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View the latest post New Member - 346 Aft Cabin

Hello All,

I am new member to this forum and a recent owner of a 2002 346 Aft Cabin, which I have really enjoyed.

I used this forum to find out answers in the past, but want to provide some my finding. That might help others.

1) The shore water not working when connected. - Answer: The factory put a valve behind the master shower, which was never turned on. Had to take the panel off the back of the shower to turn the value on. The the value could not be seen or reached from the access panel under the outside stairs hatch.

2) The A/B switch for the TV- Answer: was located in back of the cabinet under the stereo.

Note: The previous owner never used shore water or cable TV.

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View the latest post Boat buyer. I have so many questions

I currently have a small Sea Ray 180 sport. I live in Louisville, KY and we take it out on the Ohio. Have lots of fun with it. But... I am always seeing these larger boats and I want one so bad. Very interested in Carver boats, specifically the 396 Motor Yacht and the 360 Sport Sedan. Though I am open to others. I am also looking at smaller (not much) cruisers like Sea Ray and Chapparell.
First question is general. Just any suggestions? I am looking at $150k or less. The primary users are myself, wife and 2 kids(occasional friends). Youngest kid is 11. Long term (retirement so a while from now I am 45) I want to have a place in the Tampa St. Pete area and have a boat that travels between there and here(maybe even do the loop). That's probably a few boats away.

Second, where should I confine my search. I find lots of boats in Florida. What would the cost be to bring it up here? Is that a silly idea? Can I just pilot the boat up here? Would that cost a similar amount in fuel? Time? Should I stick to closer boats?

Third(related to the second) is fuel. I know each boat and conditions will be different. But, for example I read in a forum of a Carver model similar to what I am looking at would cruise at 20Kts and consume 22 GPH. But if lowered to 10KTS only 3.5. That sound right? I ask because I have also read people who say you actually need to be closer to cruising speed to get max fuel efficiency. Something about pushing the water out of the way.

Fourth, generators. How much fuel do they use? Do they also draw from the main gas tank or do they have a separate tank? How good is the heat and AC? TV? Just use a digital antenna or can you use like a direct TV satellite?

I'll have more... Thank you so very much in advance to any one who answers.

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View the latest post Question on '84 3207

I discovered that some sort of hose had been passed through the bulkhead between the galley and the engine compartment, port side outboard of forward holding tank. The hose had been removed but the silicone used to seal the bulkhead penetration was still there. Any idea what the hose would have been? A/C condensate pan drain? I'd like to find out before I re-install the holding tank. Thanks.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) No power to port side panel AFT 1983 Carver 28 Mariner

I am getting power to the starboard side of my panel and gauges but not my port side. The gauges read and light up on the starboard side but not the port side. I can start my starboard engine with the key switch but I can’t start my port side with the key switch.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Two 41 CMY Questions


Hoping that someone can help me with the following:

1. My left handle on the stairs coming up from the cockpit is loose. I can't see where to get at the area to try to tighten it. (Image attached)
2. The screen door at the back. I can't figure out how to remove it to replace the screen that has been broke. Just the mesh. It doesn't lift out like other screen doors.

Thank you in advance!

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View the latest post Navigating in salt water with Crusaders

My home port is in Gananoque, Ontario where my 360 Mariner with Crusader engines has ran in fresh water its whole life (650 hours). I'm considering navigating to South Carolina for the winter and spending 5 months in salt water, and was wondering if my engines are made to run in salt water or not.
Since my engines use Prestone, I believe they're closed cooling.
Your answers are very much appreciated.

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View the latest post New member

Hello all, purchased a Carver 396 with 8.1 Crusader engines. So far, replaced control head (starboard engine idle only). Replaced relay board, Kohler generator, turned over when fuse installed. Soaked generator heat exchanger in Barnacle Buster and installed anode. Replaced plugs, soaked cylinders in mystery oil, squealed like a banshee when started, wrong impeller installed. Generator purrs like a kitten now. Tackling salon air conditioner tripping breaker now. Looking for Carver recommended blocking or cradle build instructions.

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View the latest post Port Listing

I have a 2002 410 Sport Sedan and the boat lists slightly to Port. I have checked the hull and there is no water in the bilge at all. The boat is completely dry. The only thing on the port side that was after market are 2 x 8D house batteries but I am not sure that would cause the listing. Does anybody have a similar model boat? Is this just the way the boat is and its weight distribution?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Weaver Leaver #3

This is a used Weaver Leaver that I had on a Caribe C12 RIB with a 15 hp Nissan 4 stroke outboard. It has not been used in salt water and is in very good shape. It comes with the parts shown in the pictures. $360.00 with pick up or plus shipping.

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View the latest post New Carver owner

Hello, we are new to cruiser style boating , have been out a couple times and are really enjoying time on the water, purchased a 1988 Montego 2557 double cabin, in really good condition, all new interior, updated fuel injected 5.7 engine, all working good , we would like to find replacement side window weep hole covers,if anyone knows if these are available?

Ivan and Leah

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