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View the latest post 1993 Mariner 330 AC


We just purchased a 1993 Mariner 330. AC and heat were working great, but recently started tripping the breakers as soon and the compressor tries to start. The unit looks like the original MarinAire 16K. We are hoping that it is just a bad start capacitor, but in the interest of planning would like to know how in the heck you get in to replace the unit. I read a post from Cooler that said he had a 330 and would have to take the galley cabinets out. Looking last night we could not figure out how to get the cabinets out. Any insight from the experts?

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View the latest post Crusader 350 XL Alarm Beep Interpretation


Coming home from the Memorial Day weekend trip, an alarm started going off in the dash of our 1995 325 Aft Cabin with 3550 XL Crusaders. It was always 8 short beeps, and it tended to come in clusters. First set of 8 beeps would sound off. About a minute or two would go by and the next set of 8 beeps would happen. Then after a few minutes, there would be 2-3 sets of 8 beeps in a row, before it would go a good 20-30 minutes before it would start again.

All the gauges, oil pressure, water temp, voltage, were showing just fine on both engines, and the boat wasn't acting any differently. This was over a 2.5 hour trip, where I kept the throttle at around 2,600 RPMs. So definitely not pushing it. It even happened again when I was running at near idle speeds in a no wake zone.

I'm hoping that the 8 beeps means that's a specific code, just like different beeps on a PC will point to a specific error, but am I just dreaming that up? I've been trying to Google an answer myself, but have come up empty. These are carbureted engines with no way to plug in and get the error code.

Anyone have any thoughts on what my boat was trying to tell me?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Maxwell Freedom 500 Windlass


I have a 97 350 Mariner that has a Maxwell Freedom 500 windlass. I am guessing it is original. I need to replace the chain wheel. Anyone have suggestions on where I can find one? I’m fairly certain that is the issue because when I took it off it looks really worn (see pics). The wheel spins but just won’t grab the rope. I bought a new rode and put that on but problem continues. Any thoughts or advise is greatly appreciated.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 2000 396 Aft Cabin - bow seat design/installation?


The admiral really wants a bow seat installed on the boat. I have attached a photo where it can be installed (I think). The area is right below the bow window to the salon.

I would appreciate any thoughts, comments, etc. which you can offer especially if you have accomplished or attempted this project.

Thanks for your thoughts, photos or plans.

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View the latest post Charging on Alternator


From the Boat schematics, I see that all 3 charging systems go to the charger unit: Alternator, Generator and Shore Power. From there it seems to distribute it to the batteries.

When I have the Shore power connected: Batteries are at 13V
With Generator: 13V
With Alternator: 12V and steadily drops to 11.5 no matter what the engine RPM. All DC house systems are turned off, especially the refrigerator

I checked the breakers on the Port Side aft wall (where the orange wires come in from the alternators and they are good. Checked the output from the Alternators with the engines running and it is 14.2V.

Really confused with this. Is this normal?

All batteries replaced last week.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Riv 28 A/C


My Riv has A/C that is non-functioning. Any suggestions as to how to go about discovering the why and wherefore, and how to avoid the big expense of a new install would be appreciated. It sure would make us feel in the lap of luxury to have A/C aboard! :-P

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View the latest post Carver 33ss parts wanted


Looking for a salvage 33 or 35ss that I can get , a salon door , bridge windshield and other misc parts if you have a source please let me know thanks.

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View the latest post C52 2017 Salvage


I am interested in a 2017 C52 fly bridge that ran a ground on a sandbar in the Illinois river. Cabins took water half way up as well as engine room. Anybody have experience with what challenges might be most costly? I assume engines are salvageable from actions taken, so question is on the other electrical systems, etc. Anybody have first hand knowledge on this boat. https://www.galatiyachts.com/yachts/det ... 2/46/lq02/

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View the latest post 33ss autopilot setup


Hello all, My name is Terry I own a 2006 Carver 33ss I bout it about two years ago with intentions to move it from Boston where I bought it to fort peirce Florida. But sadly life got in the way and the boat has been stored on long Island since sept 2019 and next week I will get to see my boat for the first time in almost 2 years and pick my journey back up . I'm wanting to install an autopilot and I'm thinking about a raymarine ev-150 but I don't know what size hydraulic pump I need and the fittings required any help would be appreciated

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View the latest post Airline captian to boat captain


Hello all, My name is Terry I own a 2006 Carver 33ss I bout it about two years ago with intentions to move it from Boston where I bought it to fort peirce Florida. But sadly life got in the way and the boat has been stored on long Island since sept 2019 and next week I will get to see my boat for the first time in almost 2 years and pick my journey back up . I'm wanting to install an autopilot and I'm thinking about a raymarine ev-150 but I don't know what size hydraulic pump I need and the fittings required any help would be appreciated.

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