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View the latest post Locking Diesel Caps + Water

Looking to install Locking Caps on my 1995 430 Carver, have three, Port, Starboard and Stern. All are same size,
i.e. 2 1/2". plus want to put locking cap on water input.
Can anybody give me a vendor for these caps?

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View the latest post Haul Out, Items to check?

Getting ready to have a Bottom Job done on our 1995 430 Carver. Besides this and checking the Thru Hulls,
what other items should we have checked, or be concerned with while the boat is on the hard? Thank you.

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View the latest post Starboard Vibration

Towards the end of last season I started to experience a Starboard vibration on my 06 Carver 41 CMY.

You can't feel anything at idle bit at around 3000 rpms it becomes very noticeable.

After haul out I visually inspected the prop and shaft and could not see anything obvious.

I'm running 8.1 gassers

Any suggestions on what it could be and troubleshooting I can do before having the marina look at it.


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View the latest post I have a 1999 Crver 356 with dual 440 engines. Under full power there is less than 3500 rpm's. Is that normal?

Under full power I cannot get over 3300 rpm's. Is that normal?

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View the latest post 504 Owners?

Good Morning All!

We have recently become enamored with 504 Cockpit Motor Yacht model. So far, we've only seen it in photos but it sure looks like it was tailor-made for our needs.

One of the nicest features in the engine room access. On our old boat, a 1986 Chris Craft Catalina, the engine room access was a removable hatch in the salon floor. No ladder, no steps, and while you're working in the engine room, everyone else had to be careful walking around in the salon. The 504 engine room is apparently accessed by lifting the forward stairs and stepping down a couple of steps. I'm guessing it's not stand up height, right? I'm 5'10". Stooping over a little isn't a big deal. What about access to the outboard sides of the engines? Easy enough to get around there to change impellers and hoses? Anything that's really hard to reach like shaft seals or a certain bilge pump? Are the rudder shaft seals under the stairs/settee in the master stateroom?

We don't know what we don't know so any tips or guidance would be appreciated. Any design issues that are a problem?

Thank you very much.


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View the latest post Cabin Lights Carver 53 Voyager 1999

Need a source for salon lights in a Carver 53 voyager. Outside diameter is 2 1/2 inch and 1/2 inch recess. Fixture has three screws holding it in the head liner.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Lewmar Concept 1 windlass

Hi guys looking at getting a new windlass from a friend. It is the Lewmar concept 1 it is new unit with a used gypsy on it, new gypsy was taken for another windlass. Gypsy on it is very usable. I can get it for next to nothing thinking 200 bucks. I know this is a obsolete windlass, but does anyone have experience with one? My current windlass is a Simpson Lawrence sprint 1000 which needs a new motor (cost is $450).

I will attach a pic thanks.

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View the latest post Hi!

Just wanted to say hi to everyone.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Any issues after adding extended swim platform

New to the forum and in the process of purchasing a 1997 350 Mariner. I'm considering adding a 4' extended swim platform (which would double the current size) and wondering if anyone has experienced any performance problems after adding an after-market swim platform? Specifically wondering if the extended swim platform would interfere with performance while accelerating - i.e., cause difficulty getting boat to plane - or cause problems decelerating with water coming over the back of the platform. I've looked online - and have found suppliers who have created similar sized platforms for 350 Mariners - but just wondering about owners' experiences. The photo below is the type of swim platform I'm considering. Thanks

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View the latest post Carver Mariner Automatic Shore Power / Generator Transfer Switch

My 1999 Carver Mariner has an Automatic transfer switch for the 110V system. How does this work? I would like to put in an Pure Sign Power Inverter so I can make a quick cup of coffee or microwave something with out firing up the noisy generator. How would it go about attaching this to the system?

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