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1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

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Brewbeck
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1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby Brewbeck » June 26th, 2017, 8:53 am

Greetings:

Sold my 1996 325 Aft Cabin but only lasted one season without a boat! Currently in Western WI at Alma Marina on the Upper Mississippi. Most of my experience is with the Columbia River out of Portland, Oregon.

Made an accepted offer on a 1986 32' Mariner, recognizing there's a lot of work cleaning and updating systems ahead. Dealing with the surveys (mechanical and hull) today. About 1200 hours on 350's Mercruisers. Reverse air and a generator, both of which seem to work but this is a new area for me. Also, trying to figure out if the Vacuflush works!

Look forward to comments and input from other owners.

Regards,

John

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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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Re: 1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby waybomb » June 26th, 2017, 12:20 pm

Welcome aboard!
Thanks
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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Re: 1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby Iceagetech » June 26th, 2017, 12:29 pm

Welcome aboard. Good forum to get information.

I am in Wabasha so close by. You will love the Mississippi River, it's beautiful. Head up to lake pepin for open water or spend some time on a beach, lots of options.
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Re: 1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby mjk1040 » June 26th, 2017, 7:09 pm

Ahoy! and Welcome!
Mike :down:
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1990's Thompson 22' Cuddy Cabin
1990's 4Winns 245 Vista Cruiser
1980's Thompson 19' Open Bow
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Re: 1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby Brewbeck » June 26th, 2017, 8:49 pm

Thank you all for the welcome. Wasn't sure how to reply to each of you individually so took the Quick Reply option.
Iceagetech, upper or lower Wabasha? I was at the "new" boat today at lower Wabasha. Hope to meet in person some day.

JB
John Beckfield
Wabasha Marina
1986 Mariner 3297
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Re: 1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby Brewbeck » June 26th, 2017, 8:50 pm

Thank you.

waybomb wrote:Source of the post Welcome aboard!
John Beckfield
Wabasha Marina
1986 Mariner 3297
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Re: 1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby Brewbeck » June 26th, 2017, 8:52 pm

Upper or Lower? I was at Lower most of today and stopped int the store at Upper this PM. Looking forward to cruising these waters.



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Iceagetech wrote:Source of the post Welcome aboard. Good forum to get information.

I am in Wabasha so close by. You will love the Mississippi River, it's beautiful. Head up to lake pepin for open water or spend some time on a beach, lots of options.
John Beckfield
Wabasha Marina
1986 Mariner 3297

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Re: 1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby bud37 » June 26th, 2017, 9:15 pm

Welcome to the forum and Carver...... :beergood:
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Re: 1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby Viper » June 26th, 2017, 9:43 pm

Welcome aboard John, I know you're going to like it here. Glad to hear you're getting back on the water again. Once it's in you, you're hooked and it's pretty hard to let go. We have a lot of advise on Vacuflush systems so ask away.
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Re: 1986 Mariner 3297 New Owner

Postby Brewbeck » June 26th, 2017, 9:59 pm

Thank you for the welcome. I will certainly ask, and when I know something, I'll share. :beergood:
John Beckfield
Wabasha Marina
1986 Mariner 3297

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