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- Scurvy Dog
- Posts: 6
- Joined: November 10th, 2013, 11:53 am
- Vessel Info: 1990 Carver 3087 Alegra
I just recently purchased a project yacht - 3087 Allegra Carver. The boat needs a fair amount of detailing (pressure washing and buffing). The hours are roughly 500 hrs with twin 454 with Bravo drives. Been boating most all my life and understand the many concerns of this boat and its mechanical. I purchased it at a firesale price and can tell that the boat is more about neglect than anything. I was able to fire one engine, and the other I am told has a starter or wire connection issue. The drives had been serviced two-three years ago and the engine area is bone dry. Considering we are in one of the wettest regions and the boat is outside in the weather with just a toneau cover I was surprised.
I have a few questions, I would like to ask as I have owned a single drive boat for years, and not a Carver yacht.
1. I noticed both motors have power sterring units, but only one has a belt to it. Can anyone tell me if it is typical to have only one power sterring pump functioning, or shoud both be hooked up?
2. Is there a good source to find parts for this Yacht such as a bimini top or full top?
3. Aside from Craigs list, is there any good suggested sites for finding other parts for this boat - ie: generator, windlass, or other?
Thank you for any info you can pass along.
- CYO Moderator
- Posts: 2385
- Joined: February 5th, 2013, 9:24 pm
- Vessel Info: 1995 Boston Whaler Rage15
1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glasspar / 1967 Johnson Electromatic 85
1996 Boston Whaler Rage 15
- Location: Saint Joseph,Mi
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2) You may be able to buy from Carver, but crazy money I am sure. Find a local canvas shop and they will make you a nice new one.
3) I use ebay an awful lot. Sometimes prices are cheaper at Defender, but rarely. Set up a watch list and you will get emailed whenever a new item pops up. Saves a ton of time.
Oh, and welcome to the forum.
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572 ci
1995 Boston Whaler Rage
Past - 1988 2807, 1989 4207 Aft
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