holes and hanging weight on it. Any clue how those come off? I've not found any fasteners at all. Any direction would be appreciated.

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View the latest post Introduce yourself

Hello to all. Mike from Charleston, SC. Purchased last year 1992 Montego 530 with twin 4.3 mercs with 450 hours each. This is my first boat so I got a lot to learn. I am retired with a varied background of skills as I have been going over Magnolia Rose completely (Maggie). Mike

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View the latest post Dashboard Covers

Hello all:

I just took posession of a new (to us) 2001 Carver 530 Pilothouse. Just finished up a passage bringing her across the state of Florida via the Okeechobee waterway from Ft. Myers to Cocoa Beach, Fl.

It was a good trip and I really liked the way the boat handled. However, the glare from both the upper and lower driving station on the windows/windshield is pretty bad if its sunny.

I was about to start ordering some black felt to create dull surface for the dashboard to remove this glare, but thought I might inquire on this forum to see if anyone has already figured this out and knows of a vendor that sells custom dash coverings for these boats?

Seems like a long shot, but I thought I'd take it.

Cheers, and thanks in advance for any tips.


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View the latest post Analog to NMEA Engine Data Converter

I have wanted to get my engine data into my Simrad system for a while, but I don't want to lose my existing dash gauges. I have twin Cummins BT6 5.9s in my 2000 Carver 396. Has anyone done this type of install? Does anyone recommend a brand of gateway? I have been leaning toward the Actisense Engine Management Unit Analog- NMEA2000. Has anyone use this?



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View the latest post Attachment(s) Need to repair or replace DC Amps meter

Hi all,

The DC amps meter on my panel is not working, the needle stays fixed in position at about 30 amps. How to I open the panel to remove the gauge? Where can I buy a replacement?


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View the latest post 2003 396 ES Owner

Hello all,

My wife and I bought the above-mentioned boat about a month ago and are just learning the ins and outs (and then, miraculously-ins again) of basic seamanship and maintenance routines. The boat (or yacht, to be extra fancy and said with pinky in air) has twin Volvo Penta 8.1 Gil-D engines with low miles, and we are crossing our fingers that the former owner kept up with general maintenance, as he should have. One current issue (as we have already pulled the boat out of the water for prop calibration and shaft-straightening) is a rusty manifold/riser on the starboard engine-outboard side. The issue is all in the locating of replacement parts, more than anything else. I do see some after-market parts that say they are "direct replacements" for Volvo. Maybe someone here can direct me to after market parts that aren't made in china?

Thanks and Happy Puttering.

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