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View the latest post Hello from Frank Selling 2004 420 Mariner

Enjoying your site very informative look forward to the information everyone has to give

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View the latest post Fabric Paint interior

8 MORE weeks! I have the 390 CPMY. On the forward berth and the aft cabin there is fabric on the walls. It is a constant issue with mold on the aft cabin, and the forward cabin has stains from the previous owner operating with the portholes open (can't even fathom that one!) Anyway, has anyone ever painted that fabric? I was thinking of a couple coats of KILZ, and then a coat of semi gloss latex paint? Unsure what to do, but we hate the scrubbing needed.

Thanks again! The exhaust hose replacement is completed, I will share the costs as soon as I get the bill and recover from the heart failure!

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View the latest post Boating Blogs

Looking to source blogs from Carver owners that have/are spending winters in the Bahamas or have done the great loop.

Thanks in advance


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View the latest post Wanted - Zodiac - Mini Console

I am looking to purchase a mini concole (steering and throttle) for my Zodiac.


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View the latest post Nav and Anchor Light Wiring

I have a 1999 Carver Voyager 530.
My Anchor/Masthead light has stopped working.
I have power to both the lower helm and flybridge toggle switches but no power at the light pole on the targa bar.
Does anyone know the colour of the wiring for the anchor/masthead light - I don't have enough wire at the top of the targa to pull the wire out to see what the original sheath colour is.


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View the latest post Transom Lights

Has anybody added these to a 356? I would like to add them but curious about position. Seems like four would be required but where to put the other 2. Would it be a odd shape if two were in the center of the transom and the other two on the outer sponsons? Or would two be enough?

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View the latest post Carver Voyager 450 8.3 Idle Speed

Hello -

I am close to purchasing a 2000 450 with the 8.3 6CTA Engines. The previous owner is running the idle speed adjustment on setting two on the Power Commander EC-100.

I am going to get some help from a diesal guy to adjust the idle rpm (one engine is running a little faster than the other) and I was wondering whether there are target RPM settings for position 1, 2 and 3?

Thanks in advance.

I have already learned a lot from this great resource,

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View the latest post Cruising Range


We are about to start our second season with 1st Date, our 1997 400 with Cummins 6BTAs. So far our longest trip was bringing her home to Paris Landing, TN from Green Turtle Bay in Grand Rivers, KY, about a 45 mile cruise. We were able to do this no problem running on the 100+ gallon reserve tank with fuel to spare, running at about 17 knots or so on the plane. Wondering if anyone has figured out a max range (and optimum speed) for this configuration or similar 355/356 with diesels?


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View the latest post Detroit Boat Show

I went to the boat show on Wednesday. Looked at quite a few nice boats. A few of them were in the 40'+ range. Definitely out of my price range.

Shock of the show. There was a pontoon boat there with a list price of $249,000. Unless it was the wrong sign or a mis-print I have to wonder who would pay that much for a pontoon boat. Was it nice? Yes. But not $249K nice.

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View the latest post Adding Batteries and Inverter?

OK tell me what is wrong with my plan?

I want to add power to my 326 aft simply for a little extra longevity on the hook to run lights in the evening, perhaps and couple hours of tv in the evening and make a cup of coffee in the am. My boat is located at Bayport in Midland and I have had two quotes to do this professionally 1 quote was to add 4 - 6V's with inverter, new charger etc and the installed quote was just shy of $10K. So I then had them quote the above with 4-6V's with separate charger etc and it was $5K. Way too much in my opinion. The quote included isolating the 2 - 12v's as starters only as well which currently these double as starters and house. Boat has a separate starter battery for the Genny so I am fine there.

My plan is to add 2 - 12V's to the existing ones so I will have 2 on each side to double as starters and house and I plan to add 1 - 6V under the counter in the kitchen and run an eliminator 2000W inverter simply for power to the TV and coffer maker when needed which will also be located there. Would have a separate smart charger to charge the 6V when plugged into shore power or running the Genny.

I know this is a little bush league but based on the quotes i have received this do it yourself plan is far more economical and 1 that I can tackle.

Other than the obvious that I should have separate house/starters any potential problems???

Thanks in advance

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