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Might be an '88 Voyager 28' owner

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Vessel Info: 1988 28' Voyager (Potentially)
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Might be an '88 Voyager 28' owner

Postby Makarov » July 15th, 2017, 6:56 pm

Looking to potentially buy a 1988 Voyager 28. I know my surveyor will know what to look for, but what, as Carver owners, should I make sure he pokes around in and what questions should I ask?

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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: Might be an '88 Voyager 28' owner

Postby waybomb » July 15th, 2017, 7:53 pm

I had an 88 Riviera.similar hull. Never had an issue of any sort.
Well built vessel.
Had twin 230/305s. Jumped up on plane on seconds.
With the keel it had, I'd set it on coarse and rarely had to make adjustments.
A little bit hard ride in a chop, but a nice driving boat
1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Vessel Info: 1987 Carver 2827 Voyager
Twin Crusader 220HP Inboards
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Re: Might be an '88 Voyager 28' owner

Postby Iceagetech » July 16th, 2017, 8:36 pm

I have a 1987 2827 Voyager. Look for blisters and rotted stringers. Rear storage hatch by ladder can go bad. Engines need to be well maintained. The rear swim platform can be soft and it's small. I have seen a 28 Mariner with rotten stringers, year similar.

Stating all that....I absolutely love my Voyager.
It's a great boat that packs a lot into a small package.
I added new swim platform, portable AC Unit, new head, and new faucets. It's been extremely reliable.
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Re: Might be an '88 Voyager 28' owner

Postby bud37 » July 16th, 2017, 8:50 pm

Welcome to the forum...... Had an 83, we loved it.Great boat, huge bridge,transom door.room inside, economical and handled well around the docks.....I agree with the above, always check stringers, bulkheads and the bridge deck, bow pulpit area....check transom around the exhaust outlets , look on inside for leakage evidence at fastener holes if it has the davis underwater exhaust. I am sure your surveyor will pick up on things......good luck with it.
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Vessel Info: 1989 Santego 2767 mid cabin express
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Re: Might be an '88 Voyager 28' owner

Postby Golfgippsland » July 22nd, 2017, 7:42 am

What type of engines has it got?
Gippsland lakes Australia
1989 Carver 2767 Santego
1971 v156 glastron modified
1985 whittley cruisemaster

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