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New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

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jimvan68
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Vessel Info: 1988 3807 aft cabin
Twin Crusaders 350hp
Location: Green Bay Wisconsin
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New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby jimvan68 » March 9th, 2016, 10:15 pm

Hello all,

Glad to be the proud owner of a 1988 Carver Mariner 3297. I look forward to many years traveling Lake Michigan and the surrounding area. I will be docked at South Bay Marina Green Bay Wisconsin. I will enjoy reading the forums and learning from all. Any suggestions for maintenance or proper care are welcome. I hope all enjoy the 2016 Boating season. Jim VanDeHey

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Re: New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby RegalBeagle » March 10th, 2016, 8:26 am

Nice to see a fellow Wisconsinite! My 32' Carver and I live in Two Rivers - we're about 45 miles from eachother by car, 200 by boat. I'm also looking forward to exploring our Great Lake this summer. Welcome aboard!
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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: New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby waybomb » March 10th, 2016, 12:12 pm

Welcome aboard. We have a 3697. Check out my photobucket pages; we bought it as a basket case, sitting on the hard for 10 years. You would not know it today!

If you ever take a big trip to the south end of the lake, my offer stands of free use of one of my slips for a
few days if needed.
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: New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby djvj » March 10th, 2016, 6:59 pm

Welcome fellow newbie. djvj gone south. Carver 380 from lake Michigan.
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jimvan68
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Vessel Info: 1988 3807 aft cabin
Twin Crusaders 350hp
Location: Green Bay Wisconsin
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Re: New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby jimvan68 » March 11th, 2016, 10:49 pm

RegalBeagle wrote:Source of the post Nice to see a fellow Wisconsinite! My 32' Carver and I live in Two Rivers - we're about 45 miles from eachother by car, 200 by boat. I'm also looking forward to exploring our Great Lake this summer. Welcome aboard!

Thanks for the welcome. We enjoy traveling to Two Rivers and eating at the Lighthouse. Safe travels to you this summer.

Jim
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jimvan68
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Twin Crusaders 350hp
Location: Green Bay Wisconsin
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Re: New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby jimvan68 » March 11th, 2016, 10:51 pm

waybomb wrote:Source of the post Welcome aboard. We have a 3697. Check out my photobucket pages; we bought it as a basket case, sitting on the hard for 10 years. You would not know it today!

If you ever take a big trip to the south end of the lake, my offer stands of free use of one of my slips for a
few days if needed.

Thank you very much for the offer. If we ever travel south I will make sure to contact you before we plan our trip. Safe travels to you this summer.

Jim
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jimvan68
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Location: Green Bay Wisconsin
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Re: New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby jimvan68 » March 11th, 2016, 10:52 pm

djvj wrote:Source of the post Welcome fellow newbie. djvj gone south. Carver 380 from lake Michigan.

Thanks for the welcome. Safe travels to you this summer.

Jim
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Re: New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby RGrew176 » March 11th, 2016, 11:01 pm

Welcome Aboard fellow Great Lakes boater. My boat is located in Bolles Harbor on Lake Erie. I have only been to Lake Michigan once by boat way back in 1997. Would be nice to get back up there some day.
Rick Grew

1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

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Re: New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby Viper » March 12th, 2016, 9:22 am

Welcome home Jim. I think you're going to like it here. Great bunch of knowledgable folks willing to share our experiences.
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Vessel Info: 1986 Carver 32 aft cabin pending second sea trial .Currently homeported in Herrington Harbor Md.
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Re: New Carver Owner 1988 Mariner 3297

Postby cptainjim » March 20th, 2016, 9:04 am

Good morning fellow explorers and Carver Owners ! I am expecting delivery of a 1986 32 aft cabin possibly this Thursday pending outcome of second shake down . Anyone have any idea what kind of fuel consumption I should expect from her at nine knots with a pair of 350s using the standard props listed as 18x18 4 blade . Have no idea whats on her for props but this is whats listed as original equipment . Thanks ...cptainjim

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