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View the latest post Distributors for Crusader 454XL?

I've got a 1995 370 Voyager with twin 454XL. The starboard HEI Ignition Module went bad and was replaced. The Cap and rotor were also worn, I had the spare parts so I replaced them as well. The distributor looks very old with signs of corrosion. I'd like to replace the distributors in both engines. Manual says Port is LH and Starboard is RH rotation. I've got Borg Warner transmissions. All I can find on-line is LH distributors (Sierra 18-5484-1 and similar). Will LH work in both engines?? Don't I need a distributor with a reverse gear for the STBD (RH) engine?


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View the latest post Window Weather Stripping

Hi, I'm looking for information on the fuzzy window weather striping that's between the sliding side windows on our 1975 Carver Santa Cruz. It's mounted on a thin strip of aluminum and slips in to a channel that's pushed on to the end of the window. It closes the gap between the two windows. I've looked at Owen's Prime Line self adhesive which may work. I was going to post some pictures of what I'm looking for except I couldn't figure out how to do it. Jim

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View the latest post Introduction

Hey everyone! I am the proud new owner of C37 Coupe named Discovery! Great riding boat that I just picked up in Connecticut. Nice to see such an active yacht owners forum! :captain2:

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View the latest post Windlass chain

I have a 1989 Carver Montego 2557 express cruiser. Bought a couple of years ago and have been refurbishing. Question regarding the electric windlass. It came with 100 feet of 5/16 galvanized chain attached. It works. Have pulled it all out by hand and wound it back it by windlass with anchor attached. What I am concerned about is the weight up front when coiled in the bow. A 100 feet of 5/16 chain is a lot of weight and not sure if this boat can handle it when on plane. May force bow down creating poor performance. Only has a 260 hp Merc for motivation. I have given thought to changing to 100 feet of 1/2 inch three coil nylon line with a couple feet of chain for rode. I have not had this boat in water yet but hopefully this summer. Anybody have thoughts on this subject re weight etc?

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View the latest post Hello all and help me out!

Hi all, I'm Edwin from the gulf coast of Texas.

I'm hoping to purchase a 1986 3227 Convertible and am curious if the entire floor at the stern comes off or just the access panels that are clearly removable.

I'm positive I will spend far too many hours in the engine bay to fight with what looks like horrible access.

Thanks in advance for any information you can provide, I hope to be posting pictures of a new to me Carver soon.

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View the latest post Fuel transfer line

This might be a dumb question, but I’m interested in answers from anyone who knows the answer.
My Carver 460 Voyager has a fuel transfer line between the two tanks that sit near the aft of the boat.
There is no pump transfer, it’s simply gravity/pressure I assume. I also assume it’s there because the genset draws fuel on,y from the starboard tank.
So my question is, if the boat naturally lists to one side (maybe not naturally, but due to weight distribution of tender, etc), and I open the transfer line, does the fuel simply move to the lower side of the boat regardless of amount of fuel in each tank, or does this even the tanks out?

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View the latest post I LOVE Carver, but.....

I have had a recent experience which leads me to this statement.
The customer support has been GREAT. They are always willing to help and always do everything possible to address any situation that I have encountered in the last couple years. But I must take issue with the documentation in the Owners manual. (for model year 2005 in the least!)
This is the second incident where the documentation does not reflect reality.
The first time happened last year when I wanted to do something about the intrusion of 'water in the forward bilge' when cruising in my Mariner. I determined that the water migrated through a thru hull fitting. The documentation implied that the most 'forward' thru hull fitting would be my target. I installed a clamshell to abate the situation, only to realize after the fact, that the 'aft' thru hull should have been the target. I went a season with with water in the bilge and a clamshell that should not live what it now resides.
The most recent adventure had to deal with the 'house' battery.
I tested the batteries before the season and determined that 2 of them needed to be replaced. According to the original documentation, one target was the 'house' and the second a 'starter' for starboard engine.
When shopping at a local battery specialist, I mentioned that I would like to purchase a deep cell AGM that would be able to power the refrigerator overnight and still have juice. He sold me the unit that would absolutely, undeniably and without question 'do the job'!
This at $350.00! Ok, its a boat..just do the job!
On Memorial Day we were on the hook and I figure let's give it a go. After 2 hours...DEAD!
It couldn't recharge vacu-flush, no water pump, no nothing. DEAD! What the HECKFIRE!! It is a $350.00 battery that is one week old!!!
I schlep it back to the place and the battery tests perfect. The guy tells me it is something on the boat. Maybe a short or something is draining the battery. Oh no..another headache...another expense!!
My friend brings down an amp meter in order to determine the draw of the fridge, etc., and we figure out that the battery labeled 'house' on the original documentation is actually the 'generator' battery. The battery labeled 'generator' is really the house!
What a pain!!! I love Carver... I HATE their documentation!!!
The good news is that its an easy fix. A little switch-a-roo and problem solved.
The bad news was that it was yet another cause for stress, grief and wasted time.
But.... I still love the Carver brand!

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View the latest post Mariner 350 a/c airflow

Greetings all, hope you and yours are all well in this situation.

We have a 2002 Mariner 350 which we love!

The a/c in the cabin (above bench and near table) blows strong and cold to the point we almost need to turn a/c up or off.

However the airflow in the berth is very low and it never gets cool enough in the berth.

Has anyone figured a way to improve airflow in berth?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 2004 466 MY Reading Light

Hi to All,
Looking for the LED replacement bulb or fixture for the reading light above the forward stateroom bed.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Reading Light.jpg

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Ice Maker Outlet

Hey All

So my 03 396's Ice Maker on the bridge stopped working.

Ice Maker checks good - Runs fine on another outlet

Breaker was just replaced

Still seems to have no power to the outlet.

does anyone know if there is a GFI that protects that outlet? Every other outlet on the boat seems to be operational. This one WAS working at the onset of the season, now, not so much. About to replace the outlet itself just to rule that out.

Thought this was going to be an easy one... HA, I'm so silly!

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