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Ray Mason
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Joined: March 17th, 2014, 5:51 pm
Vessel Info: 1990 aft cabin with 300HP Cummins diesels
Location: Punta Gorda, Florida

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby Ray Mason » March 17th, 2014, 6:28 pm

Hi Folks. Just joined the club and looking forward to sharing Carver experiences. My wife and I have a 1990 38' aft cabin with twin 300HP Cummins diesels that we have had for over 10 years. This is our second Carver, the first being a 32' aft cabin. We boated for 10 years on the Chesapeake, one of our favorite places. We brought the 38' down from the Chesapeake to our home in Punta Gorda, Florida where we keep the boat at our dock behind our house. We have taken the Carver to the Exumas and bopped around the islands for about six months, take frequent trips to Key West, Sanibel and Captiva islands.
Our boat, Finisterra, has approx. 1600 hours and is in great shape. We keep it waxed every six months and just had the bottom stripped, barrier coated and painted. I recently purchase a Sailrite sewing machine and my wife and I just replaced all of the eisenglass which is looking good.
Looking forward to chatting with everyone.

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waybomb
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Posts: 1586
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 » March 17th, 2014, 7:08 pm

Welcome!
A 38 aft with diesels! Thing must drive very nicely!
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
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Ray Mason
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 3
Joined: March 17th, 2014, 5:51 pm
Vessel Info: 1990 aft cabin with 300HP Cummins diesels
Location: Punta Gorda, Florida

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby Ray Mason » March 17th, 2014, 8:48 pm

Runs great! Thanks.
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Wrightsfd
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Posts: 2
Joined: July 28th, 2014, 4:07 pm
Vessel Info: 1988 Carver 42 Aft Cabin
Live-aboard!
Location: Chicago
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby Wrightsfd » July 28th, 2014, 4:25 pm

Hello all! My wife and I own a 1988 42 ACMY that we live aboard in Chicago. We've only had this boat for a couple months but so far love it. It's a great live aboard vessel. I'll be poking around for some help with a few things but wanted to introduce myself here.

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waybomb
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Posts: 1586
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
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 189 times

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby waybomb » July 28th, 2014, 10:02 pm

Welcome aboard. We had an 89 4207 and I think I know every inch of it. So I am pretty sure I can help you if needed. The boat made a great weekend condo for us.
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
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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eddie28carver
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Joined: July 26th, 2014, 1:11 am
Vessel Info: 1978 carver 28 mariner

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby eddie28carver » August 3rd, 2014, 10:54 am

Hi all. my wife and I are new owners of a 87 carver 28. Docked in San Francisco Bay. A question for all you salty ones. I would like to practice transmission and throttle responses. the marina I am at is very crowded. I don't feel comfortable "practicing' there, any ideas or tips?
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Posts: 1586
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
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 189 times

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby waybomb » August 3rd, 2014, 5:28 pm

Is this an inboard model?
Don't be afraid. Get rudders straight. Idle speed. Never touch the throttles. Just forward neutral and reverse. Take you time. Do not touch the throttles or the steering wheel. You will be fine.
I bet if you asked one of your neighbors they would be glad to help.
Have you taken any power squadron courses. Highly recommended to take more than basics.
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
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby CYO Admin » August 4th, 2014, 6:44 am

Try and find a stationary object away from the dock... a channel marker, speed limit bouy, etc and practice near that just as waybomb described. Worked well for me when I started out. I also practiced under a bridge by going in reverse in an S shaped pattern down the length of the bride.

As you get more comfortable with how the boat reacts you can start adding some throttle to get the boat to react faster. It will come in handy on windy days!
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enproep
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Joined: January 5th, 2015, 6:36 pm
Vessel Info: 2000 Carver 530 Voyager
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby enproep » January 5th, 2015, 6:50 pm

Hello:
I'm sorry but I'm new to this site and was wondering how to post a thread.
Thank you, Bob
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waybomb
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Posts: 1586
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
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 189 times

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby waybomb » January 5th, 2015, 7:18 pm

You just did!
Welcome.
Just go to the relevant section, and click on "post a new topic", give it a proper title, and type away!
Don;t forget to tell us about your boat and where you boat.
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
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft

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