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View the latest post Navigation equipment supplier recommendations

After our first season with our 356, I would like to update all my navigation equipment/electronics. I have all the old ray marine equipment that is inoperable or has burnt screens. I also want to add a autopilot since the boat doesn’t currently have one. I am looking for a supplier that will explain what equipment I need and works well with each other. Not just sell me stuff I may not need for my type of boating. Thanks, in advance.


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View the latest post 2000 Carver Mariner 350

Hi everyone!
My first post as I am new to the forum. Purchased a 2000 Mariner 350 this past summer and starting to make a few minor repairs. Looking forward to tapping into your experience and knowledge. :-)

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Electrical

I just purchased a 2005 56 voyager. It is going into storage for the winter and the spot only has 30 amp power. I tried a 30 amp 125 to 50 amp 125/250 adapter with no luck. What do I need

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View the latest post Salon Door Drapery

My salon door drapery (curtain) is showing some wear and dirt. It is hung top and bottom by sliding hardware. It is a light brown color and Im in Florida so there is some sunfade also. has anyone cleaned this drapery or replaced it?

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View the latest post 406 won’t get to speed

Hi everyone. Hopefully someone has some ideas here:
Bought a 2001 Carver 406 with Cummins 330’s last April. She was exceptionally well maintained, and the 2 surveyors who inspected her were highly qualified with one specializing in Cummins. She was documented at achieving 19 knots at 2600 WOT and 17 at 2400 cruise with 3 full tanks and 4 adults aboard. Due to other stuff going on, we were not able to take her out for about 2 months at which time she could only make 12 knots at a little over 2000 with a WOT AT 2400 making about 13 knots. She is berthed in Baltimore. I had a diver clean the bottom with no change. No smoke on startup or underway, and all gauges are normal. I cannot detect any rough running. Both engines fire right up with no smoke.
She is scheduled to be hauled 11/19, so I will see if we are dragging anything, but I would have thought the diver would have noted something that dramatic.
If someone has a similarly configured 405/406, what is your cruise speed? Anyone had a similar problem or ideas? The aftercoolers were serviced last winter.

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View the latest post Bow railing

Looking for a bow railing for a 1990 Carver Santigo. Anyone have one or know where I might get one mine got wrecked and all bent up?8106561295

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View the latest post Remembrance/Veterans Day

Lest we forget.......Thank you for your sacrifice and service........

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View the latest post 1991 Santego 38 chain storage

The used boat I purchased never had a windlass. Is there enough room in the chain locker to mount a vertical windlass, or should it be a horizontal windlass? I want to use all chain. Thank you.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 2000 396 Aft Cabin - drainage of aft shelves

I have two shelves (at least that is what I will call them) between the cockpit and the swim platform. They are used to embark when tied up to a high pier. See photo where I am standing on "shelf".

Unfortunately, they both retain a puddle of water after a rain or washing because there is no drain. Is it possible to install a drain and if so, how should it be done. I assume some other 396 owners have confronted this issue. Thanks.


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View the latest post Attachment(s) Greetings!

I'm very pleased to be a part of this forum now. I ran across it while searching the news about the closing of Carver Yachts earlier this year. A sad day.. but maybe not forever?

My Carver is not a "yacht" by any means but it is a 1967 Camper 21', a beautifully restored lapstrake wooden model and repowered with a Mercruiser Alpha1 by a relative of mine. Not sure how much discussion there is about these "vintage" boats but I'm happy to chime in on the subject at any time!


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