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View the latest post Attachment(s) Trying to find parts for my toilet.

I have a 1986 Carver Santa Cruz 26 and I am trying to find parts for the toilet but I don't know what brands or model the toilet is. It has a foot valve that opens the bottom to let the waste fall to the holding tank and also lets fresh water in at the same time. I am trying to find out if there is a rebuild kit for that.

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View the latest post Capping unused thru hull?

Any practical advice for capping an unused thru hull fitting?

This particular fitting is plastic, straight, and does not have a ball-valve. It is the output for a macerator from head, where there is a valve to switch between macerator and pump-out.

I am going to remove the macerator and restore a single, pump-out connection. I don't want to leave a hidden potential leak.

The good news is this is easily accessible by removing the settee seats. I could easily leave all of the existing hoses in place and just cap the disconnected macerator hose in the head. I could remove the macerator and hose from the thru-hull barbs, and install a short, capped hose section. Is there a better, safer, more definitive option (short of removing the fitting entirely and patching the hole in the hull?)?

Open to suggestions.....

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View the latest post New member

Hello all. We own a 1992 3608. It is our second carver . We boat out of Northern Harbour on beautiful Lake of the Woods Ontario Canada looking forward to this forum.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Santa Cruz: 1978 2866

I just purchased a '78 Santa Cruz 2866. She'll be indoors this winter, and I hope to complete as many projects as possible before launching on Moosehead Lake in Maine in May ( or whenever the ice is out!).

Many of the projects I'm planning are covered in other threads. I'm going to keep this thread active (if there's any interest) for some of these issues as they relate to this specific model/era.

Much of the equipment on the boat is original (for better or worse), and I have the original owner's manual, if it is helpful to anyone.

Mine is a single screw gas crusader with Walter v-drive.

I anticipate at least the following projects (in no particular order):
- awl grip cockpit and non-teak portions of transom
- clean, brighten, varnish teak (interior, exterior, swim platform)
- clean and repair salon sliders and windshield
- update interior upholstery
- replace bridge seats
- repair holes in bridge helm (from old electronics)
- change head from macerator/discharge to holding tank
- waterproof enclosures
- change the name (off with painted name, replace with decal/graphic)
- modify lower helm seat

I'd love to hear from anyone with any ideas, experience, or questions! You may notice a conspicuous absence of wiring or electronic projects. For the most part, I leave these to professionals!

Moosehead Lake, Maine
'78 Carver Santa Cruz 2866

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View the latest post hello

have a 4207 look forward to reading the post..

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View the latest post Carver 444

I have just signed a contract for a 2003 444. Hope to be able to use this forum for what i would believe would be many questions in the future. Any comments, do's or don'ts?

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View the latest post Changing the dinette upholstery on a 1992 33' aft cabin

When we purchased Probably Knot last fall, the Admiral stated emphatically that the upholstery would have to go. So...... About 3 weeks ago I had the task of removing the old stuff. Easy, right? As it turns out, Carver used lots of fasteners to hold the cushion trim in place. It took almost an hour to find and remove all the screws holding the 2 trim pieces to the dinette.

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View the latest post Almost new Carver owner

Silly me I want to live on a boat.posting.php?mode=post&f=2&sid=b0f5defcce01dc726219eab7443726d9#
Ive looked for some time and let some good boats go and looked too hard at some I should have run away from.
Today I find myself negotiating for a 1977 Carver 33.
He says it will make the 100mi trip home via the intercoastal. I hope its so.
I will look to your site for info, upgrades and wisdom.

See you around,


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View the latest post Attachment(s) New 2276 owner and new to forum

Hello all,
I have recently purchased a 1977 Carver 2276 Camper Boat, I am trying to restore it back to original (as best as I can) For the most part, it has been easy because the vessel has been taken care of. It has a Chevy 305 That runs great and a mercruiser 898 outdrive that I have replaced the lower unit on. I have restored all of the teak woodwork, and I have been looking for a few things (Camper Canvas, Front Seats - need to find the upholstery for the rear seats -It had the upgraded Gold package - I need to rework the side windows, find channel or something- to keep the water out of the cabin, and a few other odds and ends.
If you have any resources and or parts for this model, please let me know.
Thank You,

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View the latest post Newbe

Hi y'all, just bought an Trojan 390 Express 1996. it's been through three other owners and it show it has been well cared for.
I have it moored @ Holiday Marina in lake Lanier GA
I hope when time is needed I will be learning from all y'all.
Looking forwArd to. Reading your posts.
Greg & Diane

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