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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by homer1958, Jul 19, 2011.

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  1. Lee Poole

    Lee Poole New Member

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    Hi folks! I just joined the forum "officially" that is. Lol. I have been an avid reader for quite some time, but now I have found my dream boat, a 1965 57' CC Roamer with Aluminum Hull. She needs alot of TLC to bring her back to life, but after long contemplation.......I have decided to take the plunge...excuse the pun.
    Anyway, I joined this close nit forum to get the benefit of such informative CC Owners!
    O.K. now must ask for some help. The boat is located east of Jacksonville Florida on the St. Johns River and the boat has been sitting in slip for a few years without the engines "Detroits" being started and run. There is much growth on her hind parts so the fear is that due to the heavy growth the engines may not draw water. The boat will need to be towed down to Holland Marine about 28 nm south to get her hauled and the bottom cleaned up. Is there anyone in the area that can help me get her towed down to Holland Marine down in Green Cove Florida? I would gladly pay your fuel and cost, or maybe you know of someone who can help get the towing done? Well, any help will be greatly appreciated! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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  2. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    I can't help you with towing but congratulations on the new boat. The pictures look like she is in OK shape, hull wise.
    Good luck with her.
  3. Gep

    Gep New Member

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    Just purchased a 1965 Roamer 37.
    Steel hull. Twin 327's.
    Dry-docked for the last six years.
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  4. KyRoamer

    KyRoamer New Member

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    Congrats! Looks like a nice boat. Keep us posted on your progress. Its always nice to see one come back.
  5. 1965Roamer48

    1965Roamer48 New Member

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  6. Gep

    Gep New Member

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    Thanks! I will. I've started both engines and have been doing some tune up maintenance, but can't get the shrink wrap off it just yet. It just snowed again on Sunday.
  7. bannow

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    nice
  8. Gep

    Gep New Member

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    Update on my Roamer.
    Shrink-wrap off, topside and hull pressure washed, antifouling paint applied, carbs rebuilt, bilge cleaned, rudders and shafts repacked, canvas fixed.
    just need to replace impellers and I'm ready to splash!

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  10. Kevin Frazier

    Kevin Frazier New Member

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  11. Keiffer76

    Keiffer76 New Member

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    1967 37' foot Chris Craft Roamer

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  12. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    She's looking pretty sharp!
    Now we're gonna need a hull#, name
    and a little bit of history for the record book - "List of Known Survivors" that is.
    Cheers!
    -Eric
    '67 CC Roamer Riv 37' (AL)
    RXP-37-3501
    PS - Email me at alloyed2sea at yahoo dot com for your own very copy!
    (yesroamerfansweareupto454roamersfoundor23percentoftotalproductionof 1964hulls)
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  13. Keiffer76

    Keiffer76 New Member

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    I'll have to dig that up he gave me two giant things of every bit of paperwork since 1967 so I'll look that stuff up and get back to you...thank you
  14. Mike Gaudio

    Mike Gaudio New Member

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    IMG_2048.JPG New owner 6-15-2017 of a 1968 Roamer Riviera 46' aluminum with 8V71 Detroit diesel's, mahogany interior, mostly original, excellent condition. Hull ID: RAQ460507R. Not found in archive yet.
  15. Keiffer76

    Keiffer76 New Member

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    Booooom! Look at that beautiful baby! Congrats! That is 1 awesome roamer...what lake? Oh by the way! Semper fi..awesome flag...
  16. Mike Gaudio

    Mike Gaudio New Member

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    Thanks! Boat near Algonac Mi. Close to Anchor bay. Flag next door to my house, not mine.
  17. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Was she ever named "Boca Clmati" (sic)? or perhaps "Rents Due"??
    Cause we have found ALL 7 of 7 AL 46's made by CC in '68, and Boca C was the only one reported with a green stripe (and 8V71s; no flying bridge). In any case, we'd love to add her to the "List of Known Survivors" - just need a name (and some history).
    Cheers!
    -Eric
    PS - Just email me at alloyed2sea AT yahoo dot com for an updated copy.
    Happy 'roamin'!
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  18. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Was this one ever named "S.S. Hillsbrook" or "Teco"?
    Those are the other two '65 Riv 57s we've found so far (Hull#'s RMA-57-1501 & 2).
    Otherwise, need a name & hull# to add her to the "List of Known Survivors" - which I can email to you at alloyed2sea AT yahoo dot com.
    Great (life) choice, and happy 'Roamin'!!
    Cheers,
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  19. Ron Madison

    Ron Madison New Member

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    I just purchased a 1960 43' steel hull Roamer (hull number 111) in spring lake, mi. The boat will be relocated just a few miles North to Muskegon, Mi (Terrace Point Marina).

    I would love to know any history. It will be a work in progress for the next year to two, but is something I intend to keep forever and pass on as I have been looking for the right one for years.

    Thank you,

    Ron Madison
  20. Beckmwi

    Beckmwi New Member

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    Congratulations Ron, I am guessing that is the one with the Detroits, glad to see it saved and stay local!