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View the latest post Attachment(s) Carver Mariner 350 Anchoring Technique

I know how to anchor. My question lies in how do you secure the deployed anchor to the boat? Obviously the anchor is deployed by the windlass and held fast by the chain gypsy. The gypsy is just a clutch and can move under enough load, Plus I've heard that it is not good the the windlass to have all the boats weight yanking in it at anchor. I've watched a lot of sailing videos over our long winter her up North (there are not that many power boat ones). It seams the popular way to secure the rode to boat is to uses an "Y" shaped anchor snubber attached to the port and starboard bow cleats and clip it to the chain. The "Y" shape helps steady the boat at anchor. Then let some slack out to remove tension from the windlass. That is all well and good, but on my Carver Mariner the port (1) and starboard (3) cleats do not have any backing material under them. They through bolted into just fiberglass. Clear #2 has a metal backing plate. If I attach to the center cleat (2), I don't have much stability. If I attach to the cleats 1 and 3, I'm afraid that I'm going to damage the deck. I might try to attach a metal backing plate to cleats 1 and 3, but I'm not sure it will be enough surface area because of it's location next to the deck storage lockers and the hull.

What do other people do?

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View the latest post Carver 366 broken side window fix?

Left the the folding side window open while docking & smashed it against the end post. Of course it's the other side from the finger. Looking at the the other good side, it looks like the glass fits into a channel & maybe slides out?

Just happened late afternoon today & not really had time to look at it closely. If anyone has had an experience of how easy or not it is to replace, I'd welcome some comments.

We are forecasted to have a cyclone " Gita " passs through in 2-3 days time so I need to get onto it ASAP. :-(

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Slow drip down where stuffing box is. Nut is stuck


Trying to tighten the big nut to slow down a drip and it seems to be be stuck from lack of use? Is there something to spray on there to get this nut to turn???? It's tight down there any ideas on which tools are needed???

Many thanks,


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View the latest post Navi lights not working now.

Hi All,

Trying to troubleshoot my navi lights on bow and white light up top on arch not turning on. Neither are turning on and my bridge lights and instrument lights all work fine. Can't imagine all 3 bulbs went out at the same time...checked to make sure it was turned on in the panel below the TV in the salon and it's on. Are there fuses some where I can look to see if that's the issue? I have a 1997 350 Mariner...

Many thanks!


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View the latest post 89 Carver 2557 black water holding tank

I’m noticing smell and some leaking in between the 2 tanks on either side of the small access door in the floor. I’m wondering if anyone has dealt with the black water tank ? I’m thinking the carpet has to be pulled up and hopefully there’s a panel to open up. I’m also curious if anyone has replaced the sewer hoses. Any help or advice would be appreciated

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View the latest post Louvered Teak or Starboard - replacement doors.

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View the latest post Bimini Top

Hi all

I'm having some canvas and eisinglass work done this off season and im having trouble finding an item. I have spacers and pads along the bimini frame where the canvas and glass touch. I have found the replacement clips, but cant find anything on the padding that covers the bimini tubes. it has become frustrating so any help would be great.

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View the latest post 530 Water tank replacement options

Hello All.
I have leaks on both my fresh water tanks along the top edges. Has anyone replaced their water tanks and if so where did you purchase them from. Were they similar in shape or did you go with straight rectangular tanks. Thanks very much Pat

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View the latest post Cummins 370 power loss.

Hello, My port engine has been losing power a little bit at time over the last year since I had my prop shafts and bearings replaced. It started with just a slight lag to the starboard engine and has progressively gotten worse over the past year. Now it maxs out at 1800 RPMs and boat cant get up on plane.

Runs very smooth, no smoke even under load at 1800 RPMs Motor will spool all the way up to 3000 RPMs in nuetral.

I have confirmed fuel tank is venting properly
I checked throttle cable travel and it matched the staboard engines
I replaced the engine fuel filter
The engine runs very smooth at all RPM ranges and does not smoke.

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View the latest post Mufflers/exhausts

My 88 mariner 3297 mufflers are so loud I can’t stand it. It’s mostly at low rpm. Is this a low water volume or need new mufflers. Thanks

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