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View the latest post Attachment(s) Batteries concern

My Riv 28 runs on 2 Grp 31 batteries that are intended to do all things with the 1-2-both-off switch. Old school, but OK for a dock queen with day trip outings. Not good enough for my planned windlass upgrade. But . . . Normally my NOCO charger shows 2 green lights until last week one green and one red. Low on electrolyte on Batt 2 so I topped the cells up. Next weekend - 2 green.
Day outing today with the fridge breaker off, so only dash gauges and electronics on, but when I returned to dock, 2 red on the charger.
It seems odd to me that the alternators can't keep those "marine" batteries up. I am looking at a battery system upgrade (windlass), but now I wonder if I can rescue these 2 in a new configuration. Pics of the batteries below.

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View the latest post Gel Coat color?

Does anyone happen to know what the gel coat color name is for the 2000 vintage 506s. Did carver use a generic white or some specific color that needs matching. I have several chips and holes to fill and want a pretty close match if possible.
I found an out fit that sells a gelcoat repair kit with several pigment colors to use to custom match but I would like to avoid that if possible. Was there a way to match the paint based on HIN at some point?
Carpe Diem

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View the latest post Crusader manual

Looking for a manual for the 350 crusaders on my 78 3396. Not having much luck on the internet so far. Any suggestions?

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View the latest post Carver Contact Information

Does anyone know of an update on Carver's business status? I have tried to call and email them, emails are not returned and the both telephone numbers are not working. Thanks for any help..

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View the latest post Replace gas sending unit on 4207

Both sending units went out within 2 months of each other. I've been able to replace the starboard side (after finding the 'secret' hatch) but I'm having difficulty finding access to the port sending unit. From the salon, it would be directly below the built in cabinet. I haven't been unable to find any access thru the cabinet. Am I missing it or do I need to drill a hole thru the floor of the cabinet????
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

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View the latest post Stand size for our 98 400cmy

Hello everyone, first post here. Were looking to buy new stands for our boat. Im looking at brownell mb3 motorboat stand with top 25"-38". Boats 22,500#s, going to buy 6 and block the keel. This is our first big boat and i honestly have no clue what im going to need. Maybe someone with a similar boat can offer me some knowledge, thank you.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1989 Carver Montego MidCabin

Hey everyone. I'm new here. Actually purchasing the boat in the thread title. I've never owned a boat this big before, nor an I/O. I currently also have a '72 Glastron V-176 Swinger with a 1972 100hp Johnson outboard... so to say the least, this will be new for me. This will have the Mercruiser 5.7l, 1989 as well.

This boat will need a good cleaning on the topside and will need to be totally redone in the cabin. The previous owner said it ran last year. I know when I've purchased older outboard boats I always check compression, but it may be more difficult on this. What else should I look for and check out while I'm there. I plan to check floors/stringers/transom, at least as well as I can.

I'd love any info people have on this motor and this boat. I'm looking forward to the project and learning from all of you in the forums!

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View the latest post Kohler 10E engine parts

Hello, I am looking for parts for the engine in a Kohler 10E generator. Below is the post from the gas engine forum. I am putting it here in case someone only looks at generator posts.


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View the latest post Battery Chargers

I have a 88 Carver aft cabin and the battery charger is a Professional Mariner 35 Amp charger 3 bank with an input of 85 to 140 V.A.C 60 cycles 3 amps. It is very old with rust. I am looking for recommendations for a replacement of it to ensure I have a newer smarter charger.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1998 Carver 405 exhaust

I’m in need of a fiberglass exhaust T. 2 ends are 4” , 1 is 6”. I’ve searched the Internet and have been unable to locate a replacement part.

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