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New Member In SC

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Makin' Waves
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Vessel Info: 1999 Carver 356 Aft Cabin with twin Cummins Diesel engines. Garmin Navigation Suite with Autopilot.
Location: Charleston, SC

New Member In SC

Postby Makin' Waves » July 28th, 2013, 8:52 am

Hey everybody! We are an Air Force couple stationed in Charleston, SC. We recently (about a year ago) purchased a 1999 Carver 356 Aft Cabin. We are loving it! We haven't taken a cruise yet, because of my deployments and doing some minor fix-ups on her. She is Makin' Waves--and we are loving the new adventures we will be having with her. So far we have only been up from Hilton Head SC to bring her home and then out on a couple fishing excursions 10-15 miles off the coast. I was very pleased with the boat and have only had 1 real issue so far (bad clutch dampner).

The engines have only 580 hrs on them, but I have been doing some preventative maintenance since she is a 1999 model. So far, I have replaced the injectors on the Port side engine and replaced a few fuses in the DC main panel. I plan on replacing the fuel injectors on the Starboard engine this fall when I return from my latest (and hopefully last) deployment. As well as removing the heat exchangers on both engines. I used to be a Jet engine mechanic in a prior life, so I love to tinker (and save money not paying a god awful amount in labor).

We are on eboatcards if you are near Charleston. I am always looking for advice/help with projects and more importantly we are looking for new friends to share this new found love with! I have been flying for 17+ years and am now ready to get wet!!

Hope to hear from some of you soon!

Todd and Dawn
Makin' Waves
Charleston, SC

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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 Member In SC

Postby waybomb » July 28th, 2013, 9:27 am

Welcome. How about some pics of the boat and of your cruising area?
Ps- thanks for your service!
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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Makin' Waves
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Posts: 12
Joined: July 24th, 2013, 5:55 am
Vessel Info: 1999 Carver 356 Aft Cabin with twin Cummins Diesel engines. Garmin Navigation Suite with Autopilot.
Location: Charleston, SC

Re: New Member In SC

Postby Makin' Waves » July 28th, 2013, 9:36 am

Here are a couple pics of Makin' Waves. Hope you guys like her!
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Makin' Waves
Charleston, SC
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Vessel Info: '99 404 CPMY
my twin diesel pusher
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Re: New Member In SC

Postby AaHubb » July 28th, 2013, 11:41 am

Welcome to the forum. My '99 404 is similar to your 356 but with the added cockpit and swim platform.
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Posts: 1446
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: 18 times
Been thanked: 141 times

Re: New Member In SC

Postby waybomb » July 28th, 2013, 3:48 pm

Nice boat and nice setting! Any projects planned?
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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Makin' Waves
Scurvy Dog
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Posts: 12
Joined: July 24th, 2013, 5:55 am
Vessel Info: 1999 Carver 356 Aft Cabin with twin Cummins Diesel engines. Garmin Navigation Suite with Autopilot.
Location: Charleston, SC

Re: New Member In SC

Postby Makin' Waves » July 28th, 2013, 8:43 pm

Yes. I have a couple projects lined up. First is to replace the isinglass on the lower deck. I got a reference for a company that will sell the material. I just need to take it to a car fabric shop to have it sewn. The next project will be to replace the fuel injectors on the starboard engine.
Makin' Waves
Charleston, SC

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