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View the latest post Glendinning Engine Synchronizer

On my 1991 Carver 430 cockpit MY the surveyor noted a line item for the engine synchronizer. I have never used it, but while tracking down a blow fuse in the engine compartment I was directly under the control unit for the synchronizer and discovered that the previous owner had disconnected the linages to the throttle cables. I plan to check the system out while in dry dock, but I wonder if I shouldn't just remove it all together. There is a gauge on the helm that seems to give a visual indication when the engines are balanced so, I question the need for the synchronizer. Can anyone share their experience or thoughts on this?
The thrill of discovery! 8-)

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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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