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TDY
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Vessel Info: 1986 Carver Riviera
Location: Grand Haven, MI

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby TDY » May 25th, 2019, 5:23 pm

GBay wrote:Source of the post Hi all,
I'm in the process of buying a Carver Riviera 83-89 and trying to find the right one.
We're in fresh water and wondering if anyone can provide advice on purchasing this model with the standard Onan generator or whether a larger battery bank and an inverter is a better option. Realize it depends on the amount of power needed but all things being equal...any advice?
Thanks
GBay

I've got a Riviera with the generator - works well but don't use it much. I start it every now and then and let it run for a while - been told one should do that.

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Wigster1
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Joined: June 15th, 2019, 10:22 am
Vessel Info: 1986 Carver Mariner 3297
Location: Port Clinton, Ohio

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby Wigster1 » June 15th, 2019, 10:30 am

Hi, I’m Craig and we have a 1986 Mariner 3297, we’ve enjoyed it since 2010. We are from Findlay, Ohio and the boat is docked on Lake Erie in Port Clinton. We’ve kept it well-maintained and it is still a nice boat.
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Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
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
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby waybomb » June 15th, 2019, 5:42 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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Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Vessel Info: 2007 Carver 36ss .
2005 Carver 44 CPMY
Location: Az
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby Huckleberry » June 15th, 2019, 7:10 pm

Welcome to the forum for the NICEST BOATS ON THE WATER .
Huck
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby bud37 » June 15th, 2019, 7:55 pm

Welcome to the forum Craig.
"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Safe travels with light winds and calm seas.....

Cool Time ...out.
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Vessel Info: 2002 Carver 466 with Volvo Penta Diesels and a QL BP 1200 bow thruster
Location: Sandusky, Ohio

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby Coomerad » June 15th, 2019, 9:55 pm

Thank You......
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Vessel Info: 1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby RGrew176 » June 16th, 2019, 2:37 am

Welcome Aboard. Across the lake from you in Gibraltar. Hope you have a great season.
Rick Grew

1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

2004 Past Commodore
West River Yacht & Cruising Club
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2005 Carver 44 CPMY
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby Huckleberry » June 17th, 2019, 12:05 am

Time For US II wrote:Source of the post Just wanted to introduce ourselves. My wife and I currently own a 2002 Carver 396. I have owned 4 other carvers in the past
20 years of boating and the Carver we have now is by far the best one yet. I can easily see us retiring with this one because it
is the perfect size to go just about anywhere we want with plenty of room and comfort. I am glad to see a Carver forum going
and I am sure this will continue to grow in size because Carver is one of the best vessels out on the water.

We are thinking about adding a bow thruster. If there is anyone reading this forum that has a 396 or a 444 with a bow thruster
and would share any information and possibly some pictures of it's location and any other technical data I would sure appreciate
it. Carver gave the boat yard I deal with some information but the yard told me they need to see a installed one so they know exactly
what they are dealing with. Like location of stringers compared to the thruster motor.

Looking forward to chatting with other boaters with or without Carvers.

Time For Us II

My 2005 had factory bow thruster but I wanted stearn thruster too like my Carver 36ss had .
When I had the 44 on the hard for other stuff , I had a side shift stearn thruster added .
It works great ! Integrated the bow and stearn thrusters with their controller which also has a wireless remote that you can walk around the boat and use . Highly recommend . The SideShift , you can look at them here . Oh they are externally mounted so no hole through bow or stearn if you do both . (I would) https://sideshift.com/
Huck
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Vessel Info: 2015 Cobrey 28 SC
Location: Santa Clara

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby Brnn » June 18th, 2019, 9:38 am

Hi everybody...I'm Eddy from Santa Clara..
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby bud37 » June 18th, 2019, 7:23 pm

Welcome to the forum , Eddy....
"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Safe travels with light winds and calm seas.....

Cool Time ...out.

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