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New to Carver

Postby Dpoelstra » April 25th, 2013, 9:54 pm

Hello everyone...I will be taking delivery of my new (to me) 81 3007 Aft cabin this weekend. Very nice little boat... Right now it is Marina Del Rey and I will be cruising her down to Huntington Harbor a week later.

This will be my 7th boat, but first Carver. I am moving up from a Bayliner 2850 Contessa (which is now for sale btw...). My first with Ford engines, I am used to Chevys...

Anything I should be on the look out for? Are they prone to any problems or weirdness?

I have always been active on the Bayliner forums, and it would be cool if this one would build up. I learn a lot from other people, which can save tons of money and headaches as we deal with our older boats.

Anyway, all feedback and advice are appreciated...like I said I am an experienced boater, but new to Carver...hope to interact with you all soon...

Dan :usa:
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"Brown Eyed Girl"
1981 Carver 3007 30ft. Aft Cabin
Huntington Harbour, Ca

"But why's the rum gone....?"

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Re: New to Carver

Postby Seif911 » April 25th, 2013, 11:31 pm

Welcome Dan,
I am new to the forum also, about 1 week. I am launching my 1st boat of this size and type, this weekend. It sat for the last 5 yrs so hopefully it will start. I believe I have Fords also, but can't comment on them until Sunday. Good luck with your boat and I am anxious to hear about your trip and experiences also.
Thanks,
Steve
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22' Godfrey Hurricane Fun Deck, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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Re: New to Carver

Postby Dpoelstra » April 25th, 2013, 11:51 pm

I hope this site grows...

What kid of boats have you had?

Dan :usa:
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"Brown Eyed Girl"
1981 Carver 3007 30ft. Aft Cabin
Huntington Harbour, Ca

"But why's the rum gone....?"
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Re: New to Carver

Postby Seif911 » April 26th, 2013, 7:10 am

Well, let me think...
16' Crestliner - aluminum hull 165 HP, ski/fish
21' Mirrocraft aluminum hull, 140 HP, cuddy cabin
22' Godfrey Hurricane, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat, Still have
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968, Still Have
And now...
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977

And u? I know that Fred, on this forum, has some incredible speed machine. You'll have to see the pics!

Steve
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22' Godfrey Hurricane Fun Deck, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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Re: New to Carver

Postby CYO Admin » April 26th, 2013, 7:50 am

My first boat was a brand new 1989 Bayliner 2455 with a ford enigine. The boat and engine served us extremely well for the 12 years we owned it.
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Re: New to Carver

Postby Seif911 » April 26th, 2013, 11:32 am

I had a Ford Galaxy 500 (I think) many years ago with a Ford 351 in it. Hmmm...though I remember working on it a lot.
Steve
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22' Godfrey Hurricane Fun Deck, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
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Re: New to Carver

Postby waybomb » April 26th, 2013, 7:14 pm

Welcome! When we were in California with our 28 carver, we kept the boat in Ventura. We had a perfect slip - by the yacht club, with the ocean a short walk across the street. Loved it there. Probably should have stayed!
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Re: New to Carver

Postby Seif911 » April 29th, 2013, 5:03 pm

So how did ur cruise with the new boat go? I launched our new boat on Sat. It sat 5 yrs, and after getting the2 gallons of water out of the fuel, both engines started and ran awesome. We even started the generator.
Thanks,
Steve

22' Godfrey Hurricane Fun Deck, Fiberglass hull, 175 HP, Deck boat
24' Chrysler Cruiseliner III (Lonestar), 120 HP, Aluminum Hull, Cabin, 1968
33' Carver Mariner, fiberglass hull, 520 HP, Yacht, 1977
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Re: New to Carver

Postby AaHubb » April 29th, 2013, 7:38 pm

Congratulations, sounds like a great 'start' to a new boating adventure!
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Re: New to Carver

Postby Dpoelstra » April 30th, 2013, 12:21 am

I have grown up on boats, owned now 7 from 19 to 35 feet, including two sailboats, and I have lived on two boats.

I am moving up from an 85 28 foot Bayliner Contessa (which is now for sale btw) which til now has been my favorite boat ever. This carver is an old boat in really nice shape. Meticulously taken care of. Tons of room for a 30 footer. I am cruising from Marina Del Rey to Huntington Harbor in the next few weeks to park her in her new slip. I love to see what others have done to make their boats better and better. I love to share ideas and steal ideas.

Carvers are either some of the best, or the ugliest boats on the water. But it seems the uglier they are the better the layout. I love this 3007 as it has. Great layout and a great traditional look.

Dan
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1981 Carver 3007 30ft. Aft Cabin
Huntington Harbour, Ca

"But why's the rum gone....?"

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