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View the latest post Malber Washing Machine Needs to Be Replaced


Have a 56 Voyager, and our Malber washing machine no longer spins out all the water. Since the boat is a 2005, was looking to replace it. Can find replacements that fit the demensions of the Malber but not able to fit thru the stateroom door. Has anyone replaced a washer and or dryer on this boat and have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

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View the latest post Intro and possibly important news


Hey all,

Thanks for the approve for membership here!
My fiancé and I are liveaboards on Lake Ontario for five years now on an 89 carver aft 3607 (Aqualibrium). Love the way of life and wish I’d discovered it years ago. Looking forward to learning and sharing more with those in same boat as we are!

That being said, I just yesterday ran into a seemingly rather important bit of news I’d think prudent to share with all. I just got this info from an alternate Carver group member who shared it with all. I personally haven’t had occasion to call Pat at Carver yet but any needing Carver related services of this type may want to expedite, esp for manuals and the like.

“Pat at Carver (920) 822-7227
If you need information on where replacement parts can be found you should call him immediately. His last Day is June 25th. He does not believe the database will be made public or available past that date.
If you have never called him be sure to have your hull # before you call.”

“He has been a great resource and it is a shame that his data base is not going to be maintained.”

“If you have high level contacts at Carver as some have indicated please ask them if there is anyway that this database can be made public to the Carver group or placed under the care of a single entity.”

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View the latest post Cover for electrical and water shore connection


My 2000 396 aft cabin has a small door on the transom which covers the access for the shore power and shore water connections. The door is broken which I would like to replace. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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View the latest post 3608 salon a/c replacement


Has anyone had experience replacing the salon a/c unit. Mine is located between the dining seating and the salon. Is the a way that the cabinet in between Can be able taken apart to access the A/C unit ?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) What are these switches


I have 4 switches on my dashboard. Two of them I can read and two are wore to the point they are unreadable. Does anyone know what they do? Also, do you know where I can order new ones with the correct labels?

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View the latest post Mercruiser 350 Mag MPI Impeller (Kit) part #(s)


Does anyone know the part number(s) for the impeller kit for the Mercruiser 350? Additionally, how challenging is it to replace myself vs. the marina shop?

Thanks for any input

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View the latest post 440 Aft Cabin Engine Hours


Looking at a 1989 44 Aft Cabin with 1200 hours. 502 XLi
Thoughts or concerns?
Life span in hours for a well-maintained fresh water gas engine?

Thank you in advance!

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View the latest post New to Carver Boats


Hello all -

I am in my 70's and just recently purchased a 1988 Mariner 3297 with 600 hours on it. It is in excellent condition both inside and out and I am still learning where everything is located. I previously owned a 1979 Trojan Tri-cabin that I purchased new.

The Tri-cabin was 36' and the Mariner is 32' so a bit of a difference there. The biggest problem I am having in making the transition is the transmission control levers. The Trojan had a very small "throw" distance between forward and reverse and the Carver seems to be about triple that amount which is taking some getting used to - especially in tight conditions around the marina. Both the throttles and the transmission controls seem to be a bit stiff to operate. I have been told that the "throw" can be changed if they are a certain type of control. Going to check on that. I am also used to standing at the helm station when leaving the slip and docking and that is very impractical with the Carver due to the long throw.

Another issue is that the helm station is very far forward compared to the Trojan which makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to see the stern when I am backing out of the slip. Thinking about installing a camera above the sliding door to allow me to see that area.

I have been reading a lot of posts on the forum about similar boats just to see what others are experiencing and learning a lot. I don't seem to have some of the issues commonly reported for which I am grateful. I have been cruising at 3,000 RPM and getting about 17 MPH. The boat seems to pop up on plane with no issues like my Trojan did.

All-in-all I am very satisfied with my purchase and look forward to many happy hours on the water here on Lake Michigan. I am not good at working on boats so I doubt I will have much advice to offer. But I will gladly listen to others who are knowledgeable and pass along their wisdom if needed.

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View the latest post New member, new boat, 1 question


Hi All. Used to be a bayliner boat owner. Now purchasing a carver which brings me to my question. Would you guys buy a 1992 carver montego 528 boat that hit a rock and requires new sterndrive bravo 1 or 2? Boat is clean and good condition besides cracking the sterdrive. Needs upper lower and transom. So basically new sterndrive. Price 6,000. Your expert advice will be much appreciated.

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View the latest post In water transducer install for Cal ‘48 1989


My diver wants to know if the hull material is solid Fiberglas or if it has foam core before he does an in water install of a new transducer. I have a ‘48 Californian Carver 1989. Thanks

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