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View the latest post Carver 466 - how to activate external speaker?

Hello everyone...question? We purchased a 2003 Carver 466 last year and it has an external speaker like a bull horn mounted on top of the arch and I can not figure out how to activate it via the VHF radio. I assume this was part of the standard configuration of the boat but not 100% sure. Any ideas how this is activated if you have a similar set-up as I can not find anything about it in the ICOM instructions.


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View the latest post Mariner flooring project

I'm looking to replace the carpet in our 1998 350 Mariner with some type of wood flooring in the salon area. This area has 3 floor hatches to deal with. Has anyone done this with good success? I would love to see some pictures and get some ideas.


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View the latest post Red colored oily something

Hello, OK over the weekend I crawled forward of my generator on my 2005 396MY to get a look at the head filter. What I did discover was a pool of red oily liquid down in the forward hull of the boat, I would guess about 1 to 2 gallons I cleaned up. Not sure how long it was there, I owned the boat for about 9 months now so I did not notice it before and the surveyor said nothing about it, not sure if he crawled that far in. My first thought was diesel fuel, but it has a smell of varnish or a shellac kind of smell not diesel. If it is old, does diesel take on that kind of smell with time?
All cleaned up now but I would really like to know what it was.
Thanks and Happy Holidays to everybody.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Checking Vdrive fluid?

So I believe I am rather low on the port engine Vdrive. It says to check the transmission fluid at operating temperature. The problem is I am concerned I am really low and want to add oil now and then check.

Anyone have any idea how much transmission fluid one should have in a cold Vdrive on a 1998 Carver 355?


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View the latest post carver 2157 help

Hello I.m Italian, excuse me for my terrible Emglish, I have a problem, I bought an carver 2157 with volvo penta 4.3 205 hp duo prop, the problem is little power, I must change the engine but I don't have idea the max power in the boat dts.
Originaly is engined by mercruiser 4.3 or 5.7 260 or volvo 4.3 for change engine without change the drive the best think is put in a volvo 5.7 but have 270 hp ...is correct?
Thank you and best regards
Raffaele from Italy :captain2:

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View the latest post Head Gasket replacement

Bella Notte is a 1979 voyager 3326 with Crusader 350 engines.

Has anyone replace the head gaskets on a 79 350 engine?

I had a marine mechanic look at it and he said he would be glad to do it, that was 3 months ago. So now I'm going to try it myself and I was wondering if there were any tricks of the trade that might help and make it easier. I'm planning to do it with the engine still in the boat.

As the boat is on the hard in Maine it will be April before it is warm enough to make this repair any help or suggestions willl be greatly appreciated.

Marine mechanics in this area are very few and far between.

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View the latest post Looking to buy spare props for 2001 506

Looking for a spare set for my 506, size is 30 X 34.

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View the latest post Inverter location

Does anyone have a later model 360 Mariner with an inverter/charger and if so where is it located?

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View the latest post sterring wheel hub spline

Hello, want to replace my steering wheel on my 2005 Carver 396. Before I remove it I was hoping to buy the replacement wheel first. Does anybody have the information on the spline size? I am thinking like most 3/4 tapered. Thanks

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View the latest post 366 in semi-rough weather?

I am very seriously considering the purchase of a 2003 366 for use in the northeast (coastal cruising). I anticipate going from new york harbor through long island sound out to block island and on to nantucket sound. Also, maybe from new york harbor south to LBI. Our family is quite seaworthy, and have been out in some pretty good blows (with a reasonable craft - mostly sail). The 366 really seems to fit our needs as far as space goes, but I am concerned about the flat deadrise (something like 18 degrees according some sites).

I took one out for a seatrial, but it was a pretty calm day so I didn't get much opportunity to test its seaworthyness out - other than criss-crossing its own wake. I don't think it is realistic to get a seatrial in the conditions I am concerned about - it was like pulling teeth just to get it out on a flat day.

Can anyone give me some real world information on how this handles in afternoon seas? 2-4 foot swells with whitecaps? crossing a ferry wake?

Anyone have experience with one of these in the areas I mentioned?

I really want to buy the boat, but I also don't want to get stuck at the dock just because of an afternoon chop.

I'm not talking about taking it out in a gale, just your everyday summer chop.

Is this really just a lake and river boat?

Thanks in advance.

- Capt. Rob

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