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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by DetroitCoho, Oct 27, 2013.

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  1. DetroitCoho

    DetroitCoho Member

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    Hello all, not sure how it happened but we we are the new owners of this awesome 1968 46' Aluminum Roamer!

    1968 Chris-Craft 46 Roamer Riviera Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

    Anyone know the boat?

    She's been with the prior owner for 25 years. He's done a wonderful job of keeping her up. We don't plan on any major work this coming season but will likely major the 427s when our current boat sells.

    I've been enjoying the forum and look forward to getting and sharing info and advice.

    Scott
    Detroit, Mi
  2. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Great Day

    Outstanding!
    I especially like the new electronics and teak/holly floors.
    She's a beaut and quite a rare bird indeed:
    Motoryacht_Riviera_46
    Consider yourselves pretty lucky to own such a "star" in the Roamer firmament. She's one of 17 made in AL 5086 and "On the Mark".
    Congratulations and keep us posted.
    Cheers!
    -Eric

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  3. DetroitCoho

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    thank you!

    Thanks for the reply-yes, she was a rare find. We had officially stopped boat shopping when she turned up. The former owner had her for 25 years and was not shy about doing projects. All the workmanship was top notch. The consoles and cabinets in the helm area are very well done; they look like they could be factory. The galley/head soles are composite material which I like. Her engines have 2500 hours (reportedly) but they are reputed to run great and have had some major documented upkeep. I'll take on a major overhaul when needed without reservation; the boat is worth it.
  4. Roamer dreamer

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    New Roamer Owner

    DetroitCoho,

    Congrats! She looks to be in great shape. I hope to travel out your way in the spring to look at a couple of roamers. It would be great to visit with you.

    Roamer dreamer
  5. gibson36

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    congrats fellow 46' er .. feel free to hit me up if you have questions I have been working out the kinks on my 1969 46' for 3 years now so I getting pretty good at it ...

    Justin
  6. DetroitCoho

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    Thanks Justin! Is yours gas or diesel? Ours has the 427s.
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    I have the Detroit diesels 700 hours give or take that I love how are the 427 motors I always wondered also make sure to check your exhaust tubes as I found out the hard way they can rust out and cause all kinds of problems ...
  8. Capt Ralph

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    Please do some searches on YF. I remember some post about rebuilding and manifold questions on the 427s.
    They are pretty lil ships.
  9. DetroitCoho

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    We haven't run the boat yet. We'll sea trial her in the spring. Inspection and review of service records lead me to believe they've been pretty well maintained. Yes, I've read up on the 427s a little. I've heard about the cross-over on the intake burning through so we'll take a close look at that. One of the engines has already had a top-end rebuild so I'll probably tackle the other one right away, if for nothing else to make sure the valves are all working and adjusted properly.
  10. gibson36

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    You should love it they are awesome boats make sure to keep us up dated ..I pulled mine back out this winter so she is up on blocks here in Cincinnati we still have some small projects to do and hope to relaunch mid may it has been a labor of love that's for sure I will be updating my post with new photos soon check it out ..

    Justin