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View the latest post AGM’s

I bought an Odyssey 4D AGM 174AH. I was going to use it as a start battery for many 390 454’s, then use the 2 GC AGM as house, and an odyssey GRP 24 for the genset. the 4D was a steel at West Marine for $350.00! Had not her thought. What about getting a group 31 AGM for start, hook 2 4D Odyssey AGM as house (380 SH, versus 210 for GC) . I guess the question is where to place the genset grp 24. I was thinking of under the dinette where the A/C is. Does anyone think that would be an explosion hazard? I will use Battery trays as the box or this may fit between the stringers. https://www.fisheriessupply.com/dyno-ba ... /batbox-4d

I guess i am asking if putting the battery (genset) in the area with the water heater and A/C would be a danger?

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View the latest post Value of a Carver 41 CPMY

I am planning on selling my 2008 41CPMY. I am going back to sailboats. I have enjoyed the boat, I purchased it in 2021 after my wife passed away. She wanted a Motor yacht as our next boat.
The brokers around here (Clearlake, TX) seem to be unable to come up with comps.
Can anybody give me an approximate value? It has the D6 Volvo 370, new Eisenglass, Bow and Stern thrusters replaced in 2022.
Thanks in advance.

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View the latest post external window louvers???

Okay...long shot...there used to be a frequent commercial for some travel destination(s) in the Caribbean ... there was a brief picture of a Carver tied to a pier in the background....it appeared to be a 3607 or 3807...It revealed externally mounted louvers covering the forward trapezoid windows ....obviously fabricated from sheet metal and adjustable...no doubt it could be open or closed....I have searched every where for some mention of this "louver" style treatment addressing an easy/handy control of privacy vs. visibility and yet sun blockage always....considering its functionality with a bonus of good styling and looks for the yacht it should be in high demand....anyone have a clue of a source for this kind of 'aftermarket' front window treatment ??

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Voyager 53 replacing helm rocker switches.

I would greatly like to replace the functional but badly discolored helm switches on the flybridge
helm of my 2001 Voyager 53.There are 12 in all. Initially Carver put Eaton switches for which replacement are unfindable (so far.)
Then a little later Carver provided Carling L series ones to replace the Eatons and they fitted. Now after inquiring with New wire Cy in South Carolina they tell me that the L series are not available through them and even when I give them the CarlingL series part number they cannot cross reference them. Has anyone gone recently through the ordeal of trying to obtain them and eventually had some success. Great Lakes has but a couple.
Frustrated but not desperate.

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View the latest post oal of 1989 Montego 32

I am trying to find the actual length of a 1989 Montego 32. I have seen everything from 32.5 to 36.5. It impacts whither or not I will be able to use a slip that I have in mind.

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View the latest post Hydraulic Steering Fluid Add.

My steering system had a small leak from the seals indoor the dash and the steering is a bit hard at times. I believe that the seals were dry from lack of use because after we drove it the leak stopped. I figure that the fluid level is low and there is air in the lines. Is adding fluid and bleeding the system something I should be able to do without a mechanics help? Is it a two person job?
Do you have a tips for a first-time bleeder? I have the manual with the step-by-step procedures.

Important information: 2002 506, single, SeaStar Tilt Helm

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View the latest post Securing bitter end of anchor rode

1984 Carver 3607. The rode locker does not appear to have any anchor points to secure the bitter end of the rode. PO simply ran the rode through a board and tied a knot into the bitter end.

What have any of you done to secure your rode on this vessel?


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View the latest post Attachment(s) NMEA 2000 Network and FOX Marine Engine gateways

This is a project I have been looking forward to since I purchased this Carver 406. I have made a video and put it on my new YouTube channel. Here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUqpJkHFHOY&t=40s.

In the video, I created a simple graphical diagram to visualize the outcome before getting started. This process helped me out greatly. The connections on my NMEA2000 network are my compatible devices like a GPS antenna, Fusion radio, Garmin Chartplotter, Victron charger, Victron Cerbo GX and FOX marine MEFI-3 (in my case) gateways with the optional oil pressure switch.

This project was far simpler than I originally thought. I also learned the FOX Marine Application on Android or Apple OS gives you a lot of information when the engines are running. The information it displays rivals the DIACOM software I purchased last year, and you can view, and clear error codes form your phone or tablet. The App does cost $4.99 USD. This is not a replacement for Diacom but for a novice like me, it does a great job.

If you take time to watch the video and have any suggestions, please let me know. And if you like it please hit the thumbs up :-D :-D I hope this post is helpful.

Links to all the technology I used

FOX Marine Gateways ALL

FOX Marine MEFI -3

Garmin NMEA 2000 Multi-Port T-Connector PART NUMBER010-11078-01

Garmin NMEA 2000 Backbone cable 32’ PART NUMBER010-11076-02

Other technology on my NMEA Network are:

Garmin 8612XSV PART NUMBER010-02092-51

Fusion Radio MS-WB675 PART NUMBER010-02346-50

GA0231610 Garmin GPS 24xd NMEA2000 Multi-Band Antenna PART NUMBER010-02316-10

NMEA 2000® Power Cable PART NUMBER010-11079-00

Victron Skylla IP65 12V 70A Battery Charger

Victron Cerbo GX remote monitoring hardware.

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View the latest post Adding a 3rd party touch screen to my Garmin 8612

I have not found any documentation on this topic as yet. I have a Garmin 8612 XSV and would like to add a 7" or 10" monitor in front of my shifters to view a second screen from my Garmin like the backup camera, Engine data etc. While the Garmin 743 and 943 are pretty, they are so pricey. I see where they recommend even pricier second monitors on their website, no thank you they allude to other monitors being compatible. The Active captain is nice, but only gives me the same screen I am showing on my Garmin screen, so an Apple ipad or windows tablet will not do the job, I believe?

My Garmin does NOT have the "USB DRD" indication but not sure that precludes this from working. This is my back plane that has a USB-C and HDMI Output that I would use for another touch screen monitor https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/gpsmap8400-8600/EN-US/GUID-DB5F432F-0A17-4E6A-87FF-9C28203E88E3.html

They also give specs When selecting a 3rd party monitor, verify that the display resolution mentioned above and that the specs of the monitor mention it supports USB for touchscreen control. Some monitors may have screen resolutions and interfaces that are not supported by the 84xx, 86xx and 87xx series devices. https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=m7t8ecpaN01mkR2sDLIcvA&productID=799264&searchQuery=3rd%20part%20touch%20screen&tab=topics

Some screens I have looked at are:
https://www.sihovision.com/full-ip65-high-brightness-touch-monitor/waterproof-monitor-sl100w.html I know Chinese sold and made.

Any help guidance or just random thoughts on the matter would be appreciated. Or am I just being cheap and should I buy the Garmin 743 ($1,099.00) or 943 $1,399.00)

Hope everyone is getting ready for Spring, it is here in Atlanta GA by the way I made a YouTube video on my NEMA network and FOX Marine Engine project I will post a link soon.

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View the latest post mercathode white wire on control backside

Would anyone have an idea what this wire is? There was a mercathode unit (blue) that I am replacing but it did not have this wire. The is no reference as to what it does in the instructions that came with the new black unit. I have looked and don't find much at all. this is a drive mounted style, not the pucks

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