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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by milakelovers, Jul 2, 2012.

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  1. milakelovers

    milakelovers New Member

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    Hi, I just got my first Roamer. It is a 1964, 32 footer. First job will be to clean, scrape and paint the bilge. Glad it is only in the 90s here, otherwise that job might not be so fun :) There is a little bit of surface rust here and there, but it doesn't appear to be too bad. What primer and paint would you recommend?
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    What hull material do you have?
  3. Orestes

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    Orestes

    I had the same issue and I was pressed for time. I had standing water and oil and I could not unplug the bilge plug either, but I had no rust. i scraped the old silver compound , clean, soaped and dried the steel and spread tones of silver Rustoleum to match. Not a problem since.
  4. milakelovers

    milakelovers New Member

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    Sorry, should have put that in post

    The hull is steel.
  5. doug p

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    POR 15 for rust abatement
  6. The_Cap

    The_Cap New Member

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    I know this post is old, but did you buy this boat from Jed? How's it working out for you?
  7. Orestes

    Orestes New Member

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    No problem.. my boat came from Port Clinton Ohio, her original name was The Golden Rule. . Working-out OK, striping and upgrading interior, exterior to black/red nothing drastic. I moved the galley up behind the wheel to open the space for an electrical fire place down in the berths, and open a doubler half moon entry to the V berth, the old one looked like the John Locker's box. I also found a parts shop to support the old engines ( 7650 S. Channel Dr. Harsens Island, MI 48028 810-748-3600 Robert Henkel). in case I need to rebuilt one or both.
  8. The_Cap

    The_Cap New Member

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    There's also a great place for Chris Craft parts in Harrison twp. Earl's Marine
  9. Orestes

    Orestes New Member

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    great..thanks for the info. O
  10. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Earl's a Pearl,...

    ..., but make sure you have ur part numbers ready, he hates rookies.
  11. Ormond Bert54

    Ormond Bert54 Senior Member

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    I have been using the POR15 on lots of rusty stuff in my engine room and on my engine. It's a great product.
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    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    As I live,...

    ...,and breathe: Use Enuff POR 15 and thatz her new name, eh?
    Cheers,
    Eric