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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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View the latest post Hynautic Relief Valves?

Why does a Hynautic reservoir have a relief valve on the bottom, if the helm station also has a built in relief valve?

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View the latest post NMEA "hub"

On my 42 Carver, I had all the instruments and radio talking to each other. I remember I had to buy a NMEA connection box. I believe it boosted the signals, maybe even made sure they came and went in order.

I'm wiring up my project Carver now, and using NMEA communication.

Does anybody know what I'm writing about here, and where to get one?

I have a NMEA heading sensor for ARPA on the radar, I have GPS, Speed and temp from the chartplotter that I'd like to use to fill in the blanks on the radar, and send a signal to the DSC radio, and signal to a Floscan. Possibly more in the future.

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View the latest post To make my 87 Mariner look less ugly

We removed all black trim and striping, and changed the striping to blue.

The big black painted surfaces on the side will be covered with glossy DiNoc, which is a 3M product that looks as if it is Carbon Fiber. Haven't done it yet since we are still doing other things, but the DiNoc is ordered, and pix will be posted once complete.

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View the latest post Lake Michigan

Anybody here on Lake Michigan?

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View the latest post Attachment(s) 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

This year we bought a 1987 Carver 36 Mariner that sat out in the open for 10 years. I've posted some pix in my photobucket link below, and will post more as we go along. I listed a bunch of things we've done so far in the intro forum at the top.

Been working on it since about July.

Right now we have a total investment of 17k, which includes every dime we spent on her from purchase to registration, heated winter storage, and all the stuff we purchased. Not counted is the 500 hours so far between my wife and me. We only have about 4k to go in spending, and we'll be boating soon!

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View the latest post Newby

Hi all
Found this site through boatered. I've owned Carvers since 1988.

We bought our first boat, a 1988 Carver 2807 Riviera in September of '88, brand new, from Oselka'0s in New Buffalo, Mi. Had it Lake Michigan until 92; Moved to Kent Island, MD, had it there for a number of years; then moved it all the way to Ventura, Ca for a few years; and finally to Port Washington, WI for a couple of years.

While in CA, bought a 1964 Barron flatbottom drag boat and still have it.

While in Port, found a Carver 4207 in St Louis. Bought it, and owned two Carvers for a while, but eventually sold the Riviera. The 4207 was a beautiful big boat, but alas, gas powered, or underpowered, and we didn;t use it much more than a weekend condo. We did do our annual 3 week boating trip, but I avoided weather like the plague.

Moved to Saint Joseph, MI, where we have a condo and 3 40foot slips right in front of the condo, and 5 minutes to the lake. The 4207 made no sense, so, we sold it, and I bought a boat that definitely handles big rough water, a 1988 Kevlar Cougar with triple 900hp 572s. My wife hates it. It's noisy as hell, and faster in the rough water than just about any boat on the lake, in rough water. No wind and smooth, lotsa boats faster. Does about 104 in light chop water.

As a side note, also bought a 1969 Glaspar Avalon with a 1969 Johnson Electromatic (both in like new condition), for trips up the Saint Joseph River, at least up to the dam.

So, I keep my boat, and this past year we bought a fixer-upper 1987 Mariner. It sat for ten years, uncovered. If you go to my photobucket link below and click around, you'll find the Mariner album, and in there are folders of the prebuy pix, and the progress we've made. Right now we have about 17k in it, which includes the winter storage, moving it, and all the work we've done.
Things we've done:
Washed, waxed with about $150 of compound and wax so far, reupholstered the flybridge, ripped the monkeyfur carpet out and replaced it all (the carpet behind the cabin cushions), redid the cushions, loosened up all the windows and rebedded them, ripped out the sinks and installing blue corral granite, new sinks, new faucets, all new fabric trim where fabric trim was, all new interior lighting, new bathroom wallpaper, replaced the plastic mirror with a piece of brushed stainless, both ac units, had to install a new hynautic reservoir because somewhere in 10 years somebody took it, rebuilt both carbs, rebuilt both distributors, new plugs, fluids, oils, etc, same on genny, primed all the oil systems, drained 300 gallons of bad gas to a farmer, a combination of new and old electronics - green screen Raytheon open 48m radar, icom radio, color furuno chartplotter/depth/speed/temp, standard loudhailer, new galaxy antennas with the new-style mounts, remote control spotlight, bridge stereo with all new speakers, amps, and sub, brought up power bus and intalled breakers for each device on the bridge for easy access, new bottom paint, all new boot and other stripping, refinished the carver signs, new fenders, lines, anchor and rode, and probably a bunch more but you get the idea. It will be a new boat.
Things yet to do - finish up the electronics install, new sunbrella (we'll do it ourselves), new carpet - not by us, fill the tanks with gas, fire the engines up (280 hours each, checked with bore-scope and valve covers off - looks like brand new - they winterized it right!), put it in a sling and in the water to check for leaks and problems, and then teach my wife how to drive "her" boat!

Anyway, glad I found this place. If anybody needs any info on 2807s, 4207s, and now this 3697, I know these boats inside and out, since I do all my own maintenance and upgrades.

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View the latest post Looks great

Hi! Just heard about this site on facebook. Looks awesome so far but we need to get the word spread!


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View the latest post Hi all!

Hi everyone! I know there are other forums out there with Carver areas but having a whole forum dedicated to just Carver is awesome!

Thanks for setting this up!

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