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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by alloyed2sea, May 2, 2012.

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  1. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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  2. alloyed2sea

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    Models

    One by one.
    Post'em here.
    Cheers!
    -Eric
  3. thebighawk

    thebighawk New Member

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    37'

    Great series of pics. Good work there. Hope we get to see a run of finals as well.
  4. maldwin

    maldwin Senior Member

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    Are all Roamers aluminium,or are the steel ones Roamers as well. Also, I am thinking of buying a steel Chris in the 35/45 ft range and leaving my Witticar in Maine. The Chris would be used in the winter only, and stored indoors in the summer. What issues should I be thinking about if I were to pursue this thought?
    Best,
    Maldwin
  5. maldwin

    maldwin Senior Member

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    Does anyone know fuel consumption for the 37 ft Roamers?
    Best,
    Maldwin
  6. davidopie

    davidopie New Member

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    Fuel consumption

    My aluminum 37 ft. Roamer (37-2509) uses lots of fuel. From memory, this is my best recollection:
    6 knots 3 nm per gallon
    22 knots 1 nm per gallon
    30 knots 0.8 nm per gallon.

    I might be a little off on these numbers, but this is my recollection, as calculated on the Garmin GPS connected to fuel flow sensors. I've heard other people say that these boats burn 30 gallons per hour. This seems to be true, at a nice cruise speed (22 - 25 knots).

    My boat is configured with twin 454 crusaders, 22 x 25 props, and 2.57:1 reduction gears. I typically run the boat with less than 50% of full fuel capacity in the tanks, and only enough water for flushing and other needs.

    I don't (yet!) have trim tabs, and I expect this will add a bit more range per gallon.

    Given all this, I'd say that you can be certain that your roamer fuel consumption will be "every drop you put in her."



    Good luck!
  7. davidopie

    davidopie New Member

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    Pics of the boat

    I just noticed that Alloyed2Sea posted links to photos of my rebuild (on 05-02-2012; hull # RXP 37-2509). I can report that after all that effort (and cost $$$$, ugh). She is done and beautiful. She runs great, too.

    In case anyone wonders: it took longer than expected, cost more than expected. However, it is a great feeling, running around the bay in a boat that I know is solid.

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    Of course it is an incredible feeling I have restored my boat in 6 years and it just gets better and better every season
    Erik The swed
  9. jflongwell

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    I have a 38' aluminum '69 Regal that was repowered with 454's several years ago by a previous owner. At about 8 MPH (1800 RPM) we cruised the Erie canal for nine days.
    Based on the GPS miles and fuel consumption, I got 2 MPG. I have digital tachs and keep the RPM's synched pretty close.

    Somewhere I saw a formula for maximum fuel economy =1.2xsquare root of the waterline length and have followed it.
    Hope this helps.
    John