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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by Sherrie, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. Sherrie

    Sherrie Member

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    HI!

    I am new here. I wanted to introduce myself but also get involved in the Chris Craft Roamer threads.

    I am in the process of purchasing a 1974 60 foot Chris Craft Roamer. She is the style with the galley up and opened to the salon.

    I am very excited and will be living on her with my daughter (14 years old) and it will be our full time home. I am in the middle of selling my home and selling everything in it to move aboard our new home.

    She/we will be at docked Volunteer Landing in Knoxville and I understand there is a great live aboard community, so we are excited about that too.

    I used to live on a sailboat in the Caribbean with my family (48 ft Sparkman and Stevens Yawl) when I was younger and worked on many large mega motor Yachts - Jan Pamela II, Kalizma and a few others, besides was a crew on many charter sailing yachts, including the Trimaran of Wanderlust out of Tortola BVI. Which was our homeport with our yacht named Insouciant.

    Here is the picture of my future home and I really look forward to any advice and information people have about the marina and who is a good mechanic besides inside boat cabinet makers. I am a very handy person and plan on taking a diesel mechanics class besides learning how to fix paint on aluminum hulls. I already know how to varnish and that was my job on some mega yachts at times, so that is not a concern.

    This will be my first time handling a large motor boat as I have been a sailor.

    Any helpful information on the marina and the boat is much appreciated!

    The picture of what will be our new home!

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  2. RB480

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    Was this boat out of Illinois?
  3. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Just wanted to welcome you to YF. She looks like a beauty. Hope you and your daughter are very happy aboard her.
  4. Sherrie

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    Yes it is. It is still there. We came to an agreement on her. Did you look at her to buy?
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    Look down your dock and speak to David on Windsong, a Hatteras. He has experience that will benefit you and your boat.
  6. doompatrol

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    That's a great model of Roamer. I always liked the galley-up boats. Coming from Illinois, I'd expect the interior hull to be in great shape. I'm guessing you've got Detroit 12-71TAs?

    DP
  7. Sherrie

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    12 V 71 - 655 HP each.
  8. doompatrol

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    Very nice. :cool:

    Does she need anything or is it turn-key ready?

    DP
  9. Jim Reed

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    Welcome to Knoxville. Great place to live and boat. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

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  10. jkroamer

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    Hi there did you end up purchasing this boat there is a great one of these docked at my marina in Miami.
  11. ELS_Huntsville

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    Welcome

    Congratulations on your purchase of the Roamer!
    I believe there is a similar 60' Roamer at Guntersville Marina (formerly Signal Point Marina) in Guntersville, AL. And there is a 58' Roamer Riviera on the Tennessee River at a marina near Nickajack lock.
    One of the regions top diesel marine mechanics is "Diesel Don" - he is famous in the the southeast.
  12. Sherrie

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    I started this thread way too soon. I had an offer on the house and then thought I was buying the boat and everything would happen. Well the house ended up not selling (yet). So... I am embarrassed to have started this before it was all set.

    I still have plans to live at the marina, when my house sells.
  13. NYCAP123

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    Years ago the plan was to sell the business, then sell the house, buy a boat to live on and charter. The sale of the business to almost a year longer than anticipated, but which time the housing market fell through the floor. So I rented the house out and improvised the rest. Best laid plans and all that. It happens. Nothing to be embarrassed about. Our reach should always exceed our grasp. It's what keeps us moving froward. My dream changed and adjusted, but it still turned out pretty cool. Good luck.
  14. Sherrie

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    :rolleyes:

    Well after 1 1/2 years after starting this thread..........

    Everything in the opening post is now happening.

    My house is sold and we are closing at the beginning of December.

    Amazing it is the same people from last year and you will never guess it is the same boat that I will be buying/living on as mentioned and pictured. (I will put my avatar as Christos, once I am on her) ;)
    I can't believe I am able to get her still!

    We are in the middle of getting rid of everything in our 5000 sq ft house to move on our new home.

    Volunteer landing has a slip for us, reserved and I am trying to figure out the logistics of getting our home from Illinois to Knoxville. We will be doing it over the Christmas holidays as my daughter wants to do the trip too. I am now going to find a licensed captain to bring her down.

    I am super excited along with my daughter!

    So yes I started this thread 1 1/2 years early but it is now all happening.

    I hope it is not a jinx to update the thread before everything is signed on the dotted line, but I believe it is all coming together as it should.

    OH, if people in Knoxville want some awesome art, tools, mower, log splitter and other stuff, PM me... it all has to go! It won't fit on a 60 foot boat!;)

    We are looking forward to our new life on Christos. No doubt there will be some learning curves.
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    Fingers crossed for you.
  16. Sherrie

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    LOL

    Well I did it again. This whole thread now needs to be deleted. I am not buying the boat at all, due to the survey of it. I am on the look out for another boat that will be a perfect fit as my new home. My house is sold and I have moved, just not to the marina on a boat as of yet.

    One day I will learn not to leap and jump before I know for sure what is under me and so on. :rolleyes:

    Merry Christmas All!
  17. jkroamer

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    Hi Sherrie,
    may i ask you what went so wrong in the survey..i was interested in purchasing Christos as well
    i flew out to Golconda to see her but didn't get as far as a survey
    Merry Xmas
  18. captholli

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    Hi Sherrie,
    Who was the Capt. Of Jan Pamela II when u were there? Help me out, Having a hard time remembering.
  19. Sherrie

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    I would rather not get into it. The owner does not agree with anything the surveyor found. It just ends up not being the correct home for me as I am not confident that it would not cost me more than I can afford to keep her in good shape and to do what needs to be done.
  20. Sherrie

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    I don't even remember the name. That was back in 1981, when I was on board her. :) A long time ago and I have never been great with remembering names in the first place. :rolleyes: