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waybomb
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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 26th, 2015, 4:53 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
http://s4.beta.photobucket.com/user/waybomb/library/
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft

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My Jurisdiction
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Vessel Info: 1981 3007 aft cabin
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby My Jurisdiction » August 2nd, 2015, 9:32 am

Hello 3007 1982 owner love it, so far
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waybomb
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Posts: 1503
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: 23 times
Been thanked: 167 times

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby waybomb » August 2nd, 2015, 8:24 pm

Welcome aboard! Where do you boat? How about a picture of her?
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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GBay
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Joined: September 6th, 2015, 11:57 am
Vessel Info: Carver Riviera
Location: Ontario

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby GBay » September 6th, 2015, 12:08 pm

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
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Vessel Info: '99 404 CPMY
my twin diesel pusher
Location: Kennewick, Wa
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Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby AaHubb » September 6th, 2015, 8:14 pm

Welcome to the forum. I would vote for the genny. When your batteries are dead what are you gonna do? The genny can also provide power for hot water, A/C, refridge and TV's along with the battery charger.
..Aaron
'99 404 CPMY
SeaDragon
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GBay
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Vessel Info: Carver Riviera
Location: Ontario

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby GBay » September 6th, 2015, 11:10 pm

Thanks AaHubb! Is anyone aware of any major problems with older Onan Generators - the standard model was the 3.0. Any info on costs to repair or refurbish?
Thanks!!
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waybomb
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Posts: 1503
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: 23 times
Been thanked: 167 times

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby waybomb » September 7th, 2015, 1:38 pm

First boat was a new Riviera in 1988. A little bit of a pounder in weather but a great overall boat. Boated in Lake Michigan (New Buffalo), Chesapeake Bay (Kent Island), and Pacific Ocean (Ventura), then back to Lake Michigan (Port Washington) before we sold her.
I think she went farther on land than by sea!
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 SenecaNick » October 14th, 2015, 2:31 pm

Hello all,

Currently on the market for a Carver. Specifically a 350 Mariner. Currently have a Bayliner 2850. Any input on that model would be appreciated.
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waybomb
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Posts: 1503
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: 23 times
Been thanked: 167 times

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby waybomb » October 14th, 2015, 5:25 pm

Welcome aboard!
You may get more responses on the model question by posting a separate question in the forum for the various models here:

http://www.carveryachtowners.com/viewforum.php?f=5
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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Irish Attitude
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Joined: November 18th, 2015, 5:19 pm
Vessel Info: 2003 Carver 360 Sport Sedan
8.1L CRUSADERS

Re: Welcome to CarverYachtOwners.com!

Postby Irish Attitude » November 27th, 2015, 3:16 pm

Hi Everyone,

Mike & Gay Kelly
We have been boaters our whole lives around the Great Lakes mostly in small boats while the Kids grew up!
Moved aboard full time in May of 2012 just as we were getting ready to retire.

"IRISH ATTITUDE"
2003 Carver Sport Sedan
8.1 CRUSADERS
AGLCA 8203

We did the Great Loop 6600 mi in just over a year in 2012/2013.
Currently live aboard summers in the Great Lakes, home port out of Bay City, Liberty Harbor Marina.

IN THE WORDS OF CAPTAIN RON...
"IF ITS GUNNA HAPPEN, IT'S GUNNA HAPPEN OUT THERE"

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