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View the latest post 1996 430 Liveaboard

Hello to all! My wife and I have purchased a 1996 430 about 4 months back and are full time liveaboards in DC. Transitioning from a traditional houseboat to a cruiser.

Look forward to learning about this boat from you fine people.


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View the latest post Removing Sectional in 3807

Hi I have a 1989 3807 Aft Cabin and I need to remove the Sectional couch any ideas- too big to fit through the doors.

Any help would be great.


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View the latest post 1986 Carver 4207

New boat owner here. Most of the text on the dash panel is faded beyond recognition. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could send me a photo of what it is supposed to look like so I don't have to trace every wire back.


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View the latest post What's under your distributor cap?

So last fall the neighbors 7.4L Merc is giving him some hard starting issues. So for shit's and giggles I pull his distributor cap and low and behold the rotor end and everyone of the distributor firing pins is corroded with that green build up scale. So we put a new cap and rotor in and change out all the spark plugs. Starting issue much better. So later this fall I'm changing my oil and filters and for shit's and giggles I decided to pull my distributor cap. Low and behold if my distributor cap and rotor looked as bad as the neighbors along with an accumulated amount of rust dust. So this spring I got new plugs, caps and rotors and went to work on my ignition system. The plugs appeared to all be burning perfect with a medium brown color on every spark plug I examined. Getting the rotors off the shafts was a chore, they had rusted on pretty good. I guess I hadn't noticed a starting issue in my case, though it did seem to take a little longer to fire up each time we went out. So I guess the marrow of the story is, take a look before its a real issue. Since I'm the 4th owner and found no service record of plugs, caps or rotors, for all I know they could have been originals! Question, the caps are I believe the HEI style and they had no gasket on them and the new ones I got had no gasket, but the neighbors cap did have and came with a gasket but yet had a moisture vent in the cap. Should these have a gasket or should we try to seal them with silicone or not? <Crusaders>

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View the latest post New boater in Knox,TN.

We just purchased our first boat, a 1987 3607 aft . We live in Knoxville, Tn. and it would be nice to meet some fellow Carver owners and get advise on places to go on Tellico and Fort Loudon lakes.

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View the latest post Just 1987 3607 Purchased and noticed

We just purchased a 1987 3067 aft and noticed what appears to be old water stains on the v- berth ceiling. What might cause this and what do I need to check, had boat surveyed and surveyor didn't mention it. Wouldn't bother me but I know the boat was used for day boating and fair weather and we plan to use it for weekends and I'm sure we will be getting rained on from time to time.

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View the latest post Single fuel gauge but boat has dual fuel tanks

We just got a 1986 Carver 4207. It has dual tanks, however there is only one fuel gauge. I hate to sound stupid but is this common? Shouldn't there be a gauge for each tank? The one fuel on the dash panel is missing the needle so I have no idea how much fuel I have.

Any help would be great,

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View the latest post Is there really a difference between anchors?

I'm looking to upgrade my anchor from a delta plow to a newer designed anchor.

I was looking at the Rocna and the Mantus. They look the same, except that the Mantus is bolted together and the Rocna is welded. Is there really a difference?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) New to us...El Grande Chancho... 3607aft

[image][/image]Well, hi all. And here is our story. In August, we perchaces a 1988 3607. Absolutely love it! Well, my wife and I, have had a long battle through raising our family that she would get absolutely get a cottage, before I ever got a boat. So, as time went on and we were never really financially willing to pop for a cottage, she finally admitted one day at dinner, that owning a boat may be cool. So of course, so starts our journey! So any way we started with a wellcraft airslot 24 fixer upper, to break us in as boat owners. I didnt tell her I bought it till it was almost ready for the water. She was surprisingly pleased, so we named her "Debbies Wrong" ...get it? That was a great experience. Than, as we were talking over dinner again, she saw a Carver Mariner, 2897, putting down the Saint Clair river, and said, that's what I would like if we ever went bigger.... So of course, I found and bought one as soon as the right deal came up. Then named it , "Debbies Waive" hence, she waived her rights to a cottage.. lol...3 years of loving our first twin engine cabin cruiser. !!!.
Then she stepped into a neighbors 3607, and oh my, that's all she could talk about !!!!! A master state room, two heads, and so on. Well, you can guess what happens next!
We shopped for a year and a half, and then.... eureka.... we found just the one we wanted and for a great price. Hence , no help from the unhelpful broker, but that's another story ! So we grit our teeth and made the deal.
Then threw cashion to the wind,. We bought it in Milwaukee. It hadn't seen water in 2 1/2 years. Look it over throughly. Splashed it. Of course I am a life long mechanical technician, so I had confidence in my inspection,,, and sailed it all the way home to Au Gres MI, which is a 560 mi trip to the east side of Mi. SO MUCH FUN !!!! And only had one small issue with the steering.
Of course the steering went out while I was in 10 ft swells, along the west coast of mi. That was interesting. But that beast of a boat , handled it extremely well, and steering with the engines was interesting, but surprisingly capable !!!.
One of the coolest parts of the trip, was going under the Mackinaw bridge at dusk, and traveling about 75 more miles in the beautiful star lit clear night sky , untill we had to hail a port till morning for fuel.
So... there our story. Can't wait till the splashing , in a couple months. And may all your hulls stay wonderfully afloat.
Regards to all.. from new owners of..."El Grande Chancho".
PS.. Keeping the name from prev owners, just because its fun!
Look up the translation...lol.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 50 125 Pedestal Connectors

I have an early 1998 405 with the old connectors I have learned.
These are the 50/125 type as shown. I am told 50/125/250 will not work.

I am running 2 eel converters to connect to the 30 amp connectors as shown

I have updated the pedestal to 50 amp breakers but I need the 50/125 connectors for the pedestal so the boat will have the correct setup.

Any idea where I can obtain 2 50/125 connectors for the pedestal itself at?

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