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View the latest post Attachment(s) New (old) Carver owner

Hello all I am the new owner of an old Carver 1977 or 1978 2566. I am currently in the process of remodeling it and getting all back up to snuff. I am located in Central Florida and plan on doing some inshore and offshore trips once I get the everything fixed up. Love the Carver styling so far!
Please forgive me if ask any dumb questions....first big boat.

Please let me know what your best upgrade, performance or remodeling concept was for this model boat

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View the latest post Looking for part on exhaust system

Hello All! I have a 1995 Crusader 350XL engine. The first fiberglas exhaust connector, with the built in back flow flapper, developed a crack and is leaking. It's about 5" long, and 3 3/4" wide. Anyone know where I can get the replacement part? The boat is a 330 Mariner. Thanks.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1985 Carver Convertible For Sale

What does Captain Kirk, Popeye and Captain Hook all have in common? They were all bad ass people! Why? They were all in command of ships. You should be in command of a ship! You should buy our boat!

We offer you the opportunity to be in command of this 1985 Carver Convertible 32 ft Yacht. Laxi too is a Florida native vessel and has never seen fresh water. Registered only with the US coast guard (not local) Laxi has sat in dry dock for several years. She was tarped while in dry dock, and was untarped on 6/4/ 2018. Laxi features two 350 mercruiser engines (appox 700hrs on each), onan generator, and can sleep 6 people. Everything was fully operational at the time of dry docking. She doesn't have any soft spots to our knowledge. Listed her as fair condition because she needs some mechanical work -wet exhaust has broken. She comes with many extras too (boxes of 1980's boat stuff in our basement = spot light, antennas, radio ect ) The fly bridge is there, but not fully installed. We also have the original owner's manual. She is being sold as is. and she comes with her cradle! If you don't want the cradle with the purchase please let us know, otherwise its take it all! No part outs! Physical Location is Shelburne Shipyard, Shelburne VT.

Please feel free to ask us questions, and we would be happy to show the boat. Additionally you can check out the video walk through here:

Asking $3500 OBO.

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View the latest post 8D Batteries

Last post got side tracked on the generator issue but still need to get new batteries. Need two 8D's for my 400 with twin Cummins 6BTAs. Set up has them acting as house and starting batteries. Running the stock Pro Mariner 30 charger. Would like to go maintenance free since I can't reach the back battery to service it easily. Thanks in advance.

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View the latest post Windlass Issues - Maxwell Freedom 800

I have an 06 Carver 41 CMY with original Maxwell 800 Windless and it started laboring just on the weight of the anchor.

I always use a bridal to make sure there is no tension on the gypsy, I always motor toward the anchor during retrieval and never use the windlass to pull the boat.

As of late it seems the windlass is laboring just to pull the released anchor out of the water.  I'm stumped as to what the problem is as I just serviced the gypsy with proper marine grease last season and it was working great.

Thanks in advance

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View the latest post Main breaker type

Hi everyone, need to know what type and brand of main shore 1 breaker is being used. We need to replace it as the it is finished. It is and has 3 breakers rivited together. 2004 360 Sports Sedan. Thanks in advance, Andrew

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View the latest post Anchor for 405 Carver

Good Morning, Carver Crew.

I just recently purchased a 405 Aft Cabin (LOVE HER!!). The surveyor mentioned that the anchor on the boat would not hold him in place. The boat came from a lake, and I don't think they every really put stress on the anchor.

I plan to take the boat to the Keys, so obviously I am in need of a serious upgrade. This is one are I do not want to cut corners. I am looking at this 65 pound Mantus:


Does anyone have any thoughts\recommendations?

Thank you in Advance,


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View the latest post Depth Sounder/ Fish Finder Advice

I changed most of my electronics last year with the exception of my depth sounder. As of last weekend it is almost dead. I say almost because it sometimes say no sounder found or it shows it there but no depth reading or for a very limited tine I get a reading. Will try resetting all the connectors but fear the unit is slowly dying. Before I changed electronics it was very finicky and after seemed to work as advertised however started acting up again. Existing unit is a legacy DSM300 sounder and a P319 Transducer both of which are discontinued.

Not that I really need a fish finder but the newer chirp stuff does seem to give a pretty nice view of the bottom. Looking to purchase a cp100 sounder http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=8069 combined with a CPT-110 transducer.

That being said I will not install until end of season haul out as I do need to drill the hull for transducer installation unless I can work out a deal with my haul out guy such as pull her out a few feet, I drill and install and plop her back in.

Any comments suggestions appreciated before I plop down another $700.

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View the latest post A trick to Norcold fridges

I've been playing around with my fridge recently. It run pretty good, but not great, so I was thinking of some mods to make to help it work better.

First, I insulated the cabinet. I probably need some drawings to illustrate this better, but the stock enclosure on my boat (83 3607) leaves about one inch of dead space around the left and right sides and about 1.25 inches above the top. This is behind the teak trim, which is cut to just barely fit the fridge. On the right side of the fridge, Carver installed a 2"x10" vent, so the heat rising from the compressor and condenser would travel up the back and around the right side and out the vent. A couple years ago I put an exhaust fan in the compartment right above the back of the fridge, so this side vent was not doing anything. I'm theorizing that the hot air that gets trapped on both sides and top of the fridge also conducts itself into the fridge through the insulation, so I put a couple layers of some foil-sided bubblepack on the top and both sides. It's not a lot of insulation but keeping the hot air out has to help.

I also improved the flow to my exit fan. There was a smaller opening in a shelf that I was able to open up a couple inches.

The other thing I realized is that you can trick the fridge to stay in cooling mode longer if you keep cold food AWAY from the temperature sensor on the evaporator. I also took a room temperature "blue ice" pack and put it right on that sensor and the freezer would get down to 0 degrees F and stay there until that blue ice pack froze. That also allowed the fridge to get a few degrees cooler too.. down to about 35.. the lower shelf was still about 40 though. This is even with a cabin temperature of about 80 degrees F. If I ever get air conditioning installed that fridge would probably be just fine even on the low shelf!

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View the latest post Diameter Dock Lines?

Had a question...I have a 350 Mariner and need to replace my transient dock lines for bow & stern...so 4 are needed. General consensus for length is 25 feet...but I am stuck on what diameter line to go with. Would I be better off with 1/2" or 5/8"? What are the pros and cons?...going with nylon double braided pre-spliced or 3 strand????

Any comments or suggestions please feel free.


Rick :pirate: :worthy:

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