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Just joined the forum today. We have a 1998 Carver 325 Aft Cabin that we purchased new in 98. Our home port is Ithaca New York. We have traveled the Canal systems of New York and Canada though out the years. Looking forward to more traveling in the future!
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Good morning. We just closed on a 1996 430 cockpit and just wanted to say hello and make the introduction. The boat has twin 301 cummins and kohler generator. We are new to some of this so thanks for the opportunity to post and discuss issues.
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Wow... been lusting after sailboats since boy scouts.
As a (wannabe) pirate that looks at 60 (the new 50), I took the plunge on the dark side and bought a 1984 Carver 3607. It wasn't without decades of looking, admiring, lusting...
Lust for the sailboat, but 'practicality' of the 'floating condo' won out. Yes, I regret burning the dinosaurs and would love a hybrid - solar and batteries would be great, realistic? Survey revealed some issues, and I have addressed the safety, bulbs. Lots to learn about AC DC strainers filters radios unlabeled switches and pull switches ...
The dock master, Earnie helped us move her into her new covered slip in Washington, NC. All the neighbors have been extremely welcoming. I immediately admitted to being an 'newbie' and was welcomed, although there were some hints of 'snipe hunt' and 'left-handed smoke shifter' over adult beverages at the dock.
Today, we took her out by ourselves - it was early, the wind was light, and we just had to do it for the first time. Got out of the slip well, progressing 15 mins in a no wake zone and the starboard engine alarm goes off - looks like low oil pressure, so, I turn her off. I forget to take her out of gear, but chalk that up to inexperience. Anyway, restart the starboard engine, and no problem after that, but watching the oil pressure gauge all the time. We test cruise for about an hour, do some backing and spinning on a dime to practice backing into a dock. Got her up on plane somewhere above
9 and then she seemed to jump to 14 without any more throttle - the gps is real old, but seemed to track knots well.
Made it back to dock without any issues, but the 'neighbors' were there to help with the lines if needed, but for the most part (with no wind or current), we managed by ourselves.
It felt wonderful!
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Like many Mariner owners, my boat has a tendency to 'collect' water in the forward bilge, especially after a cruise in larger seas.
I believe that this is likely caused by a siphoning of water into the bilge via the forward bilge discharge thru hull fitting.
One gentleman in a post suggested that the water intrusion completely stopped when he duct taped over the thru hull.
Has anyone come up for a solution to this problem without using duct tape? I hate having standing water the the bilge and dread having to wet vac 5 or 10 gallons of water out of there after most cruises. Thanks
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My new to me 95 355 Aft Cabin has air and a generator. During the survey and a couple other times I was on the boat we had AC and the generator running while out on the water. The previous owner isn't around this week so I can't ask.
Here's my issue...
I had the AC running, then went to leave the slip. I disconnected the shore power lines, went in and started the generator without changing anything on the panel. Neither AC unit powered up after that. No lights on the AC control panels at all.
I flipped every configuration of switches I could think of with no joy. I see amps and volts on the shore power 1 meter. Nothing on shore power 2. AC is tied to shore power 2 when plugged in.
When we got back to the slip I plugged into shore power and the AC kicked right on like nothing happened.
Genny is a Kohler if that helps. I'm thinking I'm just missing something simple, but I can't figure it out.
Thanks for the help .
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View the latest post Attachment(s) Interior door handle on '00 530
I have a 2000 530. One of the interior door handles lost it's "spring" action - the tension that operates the handle. I took the face plate off to see if I could repair it. Now I can not reassemble the latch. There is a small spring that puts tension on the bolt that I can't figure out how to connect properly (see photo). Anyone have advice or experience with repairing these door handles?
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View the latest post Attachment(s) New Carver owner from Washington State
Hi all, New here, new to owning a yacht... although as I look around probably should say a boat as it's not as big as most I see
Although not new to boating (also have a 1990 Maxum sr2100) we just purchased a 1989 Montego 2557 today!! It's just finishing getting a fresh motor installed and should be sea worthy by Tuesday or so!
Glad I found this forum, looking forward to osmosing some wisdom!
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2004 396 Carver motor yacht..Generator is working fine, but the blower does not come on ...There is also a switch on the helm as well as on the breaker panel, but still does not come on...Recently had work done on the port side starter...Could there be a connection, as we did not have a problem before..
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Carver 38 santego 1995 crusader engines
Starboard engine Dipstick will only go halfway down.Tried twisting turning jamming and forcing will not go down. What can I do? Going crazy please help!
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