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Odd topic this time of year however worth mentioning.
Got a fancy Nespresso Vertuo Plus coffee machine for the boat last year. Found out the hard way you cannot leave them in freezing weather as the steam chamber is always full of water so it will burst during the winter. Had to unnecessarily plop down $200 to replace it and that was on sale!
Just a heads up to others to remove it from the boat as part of winter storage.
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We just got back from looking at and putting money down on a Carver!!!!
The yacht is a 1980 3326 Voyager. !!!
We thought it looked in good shape with many updates.
We look forward to meeting new people and enjoying our new to us boat.
We have a 187 xl Chaparral 1989 model we bought new, so we are not new to boating, but new to the larger boats.
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Hi all, thanks for the wealth of information over the past year!
Looking to replace my sump pump and float switch. The wiring had somehow come out of the switch at the housing. So I'm having to use a utility pump to clear it and keep the bilges clean.
Can anyone recommend or point me to a direct drop in replacement for the pump and switch?
Thanks in advance!!
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View the latest post Attachment(s) Alternator issues
My port alternator showed 11 volts on the gauge yesterday on a sixty mile trip. It showed 12 on the gauge with the generator running today on a 40 mile trip. I put a multimeter on it this evening and it is producing 13.7 volts. The starboard is producing 14.7. The battery charger was pumping amps last night indicating that it had some real charging to do.
Time to replace? Anything else I should check? The belt is fine and the alternator is spinning normally, just producing less voltage than the other.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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When I pulled in my doc today and hooked up the shore power as soon as I switched from my generator to the shore power I tripped the breaker on the main panel of the dock. It did not trip my breaker on the boat or the breaker on the power tower. After a bit of narrowing down I discovered that it was my inverter switc when I pulled in my dock today and hooked up the shore power as soon as I switched from my generator to the shore power I tripped the breaker on the main panel of the dock. It did not trip my breaker on the boat or the breaker on the power tower. After a bit of narrowing down I discovered that it was my inverter tripping it.
If I leave my inverter switch off on my panel everything works fine… As soon as I click the inverter switch it blows the breaker. How do you test the inverter to see if it’s bad or not? Can they be repaired or is it better to just buy a new one. As you can imagine I would prefer not to have to purchase one if it can be repaired etc.
I’m just not sure how to check it or test it to confirm that it’s really bad or not. It does not trip anything when my generator is running well underway. And it hasn’t had any problems at the marina where I keep it. I’m on a trip and pulled into a new marina for a week today and that’s when I noticed a problem.
Any feedback or thoughts would be greatly appreciate it thank you all so much!
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Has anyone added a central vacuum? We had a central vac on our Four Winns and it worked well. I'm thinking about installing a shop vac or clone in the engine room. Haven't measured anything yet. 3 gallon might be good size. Not sure about the hose and the suction power as it would need to reach bridge. Open for comments.
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RAIN WATER LEAK INTO VOYAGER 450 GUEST STATEROOM A/C DUCT
It was a new issue this year and I thought I would post this to help someone else. I kept finding fresh water in the forward most bilge compartment. In heavy rain the carpet forward of the access hatch would be wet. I found the water entering through the inside of the A/C duct of the forward stateroom. After taking apart the bed and its supporting panels I found the uppermost end of the flexible duct where it connects to the vertical duct, inaccessible (and my arms are long).
After several days of investigating, I found that the flexible duct connects to the lower end of a formed plywood duct that is inside the anchor chain locker at the bow. After 20 years (1999 model) it seems the joints between the floor, bulkhead and duct had water intrusion that froze over the winter and the joints opened up (see photos). The cure for me was West System epoxy tubes into the vertical seams and pour in epoxy into the horizontal seams and floor area.
Hope this will aid anyone with a similar issue.
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I have owned a 28' voyager for a couple of years now and am in the total restore mode of this vessel. There is a switch on the rear bulkhead wall of the galley above the fridge that I have no idea what it is for. The manual doesn't seem to address this. Can anyone assist?
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I am a new member to the Forum, although my wife and I have had our 350 Mariner since 2003. Got it new that year.
First I want to say, it is a great family boat in our opinion with a great layout and has served us well.
As with any boat, there is generally something to fix. In our case, we have a problem with the cook top in the galley. It is a Seaward 2247. One of the burners (electric) will not come on. I'm pretty sure I know what part I need, but can't figure out how to get to it under the glass top. I'm thinking I just have to pry up the bezel around the cook top, but not sure. I don't see any other access point.Anyone have experience with this ?
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