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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by q240z, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. david_japp

    david_japp Senior Member

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    Ok ...beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder but the ergonomics of boat design are not - they are developed from years and years of people's experiences of what works and what doesnt. . .... and I've made lots of mistakes in 40 years of building and restoring boats (with more to come, no doubt)

    nothing on a boat is ever too late to fix but I still suggest you'll regret not changing it now......
  2. AMG

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    I can not see any reason to not have a rectangular bed? It is easy to find a spring mattress and fitting covers without having them tailor made. The bed will be better to sleep in and personally I think it will look a lot better than a bed with angled sides. This only belongs to small boats with less space. I don´t think you will regret making it as you have planned...
  3. david_japp

    david_japp Senior Member

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    Rectangular beds are fine in rectangular spaces such as are found in houses and in large cabins on large boats ...this cabin is not large - in fact its quite small, the smallness exacerbated by the curved heads...it will look and feel even smaller when you have to squeeze around the corner of the bed.
  4. russlunt

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    I am so glad to find your chronology. We just saved a 1962, 44' Roamer Riviera that is in pretty good shape. Our's is already repowered with 454's. Most of the work is in some rot in the cabin's and some of the systems. I will take some time to read all the comments on your venture.

    Russ Lunt
  5. q240z

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    Thanks, Russ. I look forward to hearing more from you.
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    q240z I think you're doing a great job on your design and work on your boat. david_japp has some good ideas, but those are his designs that he can do on his boat. I'm sure he would have great ideas on how I should re-do my boat, and if he wants to buy my boat, he would be more than welcome to insist on the changes that he thinks should be done. Just my opinion. Keep up the good work q240z.
  7. q240z

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    Thanks, Shangri-La. You wrote exactly what I've been thinking. lol

    The real funny thing is that I haven't updated this thread in over three months and we're no longer going with the steam shower. We needed to have a curved wall/door on the head to accomodate the slider doors on the steam shower. Of course, nobody here knew that or bothered to ask.

    It's also kinda funny to see Sean's post (#114). How prescient. lol
  8. david_japp

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    I'm certainley not "insisting" ...just giving what is meant to be friendly and constructive advice based on my past experience and mistakes...so I dont really care one way or t'other what he does
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    One beautiful girl

    It's also kinda funny to see Sean's post (#114). How prescient. lol

    Thanks ! I haven't even started on my cabin or anything really due to finances and I already have people telling me what I want to do is wrong. My answer to that is "if you don't like what I'm doing, don't look, don't ask for a ride, or go and buy your own and do it how you like. This is one of those things that we don't have to just accept what the dealer has to offer.
    My friends are telling me to restore it to original because it will be worth more. Maybe, but how many people here still are on a floating museum. I'm sure not many. Most people want to update and add modern comforts and such. If you go to sell and someone is looking to buy a museum, they'll continue their search elsewhere. Oh well, NEXT! Getting ideas and opinions from other people and sharing your story with comrades that have the same interests as you is what this site is for. Great! Ultimately it is your boat and I for one respect that and am willing to give advice if solicited or if asked. Anyway, YOUR "boats" are beautiful and I hope to see them in person some day (if I can get mine off the "drawing board").

    I wish you luck and "GOD SPEED"

    Sean
  10. russlunt

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    downloading pictures

    I can't figure out how to do two things in this site, start a page of my own and add pictures. I was going to share a couple pictures with you. I attached one, let's see if it works.

    We picked this 44' 1962 Roamer Riviera for free, asside from the cost of moving her. She is in pretty good shape haveing had metal replaced, repowered with 454's. We have our work cut out for us though. The Genset is done. There is minor rusting in the bulge here and there. Some of the interior has rotted. Otherwise, she needs mostly cosmetic and the "unknown" repairs. We hope to get her floating by spring of 2011 and finisher her in the water.

    That's a nice Connie. A lot of wood though.

    Russ

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    russlunt New Member

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    Ah, figured it out. I think I just posted my own thread too. Here is an external view.

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  12. scolba

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    Hi q240z!

    This is an amazing job!! The dedication you have to this project is fantastic! I hope things have been going well on it in the last few months! Keep up the good work!

    Oh, and to dredge up a topic from very, VERY long ago - unsure if its valid now, since I'm not familiar with your engines - but there have been some claims in the diesel pickup community (specifically Cummins) about the lubricity of ULSD not necessarily effecting the operations of the engine itself, but rather fuel pumps. One of the common things guys have done to add some back is use an ashless 2 stroke oil added to the fuel to the tune of around 1/2 to 1 oz per gallon, it has helped quiet things up, as well has increase fuel economy. This is all from what people have posted on forums, and you KNOW how those can go :D, but something worth exploring if ULSD is of concern to you. :)

    Good luck, and I look forward to more updates!! You da man!
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    David, your boat is very, very nice. I have never seen such a design, it looks like a giant sport boat. Keep us posted with more pictures and updates. I would love to have such a boat!

    Kevin
  14. david_japp

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    Shes not really a sports boat as she has a displacement hull so only does a max of around 11 knts but the advantage with that hull form is fuel economy and that she'll be able to keep going in big seas
    Best
    David
  15. doompatrol

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    Look at what popped up online. This 1969 Roamer 46 rehab continues in blog form: Link Removed
  16. doompatrol

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    wow

    Several months worth of updates were deleted... It's odd, since there are all sorts of threads here that get updated as the story unfolds.

    Anyway, hopefully it will be acceptable for me to mention that, according to the blog for the Roamer 46 in this thread, the boat is all primed and pretty close to getting painted.
    DP
  17. K1W1

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    Hi,

    As this was sent to you on April 30, you should be able to wrk out for yourself where the over zealous posting of links got too.

    This was in an e mail update I got.

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  18. doompatrol

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    Yeah, I got the same email. But I'm not sure what you mean by over zealous posting of links. I could see how a person who isn't a Chris Craft enthusiast might feel one post was enough, but this forum bills itself as home to the Chris Craft Roamer Club. And out of all the dreamers who start working on boatyard hulks, this one actually looks like it might come together. So it just seems odd that the club would delete updates to an ongoing refit story about one of its own.

    I even got emails from two Roamerites who thanked me for reviving the thread. Maybe "over zealous posting" is in the eye of the beholder?

    I couldn't help but notice that if it's an ongoing story about an expensive new sportfisherman that sinks, the thread doesn't get clipped off at "A boat sank off the coast of Florida" and a link to the initial reports. People who are interested in the topic update the thread until the story runs its course.

    The admin indicated that "hotlinking" was prohibited, but the only rule I saw prohibiting that had to do with hotlinked pictures. I think that's aimed at spammers who post pictures of relevant things (like boats) that are linked to spam sites (like porn maybe?). There's even a rule about linking to other sites that says they should be informational, relevant and not competition for YF. That pretty much describes the blog where the story continues, I think.
    DP
  19. Old Phart

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    Gee, I did not get the memo. :D

    Found the updates entertaining. Thanks. (for posting; not deleting ;))

    Anywho, the link is still posted and the updates continue to entertain.

    http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/167896-post135.html
  20. Old Phart

    Old Phart Senior Member

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    Usually, updates are posted to the original Thread.

    Your updates were actually posted to a Blog, away from this site.

    Big difference, in the eyes of a WebMaster.

    Here's an example of an onsite updated Tread.

    http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/bertram-yacht/20744-54-bertram-tranny-removal.html

    Here's how you posted your updates to the YF Thread.

    http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/167896-post135.html
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