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1963 Chris craft 32ft; right paperwork?

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by Hippie Chris, Aug 7, 2020.

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  1. Hippie Chris

    Hippie Chris New Member

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    Tittle says 1963 Chris craft 32ft. The cabin layout seems factory but doesn’t match any pics I can find.
    Has a steel hull was told it’s a Roamer. The galley is in between the vberth and dinette. All pics I can find and the brochure for a 1963 32ft Roamer show the dinette in between the galley and vbirth. Did someone pull a number job on a newer boat? Is the 32ft on the title the waterline and it’s a 34-36ft model?
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    Who knows. Boat could have been modified at some time or maybe built with a custom layout.

    LOA is what’s used not LWL. That said I ve seen strange things over the years.... like the the Lazzara 84 I run showing 75’ on the USCG documentation.... makes no sense.
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    thanks
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    The same boat also grows and shrinks to seem new in new model years by adding or taking off bow pulpits and swim platforms in the years before they became integral. Advertising. I'd be very surprised to see a galley moved on that boat, but stranger things have happened. Maybe one of the folks on the Roamer threads can explain it. It sounds like your Lazzara owner told a white lie (using LWL) to get cheaper dockage, storage, and insurance, etc. It can amount to saving several thousand dollars a year. Dockmasters at tight marinas love those people when they figure an extra 2' for pivoting and the boat comes in 9' longer than stated.
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    On new boats USCG documentation is done based on the paperwork provided by the builder so this is a mystery... tonnage is right at 109GT. Doesn’t make any sense... to correct this the boat would have to be officially re measured... not worth it.

    I always tell marinas it s 84...
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    I have witnessed a measuring wheel used to measure LOA for dock rent by foot. Sprints (mast thing pointing forward beyond the anchor pulpit). and hang-off rudders are measured.

    Have you measured your LWL, Hull length, LOA and real beam? You could be supersized what the numbers are.
    Gunnel length was a sales persons unit of measure also. Like theoretical or flywheel HP. Never seen again.

    I luved SeaRay, they measured the transom step and factory submersible platform on the 58SB. Another 2' for the pulpit.
    The length water line was 47'. Side by Side with our Bert 58, the SR owner ask what was wrong with my numbers..... (truly 58x18 hull)..
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    That's what you should do and it'll keep you out of a jackpot.
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    Specs in the manual are 87 LOA and 72 LWL.
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    A steel Roamer?????? Sure that’s not aluminum?
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    In 1957, however, Chris-Craft went for steel. The Pompano Beach, Florida-based builder bought the Roamer Boat Co., which built steel boats in Holland, Michigan. That operation became Chris-Craft’s Roamer Steel Boats Division. The Chris-Craft Roamer boat line had modified-V hulls built of electronic resistance welded steel plates with corrosion-resistant alloy attached to steel frames. The 1959 fleet of a dozen models ran from a 28-foot express to an amenities-laden 52-foot cabin cruiser. Roamers had a low silhouette with a moderate, unbroken sheer, and a low center of gravity for a smooth ride in rough water.

    https://www.soundingsonline.com/features/real-in-steel