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350 Mariner - some questions/comments

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Re: 350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby waybomb » September 22nd, 2015, 12:05 pm

It is my understanding that discharge systems for bilge pumps need to be unrestricted.
I'd be very careful installing one of those clamshells.
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Re: 350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby RuffLife » September 23rd, 2015, 4:08 pm

Very interesting! I have a 99 Mariner and the discharge for mine is at the bow where yours is. Not sure why they have two different locations for it on what is essentially the same boat.

We were out on Sunday but very calm water so not the best test environment. Our club has a cruise this weekend to another club. Won't be covering a huge distance but should be pretty choppy out there. Might be a better opportunity to test it out. Makes perfect sense to me though that this might be the culprit.
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Re: 350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby zero » September 29th, 2015, 12:48 am

Hello! I have a 2000 350 Mariner. I think that is identical to the 1999 model right?

So I thought I would tag along in this thread and ask a question of my own:
I noticed that when going at 15 knots or so, my fuel gauge reads almost a quarter tank lower than what it reads when at idle speeds. Is this due to tilt of the tanks? Should I be going by what the gauge reads at low speeds? It can be a bit disconcerting when looking down at your fuel gauge and seeing the needle pointing at E.
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Re: 350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby After Taxes » October 13th, 2015, 6:21 pm

Mariner Forward Bilge water follow-up;

Did two more runs with duct tape covering the forward bilge pump discharge thru-hull. The forward bilge area stays completely dry.
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350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby TonyC » January 24th, 2016, 3:02 pm

We just purchased a 1998 Carver 350 Mariner and will splash it in late April. One of the first things I noticed was the carpet in the galley area ... a magnet for spills and stains. Also, on the 98 there are three access portals while later versions had one larger (something similar to a ski locker cover we had on smaller bowriders) that cover the three portals. I'd like to replace the portals and the carpet.

Did you figure out how and with what to replace the carpet. Been thinking about removing the carpet and laying down simulated wood laminated vinyl covering but not sure how it would hold up on marine environments. Thoughts?

Also, what propulsion system do you have? Ours is equipped with Merc 350 MAG EFI ... 450 hours.
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350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby RGrew176 » January 24th, 2016, 7:07 pm

I have a 1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin that I purchased last August. In the galley area it has some sort of wood looking stuff on the floor area. I am not sure when it was installed but it seems to be holding up OK at this time.
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Re: 350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby mattisk » March 20th, 2016, 6:45 pm

Im looking at a 1998 carver mariner with merc 7.4 MPIs. Test ran yesterday and port had 3300 rpms and the starboard had 3500 Wot maxed out at 18.2knot. Anyone know what is normal?
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Re: 350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby SplashyLady » March 21st, 2016, 10:39 am

mattisk wrote:Source of the post Im looking at a 1998 carver mariner with merc 7.4 MPIs. Test ran yesterday and port had 3300 rpms and the starboard had 3500 Wot maxed out at 18.2knot. Anyone know what is normal?


You do not specify which model/length you are referring to, but that seems slow for that powertrain for the typical 32-36 foot range Mariner. She should run upper 20s to near 30 at around 4500 RPM.
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Re: 350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby Hugo » March 21st, 2016, 3:59 pm

After Taxes wrote:Mariner Forward Bilge water follow-up;

Did two more runs with duct tape covering the forward bilge pump discharge thru-hull. The forward bilge area stays completely dry.


I would take a look at the hose going to the thru hull and check that it has a vented loop well above the waterline. Sometimes it's just a cable tie holding the loop there and it may have broken off...
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Re: 350 Mariner - some questions/comments

Postby Wkuhilltopperfan » March 28th, 2016, 10:40 pm

mattisk wrote:Source of the post Im looking at a 1998 carver mariner with merc 7.4 MPIs. Test ran yesterday and port had 3300 rpms and the starboard had 3500 Wot maxed out at 18.2knot. Anyone know what is normal?


Mine is covered with growth right now and slows the top speed dramatically and makes getting on plain difficult as well. When I first splashed mine with a clean bottom, my top speed was around 28 mph with twin 7.4l's
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