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I thought I would start a new thread as a bit of a sub-topic to the inverter and isolator thread.
I am researching places to buy cable. I have access to a crimping tool if I need one. I have found marine tinned cable at Jamestown Dist,, Fisherie Supply, Defender, and Best Boat Wire. I was wondering if there is a qualitative difference to the cabling sold ? Also, is there a place that is a go to, to buy cable, any of you have used? And finally, does anyone know a place that will make cables for you?
I am in the US.
Thanks for any help you can give.
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I am listing my Carver MY for sale. It is located on the ICW in North Myrtle Beach.
This Carver 405 MY Aft Cabin is a well-built double cabin motor yacht with an appealing blend of space, comfort, and value. Change in Latitude can sleep seven comfortably and has 2-zone AC/Heating units, a Westerbeke 7.5 KW generator, and twin Crusader 454 Xli gas inboards with velvet drive transmissions. This boat has been converted to fresh water forward and aft heads, and in November 2019 had the hull serviced, sanded and new bottom paint. The four blade bronze props have also been reconditioned and balanced, with new shaft cutlass bearings installed.The aft sundeck has a bar sink and ice maker, and was upgraded with new custom marine grade powder coated aluminum side panels (No Plastic) with custom wave design in matching black and gold leaf graphics.
Below, the well-appointed galley features spacious leather seating for five in its u-shaped dinette that converts to a double bed, spacious refrigerator/freezer storage, an electric three burner stove with an oven adjacent to a spacious main salon incorporating a flat screen TV, storage lockers, and a leather L-shaped sofa to port that also opens to a twin bed with a concealed chart storage compartment and dry bar to starboard suitable for entertaining. The entire salon and galley maintain privacy with 100% UV protected custom installed transferable/warrantied window tint giving the boat a modern look, and incorporates LED lighting. A large serving counter overlooks the well-lit galley.
The master stateroom has LED lighting, an offset queen berth with a new cool memory foam mattress, storage lockers, flat screen TV and private head with stall shower. The forward stateroom has LED lighting, storage lockers, a flat screen TV and an offset double berth with access to the day head that includes showering capability.
The bridge has comfortable seating for six, in addition to the sundeck area, and a full array of Raymarine electronics including two large displays with GPS navigation, radar, depth sounder, marine radio, stereo, and DTV Satellite Dome.
The engine room is well maintained, and in good clean running condition with a service log maintained during my ownership. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the owner for more details on this beautiful Carver 405 MY. Priced at $99,500.00
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View the latest post Attachment(s) Inverter cabling question
Ok. I installed a new Promariner 2000 PS inverter charger last year. Well, I did some of the work, and the “main electrical guy” on our lake did the rest. In order for the alternators to charge the battery while underway, I replaced the two alternator three battery bank diode charger with ProIso 2 alt 4 battery version. The alternators put out 100 amps a piece. Promariner said the circuit must be able to handle 200 amps, the total of the two alternators.
I was having trouble keeping the inverter bank (4 6 volt batteries in a 2 battery 12 volt configuration charged while underway. When I checked the voltage at the four outputs, I was getting 13.8 to 14.1 at the engine outputs on the isolator and 15.1 volts at the inverter isolator output. The other bank was not charging at the time I was checking which may or may not be ok. When I checked the voltage at the inverter battery bank, it was receiving only 12.8. When I spoke with Promariner, they told me the wire from the isolator to the inverter battery bank should be no longer than 12 feet and if that long should be 2/0. It is 13.66 feet with no way to shorten it. The wire is the same size as the wires that go to the two engine batteries (close to 10 feet), and the house battery (close to 5 feet) from the original isolator which were original installation by Carver. I think it is probably 2 gauge, but I haven’t attempted to figure that out.
Anyway, here are my questions. I am stuck with the distance. Would you advise using 2/0 on the Isolator to inverter bank, or would you go with 3/0? When I look at ABYC guidelines, it looks like 2/0 would work. If I change out the cable to the inverter bank, should I also consider changing out the cables to the two engines?
If you scroll down the link below, you will see the recommended wire sizes.
Thanks for any advice that could be thrown my way.
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Where in the world can I find aft cabin windows or seals? The bottom seals are rotting so bad, I’ve got MOSS growing in the channels and water intrusion from there may ruin my sidewalls! Any help is greatly appreciated!
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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1977 Carver Santa Cruz 2566 Rehab
Well today was the beginning. Day 1, so to speak. It has been raining here so I covered the windows with plastic and just started the first of many cleanings. Her name is going to be AEGIR, (Norse God of the Sea), any way I'm dropping some pics of her as will update as I go along.
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I am looking at getting my first boat (grew up on small lakes but now I am on Lake Michigan). I am tossed up on which one to get. There is a bayliner for sale (1994) for 5k in good shape, a 87 Sundance for 6k or a 1986 Carver 2757 for 7.5k with 1200hrs on the engine. Any input? I heard bayliner is crap (pinto of boats), Sundance is the Chevy and Carvers are the Cady's.
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Ok so I Have a Carver 3207 and i need an aft Bimini. Here people want upwards of 2k to make one for my deck.I was thinking of buying a cheaper one online with all Stainless Hardware however I can get all the specs i need except the width, my rails are 122 inches Apart. Soooooo i was thinking order one and cut the Bow's in the middle and add some Stainless to equal out the width.I have a Friend That has heavy duty Sewing equipment and she said she'd Widen it for me for a low price with matching material. This Bimini Will not be used while underway just to provide some shade in the HOT!!! summer Sun.Has anyone done this before?
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