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View the latest post carver 396 rain leak aft deck hard top at arch joint

carver 2002 396 rain water leak
How do i fix rain water traveling down onto aft deck from hard top. This leak is a design flaw, it is where the aft deck hardtop meets the bridge arch and is not sealed. there is a big gap that permits rain water to enter and is in excess of 4 gals on both sides during a storm.

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View the latest post Kohler genset fuel issue

Have a 1980s Kohler 7.5R27 that i suspect has a fuel pump issue. It will start and run sometimes if it has been sitting for a while, as you add load it has a tendency to die when it needs more fuel and wont start back up until it sits for a while. The pump does have the manual priming lever. Has anyone replaced this manual pump with an electronic pump? If so what model did you use? Has three fuel lines on existing pump.

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View the latest post sliding door lock

I am trying to get keys for the locks on our 360 Sport Sedan. So far no luck matching the key blank? At least we have one key.

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View the latest post New Member

We have just purchased a 2807 Riviera 1988. Not had time to use it this season but hope to enjoy it next year.

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View the latest post Need help troubleshooting Alarm on 8.1L Horizon engines

Hey Folks,

I've got a 2000 Carver Voyager 374, and it has twin Gas 8.1 Liter Mercruiser Horizon engines (they are a repower from 2007). The boat is new to me, and what's happening is that the engines run great, but after about an hour of running around 1000 rpm (navigating a long no wake zone) i get a solid alarm buzzer from the Port engine.

- the oil pressure is normal
- the temperature is normal

I thought it might be the impeller, so i had that swapped out. that wasn't it. Once the alarm starts, i can't run the engine untiol the next day or it keeps going off. Next, I had a Mercruiser mechanic come out and check the engine for any stored codes. there was nothing, and he couldn't reproduce the issue.

I have a vessel view on order to attempt to gather more data, but I was wondering if anyone here had any ideas of what to look for?

Thanks for any help.

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View the latest post Solar panels

Hi fellow Carver members! Ok, we have no choice now but to go the solar route due to the fact that anchoring with a mooring buoy in Parks Canada areas does not allow me to run the genny. So, need some input from the experienced people who have been there, done that. I basically what to keep the house batteries up to snuff. I don’t want to go the permanent route, looking for something that good easily go on my dash , something removable if not needed. Thanks guys!!!!

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View the latest post Georgian Bay Cruiser

Ahoy to all on board!
I purchased my 1992 Carver CMY 43 in September 2019.
She has twin diesel Cummins with 1600 hours on them.
The name f the boat is "RESTOARATION" definitely needs some re-branding on the name front.
Never had a vessel this large but have been boating for 40 + years.
Retired in May of 2018 and took the plunge to fulfill a lifetime dream.
My wife and I (Cecile) will be enjoying Georgian Bay in the summers.
We both completed the Power Squadron Course years ago.
Lots of knowledge and experience with smaller vessels of which we have had many
A little apprehensive on piloting such a large vessel but excited to do so.
Will be looking at getting my 6 pack Captains license this winter.
Look forward to gaining much knowledge on this site.

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View the latest post Winter Storage Sling or Block-1992 CMY 43

Just purchased a 1992 CMY 43 twin Cummins diesels
Spec weight claims 28,000 pound weight.
I have the option of winter storage on slings within covered storage or blocked up on land.
Which method is recommended?
My concern with slings is perhaps not having proper support evenly distributed over the winter lay up.
I know there are recommended location for slings identified which I assume is good for the crane lift but is it acceptable for long term storage?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) New Member New Owner

Just fulfilled a bucket list item! Bought a 1988 Carver 3807 Aft Cabin with intention of living aboard most of the time. It’s the first big boat I’ve owned or piloted. Although my boating experience includes a lifetime (on and off) of recreational use and over 25 years of marine science research on everything from a 10’ skiff in Belize to the NOAA Ship Ferrel off the coast of South Carolina, I’m a bit nervous. She’s a big boat! She’s berthed at The Boathouse Marina in Colonial Beach, Virginia. I’ve just spent the day securing her in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, which is supposed to pass us by offshore on Friday. Some of the “guys” at the Marina say I’m being overly cautious, but my experience with many storms over many years tells me otherwise. Will be hiring an instructor to go out with me on my first voyage and have several very experienced friends who will go out with me for a while thereafter. Looking for all the support I can get from this group! Cheers, Caryn

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View the latest post Fridge Maintenance

Our boat came with a Nova Kool side by side fridge freezer which we really like however my wife noticed it does not cool as well as it first did when we purchased the boat 4 years ago. I kept a close eye on it on our last trip and did notice it had a hard time getting things really cold even on the highest setting of 7. I pulled fridge and inspected visually, no dirt or dust bunnies and the compressor and cooling fan are working well. No obstructions at the ventilation holes and it is not exactly scorching hot nowadays.

So my question is what needs to be checked or looked at to tweak the unit to perform better? I assume checking r134 status is probably the most likely culprit.

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