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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by alloyed2sea, Oct 23, 2006.

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  1. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Roamer Spotter Club

    Al -
    Great work representing us at the Commander Club Rendezvous.
    Also appreciate the hull# for "Kimberly Ann" - will now add her star to the Roamer firmament.
    Pretty amazing how many Roamers are extant and in good hands; folks regularly send in photoEz of Roamers from all over the world :p
    Cheers!
    Eric
    PS - Can send you an updated copy of the List of "Known Survivors" if you private msg me your regular email address: cant post excel spreadsheets on YFs. :(
    "Tin Tonic"
    1967 CC Roamer Riviera 37 (AL)
    RXP-37-3501
    Manufacture date: DEC '66

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  2. coyojosh

    coyojosh New Member

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    Survivors

    Greetings,

    I have a couple updates for Survivors. The 41' Roamer here: "1968 Regal RDP-41-25** (AL) """The Roamer""" FL FB. Not bad; 427s??" Actually has T 6V53s. I have just placed a bid on this boat.

    I also saw mention, but can't find it now, of a 1960 Steel Roamer listed as 35' and residing in Texas. The boats' name is listed as "In Too Deep" and I am 99% sure I owned this boat in the early 90s. It had no name when I bought it and after some thought to the matter I named it "N 2 Deep" Arctic Springs, for my riverfront neighborhood on the Ohio River in Jeffersonville, IN, which is directly across the river from Louisville, KY. The boat had T 283s and ran great. It was equipped with only the basics. I sold it to a fellow who was taking it to Kentucky (or Barkley) lake in western Kentucky to reskin the bottom and live aboard. I always thought the boat was a 32 footer, but never actually measured it.
  3. Brian

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  4. bfgilman

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    Ahoy Maties, new to the Roamer life with the purchase last week of a 1960 31' Roamer (I believe a Regal). Her hull is #ROX 31 170. I bought her in Clatskanie, OR. She now lies in Portland, OR on the mighty Columbia. She's in fine shape for a 49 year old steelie. The weather is warming up and I'm looking forward to fixing some leaky windows, replacing the heater, fixing the Lectra San, and hopefully haul out at the end of the season and paint the bottom, replace the zincs, etc. I've only owned sailboats before, and this boat is so awesome. I have to step out doors every few hours to take another look at her cuz I am in love! She is currently named Capt. M.T. Pockets. I am unaware of previous names or locales this boat has lived in her long lifetime. I am going to buy the records package from the link above to learn more about her.


    Brad

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  5. Shangri-La

    Shangri-La Senior Member

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  6. americancostom

    americancostom New Member

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    roamer on the hard

    hello, i have a roamer i was planning on restoring. i started on the hull but business has picked up and i had no time to continue. she is a 1958 28 foot steel hull roamer. express?? hull number ROX 28 119. her name was bud man when i aquired her in 2006.i found her at wardells boat yard on the erie canal where she sat for many years.

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  7. q240z

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    Great looking boat!
  8. waterlover

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    Welcome Friend

    Great to see another one of us rebuilding a roamer. I have a '67' 30' aluminum roamer. I have been working on it now for 5 years. I gut her to the hull and have been refitting her. I live in KS so finding a welder was a 2 year project. I finally found a really good one with the certifications I wanted. So we are now refitting the hull. decks, and some cabin work. The more I work on this I have realized I made the right decision by gutting her to the hull. If I wouldn't have I wouldn't have found some problems that just couldn't be seen any other way.
    Welcome friend and hope you have as much fun as I have. I have also learned a lifetime of new things.
  9. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Regal Riviera

    Congratulations Brad!
    ROX-31-170 is definitely a new addition to the "List of Known Survivors" - and her place has been duly marked in the Roamer firmament.
    Glad she found herself such good hands - looks like she's been lucky her whole life that way. :p
    In any case, think she might actually be a '57 Riviera (Regals are sedans/same hull) based upon the hull# you so kindly provided (SOURCE: The Essential CC Guide by Conrad) - and was wondering what type of motors she has.
    Keep up the good work, she's a regal classic in our minds.
    Cheers!
    -Eric
    "Tin Tonic"
    Webmaster, CC Roamers
  10. jmack1578

