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View the latest post Carver Refrigerator questions

Our Carver 455 has the original refrigerator, which is still working after 22 years but may need replacement in the near future. Anyway, First Question: we are away from the docked boat (near Tarpon Springs, Fl) a couple of months at a time, and we are wondering if it is better for the refrigerator to leave it on, or turn it off, wipe it out and leave the doors open. We're worried that if it is off for a long period, it might do more harm than good, but we know nothing about this either way. Advice??? Second Question: how the hell would we get the old one out and the new one in? We have a fully enclosed bridge and aft deck with glass windows and solid sides, and the doors of the aft cabin are too small for a refrigerator to fit through. The only opening that appears big enough is the center windshield glass section. HELP!!!

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View the latest post RE: New Owner of 1997 Carver 455

Hi Everybody! We are new owners to a 1997 Carver 455 named "It's About Time". We love the layout of this boat, and plan to make her our Florida home in the 6 worst months of New England weather. If anyone owns one, please let us know so we might be able to find out more about the possible issues and peculiarities of this model. She has Cummins 450s with 1500 hours, and we just serviced the diesels (oil changes, aftercooler replacements, new exhaust wet-side risers, etc. We are docked just inside the Anclote River in Holiday, Florida, and plan to move her further south as time goes on. This is all new to us, as we have only sailed for most of our lives aboard our Pearson 34 in Maine. This 455 is like a floating condo by comparison - VERY comfortable. We hope to cruise to the Keys and to the Bahamas in the coming years of our retirement. We wish you all the very best! - Jonathan (Sloopjonb) and Maria.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) First Time HUGE PROJECT WHOA


Thanks for having me, I bought a 1988 Santego 2767. Its been and adventure already. We bought the boat in July 2019. Both engines had 400hrs and everything original inside. These are the only pics I had on me. Just some of work in progress.
Some of the stuff done. We planned on doing all of this. wasn't an uh=oh what have we done situation.

1. Sanded and fixed the bottom then bottom painted.
2 .Whole boat wet sanded and buffed twice.
3. Replaced both hatches acrylic glass
4. Replaced both starboard and port cabin acrylic windows
5. Added SeaDek over entire boat exterior, swim platform, fly-bridge, cockpit, sides walks, and around the layout area.
6. Had all upholstery done, Captains chair, interior cushions, all exterior cushions
7. Rebuilt front exterior layout cushions
8. Built a removable bench seat on back wall of cockpit that hold a 30amp silent generator
9. Removed and replaced all headliner carpet
10. Removed floor carpet putt in a wood floor
11. New Bimini top
12. Removed all teak inside and had refinished as well as outside steps to fly-bridge, side steps and swim platform steps
13. Painted and sealed counter tops
14. New speakers and radio
15. Sealed all bolts and screws from top and sides to stop any leaks
16. Stopped all interior leaks
17. Removed the separating wall in cabin
18. New gauges
19. New Stainless steel anchor
20. New triple torsion axle 15,000 GTWR trailer

probably left some stuff off.

Cheers. Thanks again!

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View the latest post 1988 2767 Santego gauge panel labeling Help Please

Does anyone have a picture of what the gauge panel looks like on the flybridge. All the words are faded on mine. I have found several owners manuals but none have a listing or picture. Thank you for any help

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View the latest post Kohler generator help

I purchased a 1987 3207 that has a generator issue. It is a Kohler 7.5R27 (106276-A), serial #177842.
The generator starts and runs for 30 seconds then shuts down. If I disconnect the ground lead from the magneto the engine will run 1 minute then shut down.
I am a pretty good mechanic but don’t know anything about troubleshooting generators.

I would truly appreciate help with troubleshooting, or if anyone has a service/troubleshooting manual, or if anyone knows a good Kohler repair person in the Sacramento area.

Thanks in advance:

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Eliminating Water Heater from Mercury Engine 7.4 MPI

Wanted to share the photos and how to eliminate the engine coolant from going through the water heater. My water heater on my Voyager 370 started leaking water and I was not comfortable having the engine coolant go ing through the water heater so I looped the connections on the engine with a piece of 5/8" silicone heater hose that is rated at 350 degrees and high pressure, yes the hose is better than you need but worth the extra 10 bucks.

Left the hoses going to the water heater in case we hook one back up and ran the new hose by the hoses and made sure the new hose was not coming into contact with anything that would rub a hole in it.

Pictures attached.

This also allows us to remove the old water heater and replace with something in the future.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Help on boat find

Hi all,
Im looking at a 1995 Carver 250 mid cabin express. 5.7 mercruiser with a Bravo111. Hull is good. Current owner bought new boat and is looking to sell for $2500. Needs a good cleaning and TLC. Its a Long Island boat.
What do you all think please?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) TV help for 1996 355 aft cabin

Hi just purchased a 355 aft cabin, our first boat. Would love some suggestions as to what kind of TV to put in the main room (parlor???), pardon my newbie ignorance. Was wondering if anyone has done a projection tv? where? where did you put the screen?

Open to all ideas. Previous owner removed all TV's and a lot of other stuff before we picked it up.

would love to see photos.

Thank you.

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View the latest post Help- 355 Aft Cabin Icemaker- how do you winterize?

Recently purchased our first boat, a 1996 355 Aft Cabin. We are trying to winterize our boat. A handyman can't figure out to winterize the icemaker. Should there be a water cutoff inside?

We don't want to shut off all water because we will be living on board. This new USED boat thing can be a little overwhelming.

Thank you.

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View the latest post OEM SWIM DECK BOX FOR 356


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