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1988 MONTEGO 2757 My first :)

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1988 MONTEGO 2757 My first :)

Postby tammymae17 » June 14th, 2018, 1:29 pm

Hi all!! I recently got hold of a 1988 Carver Montego 2757 earlier this spring and have been in the process of restoring her over the past few months. It's been an interesting adventure learning her every nook and cranny and figuring what does what. Got both engines working great, after fixing the propeller drive cable. Then I sanded and revarnished the stairwell to the galley, and all the trim inside, replaced all the shower curtain thingies and got that back up, got a memory foam mattress for the aft stateroom as it didn't have anything there except trash, buffed and buffed with all the oxidation (uggghh).

My current problem is the darn fresh water system, as the pump won't run at all. Checked the fuse (good), checked the wires w/ a mulimeter (good), check the tank vent line (good). I wondered why the hose from the tank wasn't draining the tank, so I took that off the tank and the tank drained nice clean water. Blew through the line with air compressor and showed to be clear, so I hooked all that back up and bought a new fresh water pump, Which I'll be working on figuring out how to take out the old one and install the new one this afternoon. Any other hints/ideas on this fresh water system would be great. I just don't get why the tank line isn't draining the tank... not even a drip... unless its a gravity thing with the hose being too level?? I'm hoping the new pump will easily pull the water from the tank.

Also figuring out the tabs as I can't figure out the gages on the dash to see their position... perhaps they are working either...lol. Planning on launching her this weekend, so I'm rushing to get everything together.

This forum has been REALLY helpful so far!

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Re: 1988 MONTEGO 2757 My first :)

Postby Viper » June 14th, 2018, 10:56 pm

Welcome aboard. You should start a thread of your restoration and post some pics along the way. Might be helpful for others planning on doing the same thing one day.

You may want to look for a strainer before the pump. If it's clogged, you won't pump any water. Does your pump run but just doesn't deliver any water, or is it not running at all? If it's not running, could be lack of power or a faulty pressure switch. Use the meter and see if you have 12 volts to the pressure switch. Of course make sure your breaker at the panel is on.

Are you sure you have gauges for the trim tabs or are they trim gauges for the sterndrives (I assume you have drives). If they're drive trim gauges, it's likely the senders on the drives need to be replaced or you have a wiring or gauge problem. Are they Mercruiser?
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Re: 1988 MONTEGO 2757 My first :)

Postby RGrew176 » June 15th, 2018, 3:38 am

Welcome Aboard, glad to see you restoring the old girl. Hope you have a great season. I had to replace the fresh water system pump on my Carver when I bought her. It was not an easy to access pump but I got the job done. Hope your install is an easier one than mine was.
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