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View the latest post Diesel Transfer Pump

Hey All,

I have a 2003 396 with Cummins 370 engines.

Been chasing a Diesel leak for a while now and have finally found it! the transfer pump mounted on the aft area in the engine bay behind the port engine. I have isolated the transfer pump but shutting the valves at the tank to the transfer pump, and turned off the breaker to that pump (which is actually always off for me unless I'm going to use it).

So my real question is; has anyone rebuilt one? if so where do you get the parts? I have looked up the part number in the Carver Manual and found nothing online:

Carver Part number:
Pump: Fuel Transfer NO SW - 6007401 - ENG=960, or 9D6, OR=962

The electric motor is fine, but the gaskets that enclose the pump itself is where the leak seems to be coming from. Any thoughts?

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View the latest post Michigans Inland Waterway

I previously traversed this waterway back in 1997. At the time my boat was a 1996 Bayliner 2855 Ciera Sunbridge one of the best boats I have ever owned. I've been wanting to go back again but if I were to go in the Carver it would cost me $4300+ just for fuel so I am going back the first week of August during my vacation.

I've decided to tow my jetski up north and will, weather permitting do the waterway on my Yamaha. Really looking forward to this trip. It will be great to cruise that waterway once more. Not getting any younger 71 at the moment so it's now or possibly never.

Here is a link about that waterway: http://www.fishweb.com/maps/inlandwater/index.html

Driving up to Mackinaw City Tuesday August 3rd plan to do the waterway on the 5th if all goes well. If Lake Huron is calm enough I may launch and take the ski out onto Lake Huron and possibly cross under the Mackinaw Bridge into Lake Michigan. Have already had the jetski out on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. Would like to add lakes Huron and Michigan to the tally.

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View the latest post Seawater Wash Fitting Location

New to Carver ownership so this may be a dumb question.
Where is the fitting located for seawater wash. Owner guide only says aft deck or cockpit. No graphic I can find indicating location.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Breaker Panel

I have a 1986 32 Mariner with a windlass switch issue. I cannot find the breaker.
I have been told that there may be another panel other than the main panel in the cabin.
Appreciate any help

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View the latest post Ignition - Push button Keypad - Lockout?

Hi. Thanks for reading this post.
I have a 2001 396 MY. I have Horizon gas engines. I have the push button coded starting mechanism as opposed to a key.
My port side engine is not starting, but my starboard side engine using the same Style keypad, which is run, then start - starts right up. To give it some background, the starboard engine will give a beep when you hit the run button, then you hit start and the engine turns over. The port engine on the other hand, does not beep at all. When you hit run, start, there is completely nothing.
The starting system seems like it is locked out on the port side, as if there is no power going to the keypad.
I also have a a parallel switch, which I used just to try to see if I was not drawing enough volts on the batteries to start the engine. I am getting in excess of 15V on the batteries, but nothing is getting to the keypad.
Can anyone provide any suggestions as to what this might be.

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View the latest post 3967 Santego AC

I need to replace my original AC unit in my 89 3967 Santego. the unit is under the entrance stairs. I can not find a way to remove the stairs. Anyone seen this done ?

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View the latest post 454 Crusader stall

I have 454 XLi Crusader engines with Velvet V Drives. They start and run great. When returning to my dock I have a couple of 90 degree right turns and by reversing my starboard engine for the turn I've stalled out that engine a few times. Any suggestions for a fix?

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View the latest post Need some help with a Davit....

My 2000 Carver 396 has this tilt up davit.


When I purchased the boat last summer it had a 8' rib with an 8hp merc. It was in terrible shape so I found a 11' Rendova with with a 25hp Honda. I picked it up and I have been really happy with it. One issue.... I didn't even think about weight. It is exceptionally heavy. It is difficult to say exactly what it weighs because Rendova information is difficult to find but my estimation is about 700-750lbs wet weight.

This isn't mine, but it is the same tender....

The davit had an old 1500lb winch on it so I replaced it with a champion 3000lb winch from amazon and replaced the 3x4 stainless backer plate with a 9x19 1/2 aluminum plate to take some stress off the back wall of the boat.

After only 9 months the clutch failed Dropping my tender 3 feet and then dropping the winch into the salt water. I am going to replace the winch but I am not sure what to buy. Does anyone have any a suggestion on what I should buy and what size?

I called Warn and they told me I need to buy a hoist not a winch but that seems wrong. Any advice would be appreciated.


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View the latest post Attachment(s) Battery Bank / Bilge Wiring

My next project is to re-wiring my bilge pumps, install battery trays and just perform a little house keeping on my battery bank. It would appear that it has been DIY'ed a few times. My question to the community, especially if its similar to mine; how does you're battery bank look? Wired? currently my system is 3-Deep Cycle batteries (27, 24, 4 group). I have solar as well, not sure where it goes, i.e. which battery is being charge. I can't trace back to what battery is being used as a starter/crank. I think two batteries are wired in series. So I would like to make it nice and neat and more manageable. Thoughts?

As for my bilge pump, existing, there is NO float switches for my three engine compartment bilges. The bilges switch are manual, and located under the salon floor. So, my project is to installed three NEW bilge switch (S1, S2, S3,) some where in the salon. Install three new float switches, and I want it to be wired to one common buss that runs all the bilges. See my one line diagram. I believe its a solid layout/design. If anyone has thoughts or lessens learned, would like to know your opinions.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Water in fuel

I have been struggling with fuel issues since i bought my boat last year mainly due to water in the fuel.

One of the tanks is now in decent shape with only slight issues and the other still has some definite water.

Im, wondering if i should bite the bullet and have the tank totally pumped out, or if i should try adding a bunch of heet to the fuel to see if that will solve the problem. Does anyone here use heet in their fuel?

I have a single crusader 454.

Appreciate any advice!

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