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View the latest post Sanitation Hoses

New to Forum: Another question. Purchased a 1989 2557 Montego two years ago. 5.7 Mercruiser with Alpha outdrive. 496 total hours. Nice craft but boy, does she stink in cabin. Research tells me it is probably permeated sanitation hoses. I agree since they appear to be original from 30 years ago. Anyone with tips before I start replacing regarding the fishing of these lines through stringer and up into head area? Also from holding tank and up to deck waste port. I am also replacing the original head with a manual Jabsco. Nothing fancy here. Love the lines on this boat and hull stringers are solid or so I believe after my own inspection. Have lots to do before next spring so will be asking questions. Thanks all.

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View the latest post Power Steering Issues

New to Forum: I purchased a 1989 2557 Montego two years ago. I have been "slowly" refurbishing her. She has a 5.7 litre Mercruiser with Alpha stern drive. Has a total of 496 hours since new. Started her up when first purchased with mouse ears and she ran fine. This weekend, fired her up again on mouse ears and found power steering not working. Two things. I did not notice if working two years ago. This past weekend I found she was empty of power steering fluid so topped it up. Found it was leaking from a loose fitting under engine into bilge. Tightened clamp and solved that problem. Soooo - what could be causing my power steering not to work? Possibly air in system? If so, how do I bleed it? Just replaced trim limiter and sender units. Never want to do that again. Stupid engineering for through hull fitting but that is another story.
I have other issues I will be asking for help with. Thanks all. One other thing. A marine mechanic told me the boat is underpowered with the 260 hp and will have trouble planning etc. Is this so?

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View the latest post Toilet waste (liquid) exiting out the air vent

1984 3207 Aft Cabin has always had good working toilets until this last couple weeks
All at once when the toilets are flushed no fresh water enters the toilet and the (liquid) exits the boat on the port side
from what I think is the vent tube??
At the same time no fresh water enters the boat when on shore water.---and that's only when hooked up to shore water.
We almost never turn on the water pump nor use the holding tank and up until this recent even had no problem dry
flushing the toilets while under way as we never have put any solids in the toilets at all in the 5 yrs we've owned the boat.
Can anyone see anything obvious in whats happening?
Is it that the toilets only pull fresh water from the holding tanks regardless of being hooked up to shore water?
Tight quarters down there and would love some ideas before I go down and get myself jambed down in there !!

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View the latest post strainer buildup

With very high freshwater temps and living aboard full time,I am having to clean A/C strainer weekly. It was suggested that I place a small chlorine (pool) tablet in strainer to help. It sounds like a reasonable solution, however I do not want to damage coils or other components. Any experience/feedback would be appreciated.

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View the latest post The newest Carver on the forum

We have done the oldest.....so lets see what is the newest Carver on the forum....... :popcorn:

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View the latest post Eurokera Princess glass top replacement for 2004 366 carver Motoryacht

I am looking for a replacement glass top for The Eurokera Princess stove on my boat, a 2004 366 motoryacht, any ideas where to find this and best pricing?

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View the latest post Cruisair SMX

Does anyone have any SMX II or SMX IR parts laying around, possibly from units that have failed and or been replaced?


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View the latest post Winterizing Question

I have always done my fresh water system winterization and A/C system myself. For the A/C, I will shut the petcock for the raw water inlet, (as I do it while in the water), then open the strainer. I take a hose from the dock supply, and fill the strainer and run the A/C's, a few minutes to flush them free of salt water. Then, once done, I will pour pink antifreeze into the strainer (usually 5 or 6 gallons to ensure I get all the water diluted to pink) and run the system on both heat and cool, while letting the pink stuff flow through. Then shut off, and replace the strainer cover. When on the had, I will open the seacock to let any raw water drain out..

I am thinking of doing my Koehler Genset this year. Wouldn't all be the same where it has a heat exchanger? I would shut the raw water seacock and open the strainer, then run unit with a fresh water supply hose in the strainer. After a few moments, shut the hose, and begin to pour 2 or 3 gallons of pink stuff into the strainer, letting the genset suck it through and out the exhaust port on the side of the boat. I would hate to make a mistake and have it freeze during the winter. Am I missing anything? I know I am using a lot of pink stuff, but it is cheap compared to the not enough consequence.

Comments please?

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View the latest post Carver 2827 new propellers for sale

Hi all. We bought our Carver 2827 voyager a few years ago and it came with two new extra props. Don't need them. Also we had one transmission replaced for the v drive and have the core to sell. Any interest please contact me. Thanks!

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View the latest post Propeller shaft size

Can anyone please tell me the propeller shaft diameter on a 1999 Carver 450 Voyager with 450 HP Cummins engines?

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