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View the latest post My 2018 Season Is Over


The time has arrived. My Carver is coming out of the water and will soon begin its long winter nap. Wednesday was a beautiful day. About 50* and 0 wind. It was a perfect day to end the season on.

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Heading out on the Gibraltar canal from Gibraltar Boat Yard towards the Detroit River.

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I took a ride upriver as far as the Grosse Ile free bridge. Then I turned about and headed back downriver towards the marina. I pulled into an open spot by the boat lift. Boat will come out of the water later this morning.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) New 88 Mariner


HI All
Getting back to weekender boats... HAd a few smaller and One Bayliner 27ft years back, Also have a 18ft Bass Boat.
Picking up a 88, 28 ft Mariner tomorrow.
I'm trying to look up the correct model number.. But not having any luck..
CDRJ9079f888 is that correct? Title didn't show the MODEL!!
Has Twin 305 in her, One runs the other won't start at this time.
is that correct? Title didn't show the MODEL!!
Look forward to discussions...
Rob

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View the latest post Wanted: Carver Voyager 450 Skylounge WestCoast


Hi All,
I am new to the forum and am looking for a Carver 450 Voyager with the Skylounge Option, instead of the lower helm, also..a Hardtop would be a plus. Does anyone know of someone who is considering selling theirs.. Preferably on the west coast, I am in Southern California, but would entertain having the boat transported. I really like the overall layout of this boat. 1999-200? Thank you, let me know if you have any leads..

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 2000s 356 Aft - Would You Survey?


I'm thinking about dropping a pretty penny on this beast, but I'm worried I'll be biting off more than I can chew. This boat is fresh water... now... but clearly seen some salt.

Thoughts folks, would you do it?

https://www.boattrader.com/listing/2002 ... 103224368/

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View the latest post Bad spark plugs caused this?


I thought I would share my story about an episode I had recently. We travelled from homeport about 30 miles to our destination (another marina) without incident. When we were ready to leave the next morning we fueled up, and had difficulty starting the stbd engine. When it finally started it was vibrating and running rough. Upon getting out of the harbor, we could not get stbd engine over 500 rpms, and serious rough vibration. When I checked the engine compartment there was steam, exhaust gas and water spewing everywhere. Shut down the stbd engine, turned on the exhaust blower and returned to the marina we just left under the port engine alone. When the local mechanic diagnosed the problem, this is what he found: dirty spark plugs on the stbd engine caused the excessive vibration, which caused the stuffing box to leak and the port engine exhaust to come loose. Hence, the steam, water and exhaust gas. So, if you haven't checked your spark plugs in forever, you might want to.

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View the latest post Fueling a Kicker motor


I have a 20hp Yamaha motor I'm going to use as a Kicker motor in case of main engine failure. I didn't want it hanging off the back of my swim platform all the time. So i made a quick release bracket that only take a minute to mount and I also made a secure and lockable cradle for the outboard on the cockpit deck. What I'm working now is to get fuel to it. I want to tap in to the main tank and would like some input on the best way to do it. I want to put a fuel connection thru the hull on the outside of the transom that will feed directly from the tank using the factory line with squeeze bulb primer, will it draw fuel up and that far? Or should I tap in to the the line after my electric fuel pump on the main engine which would require turning on the ignition switch to operate? Input welcomed.

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View the latest post Fuel Consumption


Howdy. Am looking at purchasing a 25' Santa Cruz w/ 5.7L 260 hp Volvo Penta and am wondering what fuel consumption might be at cruise.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) What Is This Thing???


I have a 1983 Aft Cabin 3607 and have been wondering about a wood square on the port side of my hull (pictured). The wood is rotting apart but since whatever used to be attached has been cut I never really tried to figure out what it is... but I am curious. Maybe something to do with grounding at some point? Thanks.

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View the latest post Introduction


My name is Armin, I just purchased a 1996 Carver 320 Voyager in Upper Chesapeake Bay and am bringing her down to Miami. We have already had one mechanical issue with the port engine which caused me to loose RPMs. This turned out to be large ethanol nuggets in the pancake filter forward of the engine. Yesterday my v drive on the stbd engine clanked to a halt. In the process of looking for a rebuilt core exchange. Walter is asking $3,750 for a new drive. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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View the latest post Carver 356 battery question


Ok, I've got 3 batteries in my bilge sitting between the engines. The most forward battery, closest to the genset is the starting battery for the genset.
Can I assume the middle battery is battery #1 and the battery furthest aft is battery #2.
Which battery has the bilge pumps connected to it?
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

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