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Vessel Info: 2003 Carver 396, 8.1 Crusaders
Location: Colonial Beach, VA

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Postby Horatio » September 12th, 2021, 9:44 pm

Hello all, purchased a Carver 396 with 8.1 Crusader engines. So far, replaced control head (starboard engine idle only). Replaced relay board, Kohler generator, turned over when fuse installed. Soaked generator heat exchanger in Barnacle Buster and installed anode. Replaced plugs, soaked cylinders in mystery oil, squealed like a banshee when started, wrong impeller installed. Generator purrs like a kitten now. Tackling salon air conditioner tripping breaker now. Looking for Carver recommended blocking or cradle build instructions.

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Vessel Info: 1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin
Location: Southgate, MI.
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Re: New member

Postby RGrew176 » September 13th, 2021, 2:26 am

Welcome Aboard. Hang in there. Someone will be able to answer your questions. Lots of knowledgeable people here.
Rick Grew

1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

2004 Past Commodore
West River Yacht & Cruising Club
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Vessel Info: 1997 Carver 405
Location: Soddy Daisy TN.
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Postby g36 » September 13th, 2021, 10:59 am

Welcome aboard
1997 Carver 405
Crusader xli
The Black Pearl
Soddy Daisy Tn.
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Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Re: New member

Postby waybomb » September 13th, 2021, 6:41 pm

Welcome aboard.
Just about everybody by me uses blocks under the keel, spaced about every ten feet, and then 4-6 stands to stabilize the boat.
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Vessel Info: 2004 Carver 360 Sport Sedan
8.1 Volvo Penta
Fresh water boating
Location: Ottawa
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Postby pepmyster » September 13th, 2021, 6:58 pm


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Postby Viper » September 13th, 2021, 7:58 pm

Welcome aboard.

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