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Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » October 19th, 2013, 6:02 am

Seif911 wrote:I like the vinyl idea and I think I will try it. I have very little countertop so I am not too concerned about the weight of granite, but honestly the vinyl overlay looks easier to complete. I have too many projects as a whole and time is a high priority for me.

Where did you buy this vinyl from?


Amazon. They sell it in shorter lengths as well.

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85' Carver 3207 Aft with Mercury 5.7L

Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby jwrape » April 2nd, 2014, 8:31 am

I have to say, you have the most creative and original 3207 I've seen. I love these improvements. I wish more older boat owners would do things like this to update their boats. Love your ideas and fiberglass work. My wife loves the shelves in the salon. I think I am going to do something similar on that wall in mine as well. Good Work.
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » June 18th, 2014, 2:26 pm

Well I haven't updated this in a while. Couple new things

Updated the forward berth:
New covers
Refaced the cabinets

Installed a windlass:

Forward berth update

New & old
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New cushion covers

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » June 18th, 2014, 2:48 pm

Completed pic's
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » June 18th, 2014, 2:56 pm

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » June 18th, 2014, 3:05 pm

Video on the install

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pUBTSougqfA

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » June 20th, 2014, 4:36 pm

Last year I installed a stern thruster which I do not think I metioned here

In looking at the Side shift model I noticed a lot of simulatities with a Minn Kota. I found a dual set up Minn kota 65# each of thrust on craigslist. purchased it for $130. quite a bargin but he did not have any of the controls. Perfect fit because I didn't want any of the controls. Sold the dual set up bracket which I did not need for $100. so for $30 I got a 1K new setup (minn kota). The side shift has 121lb of thrust mine has 130lb of thrust. Below is a outline of the project.

Minn kota dual setup

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checking out the bracket I made out of aluminum

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Wiring diagram- 24v with rev. solenoids

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » June 20th, 2014, 4:41 pm

Motors mounted

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mounting

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » June 20th, 2014, 4:44 pm

mounted the batteries and controls in the Aft Stateroom closet

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cover on

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Helm controls

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » June 20th, 2014, 4:46 pm

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