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Old 07-29-2020, 06:14 PM   #21
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Wow, George, I usually agree with all of your comments. But I really like the Carver Mariners from the early 80's. My favorite feature was the built-in bow seat (because our dogs love that) and next was the decent-sized cockpit (for fishing).

My only complaint was that their dual-engine running gear was too exposed for cruising in unfamiliar waters; I wished they had a deeper keel.

Now this thread has me wondering how their older models from the 80's are holding up.


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Funny we had a 1978 28’ Voyager model that looks almost exactly like your picture. Guessing by the side window that is a 33’.
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Old 07-29-2020, 06:50 PM   #22
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Gotta say that 355/356 is one of my favorite aft cabin (non-trawler) boats!

Space is really well designed and priced around 75K. The only issue for me, is that since most have gas engines, it really wouldn't be a great boat for long distance cruising.

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Yep. Damn good boat. See my signature. And those B series Cummins were a perfect match for that hull. I burned about 16gph doing 18 knots. Not bad for a “big” planing powerboat.
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Yep. Damn good boat. See my signature. And those B series Cummins were a perfect match for that hull. I burned about 16gph doing 18 knots. Not bad for a “big” planing powerboat.
I'd call that darn good for a boat that size. As best I can figure, those Cummins would take about 20 gph for 18 kts in my boat. And my gassers burn 30-32 to do it...
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We had a 1989 3807. Great boat, but had gas motors. Great use of space and a ton of amenities. Great value and actually pretty good quality.
Had same. Totally agree. Really did a great job on space utilization/maximization. Was a good first boat for me. But gas engines . . . .
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They're just fugly...most of them look like my sneaker shoe except their Voyager line.
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Had a 2002 carver voyager 57 for about 5 years. Great boat and support from factory. Had twin Cummings QSM 11 engines that ran great. Have purchased two new boats since then and wish I had kept the Carver. Resale was great, listed it and sold it within 6 weeks. A lot of windage so be sure to get bow thruster at minimum and stern thruster would be super nice.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:31 PM   #27
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They're just fugly...most of them look like my sneaker shoe except their Voyager line.
Most of them don't look like a sneaker shoe.....only the ones after about 2002!!!....
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