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- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 1
- Joined: September 3rd, 2013, 1:40 pm
- Vessel Info: Future Carver Owner
Mariner, 356, 404?
- Location: Portland, OR
My husband Jim and I are shopping for our "bigger boat." We love the Carver layouts, and would really like to get a 404 CPMY (we started out thinking Mariner, but our dreaming grew).
I joined to learn more about Carvers and hear from owners. We were part of a similar message board for our just-sold Yamaha jetboat, and benefitted greatly from the wisdom of other owners.
My main question now is about moving to a larger boat. We had our jetboat for 7 years and want a sleep-aboard now. We'd love to have the room of the 404, but is it reasonable to go from a runabout to a 45ft yacht? Or do we need to have a transitional boat first?
Aiming for a 404 CPMY (but still shopping)
- CYO Moderator
- Posts: 1635
- 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: 30 times
- Been thanked: 200 times
Take some boating courses and practice docking, first in calm weather, then progressively worse.
The rest is easy.
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
- Posts: 266
- Joined: February 16th, 2013, 5:46 pm
- Vessel Info: '99 404 CPMY
my twin diesel pusher
- Location: Kennewick, Wa
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- Been thanked: 38 times
- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 24
- Joined: April 25th, 2013, 9:37 pm
Personally, I would recommend a transitional boat, but everyone is different. When you look, be very mindful of the increased difficulty and needed deckhands of the larger boats. This will vary depending on your intended usage, locality, etc...the added weight, windage, etc all need to be thought through carefully.
"Brown Eyed Girl"
1981 Carver 3007 30ft. Aft Cabin
Huntington Harbour, Ca
"But why's the rum gone....?"
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