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1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

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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 » August 5th, 2013, 7:56 pm

Sounds like there is light at the end of your project. :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 » August 12th, 2013, 1:08 pm

So this weekend:

Installed the new compass, new horns, new windshield wiper, reversed the wires for the nav/anchor light, checked out the battery charger (works, week, but works - will buy a new one this winter), checked out the head (works), pressure tested the water system, found a couple of leaks where the drains connect to the sinks, should be a simple fix, hung 3 pix for my wife, cut and installed some teak trim in places I though needed some extra.

This coming Saturday I have a SAMS surveyor coming by for C&V for the insurance company. We'll see what he says it's worth in a week or so.

I'll take some new pix next week after surveyor guy leaves.
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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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: 29 times
Been thanked: 197 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » August 19th, 2013, 8:45 pm

Jim the surveyor came by on Saturday. Spent a good 6 hours banging, checking, pulling, inspecting and testing.

Only two findings:
1) The pulpit's core wood is rotten, so I'll be taking it off and fixing that this winter while in heated storage
And 2) Something I totally missed, the seacock for the head had a busted stem because the ball was locked up inside and the previous owner must have forced it. It has been removed and a new one ordered.
Oh, a third, I did not have my waste placard attached, but I had it!

He was very surprised of the condition. He found no dead spots anywhere he banged away at on the bottom, top, sides, inside, etc., except for the pulpit. He was hunting. Hard. He said it will be difficult to place a value because of all the updates, etc. But I know he'll be fair. A real nice guy with a life long experience in boats, from building to service in both boats and ships.

That's about all we did this weekend.

Next week the boat gets some gas finally to circulate through a filter setup in an effort to filter out junk from the bottom of the tanks.

No new pics to post since we didn't do much.
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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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: 29 times
Been thanked: 197 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » August 20th, 2013, 7:18 pm

Fairly pleased with the survey value - $45,000. Not bad, considering we don't owe a dime on it and it never hurt buying things for it over the last year.

Counting everything, including the move of the boat, title, reg, heated storage last winter, the survey, everything we spent on her is only about 26k.

I hope to float it on Friday before Labor day!
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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Posts: 1614
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: 29 times
Been thanked: 197 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » August 24th, 2013, 6:36 pm

Launching the boat Friday,30aug, at 0900.
Hard to believe. Hope it floats!
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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AaHubb
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Posts: 260
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Vessel Info: '99 404 CPMY
my twin diesel pusher
Location: Kennewick, Wa
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 35 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby AaHubb » August 25th, 2013, 5:17 pm

Enjoy! You've earned it.
'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: 29 times
Been thanked: 197 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » August 30th, 2013, 8:05 pm

And we did launch today, Friday, at about 9am.

Put 600 bucks of gas in it while in the travel lift, brought it over and dropped it in the water.

As suspected, the packings were flowing, so I tightened them up to a drip every second or so.

Thursday night I filled the carburetors with 2-stroke gas as well as the fuel filter canisters; I wanted a bit extra lubrication.

Went up on the bridge, a couple of pumps on the starboard engine, turned the key, and it started right up. Ran the bowl out of gas. Cranked a while, then decided to let that starter cool down and went to the port engine. Two pumps, started right up, and just kept running.Smoked real good while I burned up the two stroke gas, but cleared up and no smoke. Went back to the starboard engine, filled the bowl through the vent, and had to do this two more times until gas finally made it to the carb.

The port engine had the starboard manifold water hose with a pin hole in it and the manifold hose adapter leaked. So I killed both engines, an d fixed those right away.

Pulled the boat out of the travelift dock. The starboard shift cable needs forward adjustment. I'll be doing that tomorrow.

The boat was leaning to one side. The genset is on the port, its gas tank on the starboard. So over to the gas dock I drove it over and put 50 gallons in that tank and another 50 in the mains. So for the day, 1060 in gas alone.

Could not get it to our slips in front of the condo since the lake is down and we are shoaled in. We have over 8 feet at the slips, but just could not get to tehm, So Brian is letting us use a marina slip for the rest of the season.

Got it in the slip, hooked up the electric, and the A/C blows nice and cold, and the packing drips slowed way down. Everything is great!

Here's some pix of going to the gas dock by travelift and then in the water and at our new temporary slip.

Praying for an ice cold winter, a hundred feet of snow, and a real wet spring, so we can use our own slips next year!

The Project is a success!

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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 knappjd » September 2nd, 2013, 1:23 pm

How was the maiden voyage? I have agreed to purchase a 86 3607 pending a sea trial that will need a back to life of its own.
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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: 29 times
Been thanked: 197 times

Re: 1987 36 Mariner - back to life!

Postby waybomb » September 2nd, 2013, 1:47 pm

Shakedown is next weekend. Spent the weekend moving working supplies of the boat andbringing stuff onboard from the last carver.
And a whole lot of time just finally relaxing.
Worked on the boat just about every weekend since last July, so we spent allot of time just sitting on chairs in the cockpit
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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 knappjd » September 4th, 2013, 10:57 pm

where did the galley faucet come from?

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