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View the latest post What Is This Thing!

:banghead: Ok, hi to all! I have a 1991 Carver 430 cockpit motor yacht. It is my intent to crawl through and into every space that I can to better know what is what and how to properly maintain it. I discovered a cap on the starboard aft under the exhaust outlet. I unscrewed the cap and there is this bolt/screw that I have no idea what it is or what it does. :confused: Nothing in the manuals, drawing or on the Carver website. :-( Any help greatly appreciated.

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View the latest post First Power Boat

Okay! I have now gone from sail to power boating. One season under my belt and the wife hasn't filed for divorce, the boat is still above the water line and I have not had to file any insurance claims. But, so many questions! :-O Looking forward to learning as much as I can about my 1991 Carver 430 cockpit as I can or power boating in general from all of the amazing boaters on this forum.
Under the northern skies.

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View the latest post Showers

I'm a bigger guy at 6'3" 320lbs, and shower space is really important to me. I have been looking at the 97 to 2002' 350 Mariner as I have seen that it's got a fairly large shower. Are there other Carver's (or even other brands) that have a shower that large, or larger?

I'll be spending 2-3 days a week out on the boat, and don't really want to use marina facilities.


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View the latest post New Carver owner

Hello all

I just purchased a 2012 Carver 54 Voyager with D9s! I have owned 6 large boats over the last 10 years, Maxum, Monterey, Chaparral, Sea Ray, Cruiser Yachts. This is my first Carver purchase. From what I can see in comparable boats in 2012 you get a lot more for your $ in a Carver boat.
Looking forward to many years of fun boating ahead


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View the latest post Hi there!

Hello everyone!

So I'm looking at getting a boat this year. I have been looking at the 97 to 2002 350 Mariner, I love the way it looks! I've already learned a lot here, so I finally decided to register.

Take care!

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View the latest post Shipping a boat

As some may know, our boat was sunk at the hands of an :censored: incompetent :censored: mechanic in June. :censored:
Since then, I've been hangin out on the forum...lurking :-D
After the stinging had subsided, I started researching other types of Carvers and it seems were back at the Mariner 350.

Problem is there are not many here in the northwest.
I was thinking about shipping one across the US and wanted to ask if any of you have done that and do you have any wisdom to part with in regards?

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View the latest post 450 voyager prop size

hi my name is john:
i have Volvo 480 HP engines and zf 280-1 2.27:1 ratio for transmissions
can anyone who owns a 450 voyager tell me
your prop diameter and pitch plus your cruising speed
and your rpm you use for cruising speed
thanks very much

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View the latest post For Sale Metal Radar Arch with light

I have a metal radar arch off of a 1994 Santego, with light for sale in Ashtabula, Ohio. Asking $500 OBO.
Thank you!

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View the latest post Propellers

hello: i have a 2000 carver 450 voyager pilothouse purchased in 2016.
volvo tamd74p 480 hp ea. zf 280-1 2.27:1 transmissions
can anyone with the same boat tell me what your prop size is.
carver tells me this boat left factory in 2000 with 28 x 34 props
i purchased the boat from the original owner.
the props from the orig owner are 28 x 30.2 (4 inches less pitch.)
i talked with the orig. owner and he can not remember and does not know why
i am only traveling 15 to 16 knots at 2200 RPM after talking with carver and
looking at the boat specs i should be traveling more like 20 knots and
carver does agree. my WOT should be 2600 rpm and i am getting
2625 to 2680 both engines.
if anyone could give me some feedback it would be great
thanks, john

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View the latest post Winter storage - Condensation, dehumidification

We have had a weird winter so far - freezing, mostly, but warmer than normal with a few really cold nights followed by really warm spring like days. This is a recipe for bad condensation.

I was in the 3867 Santego to pull the inop ice maker and see if I could fit a replacement and when I kneeled down, the salon carpet was soaking wet. The boat is wrapped, and I see no leaks, so this is definitely condensation.

Obviously, I yanked up the carpet and put as much stuff under it as I could find to promote airflow.

Then I put a few different no-damp jobs around the place. But I started thinking about these costly things and what a total hack they are. Why can't I dehumidify the living space properly using a dehumidifier??

This could be done when the weather is warm (after cold snaps) during the fall and spring days and could even be done on a humidistat so that no one actually needs to be there.

I have two issues with running a dehumidifier - one is that our marina does not allow overnight power during the winter months, and second is that dehumidifiers do not work in cold weather (unless they're special industrial low temperature jobs).

Any thoughts on this?

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