First major project for the Carver 506

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by Carpediem44DB, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Volvo TAMD 74 P
    BF07C5C4-6192-4B8B-85D2-F7845D75D048.jpeg 88794E95-C6F3-4B2E-83F7-583FB83AA9CE.jpeg EC36312E-3248-4AE8-9A68-C882C53D9D97.jpeg EB28A237-066F-467D-9CB7-A9A4FE636FCD.jpeg 9C5E1A57-071A-4232-89EE-AC033960B69E.jpeg The down side of the aft cabin 506 is the steep tall stairs from the boarding platform. The wife and I are in decent shape but navigating the stairs especially after a few rounds at the club can be let’s call it less than optimal. I am building a standard tread set of stairs to board the boat by way of the door on the raised side walk. The terriers will be able to board on their own now as well.
     
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  2. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    A couple of aft cabin boats on our dock have the steps like you are building. It does make it much easier to board.

    Bennett
     
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  3. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    Looks good. Consider the possibility of putting and access door on the side to store a few odds and ends in - fenders, power cables, hoses etc.
     
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  4. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    915
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2006 44DB
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    2004 390 MY Sold
    Cummins QSC 500
    60 hp Honda s
    8.1’s straight drive
    Have a set of steps for the 390MY we are selling. Very handy to use and no vinyl or snaps tp mess with.
     
  5. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    Several of the stair sets at our marina have stick-on LED lights added to the steps. Definitely helps for those late evening strolls up/down the stairs :)
     
  6. Soulshine

    Soulshine Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    816
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    Nicely done! I like the idea of creating storage inside too.

    The one attachment I left here, which is your bottom pic has a nice stack of cash in it. You’ll need it.

    Nice work.
     
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  7. ocgrant

    ocgrant Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Dec 31, 2006
    Miami / Ft Lauderdale
    H2O Therapy
    2006 Sundancer 48
    Novurania 460
    Yamaha EX-R
    PADI Divemaster
    Cummins QSC 540's
    Nice work, your own work?
     
  8. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Volvo TAMD 74 P
    68F980CA-3623-40CA-8F4C-9084E1ABA43B.jpeg
    I was thinking about that but I try not to have too much stuff at the marina in general. Plus it would be another place to collect stuff that would be covered in dust or be a welcome respite for critters. I sheeted it with T1-11 for sheer strength and it is solid!
    Next is to install a cool rope hand rail with SS Stanchions made from a past davit design that didn’t work out and install some solar powered lighting
     
  9. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Volvo TAMD 74 P
    Built it myself, still needs final paint.
    All in just under $500 in materials and three short evenings in the shop.
     
  10. RBB

    RBB Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    915
    Dec 18, 2019
    Kentucky
    2006 44DB
    2019 Sea Doo GTX 155
    2020 Walker Bay Venture 14
    Pelican Kayak
    2004 390 MY Sold
    Cummins QSC 500
    60 hp Honda s
    8.1’s straight drive
    I put a few screws into the dock to keep things from kicking out on mine. Those look great.
     
  11. todd choops

    todd choops New Member

    28
    Apr 13, 2012
    niagara river Lake Erie, Erie canal
    2003 360 sundancer 2005 390 sundancer
    twin 8.1 horizons
    My goodness stairway to heaven a elevator would be nice for those little doggies lol
     
  12. northshore

    northshore Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 17, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    1989 340 Sundancer
    Raymarine E90W Radar/Chartplotter
    Twin 454 Mercruiser 340's
    Nice work and a beautiful boat.
    Wife and I are looking at 420 Aft cabins and might have to do something similar but we have million year old, super narrow fixed height catwalks.
    At a minimum it would have to be 2 sided.
    Now ya got me thinking.......
     
  13. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Volvo TAMD 74 P
    1 inch dock line hand rail stanchions welded and ready for polishing, gonna be a swanky set of stairs when I’m done. BBD05003-F255-4354-8CBF-A0061529E7E8.jpeg
     
  14. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Volvo TAMD 74 P
    D982D9D3-3A8A-4464-94D0-3A29536A0978.jpeg Stairs are done except for paint on the boat side. Will need to recruit a strong back to help me move them away to do that. Thanks @Stee6043 for the LED stair light idea! 1AC6ECD1-1870-4951-95EF-72EDEC4B8A35.jpeg
     
  15. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    WOW!! :eek:... nice job...looks really good
     
  16. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Volvo TAMD 74 P
    Thanks! They do draw positive comments as well as requests to duplicate for others. I already have a job though
    Carpe Diem
     
  17. Havana Shamrock

    Havana Shamrock Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Sep 9, 2008
    L.I. N.Y./ Longboat Key FLA.
    2005 500 DB
    2008 205 Sport
    2011 Nouvarania 360DL
    QSM11's,
    5.0
    40 Yamaha
    Nice work, how do you get on the boat when not at your home dock? Do you have a portable staircase?
     
  18. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2000 Carver 506
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge
    Volvo TAMD 74 P
    7C1EA0DD-E460-4878-AE1C-71B59DED964D.jpeg There are stairs built in to the transom, they are quite steep with tall a tall rise that the dogs can’t use. Also going down after a few cocktails could be dangerous.
    They are fine for occasional use.
     
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  19. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    Anybody remember when they hauled out Captain ted knight in caddy shack with a crane? Get one of those.
     
  20. Joint Custody

    Joint Custody Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    581
    Sep 20, 2017
    Lake Powell Utah
    2001 460 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 6CTA8
     

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