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View the latest post Gas Smell

I’ve searched for this topic and have some ideas based on posts that I’ve found, but wanted to throw this out here....after running, I am smelling gas. Not after fueling. I’ve looked at fuel fill lines and vent lines and don’t see visible gas/moisture. Poked around fuel lines to the carbs and don’t see much.

Could it be just the gas in the carbs that I’m smelling?

I’ve let the blower run for 30 minutes or so after shutdown which I think helps a bit. I plan on idling 1 engine at a time to try and isolate which side it’s coming from. 85 Mariner with Crusader 220’s.


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View the latest post Running the Genny at night?

Looking for opinion here....

I do not run the genny all night to run the AC (although I would appreciate the cooling), as we have a gas unit that is underneath the salon in our aft cabin.

My concern was carbon dioxide issues.

I do have 3 CO2 detectors on board but the risk isn't worth it in my opinion.

Any thoughts otherwise?

Thanks and Happy Canada Day to the Canadians on board.

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View the latest post Hello everybody.

I recently purchased a 1977 Carver Santa Cruz for $300. I know it ran shortly before it was confiscated because the owner "borrowed" someone's trailer and never returned it. We put some holes in the hull while jacking it up off the tires to put it on my friend's trailer. I have patched those already. The engine cover was left off and the engine was submerged by rainwater. I am now beginning my adventure of getting the engine running and sorting out the wiring nightmare the previous owner left for me.

Wish me luck.

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View the latest post Engine sync gauge vs. rpm's

The other day while taking my boat on its maiden voyage, I noticed that when the engine sync gauge was right in the middle (synced) the rpm's were off on the two motors.
If I matched the rpm's the sync gauge was off.
As this is my first boat with dual motors I'm curious to which is preferred.
And how would I correct the difference if that is in fact possible?

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View the latest post Carver 444 Shower leak

We've recently purchased a 2004 Carver 444. After using the shower a few times without issue, we are starting to notice a rust color water leaking from where the master shower meets the bathroom floor. THere is some caulking there and it seems to be leaking from a crack in the caulking. Any ideas on what could be leaking? Suggestions on how to fix? Thank you in advanced for your help.

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View the latest post 1994 cover 280 express

hey all would love some help googles not helping !

I have a 1994 280 express with twin v6 volvo penta 4.3 litre engines
It currently has 2 4 barrel holly carbs i do not believe these are stock does anyone know what the stock carbs are
Or why would these be installed just seems to be using to much fuel

Thanks in advance

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View the latest post Engine Synchronizer Gauge

Hi, We own a 97' 355 AC with twin Crusader 454 Xli's. My question regards the synchronizer gauge at the helm. Where does the input to drive the gauge come from? The Gauge is always pointing in one direction or the other, regardless of engine speed. Does the signal come from the tachs or elsewhere? Any help would be appreciated, I believe the tach's to be accurate based on what I hear from the engines. Or does the signal come from the engines? This is just more annoying than anything else.

Thanks in advance!

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View the latest post Clunking in prop shaft at low RPM

Has anyone experienced a loud clunking in the prop shaft at low RPM. When adding just a little power it goes away and runs great. We greased the zerk fittings and that helped a little bit but it came back.

The boat is a Carver 36 gas engines.

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View the latest post First Carver - 1990 Santego 3867

Corvette enthusiast that is joining the nautical world to escape the insanity of landlovers and their far out agendas.

My husband probably thinks im on my 4th mid-life crisis at the ripe age of 34, but im really just searching for his next tinker project. He is an aeronautical engineer and from my boating childhood, I knew this purchase is the gift that keeps on giving, aka money pit. We will never run out of things to work on with this project.

If anyone out there has experience with this particular model and any quirks, ill appreciate any lifelines.


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View the latest post What size refrigerator came on a 2001 Carver 350?

Hello all,
Not sure if my refrigerator is working up to par as it hasn't froze the water bottle after 24 hours.
Of course it has been in the mid 90s and hotter the last week so thats not helping.
But in case I need to purchase a new frig, what size did the 2001 350 Mariner come with?
Cant find that info anywhere.

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