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View the latest post Window channel replacement

We have recently purchased C 370 Aft Cabin. (1993). The window channels in the salon and the aft stateroom are deteriorated and mossy. Where can I find replacements and what should we know before we attempt to replace them. Thanks.

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View the latest post Carver 28 Voyager

Hello. Im thinking of buying a Carver 28 Voyager from 1988 and would like to ask you all a few questions

1. what i should take a closer look at?
2. Did this boat sell with dual 350 crusaders?
3. Is the 2 Crusader 350 reliable?
4. How is the prices of parts for the engines? (Im from sweden so i think the prices is a bit more exspensive)
5. Any idéa what the fuel comsumption is at 8 knots vs 18 knots vs WOT.
6. What does these boats sell for ( i know it depends on the condition but i can only find this 1 for sale in sweden)

Hope anyone can give me some meat on the bone before i look at the boat in real life on friday.

Sorry for my bad english.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Transmission Fluid Pump

I’m pretty sure my port transmission is not pumping fluid as it should. This is a 2000 406 with 7.4 MPIs and Velvet Drive Model 30-01-005 trannies with 2.5:1 ratios. I got a warning tone while cruising at 3200 rpm the other day (about a half second beep every 2 seconds). Retarded the throttles but the warning continued. Oil pressure and engine temp were perfect on both engines. Got it to quit by turning off the port engine, but it came back on as soon as I turned the key back on and waited out the normal test beeps. The warning was similar to, but not quite the same pitch as the test beeps that come with turning on the key. After checking the engine compartment and finding nothing obvious, I headed to port with the port engine shut down. On arrival, 15 minutes later, I cranked it up to see if the problem remained and the warning was gone. Ran the engine at idle and in gear for about 10 more minutes to see if the warning would recur and it did not.

Today I decided to change tranny fluid to see if that might help. The old fluid (2 years and 70 hours run time) looked and smelled normal - not burnt. I added 1.8 quarts to the port engine and checked the level as prescribed (run at 1500 rpm for 2 minutes, shut down and check it quickly). It showed over-filled. On the starboard side, I added 1.8 quarts, ran it and checked and the quantity was low - needed another .2 quarts for a total of 2.0.

In light of the warning, no engine anomalies, and the fluid showing over-full after running, the only conclusion I can arrive at is that the pump is not working to push fluid into the cooler and other parts of the tranny.

1. Is that a logical conclusion?
2. If so, can a pump be replaced in that model Velvet Drive?
3. I didn’t see any hose crimps, but could there be blockages in the fluid system that I could clear to correct the problem?

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View the latest post Another Day In Paradise

Docked at one of hundreds of available docks amongst the 1000 Islands. Spent the weekend with my son in law and grandchild who is back to back with us at the dock. Had the island to ourselves. Skelton Island just outside of Brockville Ontario, Canada.




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View the latest post Molding around sliding glass door

My 2005 Carver Super Sport needs replacement molding around the sliding glass door. The existing molding (or is 'trim' the proper word?) appears to be made of rubber or a very flexible vinyl. I have been looking around for a replacement but I'm having no luck.

Does anyone have any ideas on where I might find this?



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View the latest post New guy from MIchigan


I'm Jerry from Grand Haven, Michigan. I just purchased my fourth Carver, a 2005 Super Sport. Happy to be part of this forum!


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View the latest post 1990 Carver 3607 max capacity

OK, I have what may be a very stupid question but I have to ask. I have my new to me 1990 Carver 3607 aft cabin that I've owned for one year. My daughter wants to have a bachelorette part on the boat. Question is, what's the legal capacity of my boat? All other (smaller) boats that I have owned had a Max capacity label affixed somewhere on the boat that would give max weight or max number of people.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) New Owner 1998 Carver 405

Hello everyone, Michael here :usa:

I have a sea trial and survey this Tuesday on a 1998 405. Contract signed and price agree upon.

Engines are 7.4 MPI Merc 454's I am told. 365 and 367 hours but I am not sure on hp or if they are original to the boat which I hope to learn on the survey. 10E Kohler Generator with 611 hours but it may need repairs I understandand that will be looked at closer in the survey.

Engines on a monthly maintenance contract but guys I dont feel the boat has been used very much. I am paying an extra couple hundred to have compression checks ran. I am looking for 140 to 150 and anything under 120 I was told is going to need repairs soon? My mechanic shop stated with a closed cooling system he would be okay with simply replacing the water pump impellers while it was out for survey. As it is a salt water boat.

Risers, manifolds and elbows replaced November 2017.
New Bimini top and Eisenglass for the front but I am going to need to purchase the rear enclosure. I am not sure it has ever had a rear enclosure on the back as I dont find any snaps/rivets.

Boat has a new fridge freezer 2018 and I plan on having a bottom job while the boat is out for survey and getting ready to be shipped to me. What price should I expect on this bottom job. Several shipyards and lots of competition in the area instead of just one place. I know it may have blisters and repairs may be needed but your thoughts please.

I am going to use the boat on a reservoir that is 16 miles by 7 miles. Pretty much a place to ride the jet skis back to for my 17 year old daughter and her friends. I am 51 years old and I have been married forever (lol)
My thought is to put a tailgater dish on the radar arch and chill, watch some John Wayne movies and westerns because I watch almost no tv now/workaholic.

I am half way through the 447 posts regarding 405's.
It appears I already owe several of ya dinner for the knowledge, most notably Viper :beergood:

I was a automotive service and parts director for 25 years and now I flip houses and own an insurance agency for the past few years. I am looking forward to being a positive contributor to the forum.

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View the latest post Gas usage math formula?

Greetings Fellow Carver Owners...

My twin engines are Crusader 350 XL HT's I have been renting my boat out to a captain taking his family out for four hour blocks. Mostly he's been filling the tank back up to where it was before taking the boat out. If he happens to run out of time to put gas back in does anyone have a formula I can use that can ballpark how much he owes me for gas?

I thought of noting engine hours before & after...then using an average RPM of 2500 burning 25 gallons of fuel and multiplying times dock fuel rate per gallon???? It's mostly just cruising around San Francisco Bay...

Any thought or ideas???



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View the latest post Attachment(s) towing RIB behind 3607 Carver

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Has anyone seen, used, have knowledge of a towing rig as pictured in the attachment; it is from a houseboat forum & they go slow. We usually cruise at 12+kts. RIB is a Novurania 11.5L X 5.5ft.B, weighs 571 lbs. dry total including 197 lb. 25 hp Yamaha. I plan on using the existing typical Weaver Snapdavits on the swim platform as the pivots, hoist it with a winch or block & tackle & secure it with rigid stand off arms from the towing ladder arms to the stand off arm brackets on the transom plus the hoist cable. Probably attach the winch or block & tackle to one of the aft deck vertical stanchions. I'll get some exact measurements including angles & find a mechanical engineer to do a force analysis so I can check with Weaver & make sure the Snapdavits & standoff brackets will carry the load plus a substantial safe margin. That will be an interesting exercise as the amount of buoyancy at the bow partially supporting the weight will be tricky to determine. I'll have a stout cover fabricated to prevent shipping water underway. I've looked at roll on & typical hoist davits for a heavy RIB - cost substantially more than I paid for the RIB plus quite a lod on the swim platform I would think. There will be an issue berthing the boat. Will have to heave to, lower the boat, raise & secure the ladder & use snap davit rings on the RIB to secure it transversely to the swim platform & then proceed very slowly, as usual anyway, into the marina & berth. Won't be an issue anchoring. Any mech. engineers out there that want to take this on? I'm concerned about it bouncing in the close behind wake & forces that might transfer to the boat & attachments.

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