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    I have been looking at a 36 or 41' carver sports sedan. I am wondering if the maintenance cost of one is higher than the other? Advantages of either one?? Etc.

    All opinions and thoughts welcomed

    #2
    Everything costs more by the foot.

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      #3
      Saintjon wrote:
      Everything costs more by the foot.
      Truer words have never been said.

      Quite the range you're looking at- I'd go with the one that best fits your needs. Bigger isn't always better.

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        #4
        Pau Hana wrote:
        Truer words have never been said.

        Quite the range you're looking at- I'd go with the one that best fits your needs. Bigger isn't always better.
        Well I'm pretty sold on the carver sports sedan , which they make in 36 and 41. As being the last boat and my wife and I want to spend more living time on it - I want to make sure it's right.

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          #5
          What is the difference between the two?

          Where they use the space should answer your question.

          One bit of advise. Look hard at anything you don't like about it. Bed to small, no comfortable place to set, shower to small for example.

          While it may not seem important or you like something else and think it won't matter, after you live on it for a while it will matter, It will fester.

          We all know what we like about a boat so don't fix on that. Fix on the things you don't like.

          If there is something there with either model, there are other boat builders.

          Its an important decision and a very expensive one if you don't do it right.

          Other things to look carefully at is ease of getting on and off. As you get older this becomes more and more important.

          Doug
          Started boating 1955
          Number of boats owned 32
          Bayliners
          2655
          2755
          2850
          3870 presently owned
          Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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            #6
            We cruised for 2 years with a firend that had the 36SS with gas engines - it was a niuce boat with decent speed.

            Good advice above and here is one other item to consider...

            If you intend to use the boat any amount of time to go distances the 36 will get by on gas powerplants fine.

            The 41 is just too much heavier to be anything but a problem with gas engines - so there is another decsion point.

            Hope this helps
            Northport NY

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              #7
              IMO the ownership cost differential between 36 and 41 is not huge...pretty close to the same. I've owned 33, 36, 38, and now 45. All boats pretty much up to about 40-41' will fit mostly in the same slip so monthly dockage and electricity is close to the same. We jumped up to a larger slip for the 45' but a 41' will still fit fine in a 40' slip. Biggest question is where do you boat and how large of a distance are you regularly traveling and how many hours a year do you put on the engines.

              In a nutshell though, apples to apples, a diesel powered boat will sell better and faster and easier than the same boat with gasers, especially with fuel prices all jacked up again. Selling a gas powered larger boat is very, very hard these days unless you are giving them away. Buyer pool for diesels is also larger as well.
              ~~1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse & 17' Boston Whaler Dauntless~~

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                #8
                dmcb wrote:
                What is the difference between the two?

                Where they use the space should answer your question.

                One bit of advise. Look hard at anything you don't like about it. Bed to small, no comfortable place to set, shower to small for example.

                While it may not seem important or you like something else and think it won't matter, after you live on it for a while it will matter, It will fester.

                We all know what we like about a boat so don't fix on that. Fix on the things you don't like.

                If there is something there with either model, there are other boat builders.

                Its an important decision and a very expensive one if you don't do it right.

                Other things to look carefully at is ease of getting on and off. As you get older this becomes more and more important.

                Doug
                Doug - great advice, especially as I get older, since my goal would be to get it now and have it all paid for by time I can retire and live on it more.

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                  #9
                  Woodsong wrote:
                  IMO the ownership cost differential between 36 and 41 is not huge...pretty close to the same. I've owned 33, 36, 38, and now 45. All boats pretty much up to about 40-41' will fit mostly in the same slip so monthly dockage and electricity is close to the same. We jumped up to a larger slip for the 45' but a 41' will still fit fine in a 40' slip. Biggest question is where do you boat and how large of a distance are you regularly traveling and how many hours a year do you put on the engines.

                  In a nutshell though, apples to apples, a diesel powered boat will sell better and faster and easier than the same boat with gasers, especially with fuel prices all jacked up again. Selling a gas powered larger boat is very, very hard these days unless you are giving them away. Buyer pool for diesels is also larger as well.
                  Interesting perspective. Up by us - we dont see too many diesels, tough to even get at any of the local docks.

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                    #10
                    I looked at a couple Carvers and they were nice. Almost bought a 42' but we relized, we had to climb up to get in it and down to the sitting area and down to the kitchen and down to the forward bedroom and up to the kitchen and up to the sitting area and down to ther aft. bedroom and up to the sitting area and up to the rear deck and up to the helm and down to the aft and down to get off.

                    I figure I am in this boat for 10 years that will make me 66. My ankle and knees already hurt. Can't imagine how they will feel in 10 years. 2 steps up. 2 steps down and that is it.

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