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Vessel Info: 1982 Carver 3607 "Bonnie James" USCG Documented
Location: Perdido Key FL

3607 Perdido Key FL New Member

Postby jmdotso1 » September 20th, 2015, 10:25 am

Glad to have found a forum dedicated to Carver owners! We have a 1982 Carver 3607 that we purchased 2.5 years ago while living in Texas. The vessel was slipped at Flowing Wells Marina on Lake Texoma and has since moved with us to Perdido Key, FL (near Pensacola).

The boat is mostly used for day cruises with a few overnight trips for special events, mostly Mardi Gras to date.

Current projects that I'm working on:
New refrigerator - the original Norcold unit burned the compressor and has been removed.
Researching fresh water flushing system for the raw water cooled Crusaders, more of an issue now that she's in salt water. So far I've found the "Superflush" system or the Groco fresh water flush adapter.
Upgrading battery charger from the original Pro-mariner ferroresonant charger to a new Pro-mariner ProNauticP style.

The very few items that I've upgraded since purchasing:

Converted distributors from points to electronic - major improvement!
Converted Onan generator spark plugs and cables to the RV version.
Changed most of the interior lighting to LED.
Upgraded stereo, added an amplifier and installed exterior speakers.
Upgraded marine VHF and hailer.

Previous owner upgraded the interior styling from the original 1980's color pattern.

Otherwise most items appear to be original and still functional. Looking forward to seeing what others have done with their boats. The best time of the year for boating is just getting started down here.

Jeff and Therese Dotson
1982 Carver 3607
USCG Documented
"Bonnie James" Fort Worth, TX
Current Location Perdido Key FL
Twin Crusader 350 Gasoline
Onan 6.5KW Generator

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Vessel Info: 1988 Carver 3607
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USCG documented
Gulf Shores, AL

Re: 3607 Perdido Key FL New Member

Postby burceh » September 20th, 2015, 3:32 pm

Jeff, we also have a sort of recently purchased 3607 that is located in Gulf Shores. We are neighbors. Would be very interested in what you decide on the Superflush system.
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Vessel Info: 1995 Boston Whaler Rage15
1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glasspar / 1967 Johnson Electromatic 85
1996 Boston Whaler Rage 15
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Re: 3607 Perdido Key FL New Member

Postby waybomb » September 20th, 2015, 8:37 pm

Welcome aboard fellas!
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572 ci
1995 Boston Whaler Rage
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft

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