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Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

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Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

Postby Mkemper » February 18th, 2013, 9:30 am

About 3 years ago I purchase a 86' Carver 3207. When I purchased it I really liked the layout out with the lower entrance to the bridge and aft cabin. However I felt it needed a better access to the swimplatform and was lacking a radar arch and aft hardtop. I wasn't a big fan of the tube ones.

Anyways I have been busy updating. I will start from the beginning and catch up to my latest updates

I have a large library of pictures below:
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The beginning
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » February 18th, 2013, 9:34 am

The swimplatform molds
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » February 18th, 2013, 9:38 am

The layup
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » February 18th, 2013, 9:44 am

De-molding and mounting
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Next I can update the post on the hardtop and fiberglass radar arch if any is interested
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby AaHubb » February 18th, 2013, 10:56 am

Hi Mkemper, that was quite a project with impressive results (I followed it over on YachtForums). I have a question about your sat tv dome mount. That appears to be an RV style unit instead of a marine version. My question is how did you attach it to your narrow radar arch. I am looking at a similar unit but am concerned about providing a solid mount.
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » February 18th, 2013, 11:21 am

AaHubb wrote:Hi Mkemper, that was quite a project with impressive results (I followed it over on YachtForums). I have a question about your sat tv dome mount. That appears to be an RV style unit instead of a marine version. My question is how did you attach it to your narrow radar arch. I am looking at a similar unit but am concerned about providing a solid mount.


Thank's. I figured I'd catch up before posting this years projects

Below is the mount. When I made the arch i buried the bolts and mounting plate in the layup. I re did it in aluminum this year and had it power coated. The last one was SS and weighted over 50#. I installed the tracstar system but for some reason it never powered up. I am debating selling for a couple hundred for parts on Craigslist.
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This years revised mount in aluminum with white powder coat
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby CYO Admin » February 18th, 2013, 7:49 pm

Amazing! I'm speachless :worthy:
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » February 18th, 2013, 8:15 pm

After I finished the platform and stairs this past winter I started on the fiberglass radar arch

Starting the plug

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Priming and sanding
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Ready for gel coat
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Gel coat
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » February 18th, 2013, 8:19 pm

The layup

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3 layers of 1708 biaxle
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » February 18th, 2013, 8:25 pm

Finishing the inside

Chase for wiring
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Panels for closing it up
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Closeing up. Fill the space with two part closed cell expanding polyurarhane
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