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Wayne162
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Vessel Info: 1997 Carver 405
"Change In Latitude"
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New to Carver Yacht Owners

Postby Wayne162 » September 5th, 2015, 11:44 pm

Hello all,
Since I'm introducing myself its official, I am new to the forum. Currently going to survey on my 1997 Carver 405. Any suggestions, pros or cons would be appreciated. Thx :pirate:

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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
Location: Saint Joseph and Trenton, MI
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Re: New to Carver Yacht Owners

Postby waybomb » September 6th, 2015, 8:39 pm

Can't help you on a 405 but hope it works out for you!
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: 1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin
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Re: New to Carver Yacht Owners

Postby RGrew176 » September 6th, 2015, 9:13 pm

Hope it works out for you. Welcome Aboard. The survey should give you most if not all the information you will need to go forward or pass. Good Luck.
Rick Grew

1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

2004 Past Commodore
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West River Yacht & Cruising Club
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Topic author United States of America
Wayne162
First Mate
First Mate
Posts: 198
Joined: September 5th, 2015, 12:45 am
Vessel Info: 1997 Carver 405
"Change In Latitude"
Home port - Charleston, South Carolina
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Been thanked: 31 times
Contact:

Re: New to Carver Yacht Owners

Postby Wayne162 » September 6th, 2015, 9:27 pm

Thanks for the comments. All is moving along as it should at this point.
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Topic author United States of America
Wayne162
First Mate
First Mate
Posts: 198
Joined: September 5th, 2015, 12:45 am
Vessel Info: 1997 Carver 405
"Change In Latitude"
Home port - Charleston, South Carolina
Has thanked: 13 times
Been thanked: 31 times
Contact:

Re: New to Carver Yacht Owners

Postby Wayne162 » October 5th, 2015, 9:30 pm

Well its official, I took ownership of my 1997 Carver 405 with plans to move it from Myrtle to Charleston. Two days later, Hurricane Joaquin had other plans. The maiden voyage took to the ICW last Friday, and took a day to get their filled with memories of the good and not so good all the way, including a rough night anchored on the ICW in deteriorating conditions. Needless to say, I developed a well rounded respect for both my Carver's ability and the sea as all systems were properly tested and I found areas to clean, repair, and modify along the way. The only company we had were the dolphins who seemed to be the entertainment throughout the trip. I left Charleston yesterday and it took me 5 1/2 hours to get to the NC line.

During the time on the boat, I know it needed to be cleaned. However their was a strong odor present that I initially thought was coming from the septic system. Later dampness and minimal mold was found to be entering from around the starboard salon window. The smell even permeated through my duffell bag to transfer the odor onto clean items brought aboard for the trip. I plan to de-humidify, ionize, and baking soda the boat later this week with a deserved exterior cleaning as well. I am looking for recommendations from experience on this forum of what could be causing the odor, and how to prevent it and freshen it up.

Additionally, I need to replace the sea water pump on the 7.0 BCG Westerbeke as it appears the seal was leaking during operation. Any recommendations for a decent replacement seller with reasonable prices would be welcomed. :usa:

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