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bilge blower

Postby incontrol » April 27th, 2014, 7:13 pm

Hi my name is Bill Stevens, I just bought a 2005 38 ft. Carver SS I was running the motors today in my slip when I went to turn off the blowers they stayed on but shut off when I shut the motors down,other times when I was taking the boat out for a ride the blowers would turn off when I hit the switch.I was wondering if being plug in at the dock this is a safety measure. any feedback would be great. thanks Bill

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Re: bilge blower

Postby waybomb » April 28th, 2014, 1:15 pm

Diesel? They run when the engines are on. It's not at all like gasoline engine compartments.
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Re: bilge blower

Postby incontrol » April 28th, 2014, 5:25 pm

They Volvo 8.1 496 gas, I flipped the switch waited a few minute then started the motors then whenI went to turn blowers off they were still running but when I shut the engines off the blowers shut down,I also have a circuit board on the bridge that will shut the blowers off but with the switch they wouldn't
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A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Re: bilge blower

Postby waybomb » April 28th, 2014, 6:56 pm

Did the blowers run when you first turned them on with the ehmgines off?
Hmmmm.
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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
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Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Re: bilge blower

Postby incontrol » April 28th, 2014, 7:03 pm

Yes they run when motors are off
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A couple of dinghies
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Re: bilge blower

Postby waybomb » April 28th, 2014, 8:41 pm

Wish I could help on this. Does the owner's manual mention any sort of switch over-ride so the blowers always run when the engines are on?
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1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
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Re: bilge blower

Postby incontrol » April 28th, 2014, 9:51 pm

I know its puzzling I've been out 3 times already in the last couple weeks and had the blowers running when I left the slip then I was able to turn the blowers off with the flip of the switch,I still can turn the blowers off from the circuit board on the bridge.I'm just trying to figure out sounds and mechanics of the boat it took me 7yrs with my Carver to completely understand that. I want to thank you for your input, Bill,in-control
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Re: bilge blower

Postby grant1025 » May 9th, 2014, 10:57 am

Does your Carver have a FireBoy halon discharge system?
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Re: bilge blower

Postby Lyndon670 » May 9th, 2014, 11:31 am

There will be a relay for each blower inline between the breaker (on the DC panel) and the switch on the bridge. I just had the same problem on my 506 and tracked it to this. The relay allows the blowers to be activated by either ignition on or switch on. My 506 was coming on only by breaker, and not by ignition as it was designed. Replaced the relay(s) and back to normal. If your relays are acting up, it would explain the mystery.

Mine we're locate in the engine room, I followed the wires from the blower(s) to a common point were the relay panel was mounted.
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