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!

Warning beeps

The is the forum to discuss general information regarding all Carver Yachts.
User avatar

Topic author United States of America
MarkE
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 6
Joined: July 18th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 Carver Santego 27
Just bought this boat a few months ago. Looking to learn a little more about it.
Location: Outer Banks
Has thanked: 3 times

Warning beeps

Postby MarkE » July 19th, 2021, 7:08 am

New to me 1987 27 ft Santego
The 4.3 MPI motors seem to run just fine, yet I'm getting beeps after they come up to temp. that being 175 deg. each.
fluids are toped off.
I guess I'm looking for the definitions for the beeps.
I would be grateful for any guidance.
Mark

User avatar

United States of America
ColRon
Commander
Commander
Posts: 348
Joined: April 24th, 2017, 6:06 pm
Vessel Info: 1989 Carver Santego 3867
“Escape Plan”
Location: Murray, KY
Has thanked: 57 times
Been thanked: 118 times

Re: Warning beeps

Postby ColRon » July 19th, 2021, 9:54 am

MarkE, please give us a little more detailed information. Do you have a raw water cooling or a closed cooling system? That’s sounds a little high for a raw water system. What make are the engines, mercrusiers? With alpha 1 outdrives?
Ron
1989 Carver Santego 3867
“Escape Plan”
Murray, KY

:usa:
User avatar

United States of America
Thekaj
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 17
Joined: July 18th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Vessel Info: 1995 325 Aft Cabin
Location: Seattle, WA
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Warning beeps

Postby Thekaj » July 19th, 2021, 5:41 pm

Coolant temperature would be my guess, but I agree more info would be helpful. I recently had my 325 with Crusader 350 xl engines start beeping on me (6 beeps in a row). Despite water temperature readings showing up normal, I realized that when I replaced the risers, one of them wasn't quite tightened enough, and most of the coolant ended up in the bilge rather than in the engine. Ratcheted it down, refilled the coolant, and the next trip, no beeping.
User avatar

Topic author United States of America
MarkE
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 6
Joined: July 18th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 Carver Santego 27
Just bought this boat a few months ago. Looking to learn a little more about it.
Location: Outer Banks
Has thanked: 3 times

Re: Warning beeps

Postby MarkE » July 19th, 2021, 6:19 pm

I’m not sure on the out drives. Probably gen 1
It does have a raw water heat exchanger.
With all kinds of business going on top of it. Little air pump
The bottom was clean when I put her in.
Motors are 2004 mercrusier and appear to be complete
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar

United States of America
ColRon
Commander
Commander
Posts: 348
Joined: April 24th, 2017, 6:06 pm
Vessel Info: 1989 Carver Santego 3867
“Escape Plan”
Location: Murray, KY
Has thanked: 57 times
Been thanked: 118 times

Re: Warning beeps

Postby ColRon » July 19th, 2021, 7:56 pm

So you have a closed cooling system. It looks like you boat has been repowered. I could be wrong, but I don’t think MPI was around back in 87 and the original engines would have been carbureted. When the alarm has came
On, did you have any other items on, such as depth sounder, chart plotter, etc., or just the engines. I know on my Santego, I have alarms for AIS, chart plotter, gas fume detector, depth and water temp sounder , transmission, key on/engine not running, etc. my point are you sure the alarm is from your engines?
Ron
1989 Carver Santego 3867
“Escape Plan”
Murray, KY

:usa:

Canada
Viper
CYO Supporter
CYO Supporter
Posts: 4570
Joined: July 10th, 2015, 9:58 pm
Vessel Info: 1989 Carver 3807 Aft Cabin
Location: Ontario, Canada
Has thanked: 307 times
Been thanked: 1130 times

Re: Warning beeps

Postby Viper » July 19th, 2021, 10:07 pm

Ya that temp seems high so she may be overheating. I suspect your t-stats are 160 deg. But I agree, you need to confirm that it's an engine alarm and not something else.

Is this vessel new to you? Do you guys winterize where you are? I believe the pump you're talking about (is it a blue hand pump) is used to drain the raw water side of the cooling system. For the system to work properly when put back into service, you need to ensure the system isn't still pressurized with air by pulling the relief valve on top by the air lines.

Do you have gear lube bottles mounted in the engine bay? I don't see them on the engines. If your application does have lube monitors (bottles), ensure they're topped up as low fluid will set off an alarm.

When was the last time the impellers in the drives were replaced?
User avatar

Topic author United States of America
MarkE
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 6
Joined: July 18th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 Carver Santego 27
Just bought this boat a few months ago. Looking to learn a little more about it.
Location: Outer Banks
Has thanked: 3 times

Re: Warning beeps

Postby MarkE » July 23rd, 2021, 7:43 am

sorry for the late response had to go make some money lol.
So yes Repowered in 2004.
I did not have the depth sounder hooked up.
Impellers were replaced two months ago.
@Viper
that's really what I'm trying to do is narrow down what the alarm is.
A friend of mine told me about a fellow in California will make dongles to hook up to these engines. may have to go that route.
User avatar

United States of America
km1125
Admiral
Admiral
Posts: 1950
Joined: February 28th, 2017, 6:04 pm
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 489 times

Re: Warning beeps

Postby km1125 » July 23rd, 2021, 10:23 am

2004 engines? Do they support SmartCraft? (I thought all mercs past 2001 did, but that might not apply to all). If so, you should check out something like a Vesselview Mobile box, because then you could see the specs on both engines while you were running and viewed on your phone or a tablet.
User avatar

Topic author United States of America
MarkE
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 6
Joined: July 18th, 2021, 2:36 pm
Vessel Info: 1987 Carver Santego 27
Just bought this boat a few months ago. Looking to learn a little more about it.
Location: Outer Banks
Has thanked: 3 times

Re: Warning beeps

Postby MarkE » July 23rd, 2021, 1:00 pm

Ok that's cool Ill check it out.
I'm pretty sure another fellow said it might.

Return to “Carver Yachts Forum - Model Discussion”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests