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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1977 Carver Mariner 33'

Good Morning All,
So briefly...this boat sat since 2008. It was winterized and shrink wrapped by the marina so that is a plus. I prepped the boat for transport across WI on Monday however they got hit with another 4"-9" of snow. Uggg...
So I have new batteries in it but did try to turn it over yet. I examined the hull, looks ok but I think I will pull the screws out of the port trim tab, goop them with 3m 5200 and screw it back in b4 launch on Sat. Should be interesting. I will have my deck boat there in case it won't start and will purchase a additional bilge pump just in case.
I obviously have a lot to work on but my 1st question...
How do you get the shine back on this thing? Can you do that while it sits in the marina or will my new boat neighbors frown on this kind of thing? Should I drive it out in the lake to do it? Just curious, I never really had a slip b4 and I am not sure of the unspoken rules.
Thanks and I am sure I will have a billion more questions.

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View the latest post Plumbing Problems

Hi My name is Ted Silbert, I own a 1993 Mariner 330. I love the boat, but I don't love the space to do any work on it. Carver makes the best layouts in a boat, but the engineers forgot that someone has to work on them down the road. Anyway, I have a leaking fresh water holding tank, or some fitting attached there. I haven't found it yet, but I work on it every weekend. Was wondering if anybody else has a mariner similar to mine and if they experienced any problems like mine. Part of my problem is that someone put hardwood flooring in my boat and I think they made the hatch to the holding tanks half the size, so I cant really even get the tanks out without ripping the floring out and I don't want to do that. Does anybody know the maximum pressure the tanks can be under before leaking starts. I just ordered a pressure regulator and I'm hoping by droping the pressure I can solve my problem. Does anyone know of common problems in this area, and the fix.
Thanks for listening

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View the latest post New '1977' Carver Mariner 33' - Lake Michigan

Good Morning All,

We are on our way to prepare our new boat for transportation across wi. It sat for the last 5 yrs. we of course got a bargain but at what cost? I will attempt to start the engines so hopefully we won't have to tow it to the slip. We never had a boat this big and it will be an adventure. I've been following these forums and hopefully learned enough, for now. I am sure I will have many questions to come.


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View the latest post 1987 Carver 3207

We bought this boat last fall and have been waiting all winter for the ice to go to get it back in the lake. Might be a while yet as it's supposed to hit -31 celsius tonight.
I have e-mailed Carver at least three times looking for the owner's manual and they always reply that someone will get back to us but they never have.
Does anyone have any ideas where to get a manual?

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View the latest post making a new swim platform for our 3607

we wanted a platform that was bigger and we could store our dinghy on without standing it up, so after checking around and pricing them. I told myself I can do it so here it is...

http://s852.beta.photobucket.com/user/t ... 20platform

I'll work on resizing so I can upload here...

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View the latest post Cummins coolant change

I am planning on changing the anti-freeze and impellers in my Cummins 5.9s this spring. Has anyone done this before, have some tips or insights?
thanx ..Aaron

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View the latest post exhuast snorkles

has anyone installed them or made them ? :captain2:

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 2000 Carver 456 MY

Hello everyone
I recently purchased a beautiful 2000 456 MY. Hull # 3.
I had been looking for this boat for 5 years, I'm glad I took the time to buy the right boat for me.
I'm a year round live aboard , and this model Carver is perfect for my lifestyle.
For those that are not familiar with this model, basically it has three staterooms, two heads, galley up in salon. a large aft deck and large helm with plenty of seating.
The Bridge deck and Aft deck are fully glass enclosed, I wanted to get away from any canvas and I like the overall appearance.
The Boat has 5 zone AC/Heat ,and is equipped with most available options in that year.
I have owned it for 5 months and am still overwhelmed by this yacht.
I am learning more and more about the boat each day and welcome any questions and advice you might have.
For those searching for a larger yacht ,take your time and you will find the right boat for you!
Good luck.

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View the latest post 1995 carver 250 express

Hello all,
I have recently purchased a 1995 caver 250 express. I was wondering if anyone could give me any info or warnings on this boat? Do you like it/ hate it? Look out for? Mine has a 1995 volvo 5.7 Gi and volvo duoprop. What kind of performance should i expect. Thanks in advance for your time.

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