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Old 20-06-2013, 06:10   #16
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Re: Carver Yacht Owners

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Seems to be maybe a new start-up, although I don't see a "last edit" date...

Free forum, only 129 members, only 666 posts...

And I think the BoaterEd sub-group isn't huge, either, although the overall forum has been around for a long while. (They have both free and paid membership levels.)

One of our dock neighbors has a Carver, and he's said he hasn't found much in the way of critical mass yet...

Although there's another possibility at yachtforums.com and that seems to be much more active than the BoaterEd sub-section.

I'm associated with a forum for a different brand, and there's a membership fee... partly because of the cost of software, servers, software consultants, etc... but especially because of the cost of defense against spam, hacking, bots, etc.

-Chris
That site looks to adding about 50-60 users a month, not bad for a brand new site.

I am personally a believer that sites dedicated to a specific brand tend to offer a better end user experience over time. With that said, I think sites like this, and the others mentioned, are great general resources but trying to be everything to everybody is very difficult to do with out lots of cash to dump into it.
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Old 25-06-2013, 18:12   #17
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Re: Carver Yacht Owners

Back again , how do you guys like your 42's , do you live aboard anything you can tell me would be great and i'm think of living off the hook in Newport Harbour since i can buy a mooring for 25 to 30 k , 1300 1600 for dock rental , rip off !!!! , any input i know it will be a pain but i have time just dont know what it's going to be like if it's raining ???? , enclosed electric boat if they let me tigh off my boat ......
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Old 25-06-2013, 22:46   #18
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We were on the boat last Friday night in our first serious storm. Not a 42, just an old 32 aft, but I was really surprised how well it handled 58 knot winds and intense rain. Everybody says Carvers don't handle rough conditions well but nothing leaked, nothing creaked, while the sailboats moored on either side rocked and rolled like crazy.
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Old 26-06-2013, 05:20   #19
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Back again , how do you guys like your 42's , do you live aboard anything you can tell me would be great and i'm think of living off the hook in Newport Harbour since i can buy a mooring for 25 to 30 k , 1300 1600 for dock rental , rip off !!!! , any input i know it will be a pain but i have time just dont know what it's going to be like if it's raining ???? , enclosed electric boat if they let me tigh off my boat ......

If you haven't already, you could read through the Liveaboard section to learn various details about that -- since many of the pros/cons (obstacles, for some) are the same no matter what kind of boat you might get.

For example, consider commuting from boat at anchor to dock in freezing rain... so you can go to work. Every day for a week or two. Assuming you have to deal with a pesky day job

Or hauling groceries or clean laundry or whatever out to the boat in the snow.

And so forth...

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Old 26-06-2013, 13:26   #20
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Thank you for your responses as I live in So. Calif and we don't get that kind of weather if it hits 65 degrees people freak and don't know how to act ! Lol , and it rains maybe 30 to 40 days out of the yr. , I hear from a few locals to always go 5 ft. bigger than what your looking for from several different people in several different area's so a 50 ft. would be the smallest as the Carver 503 , 506 and 565 are just as big as a 2 bed apt but it has 3 heads verses 1 1/2 in an apartment they are really big all 3 of them and I would be using it to the tip of Baja up the coast as far as I can Alaska ? , Marina hoping and I'm happy to hear you made it in the high winds must have been a enlighten experience and I'm sure when you look back at it , it was fun and scary , again thank you for the response .................... , Angus M.
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