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Need Advise!

Postby charlie.younts » January 27th, 2014, 12:32 pm

I am about to purchase a Carver Santa Cruz 25'. Before I do, I was wanting to know if parts are readily available for these older boats. I have owned an older runabout and had some problems finding parts. Just wanted to see what I am getting into with this project. If you have any other information on this boat please share. What "hidden problems" should I look for on the boat before purchasing? What problems may come in the future? etc. Thanks for any help and advise!

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Re: Need Advise!

Postby waybomb » January 27th, 2014, 1:14 pm

Can't speak to availability of parts on the boat, but please do get a survey.
But I would say most driveline parts are available, at some cost. Carver-made parts may be a problem because of the age.
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Re: Need Advise!

Postby Lyndon670 » January 27th, 2014, 7:20 pm

Survey, survey survey!

Notwithstanding that, a boat of this vintage will have issues - it just comes down to how much/many issues you are prepared/need to deal with vs what you can live with.
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