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1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

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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 » May 7th, 2013, 10:10 pm

Granite guy had a few setbacks, and I told him it is ok, I am in no rush, yet!
He was going to come this weekend. We live on the island in Saint Joseph, and the marina we keep the boat at is next door. This weekend was the Blossomtime Parade - a 3 hour event. The road leading to and from the island is blocked off for the parade route for about 5 hours. As a result, no counter-top work this past weekend.

So I replaced a few more of the plastic through hulls with stainless steel ones, ran some more wiring for the electronics, and helped wife with the last two side curtains for the bridge canvas.

That job is also set back a bit since I have used one of those 19.99 canvas snap setters for the very last time. I ordered a new heavy duty Press-n-snap tool, dies, and a bunch of snaps, along with a forged steel hole puncher instead of the wpos 15.00 one. I am tired of using those things they call tools. Cheap junk! So now I have a small fortune invested in snap tools, so I am quite certain my neighbors will all borrow them when it's their turn to replace snaps! I expect rental payment in scotch and cigars!

I have a plan for this weekend, but I won;t say what that is until I actually do the work. It seems that what I plan to do doesn't get done as planned. Let's just say I am moving it closer to splash!
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: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby AaHubb » May 8th, 2013, 6:07 pm

A word of advice on loaning out tools, don't.
But if you do anyway mark the tools and write down who you loaned them to, sure beats trying to remember where you left them.
'99 404 CPMY
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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
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 190 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » May 8th, 2013, 8:24 pm

I only have honorable friends.
Ya, right.
But actually, I've been very lucky about it. i haven't lost any tools yet to forgetful borrowing.
I think I "lost" one of those big white bags of mostly kid's pfd's to a neighbor though. I'll have to remind him
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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Topic author United States of America
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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
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 190 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » May 19th, 2013, 5:08 pm

Well, got all the granite set down, but it was too cold again last weekend to set the pieces together. But they are all where they belong. I think my counter guy will be around next weekend to finish it up.

Order the new carpet for the inside from Migala. Also getting all new cockpit and bridge carpet.

All we have left on the canvas is the back door to the bridge. I am so glad I bought the real press-n-snap tool and a real forged steel hole punch. What a breeze using a quality tool instead of that stamped steel junk. I HIGHLY recomend spending the 110 bucks for a Press-N-Snap tool by Hoover and a real hole punch.

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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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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
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 190 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » May 25th, 2013, 5:39 pm

Counter top guy done!
Glued all the pieces together, and I installed the TCC Kitchen Center

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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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Vessel Info: '99 404 CPMY
my twin diesel pusher
Location: Kennewick, Wa
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Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby AaHubb » May 25th, 2013, 9:08 pm

Awesome!
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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: 27 times
Been thanked: 190 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » June 15th, 2013, 5:46 pm

Here's some updates.
Bridge canvas is done.
Bridge carpet done.

Pulled distributors again, ran the oil pumps just to make sure I had good pressure, reinstalled and time with an ohm meter. Should fire up on the first crank.
Also some pics of my neighborhood at sunset.

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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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Topic author United States of America
waybomb
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Posts: 1590
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: 27 times
Been thanked: 190 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » June 16th, 2013, 4:55 pm

Pulled the valve covers off. Mind you, these engines sat for 10 years without ever running.
Take a look.
I ran some oil down the pushrods, into the rockers, flooded the springs and seals, closed them all up and ran some old GM Breakin in Lube/ZDDP supplement just in case.

Started mounting and hooking up a Pioneer head unit, 6 cd changer, ipod connect, XM Radio set up.

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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 Seif911 » June 16th, 2013, 10:23 pm

Wow, they look brand new Fred. Very cool.
Thanks,
Steve

22' Godfrey Hurricane Fun Deck, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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Posts: 1590
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: 27 times
Been thanked: 190 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » June 22nd, 2013, 6:46 pm

So, this is what we came to today - new carpet has been installed!

I worked on installing batteries and putting power to the boat for the first time in 11 years. Nothing smoked! Everything seems to work, including all the new lights and other things we replaced.

Ran another bus feeder from the breaker panel to the bridge and install another fuse panel. This will be for the VHF, the hailer, and the bridge stereo equipment.

I turned on the GPS/plotter/finder and it seems to function and pinpointed my location. Turned on the radar and it's fine as well.

So far, so good, and nothing screwed up.

Wife worked on making the sunpad cover today; tomorrow I'll haveb to install the snaps. Then she goes on to making new drapes.

Some pix as we opened the boat to new carpet:

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Now it's time for some Epica cabernet and a Cigar on the porch.
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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