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View the latest post Carver Mariner 36


The are looking at a 2005 Mariner 36 this week. It has the twin Yanmars. Any thoughts on the pros and cons of this boat? Thanks.

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View the latest post 2006 Carver 38SS water pump


Hi Guys

Just changed my water pump that runs sinks toilet shower etc.
But now the hotvwater to kitchen sink & bathroom runs really slow.
Shower is fine .!
Any ideas please .
Thanks Peter

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View the latest post 2006 Carver 38SS AC compressor & pcb


Hi Guys
Wheres best place for me to get a new compressor & pcb please.

Thanks Peter

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View the latest post Carver 33 SS exterior vinyl snap down carpet


We replaced our outdoor snap down vinyl carpet because the missus wanted to add the carpet to the transom and steps. We couldn’t match the material we already had because it is no longer manufactured.

The toast (tan) carpet covers the cockpit and the fly bridge, cleans very easily, and there is nothing wrong with it, or the snaps. We would have kept it if we could have matched it. Hate to throw it away.

I believe it will also fit the 35 SS and 37 SS.

Anyway, if interested PM me and we will work out a nominal price and shipping.

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View the latest post Changing radio


Pulled dumb move changing radio shut down power but forgot constant line cut line, need to find location of fuse for radio constant wire, ran out of Patience if someone could point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Newbie to Carver going to fix up older boat will need insight time to time.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Random switch


Can someone tell me what’s this switch is for on my 3297. Port side facing stearn? It doesn’t do anything that I can tell.

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View the latest post Galley stove exhaust


I have a 1995 aft cabin. 37 foot. Presently I can find no way to vent the cooking area of the galley. However, there is a grill directly over the microwave / stove area which does not seem to Output cold air from the air conditioner. Accordingly, I was wondering if this is in fact an exhaust vent that is not functioning. I can find no switch to cut it on and I have not explored inside the bulkhead to check out the possible duct work if there. I was hoping another owner might be able to let me know if this is in fact a heat exhaust Grill for the galley stoves or not?. Obviously, cooking Within a boat produces a lot of heat load on the air-conditioning if there is no way to vent it. Anyone else with this question or problem? :help: Thanks so much for your help.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Two Happy Days


When the admiral and I bought our first boat 10 years ago some one told me that the two happiest days of ones boating life was the day you bought your first boat and the day to sell your last boat.

We have decided this year to leave the boating world and we have put our Carver 350 up for sale. Among other reasons one of the primary ones is the length (or short) of our season up here. This year was especially trying as we didn't get the boat in the water until nearly the end of May. It is a lot of work and $$$ for 4 months of use.

When she finally sells it will not be a happy day but just a time to move on to other adventures.

This forum has been invaluable to me the advice and guidance I have received up here has been second to none. Thanks to you all for helping me steer through to becoming and competent DIY boater.

I am sure I will still drop by to see what you all are discussing and read along with the banter back a forth.

Cheers
Fraser

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View the latest post Cruising Speed/RPM 1987 Mariner 3297


Hi guys.. I'm on my 4th year with an 87 Mariner 3297 and will be doing some longer runs this Summer than normal, so I wanted to get some feedback IF there are any late 80's Mariner owners, or at least similar hull design.

I have twin Crusader 270's with Voyager electronic ignitions (replaced old points distros). Our usual long trips have been around 70-90 miles RT. I have an issue where my port throttle does not scale the same rate as my starboard. They start even, but mid way I have to throttle-up the port to keep sync. Towards the top end (3200-3400) it gets closer, but still does not even out. I can get to about 4100 WOT on each. Last summer, port side blew head gasket (hour meter reads 750, but three have been several owners, and not sure if its original hour meter, or original gasket on engine).

I replaced Head Gasket, and could never seem to get port to run/feel right. Well, this summer, it "seems" to have settled in. I did have the heads re-done when I replaced the head gasket, so I don't know if it had to break-in a bit or what. I also replaced the carb on that side (when I was trying to get it right after the head gasket replacement). So I don't know if the throttle scaling has anything to do with the new carb, or if port is just getting tired. I did a compression test, and all cylinders where all within 5 PSI and if I recall, was 140-150ish PSI (cant recall exactly, but I remember it seemed within spec by the book). To maybe help, I just installed two digital tachometers, so hopefully I will get a more accurate reading. I did not run new wire to the distro though, just used old wiring to new tach.

Aside from that, I was wondering if anyone knows what the cruising speed/rpm (I realize will vary by conditions etc.) of this hull design with my engines. I am trying to determine my GPH for several longer trips. I normally push her at 3200 RPM, but thats primarily because that is the range I grew up with.. seems like most of my boating experience had the crusing RPM at 3200. Realizing that even 100 RPM variance can make a huge GPH change, and (until now) have had no accurate RPM guage, I just want to see what others are running. I dont need to "beat the fleet" but I dont want to run like a snail either. I'm happy at 20 KTS. but more concerned about econemy, and I dont know the sweet spot yet on this vessel.

I'm starting to look into fuel-flow guages, but didnt know those could be installed easily on such an old boat.

Any input, suggestions etc.. would be greatly appreciated.

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View the latest post New Forum Member 1987 Mariner 3297


Hi everyone..

I have a 1987 Mariner 3297, on my 4th season and my wife and I absolutely love this boat. It's difficult to beat the interior of the 32' boat for size, comfort and amenities.

I found this forum while trying to get some information, as you can imagine its hard to find current info on a 31 year old vessel! So I'm hoping there are some salty ol' skippers here that might be able to help. I'll post my questions on the other board as this is for introduction.

We moor at Elba-Mar Boat Club in Grosse Ile, Michigan. Get about 4 months per season, sometime a 5th if we're lucky. We are primarily destination boaters, although we do have several anchoring spots near home port for day and overnight hook trips. I have been boating the Great Lakes since I was a kid (40+ years) and it's our passion each Summer.

Previously I owned a 1987 Imperial 240FC (my first boat) and a 1989 Four Winns 285 Vista. Grew up on 1972 Marinette 26, 1986 Trojan F32, 1987 Cruisers 297 Elegante, 1989 Silverton 37

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