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View the latest post Attachment(s) Hello from Hudson Valley


Hi my name is Larry.

Sailed and enjoyed it but now it’s just WORK! Not to mention I pinched my wife’s finger with a halyard line. There went the sailboat.

We were talking about motorboat for a long time and actually figured when my daughter’s schooling was done we could get another boat. As soon as we got notice my daughter was graduating I said to my wife, I’d like to get a boat. To my surprise her response was sure we could actually call it “ no more to tuition”.

Of course as soon as we got to the graduation my, daughter ran up and said look daddy I have a surprise ; I just got engaged, “so much for the boat my wife said “.

Well the dust has settled and happy to say my wife and I have just signed contracts on a 2001 Carver 466. Big change from my sailing years. Just too much work for the old guy.

Kim has had to put up with (as she calls it) “boat porn”, for 2 years now. We’ve gone to see a bunch of rats from Sea Rays , Carvers and Silvertons. Everyone looks good in pictures!

We’ve fallen in love with the 506 but not in the budget now! But we found a CLEAN 466. Awaiting survey and the such.

Very excited to get her on the Hudson for the summer. We might actually get to go somewhere! I’ve sailed all my life but got to the “dam blow boat” stage of my life. I’ve spoken to a number of motor boaters who are telling me they take weekend trips all over. Heck it took the whole weekend to just get anywhere before. Lol

So that’s our story and know we already have all kinds of electronics, internet and just basic how do we use questions. Hope to have those soon, within the month.

:pirate: :pirate:

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View the latest post Was: Deck Core Thickness? NOW: Deck Replacement


I've tried searching but couldn't come up with an answer: What is the Balsa Core thickness that was used on the decks of an 80's Carver Mariner (3697)?

I emailed Carver but they are yet to answer me so I'm hoping one of you might know either from experience or by coming across someone else who needs to make a soft deck repair. I want to order all components and have everything on hand prior to cutting the deck open which includes the correct core material.

Thanks!
Ben in SC

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View the latest post New Member


Glad to be aboard.
My name is Ray Webbe.
St. Louis, Mo.
r.webbe@hotmail.com.
Just purchased my third (3) boat. A Carver 440 aft Cabin. 1995 model.
Boat Name Aladdin 3.

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View the latest post battery tender during storage


I have a bank of4 batteries and want to purchase a "4 bank" battery tender to keep the batt's charged during the winter. Each bank has a separate hook up so they are all independent. The question is if the batts are all connected to each other in the bilge, does that affect charging the batts with the tender?

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View the latest post Nevada Newbie


Hi Gang, I have been looking for a midsize cruiser for several years, I want to keep it up at Lake Tahoe during the summers. and probably drydock it in my yard during the winters. I really like the Carver Santego 3467. I would appreciate any info regarding recurring issues with this model, general maintenance tips etc. I am also wondering whether or not you all think this is a trailerable boat, I plan on trailering it to and from Tahoe, a distance of about 60-80 miles, at the beginning and end of the season. If so what do you think it will need in the way of a towing rig?

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View the latest post Hot Muggy Nights


Hey everyone. I would like to get an idea of how many folks run the genset all night when on a hook in horrendous heat. I have read all sorts of stuff, some saying they would only run diesel at night. Others state that as long as engine room exhaust is opposite intake, running gasoline generator is fine. Many people will not run anything mechanical at night; the category in which I currently fall. I did notice that Hans has a removable ceiling electric fan that seems like it would help.
What say you?

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View the latest post Proper batteries for Diesel volvos 44MY


I have a bank of 5 batteries, plus a separate one for the generator. Want to replace all of them except the generator battery. Should they all (in the bank) be deep cycles? Boat is a '05 44 MY.

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View the latest post 2001 396 with mercruiser 8.1s Horizons


Hello fellow boaters...I'm struggling to learn if the starter on my starboard engine rotates in the same direction as the port? My starters are Delco Remy and of coarse they're obsolete with no replacements available. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Regards.

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View the latest post New Carver Owner


Hello from John Pingree, new owner of a 2007 56 Voyager Pilothouse in Chattanooga.

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View the latest post 350 Mariner battery shelf


I need to replace the battery shelf. It appears that the old one is decayed and leaving some debris to clog the bilge pump. Has anyone done this ? I assume when I remove the battery boxes there will be some type of brackets fastened to the stringers. With the generator in the way its going to be a stand on your head job. Any suggestions appreciated.

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