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considering 1984 3207

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considering 1984 3207

Postby aviator » August 25th, 2013, 10:20 pm

Hello all.
I'm considering the purchase of a 1984 3207 as a live-aboard for 1 initially with a dog and female companion added in that order within a short period of time lol... I'm curious about any known trouble spots/ problems with these vessels? anything I should watch for? I saw the sweet interior refit for built in TV that a member did that was exactly like the mod i was thinking of doing based on the pics of the 3207s I've looked at.
however my main concern at the moment is getting the boat... I should mention that I'm in the great lakes area...
any input you folks may have to offer would be appreciated.

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Vessel Info: 2000 CARVER 456 MY
Full Bridge and aft deck enclosure
Originally purchased in Staten Island
Second owner also purchased in Staten Island in 2012
Now berthed in Toronto Canada
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Re: considering 1984 3207

Postby SHEMP » August 25th, 2013, 11:00 pm

In my opinion, the 3207 is too small for Living aboard, especially year round. You didn't mention if you are going to winter on it.
You will find that you need a lot more room for people pets and stuff. Perhaps before you buy , you can look at some 40 plus ft boats , just to be on the safe side.
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Re: considering 1984 3207

Postby tinbanger00 » August 30th, 2013, 3:32 pm

we have a 83' 3207 and love it ...just the wife and I plus 1 hairy dog.....we are on it all summer long at least 4-5 days per week and we live within ten miles of the boat.....go home ,cut grass, pay a few bills then back to the marina....we are located on lake huron.
the only drawback that I can think of is their is no dinette, if the weather is poor we have to use the coffee table, other than that its a great boat except for the fuel economy...if I was to upgrade I would go with diesels (think trawler)
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Re: considering 1984 3207

Postby Dpoelstra » September 9th, 2013, 2:11 am

I'm living on my 3007, which is the same minus the aft head. There is a lot of living space for a 30 or 32 footer, but there are lots of up the steps and down the steps, and not a lot of closet space for living aboard. What I miss is a queen size bed, as these boats only have twins in the aft, or the V berth. Water tanks are good, holding tank is barely adequate for a live aboard , and I am by myself. The shower is small, but is a big guy, so I use the marina showers, which are great where I am.

Don't worry about those who say you must live on a 40 plus footer...rubbish! These boats have a lot of room for a boat this size.
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Huntington Harbour, Ca

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