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1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

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Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby CYO Admin » February 10th, 2013, 7:24 am

Holy crap! What a transformation, You have done an amazing job!!!!!

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Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby Pale Ale » February 10th, 2013, 7:40 am

Holy crap is right. I would have run like hell if a saw that. A truly amazing transformation. Kudos to you sir!
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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: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » February 10th, 2013, 8:51 am

As I was posting these, my wife and I were saying - "what, were we nuts?" looking at those pics!
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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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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: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » February 17th, 2013, 10:21 am

Yesterday pulled an old transducer out of the hull (always fun!), and prepped for the new tri-ducer. Have to trim the fairing block a bit. Ran some pulling wires wires from the bridge to the bilge. Scoped out next steps to run a new power bus to the bridge. Wife did some more cleaning and waxing.

Not a project filled Saturday, but one less day of work to do.
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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: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby alexander38 » March 10th, 2013, 7:38 am

Just WOW ! You better enjoy that boat. Y'all put alot in to it and it looks great ! :down:
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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: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » March 18th, 2013, 7:40 pm

Picked up 60 yards of surplus 60" wide Sunbrella from Thunderbird in Decatur (600 bucks for the roll, 10 bucks a yard for real sunbrella!). We have enough for the flybridge, the rear seat, covers for all the bridge seating, weather cover over the cockpit, and probably enough for one more time!

Started doing the canvas this weekend. We actually got so far as to sew on the three middle zippers, and it is nice and tight. Next is the front zipper, then sew on the slides for the arch, then start side and front clear vinyl.

Never did it from scratch before, but bought a kit with instructions and clamps and so far so good. In the past we've fixed tears, replaced zippers, replaced clear vinyl that wasn't so clear anymore.

Using a Viking 6000 series and a Consew 18 for the sewing.

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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: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby Mkemper » March 19th, 2013, 6:54 pm

Amazing transformation! It's a shame it was neglected like that.
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Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby AaHubb » March 19th, 2013, 8:07 pm

I don't believe I have ever seen blue canvas on a Carver.
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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: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » March 19th, 2013, 8:09 pm

The best part - 100% paid for cash!

Yes, it's a shame it got to where it got. If the previous owners would have simply kept it shrunk wrapped, they could have at least recouped some of their money.
We paid $3,500 for it. With taxes, moving overland, winter storage, everything we've purchased, everything, we have about $20,000 in her now, which includes the granite counter tops. Still to buy:
New Carpet, inside and outside (about 1500)
300 gallons of fuel (1200)
I'd like to replace the a/c units with Webasto units. (3k total)
I'd like autopilot, but not a need (maybe 1500 or better)

This year I'll be installing the radar and chartplotter/fishfinder on top of the dash. Next winter, first thing, I'm pulling the dash and sending it to my kid in Florida. He'll make a new one completely out of heavy weave carbon fiber. Plan on flush mounting the electronics, and replacing the myriad of gauges with a few compound gages.
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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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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: 22 times
Been thanked: 165 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » March 19th, 2013, 8:12 pm

AaHubb wrote:I don't believe I have ever seen blue canvas on a Carver.


Our first was a brand new 88 Riviera - it had Med Blue Sunbrella. Our second Carver was 1989 42 aft, it also came with Med Blue sunbrella. From a distance, that color looks just like what we picked up from Thunderbird boats. Only the Med blue was a lighter blue with a black thread every few threads, so it looked dark like the blue we just bought. The folks at Thunderbird said that what we bought was custom made for them.
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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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