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Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » November 23rd, 2014, 8:10 pm

Started on this years winter projects.

First being new benzles for the windows. Shaped the polyiso for a positive mold. Priming sand and such then I will make a negative mold. The neg mold will be just oversized to allow for the fiberglass layup. If it test fits I will mold a copy and looking to have it vacuum metalized in a brushed stainles

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Lyndon670 » November 23rd, 2014, 10:57 pm

Wow, that's some impressive fiberglass work. I love seeing someone work their own ideas up into reality.
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Abear » February 21st, 2015, 11:14 pm

Hello, I own a 86 Carver 3207 as well and am in the process of remodeling it. I really like the new instrument panel you installed on the flybridge of yours. If you don't mind, I'm very interested in how you made the components to make it look like it just came off the show room. Thanks, I'm looking for a project to start the Spring with to get ready for the season.
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » February 25th, 2015, 6:55 pm

Abear wrote:Hello, I own a 86 Carver 3207 as well and am in the process of remodeling it. I really like the new instrument panel you installed on the flybridge of yours. If you don't mind, I'm very interested in how you made the components to make it look like it just came off the show room. Thanks, I'm looking for a project to start the Spring with to get ready for the season.


The carbon fiber I purchased a pre made sheet and used the existing panels as templates. The lables are from blue sea systems.

Below is a link to a post I made on the progress

http://www.lakestclair.net/index.php?/t ... pper-helm/
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised

Postby Mkemper » March 12th, 2015, 11:09 am

Well spring is sprung and a new chapter begins

Biggest project this year will be adding a bow thruster to compliment the stren thruster. Going with a max power CT80

Cut the acess hole and tested the location

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Marked up it location

Key parameters
185mm below the water line
Bottom mark is the bottom top lenght min
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Adding a dedicated battery with 140amp combiner

If anyone is interested I can update the progress
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

Postby feeez » March 12th, 2015, 11:11 pm

Pleeeeaase keep posting... this is amazing work!!
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

Postby Mkemper » March 15th, 2015, 5:05 pm

Drilled the small hole for the rod to pass through to mark to cutout. Probably the single most important thing you need to dead on.

Used a level on the drill as a guid.

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Past the rod through to mark the other side. Checked for plumb and level

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Marked the hole. Found that a series of taps or dots with the pen worked best

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Hole all marked out

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

Postby Mkemper » March 15th, 2015, 5:16 pm

What a odd looking hole. In person it looks like a egg tilled!

So the check it I set up the tunnel

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Took a picture down the tunnel. Happy to see the outline conform to the shape (red line)

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Inside it looks like I will need to till the motor forward to decrease it height. I can notce the floor at the dotted lines. This will also be a good spot to support the motor

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I was going to mount everything in the truster compartment that I will be in closing by making a fiberglass top. In rethinking I have a nice compartment that can hold the battery, fuses shutoff and such. This will be better in that acess is great and it's adjactent to the thruster

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Re: Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

Postby Mkemper » March 15th, 2015, 5:31 pm

Used a laser on the square with level to check everything out

The tunnel optom depth is 185mm or 7-1/4". At the middle of my scum line it's right on. You cannot be under 5" or your performance will suffer


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So this is how it checked out. Bottom of tunnel lenght is 9-1/4". I need at least 8" or risk the propeller blades sticking out. So i am good there. When done it will be a little more because I will add a eye brow to direct the water away from the tunnel. (Explain later) thruster ends up right on center were I cut the acess hole and will fit within the area with a cap. When done you will never know its there.

So it's time once the weather break to DRILL!!!!!!
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Re: Carver 3207 Revised - 2015 projects & bow thruster

Postby Mkemper » March 21st, 2015, 5:24 pm

So it begins

Drillin
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Tunnel fit!!!!! Exactly were I wanted it :) :)

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The hole. Video to follow

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