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View the latest post Attachment(s) Carver 280 overheating

Hi guys looking for some help and advice please , I have a carver 280 s , 7.3ltr v8 turbo diesel , I have recently got her back in the water / fresh water river in the uk , and I’ve had a few teething issues , she keeps over heating so I investigated and found that the impeller had ripped apart so I fished out the loose/ broken parts out of the pipe work , installed a new one , got it running to find it overheating again , so I re investigated and found that the new impeller had ripped apart again checked the hoses to find they was dry so it has ripped apart due to running dry and no water circulating the engine ! I have checked the inlet in bottem of boat where the water would be sucked up from and that’s clear with no blockage and the water filter was empty so although the inlets clear it isn’t sucking up water ?!! Help please TIA

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View the latest post New carver owner

My family just purchased our second boat. A 1980 carver mariner 3396. We haven't boated in several years as we sold our 26 wellcraft excel because we outgrew it with 3 kids and no a/c. We boat on the south shore of Long Island with many overnight trips to fire island.

The boat seems so roomy. We will not be putting it in this year because we need to do some cleaning, cosmetic updates and get my husband ready from going from a single screw to a double.

No a/c currently and eventually our goal to do a whole unit. Meanwhile we are thinking of a marine hatch or portable a/c. Thoughts, size? Thanks for the feedback!

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View the latest post How to select fuel sending unit?

My gas gauge needle sits all the way on empty and occasionally jumps rapidly to mid level and back down again. I suspect I need to replace the fuel sending unit. There are some replacement units that are the traditional “float on a lever” types and then what looks like the newer “float rides on a shaft” types. I was considering the shaft types. However, I don’t know 2 things... 1. Do I measure clearance in the tank and subtract an inch for total shaft length? Maybe just subtract 1/2”? 2. What resistance range would my original 1989 Carver gauge need? 240-33ohm seems kind of standard when I look at replacements, but how am I to know? Anything else? Thanks!

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View the latest post Attachment(s) New Dinghy Added...

No, it not a carver, but we needed something bigger than the mercury airdeck and 4hp with all the grandkids.

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View the latest post AC not turning the compressor on

i have a 1985 3607 that the front a/c wont turn on the compressor. The light comes on like it should but compressor won't.
The heater works fine as I can hear the relay kicking in. Thanks

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View the latest post Attachment(s) What bilge pump is this?

This is one of the 3 main bilge pumps. It trips the breaker. I have no idea what brand model it is? Any ideas? Thanks

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View the latest post Transmission bearing replacement

I have a 1995 carver mariner crusader motors with v drive i have a vibration in the starb. motor there is some slop in the prop shaft no tranny fluid loss .Can this be replaced with out pulling motor ? I can not find anyone in our area after over a week to look at it .

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View the latest post Fresh water pump ok if under water?

My kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower would not turn on. I found my fresh water pump, which is a Jabsco 31620-0092, was about a quarter the way under water down in my hull. The red wire from the back of the motor runs to the front of the pump (which google told me is a pressure switch). That motor red wire is connected to the pressure switch, but the other red cable coming off of it, which should go to the power supply hot wire, was disconnected. Where those connections are on the pressure switch are under water. Before hooking it back up I wanted to ask if that is ok?? It does not seem to be sealed and protected from water at those connections on the pressure switch. I’ve been having issues with the water pressure breaker cutting out and I’d have to flip it back on over the last several weeks. Thanks!

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View the latest post Finally Launched

Finally after a long wait I did get into the water. My boat launched for the season on June 29th. That is the latest I have ever hit the water. The wait was for the company I hired to do my hullsides buff and wax. While it was worth what they charged me I question if it was worth the wait. It does look great so I guess it was worth it.

The launch went well. Both engines fired right up after their almost 8 month nap. Since I had to work that Friday I only took a short shakedown cruise. The following day I did make a short trip to Bob Lo Island Marina for a boat club rendezvous. I stayed for the day.

The launch was not totally trouble free. When I got back to the dock and hooked up my shorepower I found that my A/C was not working. I am getting power to the unit as the blower fan does come on. But, I am not getting any power to the thermostat for some reason so I cannot turn the unit on. So, for now no A/C. I have checked what I can check so I guess it is time to call in a pro to see if it is fixable. I am not sure how old the unit is but it worked fine the last 3 seasons. In fact it was working last year the day I pulled the boat out of the water although it was in heat mode that day, November 2nd.

I am prepared to install a new unit if needed but am hoping it is some sort of simple fix. It is a Cruise Aire unit which I believe is now Dometic. I called customer service and without seeing the unit they thought it could be the electronic card in the unit. I don't want to break anything so I am not getting to involved in taking things apart. I tried to pop the thermostat cover but it did not seem to want to move. Of course I am probably doing it wrong.

Anyway the boat is in the water and I have had it out a couple times now last time for the Trenton Michigan 4th of July Fireworks.



Finally, my boating season has begun.

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View the latest post Westerbeke 3.0kW help

I have a 89 Mariner 28’ my generator quits when put under load. Any ideas on repairing or just buy new generator?

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