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Old 06-14-2014, 06:46 PM   #41
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This is the second time I've heard about Carver manuals being very complete. Nice to hear.
The Sea Rays had/have pretty good ones too....
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Old 06-14-2014, 11:01 PM   #42
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Seaweed came with a quart of oil, some junk under the galley sink and that's it. The former owner did gift me a stove-top oven that I still use. Propane stove but no tank. She had dock lines and a totally inadequate anchor plus the ugliest curtains you can imagine.

But she had potential.
I've got manuals for everything I've bought in a plastic folder case. Sorted alphabetically so stuff is easy to locate.



One thing I do with the paperwork though is remove all pages that are not in English. I don't need Spanish, French, German, how to's for my stuff. Scissors eliminate the extraneous.

On the front of each "Book of Words" (aka instruction manual) I note the date and price paid, plus any warranty times I need to remember. Just in case!

And a friend found the shop manual for my new diesel, had it printed on heavy duty paper, spiral bound with a nice cover. That has a special place in my bookcase. It's spiffy!

For me, I prefer a hard copy versus electronic versions.

To answer the question: nothing came with Seaweed but potential.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:30 AM   #43
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If my Bayliner came from the factory with any documentation, the previous (original) owner didn't pass it along. So I went to various websites and downloaded .pdf copies of every manual I could find, from Bayliner and MerCruiser as well as the manufacturers of various pieces of equipment aboard (water heater, battery charger, stove, head, etc.).

I printed out a copy of each and placed them in a 3-ring binder that I keep aboard, along with my registration and insurance documents.
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