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View the latest post Aft deck hardtop weight limit

Ok, I have a 356 aft cabin with a hardtop over the aft deck. Some years ago, I had a 3807, also with an aft deck hardtop. Owner's manual for both boats said they were not built to support any kind of weight.
I desparately need to get on my hardtop for a good cleaning and even wax compounding. The hardtop is so chaulkey that every time it rains, I get white streaks running down my isenglass and it looks like crap.
So, will my hardtop support my 200 lbs body to do this work?

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View the latest post Restoring Seaward Princess Electric/alcohol Cooktop

Last Spring acquired a 1993 Carver 300 Sedan and am determined to have it operating like the day it was born. We are making great progress, but the most important thing on the boat according to my bride, the Seward Princess electric/alcohol cook top, either doesn't work, or I am not smart enough to figure out how to work it. I would like to rebuild it and am hoping someone out there can point me towards a source of parts, or to someone who will rebuild it for us.

It may be that the alcohol stove just needs maintenance, but I assume that means replaceable parts. Hopefully I'm wrong about that. The burners don't get hot enough. Are they replaceable? By the way, are they running 240 or 120?


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View the latest post Attachment(s) iPad

Who uses an iPad for navigation? What chart software do you use? How do load software? Does iPad connect to auto pilot? Plz answer any other questions I didn't know to ask :-D ! Thanx.

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View the latest post New Carver 356 Owner.

Happy Thanksgiving All!
After touring a friends 406, we decided to move up from our Trojan F32 to a Carver Motor Yacht this past winter. We found a 1999 356 in the Niagara River (Grand Island) in May, quickly had it structurally and mechanically surveyed upon the banks acceptance of our bid (she was a repo). After a few weeks of "getting to know her" and getting the maintenance caught up, we made the trip from the Niagara River to Sodus Point via Lake Erie, the Welland Canal, and the south shore of Lake Ontario. The boat performed flawlessly and we have enjoyed the season on her. This forum has been a precious resource and we are looking forward to many more seasons to come.

Thank You All


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View the latest post Used boat pricing.

Is it my imagination or has the asked for pricing on used boats gone up a fair bit ? Almost looks like somewhere around 20k cad.

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View the latest post New to Forum with 350 Mariner

Wife and I just purchased a 1998 350 Mariner. It is on the hard now and will under go some winter projects by our marina. Owner before me had boat trucked from Lake Erie to St. Croix River which runs between Minnesota and Wisconsin, near Twin Cities. Arch was scraped up during shipping. I think Owner took the insurance money instead of fixing. So we low balled an offer, glad we did. Arch will be a $7500 job! Yikes! We also had vinyl replace around the cockpit combing. And we thought while we are throwing money in the hole. We are having a swim platform extension installed! Easier for us and the dogs to get on and off.
If any one has things to look out for or improvements, please pass along.

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View the latest post Battery location Santego

Am wondering if anyone can tell me the original battery(s) location on a 88 Santego.

I believe someone has relocated the batteries on our new to us boat.
They are currently under the bench seat on the aft deck. You flip up the cushion and they are inside the compartment.
Looks pretty rinky dink to me.

Pictures would be awesome :)


Oh and I cannot find their location in any manual.

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View the latest post Unbelievable!!!

We had not used the forward head shower since buying our Carver 455 this summer. So, Maria goes in, grabs the handheld shower handle from the top of the tub, and as she pulls it out including the flexible hose, it separates from the handle and the entire hose falls back into the hole and into the bowels below the tub. This is when I discover that there is no way to get into that area - no access from the engine room, no access in the head or forward berth...NOTHING!!! What the hell? Did Carver think that no one would ever need access to plumbing parts?

The only thing I can think to do is cut like a 4" hole on the side of the tub near the control valve to be able to reach the hose where is connects to the control valve, then add a watertight deck plate to seal it back up. Does anyone have any other ideas? - Sloopjonb

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View the latest post New to Me - 1989 3467 Santego

Hiya Captains,
My wife and I decided on one more boat before we give it up after 30+ years. Found a “Fresh/Brackish” 1989 3467 Santego on the Hudson River. Love the boat, love the layout. Might need a few tips on finding some NOS stuff to refurbish the incidentals. Any helpful tips or design flaw fixes will be greatly appreciated. We’re on the mid/lower Chesapeake Bay, so if your in the area give a shout out.
Captain Greg

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View the latest post WANTED - 530 Voyager on the East Coast

Hi - my family is expanding and we’re hoping to have a new boat by spring. We’ve fallen in love with Carver 530 Voyagers. If anybody has one or knows of one that might be for sale soon, please let me know.


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