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Ohhhh I will never learn ...the new 46' Roamer

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by gibson36, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. gibson36

    gibson36 Member

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    I thought I was done with great big old steal boats but here we go again ..had to save the old roamer from the scraper that was gonna chop it up for scrap..so let the fun begin again ....here are a few pics... she has the detroit something in her and they are reported to run very well ...my last Roamer was a 37' so this is a whole new world to me .....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    God Bless You!

    The good Lord will save a seat for you at the right hand of the Roamer!

    Thanks from all of us!
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    Im glad someone understands ... my girlfriend thinks im crazy ...lol I figure the bottoms good and if the motors run as well as everyone keeps telling me I'm ahead of the game. everything else is easy ... I do have a question about the battery set up on this boat it seems they have 4 batteries on both motors? (8total) I dont know anything about diesels so is that the normal set up on the detroit motors ... or is that over kill .. I will be replacing all of them but if i can get away with say 4 that would cut alot of cost ... the boat is a 1969 so could that be a 32v set up ? ?

    Justin
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    The solution

    Get a new girlfriend.... Just kidding. You must be sure the hull is sound if it is steel adn that means getting it surveyed and sounded. If so and the engines are good then you are in good shape.

    The 46 is a relatively rare bird and very nice... Most of it will be cosmetics, and we all know how women react to cosmetics...

    Your engines should be 320 hp 8-71 Detroit diesel - YouTube

    They are probably one of the most widely used diesels in the world in their horsepower class. They are a design that was introduced in the 1940's, so are naturally not up to modern noise, emission, and fuel economy standards. The most common HP rating for the 8V-71 was 318 HP (at sea level. They suffer from altitude just like a naturally aspirated gasoline engine. They ARE considered naturally aspirated even though they have a gear driven rootes type positive displacement supercharger on them. The displacement of the 'blower' is exactly the same as the displacement of the engine, so consequently no boost pressure is developed. There is no provision for 'overdriving' the blower. There is a turbocharged version of the 8V-71 which is called the 8V-71T. These do not suffer deration due to altitude and are much quieter. 8V-71 means 8-cylinders with 71 cubic inches each, or a total of (8 X 71) 568 cubic inches. This is not realy very big when you consider that almost all big trucks are powered by 855 or 893 cubic inch engines. But an 8V-71T in a motor coach is a hot son of a gun! Greyhound busses routinely got 500,000 miles between overhauls on these engines pulling 35,000 lbs gross weight. Most truckers are dealing with 80,000 lbs weight so consequently get considerably less longevity and less performance from an 8V-71 than they do other larger engines.

    Once you get a fresh coat of paint on her, bring your other girlfriend :) Beware, sin lies under the toe rail and the tow rail shoudl be taken off, sin repaired and new wood put on... that is one of the tougher jobs. Make sure to silaca epoxy thread if you do this so water can't get down there next time.
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    8 batteries

    Again, call Jim Wick at Home... he knows all about that boat.
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    Specs

    Weight 49,000 pounds (gas)
    15 foot beam
    400 fuel
    150 water
    6'4'' headroom
    11 gauge steel hull sides- 10 gauge steel bottom
    20-21 mph if steel.. 23-24 if aluminum
    40 AMP service
    Electrical is 115v AC powerful interstate on each is correct

    I see no reason fro 8 starting batteries.. seems to me 2 Interstate on each is fine.

    Tidbit... Owner of Grandma Brown's Baked Beans owned a 1969 46 Roamer... name was "Beefeater."

    Faithfully,

    HOMER
  7. gibson36

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    Bottom was replated in a few spots 3 years ago and looks to be in great shape
    no rust or holes. Other than 3 small holes they drilled to drain the boat while she sat
    I need to start cleaning and washing it inside and out while taking a list of what's there
    and what's missing ... I really love the lines of this boat but I wish she had a bridge
    looks as tho docking will be a bit tricky w/o help ... the motors have 830 & 845 hours on them.
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    $

    How much?
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    $1200.00 bucks ...lol ...so im down here now looking over everything plumed in shore power and the gage is reading 110 but im not getting any juice to any plugs or lights.
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    Are You joking?

    $1200?
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    Wow.....
    Less then 2 1/2 cents a pound for a Roamer!
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    yes one thousand two hundred bucks .... $1,200.00 ---- I did manage to get some systems online. and the old ugly fridge works like a champ .. as does the rotisserie oven ....lol ( that took me a while to figure that noise out ) the more time I spend playing around on it the more I love it ....thought about doing a quick flip on her but we are becoming one ... I still dont understand the 32volt system but i will figure it out ( with all your help )
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    32Volt?

    Don't think so, but call Jim Wick... mine was junk when I started.... long road ahead my friend... that is a yacht you have there.
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    the panel in the boat has 32volt on it ?
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    Maybe?

    Original brochure indicates 12Volt.... call Jim Wick he knows all.
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    i will thanks for the help ...lord knows i will need a ton ...lol
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    32v starters

    My 8v71's (1970) had 32v starters - not unusual - that's from GM, not CC. That's 4 ea. 8v batteries and they are still available. I doubt that any of the other accessories on the boat were 32v. You DC panel is likely 12v as Homer said. Again Mr. Wick is the best source of info.
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    Sounds about right...

    There was no mention of 32V in the brochure... your explanation sounds good and likely.
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    32 volt

    just spoke with jim and he said that the 1969 steal boat did come in 32 volt so I guess I need some 8volt batteries ....
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    spent the day cleaning off the rear deck and taking inventory on what i have and what I need .. will be pressure washing the whole boat this weekend then having the cabin shrink wrapped for the winter Not gonna worry about the batteries till spring no need for them till weare ready to fire the motors. will update with more photos [​IMG][​IMG]

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