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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.

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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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View the latest post Engine Sensors


I have a Carver 2001 506 with 6cta engines. Have installed new electronics. Axiom pro is the flat screen unit that I would like to display engine readings and fuel consumption imformation. Has anyone retrofitted there analog readouts to digital. I need some direction on the type of sensors and how to interface them with the raymarine axiom pro.

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View the latest post Tips on buying 1988-89 mariner 350


Just wondering if anyone has an tips or specific things I should look for when buying a used mariner 350. Any help would be appreciated. Looking forward to being part of this community!

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View the latest post Attachment(s) July 4th week fun


Here are some photos of some fun we had the week of July 4th on the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The river has been very high all year from the rain and the St. Croix river was a no wake zone, traveling 23 miles at no wake speed is painful! But fun! A lot of anchoring out for days at a time, and visiting a very nice marina in Bayport Minnesota. We really enjoyed being on the boat for 10 days, and meeting up with such great friends.

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View the latest post 350 Mariner Generator


Hey All...

So I have a factory installed Kohler generator on my 2001 350 Mariner... But I am new to the boat.

So I'm new to having a generator. I start it up and she runs well, except I get very small amount of water out of the exhaust. Because i'm super paranoid, I have not run it for very long, maybe 3-5 mins MAX.

Here is what I know, but don't know if any of it matters:
- I have a closed loop cooling system
- Have completely cleaned sea strainer
- gen starts and seems to run just fine but have tried not to over heat her by only running in short spurts.
- right at start it seems to "mist" water
- a few mins after starting, it will blurb out maybe a cup of water then return to misting drops of water. This cycle seems to continue.

Does this sound like normal functionality? You will all make my day if you say "Oh ya man, thats how it works!" :-D

also, do these things have overheat shut down protection?

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View the latest post '94 440 bridge bench seat


Do you have pix of the bench seat to the right of the captain's chair? We are trying to reinstall seat after removal of previous owner's computer cabinet. We are unsure of stock configuration - how metal frame attaches, how cushions are fastened, etc. Any pix and/or advice would be appreciated.

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