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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by AlNovice, Apr 18, 2005.

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  1. AlNovice

    AlNovice New Member

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    I am new to your forum and have a question that may sound naive to those of you experienced in metal hulls but not to a novice like me. I am looking at a metal hull boat and have thousands of questions running through my mind. My most pressing though is were do I go to get information about this type of hull, how to maintain it, and any other things I should know.

    I have to admit to feeling very overwhelmed and really intimidated about these hulls.

    So any help will be appreciated.

    Al
  2. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    From Newbie to Semi-Professional....

    ..., like us!
    Understand completely - hence the reason I built the "CC Roamers" website in the first place.
    I, too, was totally flumoxed and really didn't know what to think about "metal" hulled boats when I found my current Roamer ("Tin Tonic" - http://www.geocities.com/tin_tonic/) for sale.
    Consequently, I accumulated a pile of info from the web about Roamers and metal-hulled boats in general. Afterwards, instead of trashing it, I figured I could build website about Roamers instead.
    The best start point for understanding the merits of steel & aluminum as hull materials is here:
    http://www.geocities.com/alloyed2sea/TechnicalForum.html
    Many good articles.
    The Metal Boat Society is also a wealth of info:
    http://www.metalboatsociety.com/
    One thing to keep in mind, the US Navy is made out of metal as are most of the higher-line yachts in the world.
    Read on! :p
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2005
  3. AlNovice

    AlNovice New Member

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    To Redman

    I cannot locate this site you provide in your response:
    http://www.geocities.com/alloyed2se...nicalForum.html

    I would really appreciate if you would fill in the rest of the information. I liked your site about restoring your Roamer.

    If I do wind up purchasing a Roamer I will definitely join your club. In the meantime I appreciate all the information you have provided.

    Al
  4. alloyed2sea

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