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View the latest post starts then dies

Hello, 1987 32 carver no start both Eng Starts the dies, I have power at positive side of coil when cranking, no power at ballast resistor but i have power coming out of ignition switch, is there a shut off switch? where can i find a wiring diagram? Thanks

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View the latest post Kemah Texas

Considering moving from inland lake to Kemah. Any suggestions on destinations etc. Thanks for your time

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View the latest post Bilge Drains 390 Express

Anyone have an idea as to how the bilge drains are ran, or a good way to unclog them when you can't see them? Considering poking around with a hose near the pump. Cleaned the bilge, and figured it would drain back, or could use the pumps to get rid of the mucky water, but all pumps are dry and in dry areas, but the middle of the boat is full of now cruddy water, that won't drain anywhere... I'm sure it would drain slowly, but I'd like to figure out why they're clogged and not draining. May bring a pump down and pump it out with a 120ac pump.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) CBP Determination of Boat Lenghth

I have Carver 300 Sedan which before 1993 was called the "Carver 2828" so buyers wouldn't have to pay the luxury tax on yachts 30 feet and over up until 1993.
Please see attached.
I run this boat on a lake on the Canadian border. Customs and Border Protection ["CBP"] require a decal and annual fee for boats 30 feet and over, but provide no literature as to what constitutes a 30 foot boat. I write in hopes that someone else has ran into this.

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View the latest post Advice Kemah,Texas

Thinking of moving my boat from inland Lake to Kemah, Texas
Waterford Harbor Marina. Advice on Marina,Destinations, pros and cons of the area. Thank you for your time!

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View the latest post 396 possible purchase

Hey All;

So I'm at the dock and find out the 2003 396 by me is going up for sale. She is a beautiful boat and the owners really love her. I'm considering buying her but have a few questions.

1) She is Cummings powered with a Dingy lift on the back but no thrusters of any kind. I'm currently a 350 Mariner guy and can maneuver her pretty well, but worry with the freeboard of the 396, will I be regretting NOT having a bow thruster? The guy that owns it now assures me its not an issue at all, but he also has owned her for 10 years.

2) what kind of cruising speeds can I expect out of her? My Mariner is a 15-17 kts boat on Lake Erie (Ya, I baby my engines, I'm not a WOT kinda guy). With those diesels should I expect to get more out of her?

Love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this esp from you 396 owners!

Also if anyone wants a 350 Mariner in the Great Lakes, I may know of one for sale soon!! :-D

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View the latest post Sandysky Ohio - Solomons Island next week

We are taking our 396 from Ohio to Chesapeake Bay beginning Sunday July 7. We have to transit the Welland due to height restriction on the West end of the barge canal.
Welcome any cautions, must see's and must avoids from those of you who have made the trip.

Thanks, and kind regards


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View the latest post Where is my vacuum canister?

Where is the vacuum canister on my 396?



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View the latest post Attachment(s) Freshwater Tank Gauge Dysfunctional

2000 325 Aft and gauge registers empty under all circumstances. I believe the tank is located in the aft, however I am curious to know if anyone else has experienced this and is it more often the gauge or the float/sender from the tank?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) My first Carver

Hello a i just purchased a 98 carver mariner 350. First time I’ve owned a carver and am happy so far. If anyone knows where i can get the oem Bimini i would really appreciate the help. Previous owner somehow lost just the top to the bridge enclosure. Glad to find a site with lots of info.

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