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Tmart851
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Re: Hoping to be one of you soon

Unread postby Tmart851 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:55 am

Tex,
Thank you for the response. That is what I was looking for. We are definitely looking at the Older Hatteras and Viking MY but the Carvers are in the running for sure. We are only looking at traveling down to do the Caribbean loop. I do know that Hatteras and Viking would be the better choice but do you think a Carver would make this trip? The Admiral really likes the Carvers. Lol

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Re: Hoping to be one of you soon

Unread postby tex » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:29 pm

I get the appeal of Carvers as the design addresses the use of space and cost, but Carvers of the past have not been among the noted “quality” builds. These are price-built boats that need to be constructed and assembled with time-saving methods convenient to the builder rather than the end user. Ease of access to maintenance areas, wiring & plumbing often suffer the consequences. It wouldn’t be my choice.
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Tmart851
Posts: 11
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Your Vessel Info: Wanting a Carver 500/504
Location: Alabama
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Re: Hoping to be one of you soon

Unread postby Tmart851 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:59 pm

I really appreciate you response. You are not the first person to say that about Carver. Looks like a Hatteras may be in my future.
I’ll keep you posted.
Thanks again

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