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Beautiful 1963 Aluminum Roamer Restoration...

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by homer1958, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. homer1958

    homer1958 Member

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    Need we say more?
    This Roamer is absolutely stunning... don't you think?
    Hats off to the people who restored this one!
    Seems like the cruisers are all spoken for.. can't find any beauties for sale.

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  2. *JU

    *JU New Member

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    Beautiful.
    A similar one (almost identical...might be the same!) is found in Boattrader.com. Located in Bay City, Mi. $44,500
  3. homer1958

    homer1958 Member

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    That's ridiculous...

    $44,500!

    This boat is a museum piece, faster, stronger, livable, long cruise tripable and way cooler than most of the glass junk out of a Mexican chopper gun today.

    Let's see what $44,000 buys you in a new single engine Bayliner or a SeaRay Clorox bottle as about as unique as beach sand and no wood trim.

    Aluminum Roamers are forever unless someone is a total Tard (they do exist) and sticks the hull in an 220 electric bath. Or, simply zinc well, epoxy the bottom and isolate the shafts with PSS savers and you can bequeath your Aluminum Roamer to your great Great Great Great Great Grandson.

    Last but not least, Roamer cruisers are flying up in value... you know what $43k gets you in a 2011 Bayliner??... a 23 foot sweatshop Julio chopper gun bowrider with one engine... worth perhaps 20k in 2013. Heck, you can throw new 350's pumped to 320 HP in a Roamer in a day or so for a fraction of that.

    PT Barnum was right.
  4. homer1958

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    Roamer Skippers are not messing around

    These classic machines are for further refinement, not nickel pinchers, neophyte weekend warriors or those who tend not to complete what they start. Would you buy a 1964 GTO and paint it with a brush?

    Here's how Roamer toe rails should look.

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  5. homer1958

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    Look a bit closer

    Sprayed and rubbed Dupont automotive clear over 3 coats of bodyshop prepped Maas epoxy. Better make sure to have good UV protection or you will lose your job.

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  6. Roamer55

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    Beautiful! We have a 1973 55" Roamer and are at the step of redoing the dash. Where did you find those gages?
  7. gr8trn

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    Sadly, this thread is 10 years old and you may have a long wait for an answer. Feel free to start a thread with pictures of your girls and you may get more information.
  8. Richard Barna

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    Is there a forum for Roamers that is up to date?
  9. YachtForums

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    867 threads in the Roamer forum with 7600 posts. Lots of new posts in the past couple weeks. Is that not enough?