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View the latest post Hello from Lke Michigan

We are Lake Michigan cruisers with a Carver 396 up from a 356 a few yeas ago. We love the boat, the cruising destinations, the dock mates, and the hobby. :usa:

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View the latest post What is a Plimsoll Line?


A commercial ship is properly loaded when the ship’s waterline equals the ship’s Plimsoll line

Plimsoll mark on the hull of a floating ship.

The Plimsoll line is a reference mark located on a ship’s hull that indicates the maximum depth to which the vessel may be safely immersed when loaded with cargo. This depth varies with a ship’s dimensions, type of cargo, time of year, and the water densities encountered in port and at sea. Once these factors have been accounted for, a ship’s captain can determine the appropriate Plimsoll line needed for the voyage (see above image):

TF = Tropical Fresh Water
T = Tropical
F = Fresh Water
S = Summer
W = Winter
WNA = Winter North Atlantic
AB = Letters indicating the registration authority (American Bureau of Shipping in the image shown; the circle with the line through it indicates whether or not the cargo is loaded evenly)

Samuel Plimsoll (1824–1898) was a member of the British Parliament who was concerned with the loss of ships and crews due to vessel overloading. In 1876, he persuaded Parliament to pass the Unseaworthy Ships Bill, which mandated marking a ship’s sides with a line that would disappear below the waterline if the ship was overloaded. The line, also known as the Plimsoll mark, is found midship on both the port and starboard hulls of cargo vessels and is still used worldwide by the shipping industry.

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View the latest post Hi from the Chesapeake Bay !

Hi everyone, I'm Tony and we own a 87' 3607 ACMY and love it ! We use from May 1st to Nov. We're in Mid to lower Chesapeake Bay in Deltaville Va. :usa:

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View the latest post Carver 370

Ray, homeport is New Buffalo, MI. I have a 1994 Carver 370 Motoryacht that I have had since new and have about 860 hours on her at this time.

This was the first Carver ever built with the Maple interior cabinetry and was Carver's debut boat for the 1994 Chicago Boat Show.

There has been quite a bit done to update her over the years continually including 3 different sets of Canvas (Originally white), updated boot stripes, tons of preventative maintenance, updated electronics, new interior carpet, newly upholstered salon sette, new wood flooring in galley, new exterior carpet, polycarbonate aft enclosure, bridge cover, extensive stereo upgrades.... the list goes on.


Custom Bridge Cover that still enables use of enclosed aft deck:

Docked in the Chicago River






Playpen in Chicago:

New interior carpet:

Bridge Enclosure up:

18 year old gelcoat:


Aft Enclosure (Pre-replacement of the aft dodger panels):

Leaving Chicago:

Anchored for the day outside of New Buffalo:

Anchored for the big boat party in Chicago:

4th of July Raft off:

Sad end to a great season:

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View the latest post Hello from Michigan - LSC

Site is looking good! From Grosse Pointe Farms and keep the boat at the pier pk marina down the street on Lake St Clair. Working on rehabbing a 3207. You will most likely find me in the project section. 8-)


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View the latest post Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

About 3 years ago I purchase a 86' Carver 3207. When I purchased it I really liked the layout out with the lower entrance to the bridge and aft cabin. However I felt it needed a better access to the swimplatform and was lacking a radar arch and aft hardtop. I wasn't a big fan of the tube ones.

Anyways I have been busy updating. I will start from the beginning and catch up to my latest updates

I have a large library of pictures below:

The beginning

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View the latest post Mercruiser 3.7LX

I just wanted to let you all know that, in spite of people being afraid of these engines and thinking they are too small for such a big boat, that these actually perform quite well. My boat cruises at 24 MPH while burning only 10GPH. It also takes very little time to plane out versus my friend's 28 Regal with twin 5.0LX's. I recently (well last summer, as it's winter right now) had 10 adults on it to go for an "idling cruise" around Sandusky Bay, when one of the guys said..."punch it and let's see what this bi**h can do! I said that it had 10 adults, 2 four cylinders, and no working trim tabs, that it probably wouldn't do much. He said to go ahead anyway...I did. His response? "Wow! This thing's fast. And, you didn't even have to re-position people!"

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Year 14

After having The Dog House for 14 years, I have finally gotten it to where I think a boat should be. She's shiny like a new boat...something that took years to accomplish, I've removed the "dressing room" bulkhead, removed the carpet and installed cherry wood flooring, installed AC, and electric stove and flat panel TV, and recovered the dinette and made new curtains. Yesterday, I removed the caulk around the gunnel molding and replaced it with new. Amazing what a difference THAT makes!
cherry floor.jpg


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View the latest post Attachment(s) Hello From Ohio

Hello all my name is Dan and i am the 3rd proud caretaker of a 1990 Carver 3227 Convertible, La Boat Blue,thanks to Kenny (Ramsport47) for linking me to this site, if you need Carver questions answered Kenny is da man.My wife and I dock at Cedar Point Marina in Sandusky, Ohio and for the most part live aboard the Blue as much as possible in the summer months with numerous trips to the Lake Erie Islands and Canada at times,when weather is not very cooperative we can fall back on the fact that we we dock at a marina that includes the best amusement park in the world, Cedar Point. I look forward to watching and helping this site grow and it is great to have another site to share our love of Carver Yachts with like minded and obviously highly intelligent folks.

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View the latest post Attachment(s) Carver Montego 2757

Hi all. I just found this site through the "Carver Yachts Official" site on facebook. I work at a dealer that once sold Carver Yachts prior to Carver's most recent bankruptcy, for 47 years. I've worked there for 32 years and can try to help as many of you as I can with tech questions or anything else. Let me know. I am on my second Carver, a 1988 2757 Montego...the first being a 2557 Montego. We currently have the 27 for sale (after owning her for 14 years) with hopes of finding a nice 3257 Montego to replace her with! Here is a pic of The Dog House
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