reply to Sacramento bound Roamer
Looks like a great boat you have. If you are going to trailer it a considerable distance be very careful, would hate to lose a irreplaceable Roamer due to a highway mishap. I have a 33' steel Roamer, with a trailer, but it is just a "yard" trailer. I had the trailer custom made at a local metal fabricating shop, works out well and is suitable for other boats too. To be legal towing your boat, you will need a Class A drivers license, maybe a Class B may suffice. I think something like a F450 may be too small and underpowered, there are some big hills enroute. You mentioned Lake Minnetonka, until a few months ago, I lived within a few blocks of Tonka. There are a number of Roamers there, including a 58', getting it there was quite a trick. Incidently, my boat spent its first 2 or three years on Tonka, then moved to Lake Superior which is truly Roamer territory. In Sacramento, I hope for the benefit of the boat you stay in fresh water, salt water raises havoc with metal boats. Yes, a number of Roamers are in salt, but I'm sure they are suffering due to it. Keep in touch.