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1970 chris craft 58" Presidental Roamer Electrical Blueprints

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by bigboy, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. bigboy

    bigboy New Member

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    Hey Everyone..we have just signed off to purchase the above..Its been out of the wat for 2 years.. it had 1000 gallons of rain water in the bilge...we cannot get power to the bridge or other locations...there are 3 main power boards with as many as 70 switches!!..None of the 3 boards are documented/ ie no electrical drawings/blue prints/schimatics/hand drawings etc. we are on board the yacht now..its monday 6/18/12 ..The yacht is at Shaws Boat yard Digton >mass 40 miles east of Providence RI.. we canbe reached at REMOVED! ...if you can help in anyway please call us...brad balles/rob ludlow
  2. RT46

    RT46 Senior Member

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    you should name the boat "AMBITIOUS"

    I am sorry, i dont know anyting about these boats other than they seem to have a cult following like the 57 Chevy and the Colt Peacemeker

    good luck, sounds like you have a project on your hands.

    please take and post pictures.

    these type of threads are my favorite and keep me checking several times a day.

    lots of luck.
  3. quick

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    you certainly have a project , my 57 roamer about 14 yrs ago gave me headaches with the 32 volt system as well as keeping the batteries charged without boiling them too much , had a Neptunus electrician moved onto the boat to problem solve and repair , ended up having a huge ordeal that fall with leaks under the fuel tanks , and my Marina is right beside a shipyard , on the Grand River near Port Maitland , ended up cutting the bottom off and rewiring the whole boat as well as every thing else , 12 volt 32 volt and we added 24 volt also , a yr and a half later , Quick Re-Lease was all better
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  5. jflongwell

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    Take a deep breath first!

    Your comments take me back to my first time on our Roamer. My wife was asking "What is this for?" while I was trying to figure out all the switches, valves and things I had never seen before.

    I was fortunate enough to find my wiring schematic, but is was never updated and the previous owners were very active and not too picky about running wires and pipes.

    I am presuming you have found the drains and have taken the caps off them.

    Start with the 120v wiring first from the isolation transformer (big aluminum box somewhere). Trace back to panels - a helper will aid this.

    Take pictures!
    John
  6. bigboy

    bigboy New Member

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    The Museum does not reply

    thanks for the referral however the CC research or the library will not pickup the phone or reply to my requests...its very frustrating...is there a secret code?
    Where are you located? What year is your yacht? Can you make a copy of the wiring diagram for money? brad
  7. jflongwell

    jflongwell Member

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    Wiring Diagram

    Mine is a 1969 38" Regal and I am in Watkins Glen NY.
    I scanned the drawing in 4 sections, but the files are too large for this forum.

    I can be reached out side of this at longwell(at)corning-cc(dot)edu.
    I am not sure if this violates our site policy.
    John
  8. ELS_Huntsville

    ELS_Huntsville New Member

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    We have scanned files for electric plans for our 1971 58' Roamer Riviera that we found on the vessel when we purchased her.
  9. YachtForums

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    Big Boy,

    Your last post was removed because i dont have time to strip it. If you post your email address and/or phone number on this forum again, your membership will be removed as well.