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Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,774
Posted By StarChaser
Pete, My last marina's Wifi was...

Pete,



My last marina's Wifi was horrible (ISDN speed). After a year of frustration I gave up & went the DirecTV route. I built a bracket for the dish to mount anything from the size of 1 4x4...
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,805
Posted By StarChaser
Wxx3, through a maelstrom to an alternate...

Wxx3, through a maelstrom to an alternate universe I guess.
Forum: General Discussion 12-23-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,805
Posted By StarChaser
I might be all wet but it might be that she sank...

I might be all wet but it might be that she sank from the Garage and the WT door being left open. Then they took on water from a following sea, rogue wave, or a sudden decrease in speed. Any of those...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 11-26-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By StarChaser
Chatelain60, I've sent this to a nearby...

Chatelain60,

I've sent this to a nearby friend of mine. GLWYS


Star Chaser
Forum: Power Systems 10-26-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,566
Posted By StarChaser
Steve, I have a automatic block heaters on...

Steve,
I have a automatic block heaters on Kubota Tractor. Makes all the difference in the winter. I plan on putting them on my Internationals before I splash next summer for the trip north.
Forum: Fuel Check 10-13-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,634
Posted By StarChaser
PPhil, Is it possible that your fuel return...

PPhil,
Is it possible that your fuel return goes to the fuller tank?
Forum: General Discussion 09-08-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By StarChaser
Arroyojon, 4 years ago, I bought an '82...

Arroyojon,

4 years ago, I bought an '82 Carver 3607, Twin International Diesels 3200 hrs, well maintained, 6 owners though, $30k off of....Craigs List. I had her surveyed (DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By StarChaser
Action, You want to motor towards a...

Action,

You want to motor towards a growing hurricane in a slow boat? Not me.

Seriously, lets do the math. From Jacksonville to the Keys, 350-400 miles @ ~12 knots = 30-40 hours at sea. You...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,172
Posted By StarChaser
I lived aboard in the Tampa Bay area a couple of...

I lived aboard in the Tampa Bay area a couple of years ago & rode out 2 "Minor (Cat 1)". I doubles up on the lines, pumped the waste tanks, filled the water & fuel, & was well up in the Manatee...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,635
Posted By StarChaser
I have a 36ft Carver that has factory installed...

I have a 36ft Carver that has factory installed 16k Marineaires. I added a 5k "windowshaker" in the salon to help bring the temps down more quickly in the Florida summer until the Marineaires could...
Forum: General Discussion 07-12-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By StarChaser
Nurse sharks wouldn't be able remove an arm, or...

Nurse sharks wouldn't be able remove an arm, or bite the buttocks in the manner described. The size and shape of the mouth wouldn't allow it.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,460
Posted By StarChaser
Google BioDiesel in your area. The ones around my...

Google BioDiesel in your area. The ones around my area will come and get fuel oil, motor oil, and of course food oils. Its worth a shot if nothing else.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,775
Posted By StarChaser
JadePanama, Take them to a Propshop....

JadePanama,



Take them to a Propshop. They can tell if yours are salvageable, It's pretty amazing what they can do to fix a mangled prop. They'll come back cleaned, trued, balanced and for...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-27-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,476
Posted By StarChaser
Now for my $0.02 worth. I agree that your...

Now for my $0.02 worth.

I agree that your fuel contamination probably came from the filler tube. The slot screams "leak point" to me. I'd replace it asap. Then I would look into adding a fuel...
Forum: General Discussion 05-23-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,230
Posted By StarChaser
GraniteStater, I'm was in the same...

GraniteStater,

I'm was in the same situation when I bought Star Chaser. She was an older boat that had had 6 owners with diminishing levels of maintenance and skill until I got her. I bought an...
Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By StarChaser
Don't forget to check the oil! Your coolant could...

Don't forget to check the oil! Your coolant could be there (head gasket), or (hopefully) out the exhaust.
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,665
Posted By StarChaser
I'd find out a whole lot more about those engines...

I'd find out a whole lot more about those engines if'n I was you.
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,684
Posted By StarChaser
JMReim, I'm in the process of ripping all of...

JMReim,

I'm in the process of ripping all of the Wall to Wall out! WtW holds the damp and helps keep the musty mildew smell if the boat is not being actively lived in. It also hid some rot under...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By StarChaser
kthoennes, LOL, As a master electrician,...

kthoennes,

LOL, As a master electrician, and electronics technician, I hear you! I have the original owners manual from Carver (and the original owners logs!) that have been priceless. If the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By StarChaser
Chris, I had asked how much a set of...

Chris,
I had asked how much a set of replacement parts would be and Calpeda sent me a new one in exchange for the old one. It had served for 34 years before it failed from a worn impeller. The new...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By StarChaser
Ranger42 Since these were installed by Carver...

Ranger42
Since these were installed by Carver and the manual says that I have to get underway as soon as possible, I think it's designed that way. Not a good setup. The through hole is 2" going into...
Forum: General Discussion 02-01-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,045
Posted By StarChaser
Rebuilding a '82 Carver 3607 questions

Hello all,
Her name is Starchaser and she's an '82 carver 3607 Aft cabin with 2 9.0L Internationals with ~ 3500hr on them. I'm the 6th owner, the last guy used her as a floating playpen & office...
Forum: General Discussion 01-07-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,146
Posted By StarChaser
Keeping a boat on the hard for a year and a half

John,

I lived aboard in Palmetto for about 18 months before heading north.

When I bought her she hadn't been "run" regularly for 1-2 years. She was basically a floating office & "playpen"....
Forum: General Discussion 12-28-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By StarChaser
Racetrack, I have an '82 3607. Were you...

Racetrack,

I have an '82 3607. Were you thinking of towing from the center cleat or making a bridle from the port/starboard cleats? Either way your RIB will need to back a ways from the stern...
Forum: Power Systems 12-28-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,034
Posted By StarChaser
FF, This happened in the summer of 2016, the...

FF,

This happened in the summer of 2016, the marina was in SC and has since (fortunately) changed ownership. The Coast Guard & EPA slapped them very hard with fines. 34 boats (all diesels) were...
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