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View the latest post Storage on Carver 460 Voyager

Hello all, We're new here, having just purchased our new-to-us 2003 Carver 460 Voyager. Hoping to do the Great Loop in a year or two. In the meantime, we're looking for unique storage ideas, especially in the galley. Has anyone added an extra fridge? The fridge/freezer combo on this model is quite small. We have the 3rd cabin, which is great for storage, but would love ideas for maximizing space in the Master and VIP. One of us wanted an aft cabin layout and the other wanted fewer stairs. Trying to learn to be content with the small staterooms. :) Thanks in advance.

Rhonda Spykman

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View the latest post Carver 38ss fresh water tank gauge

Hi All
My fresh water gauge always shows full actually right past the full mark

I cant see any sendor or wires in either of the tanks any idea where it gets its sensor info from ?

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View the latest post New Nav

Ahoy again,

I'm installing new Radar and MFD, replacing the old speedo and depth sounder.

Q - Would you remove the old through hulls?

How big of a DIY is it? I've done fiberglass work before but nothing as critical as a hull repair.

Cap't Tom

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View the latest post Riviera 2850 drain plugs

Ahoy Mates!

Re-Commissioning my '85 Riv for the first time. Any tips on how top remove the drain plugs?

They are the brass (I think) through hulls, with the 8" "T" handle. They are in tough locations to access, under the aft sink and under the water tank. I can get pliers on them but I can't break them loose. I don't want to twist the handle off.

Appreciate any tips.

Cap't Tom

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Looking for the right plastic bin

Hello everyone

Taking possession of a 1995 Carver 430 in a few weeks (If all the surveys look good!)

There's a cutout in the galley for a garbage bin, but no plastic bin. The opening is 12" long and about 8" wide.

Does anyone know the specific model number or manufacturer of a compatible bin?

Thanks In advance!


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View the latest post Attachment(s) Mar Quipt 3 step folding dock step

3 steps 28"H x 20"W x 45"L and 3 1/2" folded flat. $550.00 - 708-269-8327

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1980 Carver 2896 sedan fly bridge

Hi, I have a 1980 28' Carver Mariner for sale. Boat is located in Au Gres MI. Seeing what interest is out there , before spring gets here.
Please note: there is No trailer and if hauled over land would need a professional boat mover!!!
This is a great family boat. I've had it 4 years and got everything working except I've never tried the hot water heater. A/C and heat kicks butt! It's got a swim platform with ladder and a bow pulpit with a windless anchor! One of the two batteries is new last summer. The two 305 crusader Engines run smooth, and have apox 750 hrs each. Just did all valve cover gaskets last spring also. Has a nice back deck, and a very roomy fly bridge. The cabin I kinda describe as a floating travel trailer. Put new carpet in two years ago. It's got a head with shower head, stove and oven work. They are propane. There's an older GPS and fish finder. Hydrolic steering .
Now this is an older boat, and it's not pristine, but it cleans up well, and very fun for adults and kids.
I started the exterior woods revarnishing , and rebuilding and covering therear bench seat on the fly bridge, but didnt get to finish it all due to, I went and bought a bigger boat. A 3607. I have plans to finish if I haven't sold it by the time warmer weather gets here, or I would adjust selling price if buyer wanted to finish it. I have the varnish for it!
See pictures ....... and if your really serious, I would make plans to go up and show it while it's still winter. Its inside stored. Boat is in Au Gres mi. I live in Allen Park. I would have to coordinate times to get the building open.
I would really love to see this go to a good home. A great first cabin cruiser. $5500 or "best offer".
Any questions email me or text only....313-five90-zero48two. I will not answer a phone call.
Thanks for looking.......Mike

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View the latest post Anchor and chain

I have a 1994 390CPMY with a Lewmar Profish 1000 free fall windlass. I got free rode with it, 200' 8 plait and 15' 5/16" chain. In my opinion, not enough. I just scored at West Marine for 300' 8 plait 5/8" and 15' chain. I am not comfortable with that amount of chain. I was thinking of having say 50' or 75' of chain spliced on, rather than what is there. Any opinions? I know the scope to depth ratio, but just think I need more chain. I had thought of 300' chain, but the co$t and weight have deterred me. opinions please?

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View the latest post What BTUs for Carver 1991 280 Sedan (12' Beam)

I want to add A/C to my 1991 280 Sedan (the 11' 10" beam model) this spring and I'm hoping for input from this board. I'll first say that this is a very big 28 foot boat with lots of windows, but my main concern is cooling in the forward State room for comfortable sleeping. Were outside most of the time during the day anyway, but trying to sleep in the forward state room after a hot sunny day is difficult. There is an accordion style door to separate that stateroom from the main cabin and I'm hoping to use a smaller 7000 BTU unit to focus on the sleeping area. The reason I'm looking at the 7000 BTU unit is that it can also be powered by an inverter system. That's the largest size I've found that can do that. I don't have a full 15 amp plug in at my dock for normal plug-in, so I have little choice.
Any informed comments would be greatly appreciated!

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View the latest post anchor on 3607

I am planning on replacing the Delta anchor on my 3607 with a ROCNA or VULCAN and would like to know if anyone else has installed either of these on their 3607. What weight did you buy? Rocna or Vulcan? Does the Rocna roll bar get in the way?

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