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View the latest post Used Boats In Canada Are Going To have A Better Resale Value

Looks like the federal government has imposed a "luxury" tax of 20% on new boats over $250,000. Not sure a new Carver can be had for less han this. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/luxury- ... -1.5393511

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Window above cockpit on 2000 396 Aft Cabin

There is a glass window above the cockpit, under the radar arch (see photo with window at top) and behind the helm on my 396. I would like to either remove it or replace it since it is scratched and generally ugly. Has anyone done this project?

In lieu of replacing or removing, someone suggested tinting the glass. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

cockpit #2.JPG

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View the latest post Questions on draining fuel tanks

In my attempt to drain all the old gasoline from my 356 AC I have purchased a electric fuel pump that pumps at 3 psi, it says it can be used as a lift and transfer pump. I created a wiring harness that keeps everything safe so there is no sparks produced and the switch is outside the salon. The issue I have is the pump would not pull the fuel from the fuel line going to the engine, I had to unscrew one of the plugs on top of the port and starboard fuel tanks and put a hose down in to pump out the fuel. I pumped aprox 50 gallons from each tank. Is the pump not strong enough to pull fuel through the antisiphon valve? I have drained the 2 main tanks down to about 1/2 inch of fuel, is there a way to get it all out, I do believe there is water in the tanks that I would li,e to get out. If I have to drain the aux tank the same way will there be a plug that is accessible by going through the rear stateroom access?

Thanks in advance,


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View the latest post FREE original Salon lights

I upgraded all my lights to LED, if any one needs these housings and gold bezels just pay shipping. Aprox 15 housings may be more.



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View the latest post Maybe dumb question

Anyone know how many people can safely fit on a 1996 carver 355 aft cabin? We are having an engagement party and would like to do a short harbor cruise? I've had 6 people on it last summer (our first year), but we are looking at about 15 this time. Tried to find answers online but feeling like a complete rookie.
I know that we're need 1 life jacket per person but does the coast guard limit how many people?
Thanks for your help.

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View the latest post led lights

HI All
I edited my question from last year, I don't know if it shows up as a new post?
I am replacing my interior 20 w halogen lights, with 2W G4 LED , which was recommended to me on my post in the fall. The ones I purchased say non dimmable on the web page, does any one know where i can source the dimmable LED's, I only need for the salon. I have changed out the rest of the boat.

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View the latest post New NIBRAL 28X33 propellers for sale

Set of 2 NIBRAL, ZF-FPS 28" dia. X 33 pitch, NEW (not used or refurbished), never used, 4 blade props. EAR .075 NF, # 36776 and 36775. 2 1/4" shaft tapered to 1 3/4", keyed 9/16". These can be found used or refurbished on ebay for $4600 and $ 5000. I attach a quote from Volvo Penta for $6471. new. These were matched to a Carver 466, with Volvo Penta engines and 2 1/4" shaft. I will pay shipping in the U.S. or, if you wish, I can keep them in storage, at no cost, until you need them.
Price $4500., location Chicago area.
Contact jetstream7676@yahoo.com for information or questions.

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View the latest post Different shaft rotational resistance

The port prop shaft in my 1985 3207 with crusader 270s offers more resistance to turning than the starboard shaft. The starboard shaft rotates quite easily by hand whereas the port shaft has noticably more resistance to it. Not crazy, but is definitely noticeable.

The marina mechanic said my starboard side cutlass bearing could use replacing. There isn't much movement in my opinion to warrant replacing yet, but in any case, that is the side that turns more easily, which doesn't make sense to me.

Could it be something in the port engine or transmission that is causing greater resistance?

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View the latest post Good deal on 5/8 double braided anchor line

I was looking for new anchor line and thought I'd pass this link along. I only needed 1/2 in for my 3207, but bought this 5/8 150' for the same price. no, I'm not a seller. Just sharing the link as it seemed like a good deal..


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View the latest post Ultra Leather Cleaning & Conditioning

Hey folks.
I would like to know how you clean and condition the 'ultra leather' fabric in the main salon? I did find this one item that specifically states 'ultra leather' in its language but could not find anything else. https://www.goclean.com/page_458_125/leather-vinyl-care
The Carver documentation does not mention 'conditioning' the fabric.
I am gonna reach out to the Ultrafabric company on Monday to hear what they say but am interested if any of you folks are doing anything to keep it looking good.

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