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View the latest post HELP! Shore power switch breaker - Carling switch

So my shore power 1 switch is broken. Switch is model number DG3-X0-01-246-131-C. Manufactured by Carling Switch. I am trying to find this part and not having any luck! Looking for new or used at this point. So another post on another forum where a guy had the same problem but there were no responses.

I am now trying to even locate vessels being parted out but don't know where to begin with that.

PLEASE HELP! We are supposed to take a group of 10 out in a week and I really want my fridges back online!!

Any help / info is appreciated.


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View the latest post Hello from the D

Hey everyone!! Have had my Carver Voyager 370 for about 7 years and would you believe I just found this forum! Can't wait to dive in and see all the great posts! I primarily cruise on the Detroit River but have been on many of the Great Lakes.


"Snow Day"

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View the latest post Soon to be Carver 300 Aft Cabin owner

Hi everyone! Just about to pull the trigger on a 1994 Carver 300 Aft Cabin. I am looking to hear opinions, good and bad, regarding this model. It looks very sharp to me. I look forward to hearing about other users experiences with this cool looking yacht!

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View the latest post New Carver owner in SF Bay area

Just wanted to say hello. I have a 1987 Carver 3697 and love it

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View the latest post Bridge carpet 350 Mariner

Does anyone know if I can purchase new carpet with snaps in place to fit my Mariner?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Sea Flush

I have been looking into a system called sea flush. The funnels are pretty straight forward and can be made at home but I do have a couple of questions. If any of you have used this system were you satisfied with the results, and were you able to find any over the counter chemicals to use in place of the barnacle buster that the company sells. Thanks have a great day Ed

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View the latest post Waste Tank filter replacement

I have a 2009 Carver 38SS. Does anyone know the make and part number of the waste tank filter? I can't get into it close enough to find it. Also, any ideas on the best places (cheap prices) to order it? Many thanks! John Brown

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View the latest post New Carver Owners in Northern VA

Hi all,

We just purchased a 2000 Carver 396 AC with Cummins Diesels, and will be based in Northern VA. We are excited to find the owner's group to share our experiences and pick the brains of others. We have made a lot of family boating trips, mostly sail, but some motoryacht charters, but this is our first boat ownership and we already have an emerging punchlist of questions!!

Looking forward to our new adventures onboard "Weather or Knot", and being a part of the Carver Community.

Happy Boating
--Jim and Hedy

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View the latest post My Carver 2687 Project

Last week my brother and returned with the 1984 Carver 2687 boat I purchased and boy what a long ride that was. About 2200 miles round trip from Springfield, GA to Canyon Lake, TX. The boat itself is in really good shape other than the engine, but I knew that going into this deal. I got it really cheap and plus the couple I bought it from where going through a divorce. Repairing or replacing the engine is no real big deal for me since I'm involved in drag racing and do that sort of thing all the time. The exterior is in good shape as well as the interior, although a bit dated. Once I get done it will look like a new boat. As I progress I'll post all my changes and updates here. Right now it's too dang hot and I'm no spring chicken so I'm going to wait until the fall to start work.


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View the latest post Bilge Fans - independent or ganged

Hi all,

I have a newly-acquired 2000 Carver 396/Diesel, and was only able to obtain the owner's manual for the 2002 model (from Carver), with a note that not much/if anything changed between 2000-2002. My question is about the Bilge Fans.

There are 4 separate bilge fans, each with their own circuit breaker. There is also a "bilge fan master" switch. Curiously, though, the 4 bilge fans are not wired independently, but rather ganged through fan #1 (i.e., fan #1 has to be on to allow any fan to be on). To be sure I'm explaining this well:
* With the Fan Master "on", and all 4 Bilge Circuit Breakers "off", no fans run. As expected.
* With the Fan Master "on", and only Fan #1 Breaker "on", then only number #1 fan runs. As expected.
* With the Fan Master "on", and only Fan #2 Breaker "on", **NO** fan runs. This is also the case for fan #3 "on" or #4 "on". This seems strange, because the fans would seem to be independent of one another. The wiring diagram in the owner's manual (different year), shows the fans as independent.
* With the Fan Master "on", and Fan #1 "on", and Fan #2 "on", then **BOTH** fans run. This is expected, but in contrast to the point above, it indicates the fans are ganged through Fan #1.
* Obviously with the Fan Master "off", no fan runs. With the Fan Master, what would be the value of ganging the fans through Fan #1???

The issue is that the Fan #1 circuit breaker has to carry the load of all 4 fans (because of the ganging), and it pops when all four fans are running. Any combination of 3 fans (e.g., #1, 2, 3, or #1, 2, 4, etc...always requiring #1 to be on), will run without problem.

Before I re-wire this back to having the fans independent, I wanted to check to see if there is any reason for the ganging, or if there folks that have similar ganged wiring.


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