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1960 Roamer - Need of attention

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by RoamerDiva, May 27, 2005.

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  1. RoamerDiva

    RoamerDiva New Member

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    :) Hello all. New this forum. And do I have a story for you!

    Several years ago, an old boyfriend and I purchased a 1960 CC Roamer. It was in the water, running, but needed some cosmetic TLC. Being young and ambitious - We dove in head first! Right into a rusty hull w/ 'bondo' all over it. And holes..... Lots of holes...We soon came to realize this was far beyond cosmetic. Projects got put on hold due to finances... and so on ... We have all heard the story. Big ideas - little budget. The relationship is long over with the boyfriend, (still speaking) & other boats have replased the dream of the Roamer. But now I have a boat sitting in storage - that I just can't bear to see it go to "the yard".

    Do the experienced ones out there have any suggestions as to what direction I should go? Part it out?? Try to find buyer as is?

    Guess I am just a fool for old boats...

    Thank you Thank you.
    S.
  2. Capt Keller

    Capt Keller New Member

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    You need to post more information about the boat.

    for instance: LOA Length Over All, WOA Width Overall, Height, does it have a fly bridge, or a swimming platform. Current pictures of the boat would be wonderful too.

    What kind of shape is the hull really in right now.

    What works on the boat, what kind of engines does it have, how many hours are on them, do they operate?

    What kind of shape is the interrior in?

    These are the kinds of questions potential buyers want to have answered for them before they even contact you to come and look at it. Basically they want to know what they are getting themselves into, and the price of the boat has to reflect that amount of TLC needed by them.

    Capt John S. Keller
    Great Lakes Pilot
  3. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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