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Carver Santego 3867

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Carver Santego 3867

Postby vineyardgray » July 15th, 2018, 11:08 pm

Hi all,

I have been fixated on the largest of the Santego's - the 3867.

The one that I like is the one with all the wood inside and the large galley island.

I went to look at this one and even put in an offer.

http://www.ontariomarinebrokers.com/1988Carver3867SantegoOntario.html

The engine bay scares the hell out of me! Not sure whats up with all the rust and paint cracking on the 454's, but I see dollar signs flying out of my bank account. Maybe the paint cracking is common?

There was also some bad mildew on the carpeting surrounding the stateroom windows (portholes?) that was concerning.

I like the boat though. Does anyone have experience with these?

Thanks,

Matt

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Re: Carver Santego 3867

Postby RGrew176 » July 15th, 2018, 11:31 pm

Welcome Aboard. Generally from the pictures you posted it does not look all that bad. As to the mildew around the portholes there probably was some leaking at some time and perhaps even still. That can be cleared up as long as any leaking is taken care of.

As to the rust in the engine compartment I only saw a little bit in the pics you posted. What I saw would not bother me. If there is more unseen then it needs to be checked out.

Obviously if you decide to make an offer to purchase it would be dependent upon a successful survey and sea trial.

What you posted does not look that bad. It's a nice looking boat.
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Re: Carver Santego 3867

Postby vineyardgray » August 7th, 2018, 4:38 pm

So I went ahead and bought the 3867, pending the successful resolution of an overheat condition on the starboard engine. The sea trial was cut short due to that engine overheating. Then we took her out again with a mechanic on board who, after taking temperature measurements of various engine components under load, diagnosed a gunked up heat exchanger.

So assuming that is rectified this week, I take possession on the weekend!

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Re: Carver Santego 3867

Postby waybomb » August 7th, 2018, 6:00 pm

Good for you!
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Re: Carver Santego 3867

Postby Viper » August 8th, 2018, 6:44 am

Congrats. Hope it all works out. Get the other cleaned also.

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Re: Carver Santego 3867

Postby tomschauer » August 21st, 2018, 7:31 pm

any update?

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