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fladnag
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Postby fladnag » January 21st, 2014, 4:54 pm

Hello Everyone,

My lady and I have been looking for a retirement boat for the last two years. We keep falling in love with Carvers. We will be taking the plung in a few months and it looks like it's going to be a Carver. So, I decided to make contact with "The Comunity".

One of the things we like about Carvers is the cockpit option. It's so easy to get aboard boats with cockpits when you're old like us. I'm looking at either a 390, 400, 404, or 430. We like the extra room in the 430, but they seem to be rare compared to the smaller ones. We looked at a 504 and it's just too big and too expensive.

Can you recomend topics that will help us make a decision and also help us make the transistion to living aboard?

Thanks

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Vessel Info: 1987 3697 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
1969 15' Glaspar / 1969 Johnson Electrmatic 85
1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
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Re: Newbie

Postby waybomb » January 21st, 2014, 8:00 pm

Welcoma and good luck with the search.
Having never lived aboard, I can't help. But I bet you have a lot of "stuff" to sell. Not much room on a boat to keep much more than some clothes.
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1964 Barron Flatbottom with BBC Chevy
1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
1988 Cougar Kevlar 46' with triple blown 572s
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fladnag
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Joined: January 21st, 2014, 4:29 pm
Vessel Info: Don't Own a Carver YET!
Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Re: Newbie

Postby fladnag » January 22nd, 2014, 11:26 am

You got that right. I have 3 years to get rid of everything. First my kids and grand kids get to choose. Then It's EBAY. After that i'll be selling it to an estate liquidation company by the pound.

I'm trying to decide if I need a car. The marina is close enough to everyhing and we can rent a car if we need to make a trip.

It's a big change in life style, but we're ready. DOWN SIZE, MORE FEEDOM, LESS WORRIES It least that's the plan.
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Re: Newbie

Postby Scvtax » January 24th, 2014, 11:32 am

We love our 450 Voyager. Use it like a floating condo. Plenty of room for weekends with my husband and two shelties.

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