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View the latest post Buying a 1998 405, with engine fire history

Hi Everyone,
Just wondering, small engine fire, diesel engines with an oil hose rupture fire.
I am going to look at her this week.
I was hoping to see if there is any good advice here.
1) The ups and downs of a 405,
2) Bilge fires and what to look for???
(Naturally I am hiring a surveyer to have a look before purchase, but I want was hoping to hear from owners about such items like,\
Running the 405, fuel mileage (Cummings 5.7), pros and cons, hints at this vessel in general

As always thankiong you in advance,

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View the latest post New Carver owner 1998 350 Mariner

Hi, I'm a new Carver owner 98 Carver 350 Mariner. Just wanted to say hi and I love the Carver. I've owned 5 boats in my life (3 Chaparrals) and the Carver is a beauty.

I was wondering if any one knows anything about the AC units. I think there might be a ducting problem because I feel cool air coming up by the pilots chair. Any body have ideas on how the ducting is set up?

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View the latest post 83' 3207 AC question

Hello all. I'm straightening out some rigs on a recently purchased 3207 aft cabin. My boat AC water feed has a single seacock with one pump. After the pump the plumbing tee's into two, each feeding one AC unit. Should there be two pumps or is this the OEM set up? Seems the forward unit gets most of the water.

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View the latest post Engines smoking but running well

Hey All,

So I finally got the boat out. It worked rather well however it was smoking quite a bit. I kept a close eye on the temp and the oil pressure, but both were consistent and good.

I did have 5 year old gas in the tank so that may be my whole problem, just not sure. Anyone have any ideas?

I also found I have a alternator problem on the port engine but there is no rush to fix that.

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View the latest post Rotation

So we've been doing everything to our boat, trying to bring it back to life. Have not fired the engines yet.

When we bought her, she indicated less than 300 hours. Before I bought it, I pulled the plugs and used a borescope to check the inards. Also pulled the valve covers and checked from there as well. The engines were obviously winterized properly because everything looked like new. Just a little surface rusting.

I did pull the distributors last year, hooked up a mechanical oil pressure gauge, and using a primer tool and a drill, ran the drill until the battery died and had plenty of oil pressure, plus I pre-lubed everything.

I also squirted an ounce or so of trans fluid in each hole to lube things up.

Today, I pulled the dampeners and I can spin the engines by using a crank tool. Nice and smooth, like they should be.

For the life of me, I can't remember which engine turned which way when I primed the oil pumps!

The setup is a vee-drive; water pumps at the back of the boat, flywheel toward the front. One engine is CW, the other is CCW. Anybody here have a similar set-up? Is the port engine CW or CCW looking at the engine aft to bow?

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View the latest post New Carver Owners

My wife and I have owned sail and power boats most of our lives. We just purchased a 1997 Carver 325 Aft Cabin. This is our first "big" boat and we are really excited. Last week I (accompanied by a good friend who is an experienced Captain) brought the boat from it's former home in Cape Coral, FL to it's new home in New Smyrna Beach, FL. The trip across the state via the Okeechobee Waterway was interesting and enjoyable. We live in New Smyrna Beach, and plan to cruise the ICW to our hearts content during the coming months. I am looking forward to learning more about these boats and how to take care of them on this forum.

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View the latest post New guy on Georgian Bay Ontario Canada

Hello, I've been boating for since I was a kid, owned sail and power of different brands.
We just bought our first larger boat it's a 1988 3807 carver aft cabin.
Absolutley love our cottage on the water, Georgian Bay has tons of places you can go in these waters.
I will post a photo of our boat as soon as I can figure out how. I do plan in posting questions and being active as time allows. Hope I can assist others if I can and look forward in getting suggestions or help too.
Thank you.

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View the latest post 2007 36 Mariner For Sale

Edited My CYO Admin: Please post all for sale items here: http://www.nautical-market.com/

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View the latest post sticky windows

we have a 1983 3207 aft cabin and the sliding windows in salon area are a pain to open and close .
what would you reccomend to lubricate the window or track to enable them to slide more freely?
Thanks for the help...

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View the latest post Boat will not steer, wheel spins freely

HI all, been reading through forums and cannot find an answer. the wheel spins to the left or right infinately and no control of rudder. I checked the bilge to see if anything looked detached. The bar that typically moves back and fourth does not move with spinning of the heel. In the bilge I saw what looked like a hydralic cylinder (similar look to what swings doors back on a screen door) as welll as what looked like a bleeder line similar to what I have seen in car brake lines but have not had any experience using something like this. I took off the plate that coveres wheel at the helm to see if anything looked strange. All I saw were 3 cables still attached. HELP if anybody knows. I boat on a small lake and the service department has not done anything like this. Im guessing a line is either broke or possibly it needs some type of fluid / air. I have a 1994 mariner 330 with dual crusaders. Im not the most handy guy around but willing to give it a shot. Any thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated. This is the first steering problem I have had but have had plenty others with air conditioning, generator, pumps, etc. None of that matters too much if I cant steer. Lately just been using the drives at varying degrees to steer boat but in windy or crowded situations - I resort to praying or just stay at dock and drink beer!

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