So I finish fixing up my old 30' Sea Ray and sell it. At that moment I say im done with big boats (fuel and storage kills ya)and I start looking for something in the 18-22 range. Wouldnt ya know I just cant get away from these bigger boats and I end up buying a 1961 Chris Craft Roamer 31' Express that needs hull work, probably in a little too deep for only being 21 years old. To get the boat I only had to pay off the storage owed for one summer so i'm not into it too deep but man what am I thinking! In all seriousness I have done a lot of research on Roamers and repairing steel hulls before taking this plunge along with spending almost half a day going over the boat top to bottom taking notes on everything, I guess it can be called an educated plunge. This is going to be the 8th boat ive fixed up and by far the most time consuming and expensive. The good: The engines both run and only have about 200 hours on rebuilds. I cant find any rotton wood on the whole boat, believe me I looked high and low. It has a generator that should run The interior is in beautiful shape and wont need much work except for some cleaning and minor touching up of the wood work and new carpet. It is not missing any parts that I can see The Bad: It has two small holes in the front by the keel About a 2'x12' section on the bottom should be cut out and replaced, I want to fix it right. Most of the exterior wood work has to be redone, but still no rot. The steering is stuck, but I think its just rusted in place. It will need to be completely painted top to bottom.