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    hull number

    i am looking at a romer now i have found one number it says 540589 is this the coast gaurd registration number or actual hull number?
  11. q240z

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  12. Rapple

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    I picked up a 27' custom comet a couple of years ago in Cleveland. I have it about 75% completely restored from the ground up. Pretty cool. everything 100% original, It even has the "gay striped interior" stated in the brochure. (it may be the one thing I change.) Hull #RXE27-0605R. My family is quite occupied with the roamers. My father had a 42' regal. He bought it from the Ford motor company after they upgraded. He sold it in perfect condition, but it ended up in a scrap yard in Milwaukee. My family currently owns 4- 38 footers, 2 -33 footers and 4 comets. I have 7 siblings, I guess we are a little C C crazy. We've scrapped a few for parts. I should have saved the hull #'s for the record. Still have a 35' steel hull avialable. Keep cruising. Ray in Green Bay.
  13. q240z

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    Geez, Ray, you guys have got the affliction baaaaad. lol
  14. alloyed2sea

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    That's normal,...

    ..., really.
    Just repeat after me, a Roamer a day keeps the Sea Rays away!
    Wow!
    Impressive by any measure.
    Hope all is well up north.
    Have added your Comet to the list of known survivors (name?).
    Email me your regular address is you'd like a copy.
    Cheers!
    Eric

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  15. Captaindon

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    Pics of Roamer RMP 0501R

    At last a pic of my Roamer. Here she is laying alongside the pier at Marina Bay in Ft. Lauderdale. Refit is going slow but still going. I would like to make sure she is listed in known survivors. We have done three additional restorations of Chris' but this is my own personal boat.

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  16. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Star now firmly in the Roamer,...

    firmament!
    RMP-58-0501R that is (name?).
    The 58 FDMYs were very (very) similar to the 60s - all a matter whether the transom tilted inwards or outwards actually.
    Similarly, the 68s and 70s were dimensionally related.
    In any case, your fine Roamer has been duly noted - keep up the good work.
    Here's a line drawing of a 60, and a few ideas from "Steinway" another 58.
    Cheers!
    -Eric

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  17. vagabond

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    Did you see my post of giving up on my 43 foot roamer?
  18. Rapple

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    32 footer bites the dust

    We picked up a 32' steel roamer today. Hull # RXD320317, it had a pair of 327's (likely junk) I will know in the next week or two when we part her out.
    the hull is bad enough that I almost poked thru it with my fountain pen. It has a very interesting hard top that extends from the windsheild all the way to the transom. It has been sitting for 5 years and had about 12-16" of water in the hull, but it will live on as "parts" for our other "family of Roamers"
    Unfortunately this one will not survive another day at sea. Mark this one down in the non-survivor column. On another note, our summer has finally arrived in the north. It has been hot and seas calm. It is hard to believe we will have below freezing temps and snow with in the next 30 to 60 days. happy boating all, Rapple p.s. the "63" Custom Comet is nearing completion. All original, from the paint to the viny stern deck. Pictures to come.
  19. t2doof

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    1963 Silver Comet 27ft

    Just got a 1963 Silver Comet. Great shape. I just need/want to add some cosmetics to bring it back life.
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    Any parts for sale please let me know.

    I would like a custom comet windshield and a light pole for it.

    Thanks
  20. Henning

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    That appeared to be about $100,000 away from reality, and 8-71s are not for that boat. The guys 6-53s are about a perfect power/weight package if they're turbos.... but those were both conversions from 73 to about 1985-87. After that, people went to a more modern engine with higher efficiency. Some years back when I was working ship assist and dredge tender tug work in the SF bay and up the delta to Sacramento and Stockton, the State of California was administrating some grant program that nearly every work boat took, which was a near free upgrade. There are no more 2 stroke Jimmys working that area. Everyone went to the electronic Cat and Cummins engines and were smiling big. I got 7 freshly powered boats to run....and one old single screw Fairbanks Morse powered girl, in one 90 day hitch out there running for 3 companies. The electronic engines are such a huge leap in efficiency (and HUGE reduction in soot, which is just wasted fuel money), it's almost insane to not upgrade. Yeah, it's a big hit, but If you run real trips and are actually "roaming" with the boat, the efficiency really pays off quickly, and yeah, it's pretty reliable.