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View the latest post Attachment(s) July 4th week fun

Here are some photos of some fun we had the week of July 4th on the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The river has been very high all year from the rain and the St. Croix river was a no wake zone, traveling 23 miles at no wake speed is painful! But fun! A lot of anchoring out for days at a time, and visiting a very nice marina in Bayport Minnesota. We really enjoyed being on the boat for 10 days, and meeting up with such great friends.

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View the latest post 350 Mariner Generator

Hey All...

So I have a factory installed Kohler generator on my 2001 350 Mariner... But I am new to the boat.

So I'm new to having a generator. I start it up and she runs well, except I get very small amount of water out of the exhaust. Because i'm super paranoid, I have not run it for very long, maybe 3-5 mins MAX.

Here is what I know, but don't know if any of it matters:
- I have a closed loop cooling system
- Have completely cleaned sea strainer
- gen starts and seems to run just fine but have tried not to over heat her by only running in short spurts.
- right at start it seems to "mist" water
- a few mins after starting, it will blurb out maybe a cup of water then return to misting drops of water. This cycle seems to continue.

Does this sound like normal functionality? You will all make my day if you say "Oh ya man, thats how it works!" :-D

also, do these things have overheat shut down protection?

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View the latest post '94 440 bridge bench seat

Do you have pix of the bench seat to the right of the captain's chair? We are trying to reinstall seat after removal of previous owner's computer cabinet. We are unsure of stock configuration - how metal frame attaches, how cushions are fastened, etc. Any pix and/or advice would be appreciated.

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View the latest post Window channel replacement

We have recently purchased C 370 Aft Cabin. (1993). The window channels in the salon and the aft stateroom are deteriorated and mossy. Where can I find replacements and what should we know before we attempt to replace them. Thanks.

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View the latest post Carver 28 Voyager

Hello. Im thinking of buying a Carver 28 Voyager from 1988 and would like to ask you all a few questions

1. what i should take a closer look at?
2. Did this boat sell with dual 350 crusaders?
3. Is the 2 Crusader 350 reliable?
4. How is the prices of parts for the engines? (Im from sweden so i think the prices is a bit more exspensive)
5. Any idéa what the fuel comsumption is at 8 knots vs 18 knots vs WOT.
6. What does these boats sell for ( i know it depends on the condition but i can only find this 1 for sale in sweden)

Hope anyone can give me some meat on the bone before i look at the boat in real life on friday.

Sorry for my bad english.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Transmission Fluid Pump

I’m pretty sure my port transmission is not pumping fluid as it should. This is a 2000 406 with 7.4 MPIs and Velvet Drive Model 30-01-005 trannies with 2.5:1 ratios. I got a warning tone while cruising at 3200 rpm the other day (about a half second beep every 2 seconds). Retarded the throttles but the warning continued. Oil pressure and engine temp were perfect on both engines. Got it to quit by turning off the port engine, but it came back on as soon as I turned the key back on and waited out the normal test beeps. The warning was similar to, but not quite the same pitch as the test beeps that come with turning on the key. After checking the engine compartment and finding nothing obvious, I headed to port with the port engine shut down. On arrival, 15 minutes later, I cranked it up to see if the problem remained and the warning was gone. Ran the engine at idle and in gear for about 10 more minutes to see if the warning would recur and it did not.

Today I decided to change tranny fluid to see if that might help. The old fluid (2 years and 70 hours run time) looked and smelled normal - not burnt. I added 1.8 quarts to the port engine and checked the level as prescribed (run at 1500 rpm for 2 minutes, shut down and check it quickly). It showed over-filled. On the starboard side, I added 1.8 quarts, ran it and checked and the quantity was low - needed another .2 quarts for a total of 2.0.

In light of the warning, no engine anomalies, and the fluid showing over-full after running, the only conclusion I can arrive at is that the pump is not working to push fluid into the cooler and other parts of the tranny.

1. Is that a logical conclusion?
2. If so, can a pump be replaced in that model Velvet Drive?
3. I didn’t see any hose crimps, but could there be blockages in the fluid system that I could clear to correct the problem?

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View the latest post Another Day In Paradise

Docked at one of hundreds of available docks amongst the 1000 Islands. Spent the weekend with my son in law and grandchild who is back to back with us at the dock. Had the island to ourselves. Skelton Island just outside of Brockville Ontario, Canada.




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View the latest post Molding around sliding glass door

My 2005 Carver Super Sport needs replacement molding around the sliding glass door. The existing molding (or is 'trim' the proper word?) appears to be made of rubber or a very flexible vinyl. I have been looking around for a replacement but I'm having no luck.

Does anyone have any ideas on where I might find this?



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View the latest post New guy from MIchigan


I'm Jerry from Grand Haven, Michigan. I just purchased my fourth Carver, a 2005 Super Sport. Happy to be part of this forum!


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View the latest post 1990 Carver 3607 max capacity

OK, I have what may be a very stupid question but I have to ask. I have my new to me 1990 Carver 3607 aft cabin that I've owned for one year. My daughter wants to have a bachelorette part on the boat. Question is, what's the legal capacity of my boat? All other (smaller) boats that I have owned had a Max capacity label affixed somewhere on the boat that would give max weight or max number of people.

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