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View the latest post Attachment(s) Mar Quipt 3 step folding dock step

3 steps 28"H x 20"W x 45"L and 3 1/2" folded flat. $550.00 - 708-269-8327

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1980 Carver 2896 sedan fly bridge

Hi, I have a 1980 28' Carver Mariner for sale. Boat is located in Au Gres MI. Seeing what interest is out there , before spring gets here.
Please note: there is No trailer and if hauled over land would need a professional boat mover!!!
This is a great family boat. I've had it 4 years and got everything working except I've never tried the hot water heater. A/C and heat kicks butt! It's got a swim platform with ladder and a bow pulpit with a windless anchor! One of the two batteries is new last summer. The two 305 crusader Engines run smooth, and have apox 750 hrs each. Just did all valve cover gaskets last spring also. Has a nice back deck, and a very roomy fly bridge. The cabin I kinda describe as a floating travel trailer. Put new carpet in two years ago. It's got a head with shower head, stove and oven work. They are propane. There's an older GPS and fish finder. Hydrolic steering .
Now this is an older boat, and it's not pristine, but it cleans up well, and very fun for adults and kids.
I started the exterior woods revarnishing , and rebuilding and covering therear bench seat on the fly bridge, but didnt get to finish it all due to, I went and bought a bigger boat. A 3607. I have plans to finish if I haven't sold it by the time warmer weather gets here, or I would adjust selling price if buyer wanted to finish it. I have the varnish for it!
See pictures ....... and if your really serious, I would make plans to go up and show it while it's still winter. Its inside stored. Boat is in Au Gres mi. I live in Allen Park. I would have to coordinate times to get the building open.
I would really love to see this go to a good home. A great first cabin cruiser. $5500 or "best offer".
Any questions email me or text only....313-five90-zero48two. I will not answer a phone call.
Thanks for looking.......Mike

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View the latest post Anchor and chain

I have a 1994 390CPMY with a Lewmar Profish 1000 free fall windlass. I got free rode with it, 200' 8 plait and 15' 5/16" chain. In my opinion, not enough. I just scored at West Marine for 300' 8 plait 5/8" and 15' chain. I am not comfortable with that amount of chain. I was thinking of having say 50' or 75' of chain spliced on, rather than what is there. Any opinions? I know the scope to depth ratio, but just think I need more chain. I had thought of 300' chain, but the co$t and weight have deterred me. opinions please?

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View the latest post What BTUs for Carver 1991 280 Sedan (12' Beam)

I want to add A/C to my 1991 280 Sedan (the 11' 10" beam model) this spring and I'm hoping for input from this board. I'll first say that this is a very big 28 foot boat with lots of windows, but my main concern is cooling in the forward State room for comfortable sleeping. Were outside most of the time during the day anyway, but trying to sleep in the forward state room after a hot sunny day is difficult. There is an accordion style door to separate that stateroom from the main cabin and I'm hoping to use a smaller 7000 BTU unit to focus on the sleeping area. The reason I'm looking at the 7000 BTU unit is that it can also be powered by an inverter system. That's the largest size I've found that can do that. I don't have a full 15 amp plug in at my dock for normal plug-in, so I have little choice.
Any informed comments would be greatly appreciated!

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View the latest post anchor on 3607

I am planning on replacing the Delta anchor on my 3607 with a ROCNA or VULCAN and would like to know if anyone else has installed either of these on their 3607. What weight did you buy? Rocna or Vulcan? Does the Rocna roll bar get in the way?

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View the latest post Rod Holders- Mariner

All, Does anyone know if its possible to drill a hole into the rear cockpit sides in order to insert the angled rod holders? I'm more interested in using these to hold a grill but they could be used for rods on occasion...

Just wondering if anyone has seen this on a mid 80's Mariner. The glass seems really thick in this area so I'm not looking forward to drilling to find out this isn't possible/feasible.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1998 405 Velvet Drive

I read through the 89 post regarding velvet drives and gained enough insight to simply ask a few questions before proceeding.
So I have the 20-01-005 Velvet Drive as shown. I have put about 75 hours on the boat since I purchased it last summer mainly driving it almost home. Total hours currently are 444 and 435.

Dipstick is showing add at the bottom line which I would call a quart low after sitting a few days. Half way on the stick after it is warmed up.

Is it due for a transmission fluid change?
Some older vehicles never have the fluid changed because they slip after changing the old fluid.
With only 365 hours on a 20 year old boat I have no idea when it was changed last. Since the bottom and top risers were replaced last year, boat was on a monthly maintenance program. I would like to think the fluid was maintained but I really dont know.

It doesnt look burnt, actually pretty clear considering what I would expect it to look like.

So would ya change the fluid? If so I saw Dextron II and straight hydraulic fluid in the post but I wasnt clear on what this unit takes.

If you would change it? How often? Months? Hours?

What should I expect from this unit in the future? I mean known problems and issues that ya may have seen?

I am on a land locked 330,000 acre lake that is 7 by 16 miles so the boat doesnt go far on each of my trips out.

Thanks to everyone for your knowledge and support

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View the latest post Prop Question

I have two blades damaged on a 4 blade 23" prop. The tips curled under and some sections broke off. The damage is all less than 1/2" from the ends. The boat yard said to replace it and the prop guy couldn't do anything. We just finished a list of fixes, so adding another $2000 for a prop hurts. Question: I know props are engineered to match, but if I file edges down smooth making two of the blades less than 1/2" shorter, will the problem be minor or major? I run between 5-7 knots, so if it's a matter of not moving as much water some extra rpm's aren't a big deal. But if it would result in some kind of vibration or wiggle that could cause other damage then obviously it's not worth it. Thank you.

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View the latest post 1996 430 Liveaboard

Hello to all! My wife and I have purchased a 1996 430 about 4 months back and are full time liveaboards in DC. Transitioning from a traditional houseboat to a cruiser.

Look forward to learning about this boat from you fine people.


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View the latest post Removing Sectional in 3807

Hi I have a 1989 3807 Aft Cabin and I need to remove the Sectional couch any ideas- too big to fit through the doors.

Any help would be great.


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