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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by alloyed2sea, Mar 16, 2005.

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  1. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Why not?
    Just let me know iffin' your boat appears here - itz worth a free ice cream cone at the local Baskins Robbins (28 flavors!). And yes, you will need to drive to Alex., VA to collect. :p

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  2. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Here's "Samsong" - a '67 Riviera 37"(AL) - soft top -- very rare.
    Once belonged to a Roamer Club member - now, who knows? :cool:
    It was an Ohio boat I think.

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  3. alloyed2sea

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    Another Restoration

    ..., by Howard Classics.
    This time, it's "Scassazzo" (why, I dunno) - a '67 Riviera 37' (AL) with her original 427s. Nice work Brent!

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  4. alloyed2sea

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    More of Scassazzo

    From the stern (they are redoing this).
    Nice tabs - prepare for lift-off!!! :p

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  5. alloyed2sea

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    Scassazzo (contd)

    Note the SS rudders.

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  6. wally erickson

    wally erickson New Member

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    Roamer spotting

    As far as I know there are only three Roamers in San Diego. One fifty foot something I can't get a good picture of.
    I hope the pictures come out ok, this is the first for me posting photos here.

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  7. alloyed2sea

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    Incredible,...

    ..., but true.
    I've actually seen "Summer Toy" in person - about 3 years ago, when I was out visiting my wife's brother in California. It was in the same marina and looked just as stunning as it did your photo!
    (No one was home at the time).
    Great job documenting the few Roamers that made it out West Wally - no doubt these fantastic "Roamers" would want to be Club members themselves.
    Make sure they hear about us!
    Cheers, Eric
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    I had to sneek in like a thief to take the two pictures at the Coronado Yacht Club. No time to leave a note. Snap and flee.
  9. alloyed2sea

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    Being There

    Apparently, you never learned how to look like a marina infrastructure inspector - one of the few things watching the "Rockford Files" taught me how to do!
    (Alwayz carry a clipboard :rolleyes: )
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  10. alloyed2sea

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    "That **** Boat"

    Most of you old-timers probably remember this one, but maybe someone new hasnt seen her yet. In any case, here's a few ideas for the Roamer looking to "upgrade" his or her 35' Riviera. :p
    ****!!

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  11. Capt Keller

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    Wow! Now that's what I call an upgrade.

    Capt John S. Keller
    Great Lakes Pilot
  12. alloyed2sea

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    Rare Soft-top spotted!

    ANother '67 Riviera 37' soft-top came to my attention - see her for sale on the "Holland Exchange" (www.geocities.com/hollandexchange) -- very rare bird/complete with custom aluminum arch as well. Sweet!:p

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  13. alloyed2sea

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    Queen of the River

    Tennessee I believe.
    "Harmony II" - which belongs to a Roamer Club member as well - always one of my favorite "big" Roamers. She's '63 FDMY 56' -- the biggest they made that year. :p

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  14. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Redman, you're quite the Roamer expert here.

    OK, I'm a kid riding my motorcycle around in the '60s past the old Chris Craft plant in Pompano Beach, FL.
    There are three big old bare aluminum hulls laying out in the field; no decks.
    Looks like they were the last of a run that were victim to a poor market.

    What do you suppose they were?

    BTW, at that time, my family used to do it's boating nearby--we passed by the old CC Test Center off Lake Santa Barbara whilst heading up to Hillboro Inlet.
    There were always a bunch of Chris's at the docks, eye candy even back then!
  15. alloyed2sea

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    Sad but true

    That would be you having a 60s-induced flash-back - imagining what Dick Genth, the CEO of Chris-Craft would decide to do to the Roamer Boat Division in 1979: Stop production.
    And this from a man known for his "vision" - sheesh!

    More Roamer history here:
    http://www.geocities.com/alloyed2sea/History.html
  16. YachtForums

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    Loren,

    Don't know how I missed this post? Sounds like we stomped the same grounds! We lived at Bahia Mar in the early 70's and my parents bought a house on Lake Santa Barbara shortly after. Basically, they bought a dock, because the house wasn't much to speak of. I spent my pre-teens water-skiing with a Whaler in Santa Barbara.

    Getting back to subject... I vaguely remember the Chris Craft facility. I want to say... it was "Rodi" Chris Craft? Does that sound right? It's so hard to remember. It was over 30 years ago and I got interested in girls about that time, which consumed all my thoughts! Funny how some things never change, huh? :rolleyes:
  17. alloyed2sea

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    The real deal...

    ..., steel!
    The finest Offshore 38 I've seen yet. :p

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    Pair of Aces

    Two unidentified Riviera 37s - including another softtop!:cool: -- not so recently spotted on Lake Charlevoix, Michigan (photo dated 2003 - did they have the internet then?). Major rewards for the person who knows anything about'em.:p
    Never mind the adjacent CC Sportsman? under cover.
    Cheers!
    Eric

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  19. 9lives

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    Does talking to the original owner while fueling count??
    I believe he said he was from Ohio and summered up there. The boat was in great condition and he told me the family had a second Riv, so to see them in photos is a treat.
    Mark
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    Roamers High!

    Well then, lets double down - any clue about the names?
    (I can almost read them from here).
    Golly, that Captain sure did have a "full house" :p
    Cheers!
    Eric