Tour Our 1999 Carver 504

Written by The Crew

Rev writes all the posts as "The Crew" at What Yacht To Do. It's just part of the First Mate duties. That list just keeps growing...

July 24, 2019

Thanks for coming along with us on our Great Loop Journey.

We would like to invite you on board so you can see what it is like to live on a floating apartment.

Welcome aboard!

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20 Comments

  1. What a nice tour! I saw the cutting board we got You Guys! Love you still had the separate baths. That was a must I know Rev! Looking forward to the next update

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    • You have outfitted our boat nicely! Did you notice the pillows you gave us in each of the staterooms? They are perfect. We had “docktails” here on our boat last night and used the cutting board and also the cheese knives. Thank you so much!
      Yes, separate bathrooms. The secret to a long marriage. Well, one of the secrets. LOL

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  2. Thank you for the tour. Great job. Your floating apartment is lovely and well organized.

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    • You’re welcome! We certainly had to tidy up a bit before recording that! LOL

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  3. Thanks for a Great Tour. I could live there full time without having another Home somewhere else. Tony B.

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    • Uh oh! Are you getting the fever?!? Having a moveable home is a great choice for the adventurous. You could totally do it!

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  4. Will this fit under “The Bridge” near Chicago? There is a 19′ 6″ fixed clearance bridge at mile 300.6 on the Chicago Sanitary Ship Canal.

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    • The forward hardtop is 15’7″ and the Garmin radar on top takes us to 17′ even. Everything else folds down.

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      • Knowing you Sam, I knew you had done your due diligence not just once but at least twice…

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        • Got that right!

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  5. Beautiful!!! I showed dad and he wants to know if you have a depth finder and do you fish?
    Best of luck in your travels!
    Love,
    your cousin Lari

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    • Hi Cousin Lari! We have two depth finders so we won’t get into shallow water. We don’t fish. Yet.
      Thanks so much for showing Uncle Joe. Love you!

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  6. I purchased my 1987 Sea Ray this year. She has 2001 Twin Cummins Diesels 6BTA’s, what engines do you have in your boat?

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    • We have Cummins 8.3, 450hp. We love Sea Rays and still have a 24′ back in Texas on a lake.

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  7. Great Job, we love your youtube channel and just found your blog too….Question, if you had to do it again, buying a boat for the great loop, would you buy the same boat or choose a different one since you have lesson learn now? My reason for asking, we are currently in the initial planning and fact finding phase for our future loop trip in five years or sooner and we will have family coming with us like our sons and maybe the In-Laws. Any words of wisdom will be awesome. Again, love watching you’all doing the loop, be safe and God Bless.

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    • Boy have we learned lessons! We chose a larger boat to have more room and be comfortable. And this boat is great for that. So, now moving forward we would probably choose a boat with less draft and lower air draft just to get into more places with lower bridges, more shallow areas, etc.
      Only you can find your perfect loop boat because finding a boat to fit your needs will make your trip more enjoyable.
      Definitely attend an AGLCA Rendezvous in the fall or spring to go and get on looper boats (looper crawl).
      Have fun searching!

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  8. Hello Rev and Sam, I’ve finally gotten to checking out ” Here’s to us !! “. What you’re doing is an adventure that i would have really enjoyed in my 50’s, but not now. Carvers have long been great with space and storage. My Carver Santego was a 1998. The electrical was so simple and nice. My ’09 Meridian is an example of how to make electrical as complicated as possible. Jeanne, my wife, would go stir crazy after the first week or so, or mutiny after the first round of rough seas. We’ve done some of that and lucky to still be alive. We wish you safe travels and send prayers. Thanks again for the margarita in Naples. It was really good to see Dee again. We’re not on any social media, so everything for us is e-mail. I’m hoping to cruise to Key West in a few weeks and Sarasota & Venice in early April. We’re fair weather boaters, but love my coffee on deck in the mornings. Be vigilant, not all of the shallows are marked in the Gulf. We’ll follow you as best we can via computer. Jerry & Jeanne Perkins

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    • It was good to visit with you, Jerry, in Naples. Thanks for following us as we continue around the Great Loop. Welcome aboard!

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  9. That is so great , you guys were so brave yo go from Marco to Key west , we did our mini loop last summer in July and went from Marco to Marathon in our Greenline 48 Coupe Hybrid , maybe next time , how long did it take you and what speed , thank you Willie and Maria

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    • Hey Willie and Maria! The trip took us 8 1/2 hours from dock to dock. It was 113 miles total. And when we could go 18 mph, we did (for about 5 hours). You have an awesome boat! Would love to see it sometime.

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