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New Owner: '98 325 Aft Cabin MY

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Rablackhawk
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Vessel Info: 1998 Carver 325 Aft Cabin MY

New Owner: '98 325 Aft Cabin MY

Postby Rablackhawk » September 8th, 2014, 3:17 pm

We just purchased this boat last week. Motored it home to Portland, OR from Puget Sound out the Strait of Juan de Fuca, down the WA coast and over the Columbia River Bar. A great adventure and extremely helpful to me for working knowledge of the boat. We put approximately 25hrs on the engines during the trip home.

The only other boat we have ever owned was a 19' bowrider /ski boat, so this 32' Carver is a new experience for us!

Look forward to sharing thoughts/tips with fellow Carver owners.

Best regards,
Andy

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Re: New Owner: '98 325 Aft Cabin MY

Postby Lyndon670 » September 8th, 2014, 3:42 pm

Congrats on the new boat!
Lyndon,
2000 Carver 506
FOXY JOE
Volvo 7.4TAMD
Queens Cove Marina
Georgian Bay, Ontario
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1988 Cougar 46 Kevlar Vee offshore
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1964 Barron Flat bottom drag boat
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Re: New Owner: '98 325 Aft Cabin MY

Postby waybomb » September 8th, 2014, 8:11 pm

That's great!
Thanks
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1969 Glaspar Avalon /1969 Johnson Electromatic 85
1987 Carver Mariner
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Re: New Owner: '98 325 Aft Cabin MY

Postby AaHubb » September 8th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Welcome to the forum. How much fuel did you use coming down the coast?
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Re: New Owner: '98 325 Aft Cabin MY

Postby Rablackhawk » September 9th, 2014, 1:09 pm

AaHubb-

I'm not certain exact gallons consumed, but somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 gallons. I've been purposely avoiding adding up my fuel receipts! :)

We ran at 3100 rpm for 4-5 hr. blocks of time; 8-10hrs per day with overnight stops at three different marinas (Sequim Bay, La Push, Westport). Those were not our intended stopover points prior to commencing the trip, but that's the way it worked out due to weather in the Strait and unforseen clogged fuel filter 10miles north of Westport (starboard engine).

Cost to ferry via water was actually less than shipping, primarily due to the fact that ground shipping would have required removal (and subsequent reinstall) of radar arch and hard top. I wanted to minimize potential damage to the boat, and really wanted the experience of operating the boat extensively before taking my family out for the first time.

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