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- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 2
- Joined: September 20th, 2015, 9:23 am
- Vessel Info: 1982 Carver 3607 "Bonnie James" USCG Documented
- Location: Perdido Key FL
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
"Bonnie James" Fort Worth, TX
Current Location Perdido Key FL
Twin Crusader 350 Gasoline
Onan 6.5KW Generator
- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 3
- Joined: April 10th, 2015, 9:01 pm
- Vessel Info: 1988 Carver 3607
Gulf Shores, AL
- CYO Moderator
- Posts: 2076
- 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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1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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