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New. 3297 Mariner Owner. Love the boat but maintenance is hades

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Vessel Info: 1988 Carver Mariner 3297

New. 3297 Mariner Owner. Love the boat but maintenance is hades

Postby Horsecarl » February 17th, 2016, 12:00 am

We purchased a Mariner 32 for cruising on lake conroe. The family loves it. How to remove the old princess seaward 1988 microwave is a great mystery.

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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
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Re: New. 3297 Mariner Owner. Love the boat but maintenance is hades

Postby waybomb » February 17th, 2016, 12:31 pm

Welcome aboard!

I have no experience with a 3297, but I do with 3 other Carvers.

Generally speaking, the thing may be held in with screws driven in from the side in adjacent cabinets, from underneath, or above. On my 3697, the range must come out to get to the screws.

I think my 4207 was fastened from the bottom.

Maybe that helps?
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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Vessel Info: 1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin
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Re: New. 3297 Mariner Owner. Love the boat but maintenance is hades

Postby RGrew176 » February 18th, 2016, 1:24 am

Working on boats in general is a pain. When I purchased my 3007 Aft Cabin last August I knew that I would have to replace the freshwater system pump. I got an estimate on replacement and they wanted $400 to do the install. I said, I think I will do it myself. After doing the install, it was a pain in the keyster, I know why they wanted $400 for the job.

I hope I never have to do it again. There are some boats easier to work on than others but my Carver falls into the hard to work on category. My last boat a Bayliner 3055 Ciera cruiser was for the most part easily worked on.
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