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View the latest post Hello

Bilgewater here. Long time boater, just purchased a 78 Carver Mariner 3396 in Macedon, NY. The wife and I have refurbished a 72 Gulfstar 36, (sold); a 74 Mainship 34 (sunk by Hurricane Florence in NC), and a 75 Chris Craft double cabin (totaled at Dunkirk NY marina by a late May northeaster). Third time a charm? We enjoy rehabbing older boats if they are sound to start with, and this Carver fits the bill. The main issue is window leakage, not surprising in a 43 year old boat. Asking the collective knowledge about sealants, or complete replacement of the offending windows. What do you say?

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View the latest post 83 3207 Aft cabin

Does anyone know where to get the vinyl type textured wall covering from an 83 3207 Aft Cabin?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) New Vertrifrigo in our old 1987 3697

Of course, needed mods to make it fit. Had to space it out 1.125" with some Burmese teak ($150.00). Had to make some new cut its in the back wall which is the closet wall of the starboard bunk room. Added a vent at the bottom for air flow. Looks good with the other stainless upgrades.

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View the latest post Kohler 7.5R generator burns up impellers?

I have a 7.5R Kohler gasoline generator in my 88’, 3807. Last spring on first startup, I smelled rubber. Raw water impeller disintegrated. I’m talking dust. Changed it out and did great all season. Ran it maybe 10 hours for the whole season. Checked it this spring, looked great. Pliable and no cracks. Ran it 2 or 3 times, maybe an hour so far this season. Last run, I saw heavy steam coming out the exhaust after a couple of minutes of start up and smelled burning rubber again. Shut it down and expect I’ll find smoked impeller again. Any thoughts? I winterize with pink antifreeze. I noticed it is alcohol based, but not sure if I’m ready to say that eats on the rubber. Any thoughts or experience will be much appreciated.

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View the latest post 3607 Black Water Tank Replacement

Hello, we bought a 1989 3607 last fall. The previous owner needed to replace the black water tank. He removed the tank and when we bought it, the broker agreed to replace the tank for us. We still don't have the tank replaced and now are being told the black tank needs to be special ordered. Can anyone tell me where we could purchase a black water tank for the aft head for a 3607? I should also say our marina is extremely busy and extremely short-handed, so we are trying to be patient...but would also like to be able to use the bathroom on the boat at some point this summer.

Thank you.

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View the latest post Malber Washing Machine Needs to Be Replaced

Have a 56 Voyager, and our Malber washing machine no longer spins out all the water. Since the boat is a 2005, was looking to replace it. Can find replacements that fit the demensions of the Malber but not able to fit thru the stateroom door. Has anyone replaced a washer and or dryer on this boat and have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.

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View the latest post Intro and possibly important news

Hey all,

Thanks for the approve for membership here!
My fiancé and I are liveaboards on Lake Ontario for five years now on an 89 carver aft 3607 (Aqualibrium). Love the way of life and wish I’d discovered it years ago. Looking forward to learning and sharing more with those in same boat as we are!

That being said, I just yesterday ran into a seemingly rather important bit of news I’d think prudent to share with all. I just got this info from an alternate Carver group member who shared it with all. I personally haven’t had occasion to call Pat at Carver yet but any needing Carver related services of this type may want to expedite, esp for manuals and the like.

“Pat at Carver (920) 822-7227
If you need information on where replacement parts can be found you should call him immediately. His last Day is June 25th. He does not believe the database will be made public or available past that date.
If you have never called him be sure to have your hull # before you call.”

“He has been a great resource and it is a shame that his data base is not going to be maintained.”

“If you have high level contacts at Carver as some have indicated please ask them if there is anyway that this database can be made public to the Carver group or placed under the care of a single entity.”

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View the latest post Cover for electrical and water shore connection

My 2000 396 aft cabin has a small door on the transom which covers the access for the shore power and shore water connections. The door is broken which I would like to replace. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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View the latest post 3608 salon a/c replacement

Has anyone had experience replacing the salon a/c unit. Mine is located between the dining seating and the salon. Is the a way that the cabinet in between Can be able taken apart to access the A/C unit ?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) What are these switches

I have 4 switches on my dashboard. Two of them I can read and two are wore to the point they are unreadable. Does anyone know what they do? Also, do you know where I can order new ones with the correct labels?

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