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Old 07-01-2013, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to Forum - Purchasing 1974 60 foot Roamer

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I am new here. I wanted to introduce myself but also get involved in the Chris Craft Roamer threads.

I am in the process of purchasing a 1974 60 foot Chris Craft Roamer. She is the style with the galley up and opened to the salon.

I am very excited and will be living on her with my daughter (14 years old) and it will be our full time home. I am in the middle of selling my home and selling everything in it to move aboard our new home.

She/we will be at docked Volunteer Landing in Knoxville and I understand there is a great live aboard community, so we are excited about that too.

I used to live on a sailboat in the Caribbean with my family (48 ft Sparkman and Stevens Yawl) when I was younger and worked on many large mega motor Yachts - Jan Pamela II, Kalizma and a few others, besides was a crew on many charter sailing yachts, including the Trimaran of Wanderlust out of Tortola BVI. Which was our homeport with our yacht named Insouciant.

Here is the picture of my future home and I really look forward to any advice and information people have about the marina and who is a good mechanic besides inside boat cabinet makers. I am a very handy person and plan on taking a diesel mechanics class besides learning how to fix paint on aluminum hulls. I already know how to varnish and that was my job on some mega yachts at times, so that is not a concern.

This will be my first time handling a large motor boat as I have been a sailor.

Any helpful information on the marina and the boat is much appreciated!

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Was this boat out of Illinois?
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Just wanted to welcome you to YF. She looks like a beauty. Hope you and your daughter are very happy aboard her.
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Was this boat out of Illinois?
Yes it is. It is still there. We came to an agreement on her. Did you look at her to buy?
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Look down your dock and speak to David on Windsong, a Hatteras. He has experience that will benefit you and your boat.
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That's a great model of Roamer. I always liked the galley-up boats. Coming from Illinois, I'd expect the interior hull to be in great shape. I'm guessing you've got Detroit 12-71TAs?

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That's a great model of Roamer. I always liked the galley-up boats. Coming from Illinois, I'd expect the interior hull to be in great shape. I'm guessing you've got Detroit 12-71TAs?

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Very nice.

Does she need anything or is it turn-key ready?

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Welcome to Knoxville. Great place to live and boat. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
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Hi there did you end up purchasing this boat there is a great one of these docked at my marina in Miami.
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Welcome

Congratulations on your purchase of the Roamer!
I believe there is a similar 60' Roamer at Guntersville Marina (formerly Signal Point Marina) in Guntersville, AL. And there is a 58' Roamer Riviera on the Tennessee River at a marina near Nickajack lock.
One of the regions top diesel marine mechanics is "Diesel Don" - he is famous in the the southeast.
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Hi there did you end up purchasing this boat there is a great one of these docked at my marina in Miami.
I started this thread way too soon. I had an offer on the house and then thought I was buying the boat and everything would happen. Well the house ended up not selling (yet). So... I am embarrassed to have started this before it was all set.

I still have plans to live at the marina, when my house sells.
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I started this thread way too soon. I had an offer on the house and then thought I was buying the boat and everything would happen. Well the house ended up not selling (yet). So... I am embarrassed to have started this before it was all set.

I still have plans to live at the marina, when my house sells.
Years ago the plan was to sell the business, then sell the house, buy a boat to live on and charter. The sale of the business to almost a year longer than anticipated, but which time the housing market fell through the floor. So I rented the house out and improvised the rest. Best laid plans and all that. It happens. Nothing to be embarrassed about. Our reach should always exceed our grasp. It's what keeps us moving froward. My dream changed and adjusted, but it still turned out pretty cool. Good luck.
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