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View the latest post 1990 Santego shower enclosure

I am in the process of purchasing a 1990 Santego 38, and will need to modify the shower enclosure. As my son's like to say I have a big posterior. I figure that it will be faster to enlarge the door of the enclosure while I work on my personal renovation. This will be one of my winter projects. Has anyone done a modification of the shower on their boats? :help:

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View the latest post PSS Shaft Seal Install on Carver 405

I'm wondering if there are any 405 or similar model owners out there that have had PSS shaft seals installed/replaced. Can you advise if they had to remove the props or rudders to get the job done or any otehr issues encountered in the process? How long did the job take and approximate cost if you are willing to share that.
Thank you,

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View the latest post 2000 Carver 404 - Cummins Diesel

New to the forum and had a question regarding the engine size on a vessel we are looking to purchase. We have our eye on a 2000 Carver 404 with the twin Cummins 220 hp diesel engines.

I am wondering if these engines are under powered for a 40' vessel that weighs over 25000 lbs. I see similar sized boats with the twin 270's or 330's. I have read lots about overloading diesel engines and the issues this can cause.

We really like the vessel, but concerned about the smaller engines.

Are there any Carver 404 owners out there that can provide their insight.


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View the latest post 405 Swim ladder

G36, Viper and others
My 3 rung swim ladder was damaged when I bought the boat so I removed the rungs and siliconed the bottom of the ladder attachments.
It did not appear the attached brackets were leaking but I covered the anyway. Rung slide openings are still visible.

What would ya do on a 405? I liked the ez ups post and I liked the extended 4 rung ladder idea.

Just curious what everyone is doing as an upgrade because I would prefer to not use the original attachments if possible.


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View the latest post Engine controls

I want to combine engine and throttle controls on my 2008 41 CMY....Where do I go from here?
Thanks all RP

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View the latest post Boat won't plane.

Recently purchased a 1988 Santego this spring.
When we had it out for its sea trial the operator managed to get the boat up on plane but he did have to fiddle with some of the controls to suceed.

I have not had any luck. At first I thought I could not get it on plane due to the trim tabs being stuck in the down position.
Fixed that and they are both now fully retracted.
Went out last weekend to try and sort it out but got chased off the lake due to an incoming squall.
I had the tabs up and the drives all the way down/in.

Any input on what is wrong or what I am doing wrong. Not at all familiar with a boat this size or dual engines.

The boat has twin 5.7 Mercruisers with Alfa One stern drives.
Engine RPMs reached approx. 3000 and no more.

Cruises along at a nice efficient 7 knots @ 1500 RPM but at full throttle managed to just reach 9.7 knots.

I don't mind cruising at 7 but would like more speed when its necessary and I figure this non plane issue is a sign if something else out of whack.


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View the latest post To rebuild or replace???

I own a 95 330 Mariner with Crusader 350 XL's. I have dumped probably my purchase price back into the boat at this point. If you want the details see other posts authored by yours truly. This weekend, my wife invited her brother and sister-in-law along with their three kids down for a day of fun, sun, and swimming on the river. In typical fashion, I start the right engine, and with a little reluctance it fired up and idled smoothly. I breathe a sigh of relief, said a prayer to all of the various gods of the marine, Greek, and the New World. To my shock it started. However, it didn't sound right. In a single bound, I leap form the "bridge" to the swim platform and have my head hanging over the side looking at the exhaust. No water coming out of the port exhaust. After shutting down, I checked the seacock and strainers: Open and clean. Did I mention that all this occurred about 15 minutes before our guests arrived? We managed to salvage the day thanks in part to the marina swimming pool and a community grill.
I've had to replace the port transmission, about 6 hours into my maiden voyage. I've replaced the alternator on the stbd. engine along with countless battery cables due to corrosion. I also discovered the first time I went to start the right engine this year all of the oil had leaked out somewhere. I don't know where, it wasn't in the bilge, so who knows? I keep adding oil to it as a bad-aid to get to the end of the season. And so far, I've added about a quart and a half since early June. The engine hatches also leaked, but I've managed to fix that and my bilge is now dry. As a result of that my stbd. engine is a rust bucket. The left engine was as well but with the transmission replacement, a lot of that got fixed. But it just seems to be one thing after another. I won't include money spent on the new barely 24 hours on it generator. I'll chalk that up to moisture and well I don't know what else. I guess that's what I get for buying a 24+ year old boat from a less than... well let's just say he lied.
So finally my question. I think the only way I'm going to get this thing right is either to completely repower it, or have both engines overhauled, rebuilt. I'm looking for some opinions on what the well informed people of this forum think. Repair or replace? The engines have about 360 and 400 hours on them.

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View the latest post Replacing the port bilge blower 370 Voyager

While on a one week trip this past week I decided to check all the bilge blowers as I could only hear the generator blower from the bridge. Upon inspection I found out that both engine room blowers were not working. I first ruled out the switch and breaker and found power to the blowers so assumed both were just burnt out. I arranged to have two blowers delivered to the marina we were at and then installed the starboard one as access was somewhat easy. My problem now is getting to the port side blower as it is outboard of the port engine and behind the water tank and under the fridge and cupboards so no access from the top. i'm not sure it can be removed without removing the hot water tank?? Has anyone done one of these??

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View the latest post 3607 Aft Cabin Sliding Window Felt Channel

Hello all. Is it necessary to remove the window frame from outside to accommodate replacing the felt channel? Thanks. Doug

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View the latest post Windlass up/down switch

Gotta lean on the Carver community for some help with my windlass. 2004 360 SS, Maxwell 880 windlass. Everything works except the down switch on the helm. Both foot switches work and the up control on the helm switch works too. After troubleshooting, I replaced the switch and still have the same result. :banghead:

Thank you for any guidance you might have.

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