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View the latest post new fridge maybe?

My fridge in our 390CPMY is an original NORCOLD. It is working but I believe it is getting old and I am not one who likes to replace when “under the gun” so to speak, so I am thinking of a planned replacement. I have seen Norcold, Isotherm and Vertrigo. Any input? I have a two door type freezer on top approx 7 to 8 cu ft.

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View the latest post Alarm Code - Three Beeps (Horizon 8.1)

Hi. If anyone can tell me what this three beep alarm means. I will explain circumstances.
I have a 396MY - 2001. My engines were starting perfecting until approximately a week and a half ago, when my port engine decided not to start. I have the push button run/start/stop keypad for my engines. Normally you will get a loud beep, which sets the engines ready to start. I receive that on my starboard side motor, but not on the port engine. Let me explain just a little further. I was able to start my port engine a week ago Monday. It ran for 30 to 40 minutes. Everything was fine. I turned it off. It will not restart, although I tried it about two hours after running it.
What I have found out this week, after trying to start it again, is that while I was away from the boat during the week, there was an audio alarm going off every two to three minutes with three continuous beeps. I know it is not the FireBoy or the CO monitors, since we went through and disconnected them. The sound is coming from the dash where the keypad is for the port engine. When I turn the power off to the engine (port side), the beeps do not occur.
Does anyone know what the three beeps means? It must be a code/alarm.
Any help would be great. If anyone has a list of the codes that the beeps mean, that would be fabulous.
I have Horizon 8.1 engines in a 2001 Carver 396MY.
Thank you everyone for your time in looking at this post. I appreciate it.

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View the latest post New member

Just bought a 1984 Carver Santa Cruz 2667.

It has no hot water heater??
Where can I find one to purchase?
Are the heated by the engine as well as 120v.

I don't imagine by the 12v system

David Doubt
Montreal, Canada

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View the latest post 1993 Kohler 6.5CZ23 only runs while holding start button

Thanks for reading.
Here is the story. Out on the water genny running fine for about 5 hours start the main engines to head back to the slip, (about a 30 minute trip). Upon return to the slip I realize the genny is not running any longer. For some reason it shut down in that 30 minutes. Being late and having to working the morning figured I'd look into it later. So here is what I have done and know.
* Generator RUNS while holding either switch (switch on the unit or the remote switch on the breaker panel) but stops running as soon as you quit holding either switch in the start position.
*The oil level is full
* All breakers on
*Both of the fuses next to the hour meter have continuity from one end to the other
*No sign of ant loose, broken, or burnt wires.
*The strainer is clean and clear.
*While holding the start switch and the generator is running it is pumping water out of the discharge
*While holding the start switch and the generator is running it IS NOT producing/outputting enough power to make anything plugged into any of the 110 outlets work.
*No sign of any corrosion on any connection or control board.

*OBSERVATION of the large control board it has 4 LED's that are numbered locations are bottom (LED1) mid right (LED2) upper Left(LED3) Upper Right (LED4) I believe the control board is part# A-229388. I also believe has been replaced by C-229388
-While holding the start button (During engine crank and run) LED's 2 and 3 illuminate.
-Upon release of the start button LED4 blinks 1 time immediately
-LED1 is not illuminating at all during this process.

I am hopeful that someone reading this will know what the issue is.

I also saw in some of the other threads where Viper had posted the service manual (TP-5338), And was hopeful Viper could repost because when I click the link it is responding with destination site not found.

Thanks to everyone that takes the time to read this and reach out.

1993 Carver 350 Aft
Grand Haven Mi

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View the latest post Sliding Door Tracks

Does anyone know where you can get replacement sliding door tracks for the galley sliding door cupboards in the 1995 390 MY cockpit. The ones in the boar have chips missing out of them and need to be replaced. I have tried sourcing them but am not having the best of luck. As well the tracks for the sliding doors above the table in the galley area.4

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View the latest post Swim Platform

We have a 1995 Carver 390MY that is new to us and we would like to remove the swim platform from this boat in the fall and rebuild and/or have it modified over the winter or just add new. Is it thru bolted does anyone know or can we remove just the platform from outside. Can anyone give us advice regarding this?

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View the latest post ac Freon refill

Hello to all!!!!! I had a problem which was answered to the cause of one of my ac units frosting up. The logical solution was that it was low on Freon, ( thanks Hans). Has anyone done this to their units? I found the the service port which was labeled "suction". Makes sense. If you have done this, what did you use as a product? I'm almost sure it's R12. Thanks in advance.

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View the latest post Refrigerator Not Cooling Good

2009 Sojourn with Nova Kool RFU8000 Refrigerator.
Freezer holds at about 20 degrees. This is not cold enough to keep ice-cream frozen.
Fridge holds at about 35 degrees on the top shelf right next to the cooling plate.
Lower shelf is at 40 degrees or more.
These temps are after overnight of not opening the unit.
During the day while using the fridge will get up to 40-45 degrees on the top shelf.
Ice takes a good 12 hours to freeze if not longer.
Cabin temps are below 70 when running the A/C and about 80 to 85 max before we start cooling it back off.
Good ventilation around the unit.
I have checked the coils and they are good and clean.
Does not seem to matter if on AC or DC power.
Thermostat set to max. Has new thermostat as I thought maybe that was the problem.

I am wanting to replace with a new unit that will work more like a home fridge (close to 0 in freezer and hold 35 everywhere in the fridge). Thinking about the Vitrifrigo as they seem to have the best reviews.


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View the latest post AC size

I need to replace my salon ac unit on a 1989 Carver 38 aft. There is no information on the unit itself.
What size of unit do I need? 12,000 or 16,000 btu

thank you

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View the latest post Breakers under shore power inlets

So I thought I would share a learning that might help someone later.

My boat 1995 355 aft.
2 30 amp power cords.
Shore 2 runs two ac units and the ac water pump.
Shore 1 runs everything else.

We were in a transient slip hooked to a 50 amp pole and I was using a splitter to go 1-50 to 2-30s.

We were using pretty much everything one morning. Both ac units, stove making eggs, waffle maker, coffee maker, hot water heater,… everything.

Shore one tripped and we lost all of our breakfast making ability. We shut down all the breakers and engaged shore 1 again. Any breaker we would turn on would trip shore 1.
Unplugged the boat and fired up the generator and everything functioned as normal. Made breakfast, then went back to troubleshooting.

After looking closely I noticed that shore 1 had 150 volts going to the panel and shore 2 had 90! That 90 was running the ac units btw.
We metered the pole and it was 120 going into the boat. Hmmm.

So I phoned a friend. They said to look under the shore power connection in the boat and I would see another little cap to lift that looked like another power connection, but what is in it is two breakers! One for hot, and one for neutral. So the neutral was tripped. Pushed the breaker, all was well with the electrical genies again.

I don’t know why they put breakers on the neutral, and it didn’t seem safe the way it made the voltage so out of whack. I do wonder if some recent work we had done to make us not trip breakers on new style poles impacts how these breakers work when they trip now. My boat had shared neutrals between shore 1 and 2. The marina electrician separated them when the marina converted to new gfci power poles.

Anyhow, thought I would share if anyone has a similar issue in the future. I had recently taken photos of those breakers wondering why and what they did. I learned what they do this week. ;-)

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