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Looking hard at a 91 Carver 26 Command Bridge

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Looking hard at a 91 Carver 26 Command Bridge

Postby mpstan » November 13th, 2018, 12:06 am

Hi all,

Just finished looking at a boat that isn't seen much in Pacific NW, but appears to fill our needs for a transition boat. Just repowered with a new long block 383, original volvo penta outdrive, appears to be in very nice shape. My admiral and I are 6 years from retirement, and plan to cruise between Bellingham and Alaska and points between in a boat we can't yet afford.

So, for just weekend San Juan Island cruising, or Vancouver Island, we have been on a search for a "transition boat". This Carver 26 meets our objectives but with so few like this around I have the standard questions: are there any particular caveats with this model? Anyone else in the Puget Sound with one of these that can speak from experience? Are Carver boats of this size typically utilizing an exchanger and fresh water cooling (forgot to ask)?

Last question: with a command bridge and a bimini top, I don't see where radar would be easily installed, short of a radar arch over the bimini.

Thanks for any thoughts or advice for this newbie

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Re: Looking hard at a 91 Carver 26 Command Bridge

Postby RGrew176 » November 13th, 2018, 4:30 am

Welcome Aboard. Someone who has this same boat will be able to answer all your questions. Best of luck with the boat.
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Re: Looking hard at a 91 Carver 26 Command Bridge

Postby Flying Beagle » April 25th, 2019, 2:54 pm

I go for sea trial and survey on a 91 Command Bridge, but mine has twin 4.3’s.
Did you end up getting it?
16’ Ski Barge
22’ Sweetwater Pontoon
Sea Ray 225 Weekender
1991 Carver Command Bridge 26, new twin 4.3’s in ‘16, new outdrives in ‘17

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