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1959 roamer express 28

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by davezehr, Mar 20, 2009.

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  1. davezehr

    davezehr New Member

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    have found 1959 roamer express 28 (so i've been told). where do i locate the hull number find out for sure what year and model it is?
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    good job this is quite a rare animal thy are beauties....
    - hull numbers tend to on the edge of the starboard engine hatch (structure not hatch itself) #s tend also to be on the mohogony cover and door to the cabin or various doors check the edges and finally it should be stamped on thesteel on the hull under the port engine or on the wall in front of the port engine.
    Not sure about the 28s in 1959 I have experience with 62s to 68 that is where the numbers are.
    let us know when you find it it will be usefull for the survivor list.
    The number should be ROX 28 1xx if it really is 1958-59 or ROX 28 0xx if earlier that 1958.
    let us nw the # and send pics.
    I have only one 28 express in my collection of roamer picture
    Ivan

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    davezehr New Member

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    thanks for taking the time to reply with the info. i'll keep you posted.

    dave
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    Ivan, that's a truly lovely boat. Is that a recent pic or one from years ago?
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    Just started restoration on 1959/59 25' Sportsman Roamer. Interesting project as it is ALL original, if you do pick up the 28', keep me informed and we can trade notes
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    Roamer 28s

    Posted a variety of brochure and owner photos.
    Now, 28s were manufactured in both the original Roamer Boat Company design and CC's later "improved" variant.
    Which is better - you be the judge. :p
    Cheers!
    Eric
    PS - And who thinks 450hp in a 28' Sportsman is just too much?

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    Here is a pic of the 25' I am starting to restore. After much investigation, I have yet to see another one. It is #12 of 15 made in 1958/59. Twin K's.

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    Eric,

    re 28
    in terms of design I personally the old fashioned Original Roamer design as oppose to the Chris craft redesign but both are really quite nice.
    Ivan
  9. iaranicki

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    re 28 I have found couple of additional pics of old and new design

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    here're the newer design of the 28
    plus some of the 25

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    re your 25 restauration project
    I presume it is hull RSE 25 512 ?
    if you have the detail of the other 25 please let me know so that we can update the survivor list
    Thanks
    Ivan
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    dave the pics I picked up 3 year ago but not sure what happened to the boat.
    Anyone on West coast have seen the boat?
    Ivan
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    Am not knowledgable of any others
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    She's a "Honey",...

    ..., a 1958 Roamer 25, as advertised sometime ago on yachtworld.
    And a rare boat show photo of either a '58 or '59 Sportsman 28.
    Wait 'till you see the next ones,.... :p
    -E

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    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    No Wife swapping allowed.

    Dammit!
    But that's what "Luer Me Marie" most succinctly means.
    Sheesh!
    -E
    PS - She's purportedly a '59 - from the CC Commander Club files.:)

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    That's an interesting aft deck enclosure...almost looks like a wisteria trellis! lol
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    Apples

    OK, thatz a match.
    Applied my photo-synchtography software, and you are the guilty party. :rolleyes:
    Wow! what are the odds?
    Keep us posted - we live for such things. :D
    Cheers!
    -Eric
    PS - Who else likes the "yacht-style" anchor system on this 28'? (sUwEET)

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    That anchor protruding through the hull has "Lake of the Ozarks, MO" cast right on the anchor. We are restoring that boat now. This is one of three 28' Express models I have seen on that lake. The other two were hardtop express models. One of them had this same anchor. They might have been installed by the same dealer? I don't no if the manufacturer originated here or if you could get personalized anchors for your body of water? The third 28' Express I know on this lake was restored by my parents and has not been seen since 1988.

    Don & Jess
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    Strange Dayz

    Wonders never cease.
    At least not ever here on the Roamer pages.
    Clearly no coincidence.
    Bio-diesel, eh?
    The future actually: 50% of Americans will be driving diesels in the near future.
    Like torque?
    Consider this:
    http://www.whnet.com/4x4/diesel.html
    Take that saudi arabia.
    'bout time.
    But I digress.
    DId I mention the fuel savings and superior torque? :p
    TTFN
    -Eric
    PS- COntinued transmissions require hull# and historical information, not necessarily inthat order, no?

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