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View the latest post Carver Propeller Question pitch and material

The wife and I have 2006 Carver 36MY with 8.1L VolvoPenta Gas motors. We're are the 3rd owners and currently moored in Elliot Bay Marina.

During our first dive hull maintenance by J&J diving, after scrubbing the boat and some of the Zincs they noted we had prop damage. J&J pulled props and sent to "the Prop Shop" in Mukilteo WA who trued and straightened them. I then called to ask "what are they?" as I could not find a definitive answer as to what was or should be installed on the boat from Carver. I had assumed we had 22x22 Nybrol 4-blade props , so i was surprised to find out we had 22x26 Bronze 4-Blade Props.

We had the port side ZF63A trans replaced last year, during the sale process, so I know the ratio is 2.5/1.

Those of you with similar boats, whats your prop & Pitch for comparison purposes? Obviously the Diesels have different gearing and different pitch.

Since this is a "big heavy boat" for gas motors, I'm just wondering if this is the best setup for us? I'm also wondering if it has been switched out from the factory OEM setup? Higher pitch, faster speed at lower RPM? Maybe a GPH change? It also answers my question as to why we struggle to get on plane (full gas tanks, full water tanks, several people doesn't help)

As always, looking forward to the feedback!

Cliff & Beth Mathison

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Carver Voyager 370 1999 Removing Water Heater

Took my 370 out for a two hour cruise and when we came back the fresh water tanks were empty. Thought it might be the T & P valve so I replaced that but when I hooked the water back up the water heater was leaking a lot from the bottom, it was like a small river so turned off the fresdh water pump and bypassed the water heater so now we only have cold water.

Have been trying to figure out how the water heater can come out of the engine room area. The widest section is the middle but that is 15 1/2 inch and the water heater is 16 inches. The actual dimentions are 16 wide by 16 high by 20 long. Plus getting it by the front of the engine has only 14 inches.

Does anyone know what you do to remove the water heater? Or do you just leave it and slide it back out of the way and get a smaller one to mount in front of it?

Going to eliminate the coolant going through the weater heater for now by putting in a bypass hose on where the hoses go to the engine from the water heater.

Has anyone installed a bosch 2.5 mini tank water heater in their engine room? We would only use hot water while on shore power so do not really need to replace the 11 gallon seaward with a smaller model. Is the bosch ignition safe? Not really sure what that even means as the UL 1500 certification has all sorts of disclaimers. Bottom line if it is sealed and will not produce a smark it would work I believe.



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View the latest post valve lash adjustment

Anybody have this done recently? Cost? I'm going to have it done next year.

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View the latest post 1800 RPM Kohler vs 3600 RPM Westerbeke

The Kohler generator I have is a 7.4 KW 1800 RPM unit that generally runs but is ailing and most parts are NLA.

I have been eyeing used westerbeke units and most I can find are only 5kw, which is probably fine but also are 3600rpm.

How much louder will a 3600 be vs an 1800? Will the "exhaust tone" be that much more annoying vs the low rumble of an 1800 RPM unit?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Veterans / Remembrance Day

Let us not forget...........Thank you for your service.......


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View the latest post What lesson did you learn this boating season?

Now that many of us have docked 'on the hard' for the winter, it may be a good time to reflect on the season and share a lesson that was learned this past boating season.
No matter how experienced we may be, it seems that one can never stop growing in knowledge; especially the kind that is gained by experience and a 'wee bit' of stress.
I will go first!
The 'hardest' lesson I learned this season is the importance of checking more than one (1) weather app when deciding to move along to the next destination.
The one app I checked indicated that although it was a bit foggy and there was a possibility of storms in the area, it would be clearing in the direction of my trip. The app indicated that there should be clear sailing. NOT!!!!!
I found myself in following seas and when it seemed too late to return back to port my radar showed extreme 'red' heading in my direction. The storms hit and the low pressure increased the intensity of the seas. Not fun and VERY stressful with visibility of less then 1/4 mile and 4 -5 footers breaking off the bow. That means 4-5 footers astern. UGH!
With the admiral and daughter in flotation devices, I kept hearing "do you think you should call the coast guard". I can say that the trip likely cost me a few months off of my life. In time I was able to turn into safe harbor, drop the mantus and 'ride it out'.
Terrible experience; but one in which I learned several lessons.
Do not trust one app. Use several weather applications and check NOAA radio before departing in questionable weather. Also, don't be shy about staying in port another day in any questionable weather. Finally, if you find yourself in 'icky shat' determine if it's still feasible to turn around and head back.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) New to the forum! Thanks

:captain: We are new to the site and forum and based upon what we have learned as non members we are excited to learn more and support the site. We are live aboards on a 1983 3607 and we have so much to learn so looking forward to sharing and inquiring. MW Sharing sunset from tonight here.

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View the latest post New carver owner

Hello everyone.i have been boating for 50 years now and bought my first carver in July.its a 3608 mint condition.is there anything I should be aware of regarding nuances and little weird things about this boat? Thanks james parry sound ontario

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View the latest post Cabin heater

Did the 1977 Santa Cruz not come with a cabin heater? If it did, can someone please help me locate it? It’s getting colder here in the NW.

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View the latest post New to Carver Yacts

Hello everybody, I’m new to dealing with Carver Yachts, however a customer of mine recently purchased a 01 380 Santego in which I’m looking around for valuable information regarding it. This places seems like full library of knowledge to be had so I appreciate any patients with me that you may have to have.

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