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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
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Postby waybomb » December 9th, 2015, 12:39 pm

If you decide to change the vinyl windows, simply sew the new vinyl over the old vinyl at the original thread line. Then, take a razor blade and cut out the old vinyl. Makes for a perfect fit.


572s=900hp each at 5800 rpm. 1.5 reduction. 33" cleavers. 18,000 pounds wet.
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1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
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Vessel Info: 2000 350 Mariner
Twin Mercruiser 5.7l Horizon
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Postby anothernewb » December 9th, 2015, 7:16 pm

Does your fuel gauge look like this?

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Postby CaptBob » December 9th, 2015, 9:20 pm

I dunno about his, but mine goes the other way!
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Twin Mercruiser 5.7l Horizon
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Postby anothernewb » December 9th, 2015, 10:58 pm

Ahh. Not only did I fix the magic fuel gauge but I found a better way to do it.
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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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I've either made a horrible decision or a great investment

Postby waybomb » December 10th, 2015, 12:03 pm

You know what, it certainly burns more fuel an hour than my Carver, but, it still takes about the same amount of fuel to go across the lake. One takes 3 hours, the other 30 minutes. About the same amount of fuel though.
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Fred
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Postby anothernewb » December 15th, 2015, 9:52 pm

Pulled the port side motor out today and tore it down. Remember when I said I tried to start it and the motor went "RUH RUH RUH Hickup... tink"?

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Ouch. :banghead: And this was supposed to be the good motor. The piston was kissed pretty good too but a quick check didn't reveal any cracks. The bores all look fine with no real signs of rust. There must have just been a little bit of water sitting on a couple valves and rusted them out. The exhaust runner looks pretty bad, I'm hoping the head is savable.

There's always a bright side though.

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SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!!!

While the motors are at the machine shop I'll be cleaning the bilge, pulling the fuel tank, prop and propshaft as well as doing some cable/hose management. I heard back from the prop shop yesterday and both the shaft and prop were pretty bent. He said the run out on the shaft was .16". At this point with both prop shafts out I'm going to change the cutlass bearings as well. I noticed on the survey it noted that they were approaching the end of their life. The goal here is to do EVERYTHING that would require a haul out now while its out.

I got tired of lifting the generator hatch on and off and decided to pull the FireBoy off to make it lighter. I'm sure it wouldn't have been much longer before I would be cleaning that out of the engine room

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Postby Viper » December 16th, 2015, 8:11 am

Did the shop make any recommendations for the shafts? In my experience, if they are out that much, I wouldn't bother straightening them. They have a tendency to kreep back some after a while. Understandably, I doubt they'll warranty the straightening. Pricey to replace with new, but it's likely a vibration will show up eventually, and it'll mean another haul out later anyway.
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Postby anothernewb » December 16th, 2015, 8:29 pm

He didn't say anything about the bend creeping back so I dunno.

Took the second motor to my rebuilder today. The head with the broken valve is toast. At this point he suggested I pick up a couple rebuilt engines from one of his suppliers. We crunched some numbers and it just makes more sense.

Does anyone know where I would find a battery charger or inverter for this thing? There's a charger under the bed for the battery connected to the bow thruster but that's all I have found so far.
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Postby Rpratto » December 16th, 2015, 8:44 pm

Here's a picture of my 1986 Carver Santa Fe
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Postby RGrew176 » December 17th, 2015, 12:46 am

I really enjoy following your story here. I think I will be just as happy as you when you launch. We all can learn much from you as you progress with your refurbishment of your yacht.
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