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View the latest post Hello from Seattle!

Just purchased a 2006 41 CMY , Volvo D6-310A, 490hr. in Poulsbo, Wa. Survey showed a L turbo boost leak and elevated lead levels in the strbd transmission, other that that everything looks OK. Owner fixed the turbo boost and I will monitor the transmission with an oil test in six months.
Anyone know what kind of fuel economy I can expect with the D-6 310? The previous owner cruised at 15-1800 rpm, so I think he got decent fuel economy, i will likely push the speed into the mid teens, 12-15 gal / hr?
A beef with this boat is the lack of space for gear for extended voyages. Appreciate the photos of Midnight Sun II with the mods he has made. Anyone figured out a way to put on extra batteries for an inverter, i hate running the genset for a cup of hot water?
Appreciate the forum!

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View the latest post New kids on the block!

Hi everyone! Today my wife and I take ownership of a beautiful 1998 Carver 400 CMY with twin Cummins diesels. We are so excited for this new adventure! We have a slip on Harbor Island San Diego and looks like we have fun neighbors too. The yacht is in very good shape and our first projects will be new teak-like flooring in the salon, new mattresses and new carpet on the bridge. Hope to meet people from our area and to talk to others with like yachts.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Forward vent fan

I have a noisey forward head vent fan. I called Carver factory and was referred to a vendor for replacement but vendor referred me to a dealer that said the vendor didn't make the blower 3" squirrel cage vent fan. Anyone know a source for this fan? :captain2:

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View the latest post Grey water pump system

In my 530 voyager I have the grey water ending up in bilge instead of being pumped overboard. The grey water pump seems to work ok. Is this a broken hose problem? :captain:

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View the latest post Attachment(s) new here wanted to say hello

Hello all my wife and I are proud new owners of a beautiful 38 santego , we were wondering if anyone else has this same model and if you had and particular likes or dislikes. Last year we had a 32 mariner and loved it but we wanted a larger boat and bought the 38 we are very excited for this season.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1988 2897 Mariner - back to life!

Hi Guys!
I want to share with you the recovery of my carver 28 purchased after 6 years of inactivity. The old owner for his wife's serious health problems had completely forgotten to have such a beautiful boat.
I'll show some photos of the before and after the deep cleaning work :approve:

now I have to polish the upper part and wax it to give it a better look and take a few years less.
I also have to remove the old silicone in some areas and replace it with the sika.

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View the latest post 12 vdc corrosion

My raymaine system and anchor wench are not operating. I have 12vdc checked at the raymaine plug but when I plug in the c120, the voltage drops to 4.5. Could the problem corrosion on the common or not leg? This problem has come up after sitting all winter in storage on the dry.

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View the latest post Holding Tank

New owner of 1985 Carver Mariner 3697, like so far, can anyone tell me if the boat has a holding tank gauge and if so where is it located and what size is the pump out adapter?

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View the latest post Bottom Paint

I thought the choice of bottom paint would be easy but there doesn't seem to be a straight forward answer online or with the "experts". Please give me your opinions.

My 444 stays in the water all year in mostly salt water with a very fast moving current. This is the first time I own a boat that can stay in the water all year and most at the marina only pull every other year to do the paint. Zincs are done once a year by diver. I do not use the boat that often to cruise so hours on the move are low. I bought the boat last year and was told the paint was new and ablative so I did not paint (the previous owner was in a marina with brackish water)......growth on hull is plentiful!

Pulling the boat to check zincs, paint, and wax. What type of paint, Hard, Ablative, Hybrid.

I was going to go ablative since I was told that's what the boat had, but after reading the website articles, seems hard is the way to go? please voice your opinions and experiences.

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View the latest post LMS 350a Upgrade

I have a LMS350a chart plotter (?) with gps, depth, and speed. Has a gps antenna and attached to an simrad auto pilot sytem that I never use. I would like to upgrade to a modern system. I just need gps, maps, speed, depth, heading, and boat info. Autopilot not needed and fish finder not required. Just need depth so I don’t run aground and screws don’t hit bottom. Anybody have any recommendations? Don’t want to break bank. I boat in MN on Mississippi River.

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