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38' Offshore

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by ranger33, Jul 15, 2013.

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  1. ranger33

    ranger33 New Member

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    We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our 63 Roamer Offshore which has been in our family since 1973. The Shamrock has been a great vessel all through the years but sadly the time has come to retire the old girl.

    I'm posting to get some opinions on my options for a proper retirement. She still is functional, the original Chrylers still run, but as with all steel Roamers we've patched many holes, and the cabin has more than it's fair share of leaks.

    So far I've considered simply scrapping, putting it on Craigslist , or just giving it to anybody who would take it.

    Shamrock is located in Fish Creek, Wi.

    Any thoughts?

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  2. Roamer dreamer

    Roamer dreamer Member

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    38 Offshore

    Ranger 33,

    It would be a shame to scrap Her! How much would you estimate it will cost to get her up to speed again?

    Roamer dreamer
  3. Laurence

    Laurence Senior Member

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    Save the Offshore

    One man's trash is another man's treasure. This design has cycled around again.
  4. Laurence

    Laurence Senior Member

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    Offshore interior Layout

    early years had aft galley, later years forward galley.

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  5. ranger33

    ranger33 New Member

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    38 Offshore Repair

    Hard to estimate repair cost, I guess it depends how how far you want to go. I did get an opinion from a surveyor last fall and his punch list for passing an insurance survey wasn't too long. A few of his recomendations included, sealing off bulkheads, taking care of some electrical issues, scanning the hull, and repairing navigation lights.

    Beyond repairs required to pass survey there are a number of things that come to mind.

    Both engines are running fairly well however the port will need new main bearings soon. We repalced the port timing chain this year and found the shaft to be quite loose.

    Transmissions and V drives need new seals

    Rudder shafts need replacing

    Lots of cabin leaks due to rotten wood
  6. Oneiros

    Oneiros Member

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    Nice model !
    How is it to drive ?I have a roamer rivera 37foot and she goes nice in the sea
    Erik
  7. Travlinman1352

    Travlinman1352 Member

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    Really a neat and rare model. She's a big heavy thing, but big girls need love too. Sale her or give her away....just don't scrap her, that would a real shame. Please post some additional pictures of her and please post a picture of the helm seat. I have heard they are a real classic design but have never seen one. Good luck!!!!
  8. Laurence

    Laurence Senior Member

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    Not so heavy

    21,500 pounds not so heavy for a true 38 foot boat.
  9. Kiwipushrod

    Kiwipushrod New Member

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    Hello Ranger33, I am interested and have a way to haul it, I am also in Wisconsin.

    Please PM Me thru this board.

    Kiwi
  10. Laurence

    Laurence Senior Member

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    Helm seat

    I don't see what's special.

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  11. Laurence

    Laurence Senior Member

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    Leaks and soft wood

    " and the cabin has more than it's fair share of leaks. "

    Order this by the case if you get this roamer:

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  12. LizStewart

    LizStewart New Member

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    I see the last post on this thread was a year ago. What did you end up doing with the offshore? We have 1964, 38' Offshore. We are slowly restoring her. Husband has done considerable bottom welding. Whole family has done lots of sanding and painting and wood work.

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  13. LizStewart

    LizStewart New Member

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    I see the last post on this thread was a year ago. What did you end up doing with the offshore? We have 1964, 38' Offshore. We are slowly restoring her. Husband has done considerable bottom welding. Whole family has done lots of sanding and painting and wood work.

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