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Hello Everyone My name is Mark.
Not new to boating.
I am however getting to know a 1987 Santego 27 ft.
pretty limited information so far.
At any rate I'm sure wisdom abounds in these pages.

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View the latest post Cleaning exhaust risers and manifold.

I have pulled my exhaust manifold and risers from my crusader 454. Water passages are rusty, but will clean up well. Exhaust ports have a lot of scale and build up from recent valve stem seal failures. What’s the best way to clean them up? Thanks in advance,


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View the latest post Attachment(s) Solar Panel Update

As many of you know I installed a 400 Watt solar panel system on the Holodeck. I made 2 sets of panels in. Series to join in Pharrell, so if 1 set failed, the other would function. Anyway, we gave it a whirl My house bank is 2 6V GC batteries wired in series to make. 12. We took off yesterday afternoon for a mooring to see what it could do. During the moon lit night, the controller was kicking 1 - 1.5 amps. In the AM, the batteries were down to 80%. Before solar we were at 70%. Running were lights, water pump, 12V fans, original refrigerator on 12V and cell phone chargers. By 11:30 this AM the batteries were back up to 100%! It was a partly cloudy day, so not optimum conditions. At the peak the controller was pumping put 26 Amps. Then as we neared closer to 100% it cut back to less. I was leary to try to see if as claimed the controller would shut off when another source was present, but when I started the engines, the controller cut right back to 0 amps. . We are looking forward to trying these ion a sunny day and a week trip. My verdict: IF you have the real estate (Flat Hard top) install some panels. MPPT controller, 4 100 watt panels.

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View the latest post Nashville area boat repair and captain recom

I am looking for a boat repair person to come to my 2002 Carver 356. I meed a local person I can go to that can come out.

I am in the Nashville area

Any recommendations?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Priming AC water pump

Greetings. I am looking to confirm what seems to be the common way of priming the AC water pump.

If we put a water hose in the discharge, do we just put enough water in to fill the discharge and then turn the on the AC?

Also, can anyone confirm the AC discharge is the far left discharge with the stain in this photo?[image][/image]

First time boat owners feeling like a fish out of water.

2002 Carver 356 aft

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View the latest post Connect laptop to Chartplotter

2004 Carver 466 with Raymarine RL 80C chartplotter looking to connect laptop to receive information. How can this be done?

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View the latest post Generator Trouble Shooting help

I have. 2000 Carver 396 with a Kohler 5kw diesel generator. It ran when I bought the boat last summer, I had someone come service it but didn’t try and run it after. Last weekend we went out and it wouldn’t start. Battery is charged but it does nothing when you flip the start switch. No crank, no click, no nothing. I am wondering if there is a battery disconnect somewhere. The space is tight but I don’t see one…. Anyone know where it would be or have other ideas?

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View the latest post 8.1 Volvo Gi throttle issue

2006 396 MY with Volvo 8.1 Gi won’t throttle up past idle on the port engine. I swapped out the throttle body from the starboard engine and still had the same issue. Replaced the throttle position sensor and still not working right. Engine will start and throttle up after disconnecting the battery but when shut off and started again won’t throttle up. It’s almost like it going into a safe mode. Strainers are clear and no overheating issues while idling. Any ideas?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Fresh Water Pump Plumbing

I've been fighting my freshwater pump for the last 3 days my body is very sore from reaching underneath things and man handling pipes.

My current dilemma is this 90° fitting that goes into the filter. I can't seem to get an angle on this to loosen it enough to get the filter off. I had to remove the entire pump and then twist it around and circles to unscrew it. Anyways what I want to do is replace this elbow with something that has fitting on both ends so that I can remove it without having to remove the entire pump assembly.

Is there an easy option for replacing this Qest elbow?
Home Depot?


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View the latest post Logo bulb replacement on 56Voyager 2006

2006 56 Voyager has Logo lights on each exterior side of the Bridge Deck. The Bridge deck rocker switch has LOGO label. Has anyone changed the light bulbs? The Logo emblem is either acrylic or hard plastic and I don't see any screws or pry open slots on the exterior. Rather than taking apart panels on bridge deck I'm hoping someone here has replaced the bulbs and can advise how to access them.

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