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View the latest post Attachment(s) Connected to shore power, gauges look good, but no power


I’m at my boat, with shore power connected and both gauges looking good, but I have no power to anything on the boat… No bilge pumps, no freshwater pump, no navigation or cabin lights, etc. The only thing that works is the fridge, because that’s on a converter. Where do I begin looking and for what? Someone at the marina suggested maybe a faulty transfer relay…? We’ve gone through the manuals and can’t seem to find a clue. The circuit diagrams seem to show two individual transfer relays (two circuits) prior to the main breaker. But these diagrams also include a generator output, and I have no generator. :cry: :confused:

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View the latest post Carver 530 Pilothouse 2000. Hard top. Hydro Lift... for sale


For sale; Fresh water Carver pilothouse 530, 2000, just been refitted with high quality materials. Hydraulic Tender lift and crane, hard top, Volvo Tamd engines 2400h, Kohler generator, fully equipped, updated electronics, new audio systems etc. Quick sale 348K USD jet7@videotron.ca

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View the latest post Dock Fee By The Foot


Most Marinas charge by the foot for a seasonal slip in our area. Used to be it was what was written on the boat such as mine would have been 41. Marinas started charging by LOA to get a little more income which is fine so mine was bumped to 43 which is the actual manufacturers spec. This year they measured my boat and charged me for a 45. I showed him the actual spec but he said they measured it and it was 45, said the spec did not include the anchor sticking out the end!!! :-O

Is this fair? Have others had to deal with this? Should I just say I will drop my anchor slightly so it does not stick out? Not a big deal but I feel this is a going a little overboard.

Better not lean my flagpole over the transom too far or it will be another foot fee. :-D

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View the latest post DC system wire diagrams for 2000 506?


I really do like my 506 but since I like to work on it myself, I find the owners manual a really useless POS. My 2006 Sea Ray 44DB manual had about 30 pages of very detailed wiring diagrams. Carver's idea of a wire schematic is a Joke! Are there additional manuals available anywhere that have more detail or even a legend that identifies circuits by the number tags on the wires. I found a #10 brown wire marked B8 paired with a B8 black ground wire in the bilge. both wires were terminated with an environmental butt splice heat shrunk to isolate. The wires are bundled next to a midship bilge pump. I am thinking it may be for an optional high water pump or alarm but with out a decent wire schematic, who knows? I started tracing it and it is part of a bundle that goes to a primary ER breaker panel but did not find the other end. Some other bilge pumps had wire tags B6 and B7 so I am guessing it is some kind of optional bilge system. The wire has no voltage so I assume it runs to the Main DC panel but just not attached to a CB. I ran out of steam before I took on the task of gaining access to the back of it to find out. Any Ideas?
Carpe Diem

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Sealant for Salon Window


Hi all,
I have a 2005 41 CMY.
While docking I hit the aluminum rub rail of my neighbor with my lower port aft salon window.
Not a pretty sight. :angry:
I was able to reach out to Carver at the time to get the part number and OEM glass manufacture.
My glass guy is looking to see what Carver used to seal, caulk the glass with. Now that Carver isn't around I'm looking for someone that is familiar with the process. Trend Marine the OEM gave me a rough guide for the installation. My glass guy wants to verify what it is they used at the factory.
Any help would be a great help. It took 2 months for the window to arrive from England. :confused:
Thanks for reading.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Head panel and molding cracked around window


Hi there,

I own a 2004 Mariner 360 and the panel and molding around the head window is broken and slowly falling apart. It's like if the head panel was slowly pulling out from the window with time.

The window is nice and solid and not moving and the only part that is loose is the oval molding around the window. Here are a few pictures.

Has anyone out there ever had this problem or heard about it?

Thank you!

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View the latest post Riser replacement intervals


Merc 454’s, 3/4 closed cooling. Engine and manifolds have coolant, risers raw water. Less than 50 hours per year right now. What is your take on riser replacement? Not a fan of removing and inspecting as all the labor involved may as well replace. When do you change yours?

Tony

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Shower Sump DC breaker size


1994 390CPMY. Shower sump trips breaker occasionally. Pump is new, so I am suspecting a weak breaker. I have the manuals at home, so I am sure I can find the proper size. However, does anyone know how to get it out of the panel? Looks like there is a catch on right side and a screw holding the breaker to the buss bar. . I slid the catch out but couldn’t get the breaker out. Also any idea of replacement source?

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View the latest post 33ss 8.1 crusader engines fluctuating rpms HELP


On my 33ss we ran about 3 hours and the starboard engine rpm went from 3000 to 2500 back to 3000 then to 1700 rpm pack to 3000 and so on .. I suspected the fuel as the boat had set for about 2 years . I have an aux valve to cross feed off the port tank so I switched the starboard to the port tank jand everything ran fine .. I ended up running the port tank dry and had to switch both engines to the starboard tank and sure enough both engines rpms now fluctuated .. I checked the water separators and only got gas . I'm a long way from home any suggestions.. total newb here ..

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View the latest post Bow and Stern thruster for 396 MY


Good Afternoon Carver Family,

I am looking to add a Bow and Stern Thruster on my 396 MY. It is a 2003.

Does anyone recommend where to add the tunnel hole or where to get this information?

Also the wiring and where to install the batteries. There seems to be little room to run wires to the engine compartment then up to the helm..

If anyone can share some insight that would be great!

I have looked at Vetus, Lewmar or Side Shift

Looking forward to your feedback!

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