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View the latest post WANTED - 530 Voyager on the East Coast

Hi - my family is expanding and we’re hoping to have a new boat by spring. We’ve fallen in love with Carver 530 Voyagers. If anybody has one or knows of one that might be for sale soon, please let me know.


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View the latest post How about this....

On a recent post, one of the members, Laserbait, told us that he is new to boating and his FIRST boat is a 36.
I found this to be most impressive and quite manly (one might say ballsey).
It will be interesting for you to share your evolution from first boat til now, in size, style, etc. This should be fun and I volunteer to go first.
#1. 8 ft sailing dingy. Boy did the admiral and I feel cool traipsing east to west off of our beach way back when.
#2 1961 Chris Craft Seaskiff. This was a 23 foot wooden lapstrake beauty. I purchased her from a fanatic and she looked great and ran like a charm. However, while going for a ride with my 5 year old I got a little too close to the Centre Island Reef and ....... (Terrible and memorable event, fortunately in safe waters. Guess the lesson I learned THAT season!))
#3 1965 Pearson 28 cabin cruiser. Built like a brick shat house. I had the original sales brochure which touted the benefits of 'space age' fiberglass. "No longer do you have to leave your boat in the water to swell up before using".
Very heavy single engine and safe workhorse. (They were not sure of the properties of fiberglass and overbuilt her) However, she did look 'old' and when I finally got a spot at the village dock (12 yr wait), the kids insisted that I upgrade because they were embarrassed by the looks.
#4 1989 Wellcraft Gran Sport. This 34 footer was my first experience with twin engines. She was a sharp looking
and reliable. Sold her with about 2100 hrs on gas engines. Never a problem.
#5 2005 Carver 36 Mariner. This is my 'if not now, when?' purchase. Loving the accomodations and long distance cruising.
How about you???

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View the latest post Attachment(s) What types are these ???

What kinds of screws are these..do you think they are all the same type.....?


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View the latest post Attachment(s) My latest project

I just finished up replacing V birth fabric with vinyl. I had a leaking port side port light that caused some staining on the fabric so, I did a update and here the results.

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View the latest post Dometic???

Have to replace the original 16,000 BTU unit on the bridge of our 455. The A/C guy I have used keeps telling me the Dometic replacement is $3,800, but I can find it on the internet for $1,800 and change. I told him that, but he insists that is not Dometic, but a Chinese knockoff. I keep looking at the internet, on Yachtaid.com, and they say it's Dometic! Anyone have experience with this? Also, I'm pretty handy mechanically - can I replace this myself? Thanks! - JB

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View the latest post FOR SALE 1992 Carver 33 Aft aka 350 Aft Cabin on Table Rock Lake Branson, MO

Very nice newly restored Carver Aft Cabin. Sea Deck flooring throughout & Dinette remodeled to wrap-around seating which really opens everything up. Tons of room!

Once you board the boat from the rear you can step up to the bridge where there is seating for 8 adults or you can step down into the main living area. Has mini bar and flex steel reupholstered couch that folds into a bed.

From there you can go,


Stepping down to a full kitchen, bow cabin that has fully closing privacy doors and a separate door to the bath/shower.


Step down to the large aft cabin also with fully closing privacy door to the cabin as well as the master bath / full size shower.

The boat looks fresh and feels homey being up to date. The teak wood has that original smell and really brings everything to life!

Great Slip @ The Harbor Marina w/ view and breakwater. Shore Power, WiFi, 24/7 Gated Entrance, Coded Dock Entrance, Wash Facility & Season Entertainment


New marine A/C system with remote
35lb Lewmar SS plow anchor
41’ Powerwinch windlass w/remote
Bow spotlight w/ remote control
Tinted windows
Sun shade screens
Queen memory foam in both cabins
Digital power gauges


Pressurized water system
Fresh Water Holding Tank
11 Gallon Hot Water Heater
Stereo System
Automatic Toilets
Dual Waste Holding Tanks
Easy to operate, one person can anchor and dock


Twin crusader engines with 510 hrs
6.5 kw Kohler generator with 108 hrs

Message any questions or offers


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View the latest post Need replacement Rub Rails for 1983 Carver 3607 Aft Cabin

Does anybody know of a resource for replacement Rub Rails for a 1983 Carver 3607 Aft Cabin? I need to replace mine all the way around (looks like the previous Operator played bumper cars with the yacht).

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View the latest post Minimum Cruising RPM for a Carver 3607 Aft Cabin (Lake Crawler)

Looking for advice on minimum cruising RPM for a Carver 3607 Aft Cabin - looking for "Stately Lake Crawler Speed"

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View the latest post Looking for side hull ventilation covers for 1983 Carver 3607 Aft Cabin

Looking for side hull ventilation covers for 1983 Carver 3607 Aft Cabin. The ones I have are chewed up (previous Operator apparently didn't know how to properly dock a yacht).

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View the latest post Attachment(s) New to the Forum

New to the Forum
Just became a Carver 3607 owner
Piloted boats most of my life - largest was a twin screw 74' 96 ton tug. I got tired of piloting everybody else's boat - so I bought my own.

I will be asking lots of questions about sources for mostly cosmetic stuff for my yacht.

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