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View the latest post Ready For Her Winters Nap

There she is ready for whatever winter may toss her way.


Waiting for spring to arrive.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Underwater lights opinions

Hello Carver World. Hope y'all can chime in and tell me if I am headed in the wrong direction. Was thinking of installing underwater lights designed to fit in the drain plug hole. Got some info from a mechanic friend of mine that the output was very cone shaped and not what most people appreciated. He recently installed 2 sets of lights that were very economically priced. The owner of the boat is extremely happy. The lights are TH Marine Xenon Extreme. Not very big, 3 1/2" X 1 1/2", priced under $40 each. I am very close to installing a pair, with a bracket to attach to each trim tab. Anybody out there with a set up like this, that can provide additional info/opinion? It seems I can get this install done at less than $200 all in. Seems way too cheap. I only want light at my stern while in port, just for the cool effect, single color. Don't care about night time light up of wake, as I rarely cruise at night. Marinas here are very clean, clear water. Do these lights perform better in clear water, or brackish water so there is reflection? The owner referenced above is in water with a lot of algae. He claims he is getting light extending 10 feet behind his boat. He really appreciates the fact that they are lighting up fish as he gets them close to landed, but still a few feet under water. Much easier to use net in the dark. Thoughts and opinions on lights? :help:

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View the latest post 2000 C530 Bilge Blowers

I inspected my bilge blowers today - on the C530 there are a total of 4 - 2 each port and starboard. With the ignition key "on" I noticed that 1 blower comes on each site - and it's the outside fan on both port & starboard. The 2nd fan does not come on. I then started the engines - and only 1 blower on each side remains on. I have not been able to see all 4 bilge blowers running at once.

All breaker switches on turned on. The C530 does not have a bilge blower switch - they come on automatically when engine is started.

Does anyone know how the bilge blowers are supposed to work? Should all 4 come on at start up? Is there some type of temp control that activates the 2nd fan on each side?

Thanks - any insight greatly appreciated!


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View the latest post 1.5" aluminum shaft anodes for sale.

I have 6 martyr 1.5" aluminum shaft anodes for sale, brand new never used.
I will sell them for $40.00 shipped to you. If shipping is more than $40.00 price will equal shipping cost.

Let me know if you can use these.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Carver 355 Port Side Bunk bed in forward stateroom

I am looking at several Carver boats for sale and a few of the Carver 355/356's have an extra bunk in the forward state room. It is on the port side and it is above the level of the standard full size bed (see pic). Does anyone know if this is an after market item that could be possibly purchased, an option that was added when new, or a custom build that someone put in? Thanks for any insight!

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View the latest post At my wit’s end! Carver 390 CPMY outside outlet dead!

Hi Guys!

Hope you can help: I have a 1994 Carver 390 CPMY. It’s Christmastime, and I have lights up on my boat. I’d like to simply plug them into the outside outlet that’s on the sun deck (port side, just to the left of the sliding companionway door), but the outlet is dead. It’s pretty badly corroded from rainwater intrusion that got in around the weathertight cover, but when I removed the outlet and tested the wire for power to the outlet - nothing!

All other outlets on the boat are working fine, so it doesn’t appear to be a tripped breaker on the 120v panel or one of the GFCI outlets having tripped. I cut off the old spade terminals and stripped 1/4” of new conductor off the 3 wires (white/black/green), and they look fine.

I can’t believe the wire itself is bad, but if it isn’t a breaker or a GFCI, what can it be? I had assumed this particular outlet was on the same circuit as all the outlets on the port side, and wired in series downstream of the 120v outlet on the port side of the master stateroom, but when I pulled the cover of that outlet to look in the back, I saw there was just one cable going into it.

I have attempted tracing the exterior outlet cable, but I lost it when it appears to drop into the engine bay and gets lost among all the other cables.

The wiring diagram in the Carver owners manual is very general, and doesn’t show the schematic of the individual outlets.

So help! Can anyone shed some light on this? It’s kind of a pain in the ass to run an extension cord into the cabin to run my Xmas lights. I’d really like to get my outside outlet working again.


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View the latest post Attachment(s) Carver 506 A/C Water pump replacement

Hi all,
I've had a main water pump go down that supplies water for 4 A/C units on my boat.

I found a replacement at Grainger for the Dayton 9MWR7 motor portion of the pump assy but now I need to find a new impeller and shaft seals for the pump portion. There is no OEM info on the pump castings.
Has anyone had to replace these yet on their boat ?

Thanks !

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View the latest post Raymarine RL80C Plus/Pathfinder Open Array

Just removed in perfect working order. Plan on replacing with something a little newer. Feel free to call me with any questions,

Dave 815-342-3754

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View the latest post Carver 325 Opinions

Hi everyone. What a neat forum; I’ve learned quite a bit already by reading a lot of posts. My wife and I are looking for our 1st “big boat”. We’ve had a number of runabouts and fishing boats over the years and would like to try something that we can do longer trips with. We live very close to the Saint Lawrence river, and spend a lot of time on it during our brief northern NY summers. A couple models that we like the look of are the 325 and 3207. We would be cruising the river and Canadian canals. Most of the time it would probably be the 2 of us with our 2 teenagers tagging along on occasion. I think one of these boats would be a good entry point for us, and allow us to figure out how much we really like it before before spending 100k +. Does anyone here own one of these models? Can you tell me what you like, or don’t like about them? Also how does one get a boat surveyed in the winter? Do you just wait for spring? Thanks in advance.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Installation of Hurley H2o Davit on Santego 380

I am installing a new Hurley h20 daivt on my Carver Santego 380 next week. Was looking for to see if anyone has done this before and if so, looking to find out if the swim platform is hollow and what type of stainless hardware was used for mounting.

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