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View the latest post 2001 466 swim platform with water coming out?

I have recently noticed water coming out of the port corner of my swim platform. The water seems to be pushed out periodically almost like from a bilge pump. The caulking is mildewed and is going to be replaced (boat hauled out at the moment), but I am concerned if the problem may return. Has anyone ever seen this issue?

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View the latest post New Owner 1990 Carver Mariner 2897

Hello I'm new here we are the new owner of a 1990 Carver Mariner 2897 in a slip at McCotter's Marina in Washington .NC. I have already picked up some great information on this site Thanks to all !!

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View the latest post Attachment(s) leaking pressure relief valve

Hello. I have a 1987 Carver 32. Behind the lower helm, is what I have identified as the pressure relief valve for steering. I see the 3 hoses coming out of the back of the valve. Where I see oil and a little bit of bubbling, is out of this cap on the side. The cap has a slot which would appear you can remove. What I need to know...is there a packing that can be replaced for this cap? If so, I need a part number for the packing. I have not attempted to tighten, as I am unsure if this for some type of adjustment cap as this is a valve. I am maintenance literate, but I want to know what I am up against before I rip and tear. I will attempt to load a photo of someone elses valve that I found. I didnt take a photo of mine.

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View the latest post Hello there!

Hello. I am here to find an answer to a question that has me a bit confused. I will post the question in the appropriate area. Thx for having me. DM

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View the latest post Anyone with a Carver 530 Voyager Pilothouse near Miami?

Hi Guys, I'm coming over from the UK this weekend 19th-20th July to Miami to view a different type of yacht

However I still like the idea of the 530, but unable to view one here in the UK, to see if it fits ours needs (retirement live aboard). Nearest one for sale I can find is in Key West or Antigua!

Do you or anyone you know have a 530 near Miami we could take a quick 10 minute tour of please? Either Friday after about 5pm once we clear the airport or Saturday Morning

Not looking to buy your boat (unless it's for sale) but would really appreciate the opportunity to see first hand what it's like



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View the latest post Hello! New here.

Hello all. I am new to the group and the new owner of a 1989 Carver 3227 Convertible. I look for forward to learning about these great yachts and hopefully getting to know other owners.

All the best,

Pacifically Ours

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View the latest post aft bilge pump

i have a 2008 Mariner 350.
my breaker for the aft bilge pump keeps tripping.
went to look at but cant really get to it. it is behind the generator. i can see it (barely) but cannot get to it.
any suggestions?

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View the latest post Grounding, Not Good

Saturday the 13th was a disaster. I was on an unfamiliar lake cruising to a destination via plotter as usual doing About 8 knots when I see a blue coloured shallow area coming up on the map. No problem, says 6'8" on the chart. So I continue on, crunch and crunch again and again. WTF, pulled back to neutral at the first sound, was in 2' of water on a rock shoal. :cry: Boat was stuck there held in place by the props. Had my wife and guests move to the bow as I lifted the swim platform while standing in the water trying to get her free which I managed to do. Jumped in fired her up and put her in gear, squeal, squeak from port and a nice vibration happening. :angry:

We carried on to our destination which was 10 mins away and anchored with friends. Checked his plotter only to find out the shoal is well identified and marked as 1"3" WTF.

Next day we inched towards home which took us over 12hrs and 2 seaway locks. Managed to get a hold of my mechanic who will work on evaluation and parts. Contacted my haul out guy who met us there as we pulled in at 8PM last evening who hauled us into a large storage facility.

I had no clue what to expect as I was hoping the rudders were still in place. Bottom line is it is bad but there seems to be no structural fibreglass damage. Forget the props, they are toast, struts are bent about 30 degrees along with the shafts. Definitely some work to do.

So what happened, how can I get grounded with a lifetime of experience behind the helm? Needless to say I worked on all the setting of my plotter on the 12+ hour trip back. Noticed many if not all all the lest than 3' depth figures were missing on my main plotter but not my small plotter. How can this be. They large plotter is the master and the small one is the slave which get there chart information from a single card in the Master plotter. I checked all setting comparing each one, everything was perfect yet no shallow figures on the chart. As a last resort I did a factory reset of the main plotter. Guess what, all the little numbers now show up.

I am the type who does not claim insurance however this on is going to get pricey and this is why we have insurance, just hoping parts are readily available. Did luck out with my mechanic as he returned from vacation yesterday. :-D

Hoping to be out for only a couple of weeks but who knows. Am heading there this morning to pull props and set things up for the mechanic. Will post some pictures of the damage.

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View the latest post SOS Boat Relocation

Ahoy! Seems as though I’ve been bitten twice, by the same broker. Staten Island Yacht Sales. Not quite the above board type broker, but that’s another story. I am now have an offer on a 506 (2001). (Dream boat)
We will need to relocate from the Great Lakes to the east coast.

Now the delema! I’ve NEVER taken that route. Need some Looper Help. I can’t get a straight answer on total height. 20’2” to 20’10” on the 506 so where do I go with this. A tape measure, ladder and some friends, oh and a Crain might do. What are the height requirements to not take the long way?
Past Nova Scotia. (I’m not sure if that’s even spelled right?).

Captains I’ve spoken too have three answers. Yup, nope and we might have to take the arch off!
WTF doesn’t anyone who says they do this know?

What’s the best route?
I’m figuring 12 - 14K with a captain who says he does this. He has said we need accurate numbers. Antenna, dish, array and lights.
There may be a high water level issue as well
Please message me, direct me whatever I need to know soon
Do I need a tape measure, friends and a crane?
Larry. NY,

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View the latest post RPM loss on return trips

twin 350XL Crusaders on our 32' Voyager. Last two weekends on our return trip from our favorite anchorage, port engine dropped to 3600rpm from normal 3800-4000 for 30 minute trip. All gauges reading normal no CE lights ran at 3600 steady but would not go higher. Trip out in the morning normal, actually brought to 4100 to see if I could recreate and ran great. Starboard engine fine. Two separate fuel tanks.


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