Welcome to Carver Yachts Owners Forum
We are a boating forum for owners of Carver Yachts to enthusiastically discuss all aspects of Carver Boat ownership. Whether you are looking for your first Carver or currently own one, you are sure to feel at home on CarverYachtOwners.com
You are currently viewing our board as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to searching the forum topics, post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!
- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 43
- Joined: August 12th, 2017, 8:36 am
- Vessel Info: ☀️Sanity Sol☀️
1999 350 Mariner
- Location: Penetanguishene, Ontario
- Has thanked: 24 times
- Been thanked: 7 times
If your rudder indicator is working...set it to centre and use transmission to dock at low speed ( you only go as fast as you want to hit the dock).
If no rudder indicator ...take time to take it off and clean the contacts.
- Posts: 215
- Joined: May 12th, 2017, 10:41 am
- Vessel Info: Carver 356
- Location: Virginia
- Has thanked: 1 time
- Been thanked: 54 times
Running that boat between 8-16, all you're doing is wasting a lot of gas and kicking up a big wake which won't make you any friends.
When it comes to fuel consumption and MPG's, your best bet is hull speed or below. Next is a full plane. Next is speeds between hull speed and plane and last is WOT.
- CYO Supporter
- Posts: 197
- Joined: April 9th, 2017, 8:03 pm
- Vessel Info: 2005 360 Mariner
Crusader 6.0 Captains Choice
- Location: Long Island
- Has thanked: 51 times
- Been thanked: 49 times
My suggestion to you is use it as much as possible in a variety of conditions. You will learn how she behaves in various sea/wind conditions. The boat 'does not' like following seas, however, it is certainly manageable.
I can tell you that 90% of the time I use the boat, I am alone and have learned to 'single hand' her. Once you know how she handles you will find it very friendly.
I usually run at the hull speed of 8 knots and when on a schedule to get somewhere I run at 3000 to 3400 RPM.
I have not needed and will likely avoid going over the 3400. I tweak the speed using trim tabs. The way that I have been using the boat I average about 10 GPH. Not bad running a 36 footer at the average cost of about $40.00 USD/hour.
Lots of luck with your new boat.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests