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Max Sand
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Fresh Meat!

Postby Max Sand » January 30th, 2024, 2:14 am

Good people of Carver-dom.
Just retired in May, have owned many smaller boats since the 70s, now moving up. Currently have a Sea Ray 38 aft cabin I'm going to sell. I'm looking at the Voyager line as I think they represent the high end esthetic class and still maintain some vintage elements of style. Will likely end up with the 530, but also looking at the 45/46 and the 56/560, although I can't for the life of me understand why the 56 was built. Maybe they already had a 56' mold?

One thing I know I'm going to have, or add is that cool automated remote control setup. If anyone has experience getting it installed, and using it, drop me a note with any advice. I will need to add a stern thruster first, and then the controller. My wife is semi-disabled and not able to do a lot of helping with lines. But - we love to get out on the boat, which means a fair amount of single person dockage.

Any other advice vis-a-vis Carvers and the Voyager line is welcome as well. :captain:
Aaaarrrrggghhhh, avast matey!


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Re: Fresh Meat!

Postby Viper » January 30th, 2024, 10:43 am

Welcome aboard. Good luck with your search and keep us posted.
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Re: Fresh Meat!

Postby Cooler » January 30th, 2024, 11:31 am

Welcome to the neighborhood! Where on Earth will you be searching? There are a number of those models in the Great Lakes area, all freshwater vessels. Like Viper says, keep us posted. Although the Great Lakes area is vast, somebody will likely know the vessel you are checking out. Good luck! 8-) er
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1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glasspar / 1967 Johnson Electromatic 85
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Re: Fresh Meat!

Postby waybomb » January 30th, 2024, 4:17 pm

Welcome aboard!
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1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572 ci
1995 Boston Whaler Rage
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Re: Fresh Meat!

Postby km1125 » January 31st, 2024, 11:33 am

Welcome aboard!!
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Max Sand
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Re: Fresh Meat!

Postby Max Sand » January 31st, 2024, 11:26 pm

OK, I've now looked at five 53's, one 56 and two 45's. I've definitely 'settled' for the 53. The interior staircase just screams 'you have arrived'. Only thing missing is the helicopter pad.

I found two with the hyd swim step that lowers. Sweet option. The build quality of the swim step is not as good as Carver in general but appears to be strong enough. Rated for 600Lbs. Maybe make an offer soon.

Winter boat shopping is fun. No pressure.
Aaaarrrrggghhhh, avast matey!
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Re: Fresh Meat!

Postby pepmyster » February 1st, 2024, 6:10 am

Welcome!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Fresh Meat!

Postby RGrew176 » February 2nd, 2024, 2:48 am

We are looking forward to pictures once you find your Carver. Welcome Aboard.
Rick Grew

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2004 Past Commodore
West River Yacht & Cruising Club
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Re: Fresh Meat!

Postby ColRon » February 12th, 2024, 4:44 pm

Welcome
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Re: Fresh Meat!

Postby trwestman » March 2nd, 2024, 8:14 am

My favorite model is the 53 Voyage “Sky lounge”. It has no lower helm and that allows for a really sweet lounge setup in its space. I cannot imagine using a lower helm where visibility so limited.
Tom
2002 506

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