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Restoring 1969 46' Chris Craft Roamer

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by gibson36, Mar 14, 2012.

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  1. alloyed2sea

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  2. gibson36

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    she is coming along ..rudders are free

    I know it looks like everyone but me is working on this but I do help..

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  3. gibson36

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    and im in none of these pics

    my free mast is looking good thanks to my 88yo grandfather

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  4. ELS_Huntsville

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    Super Progress!

    I am enjoying reading the thread about your boat redo! We have a 58' Roamer Riviera with some of the same issues. Learning as we go.
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    thanks

    it's been quite a ride but I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel

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    Hi!
    How wonderful to see when it will be launching ;)
  7. gibson36

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    don't know yet ....:confused: still alot of things to do on her to make it water ready .. I think I may have to live on her if I decide to go this year but we will see how it ends up.
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    Okej!
    have gone every season, it's important that she is seaworthy so you can enjoy the sea life
  9. gibson36

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    I'm thinking mid to late July I know thats late but I really want to finish as much as I can with it out of the water working on it in the water is not really a option in the summer here in Cincinnati as the marinas that will hold a boat that big frown on you working on them ...:) and I love being able to pull the truck up to the side and unload everything ..lol sorry about the poor quality of the photos they are off my ****** phone

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    ahhh stupid heat wave

    with temps over 100 I'm not getting alot done took 5 days off to work on the boat but my girlfriend ended up with tooth infection that went in to her jaw and has been in the hospital for 3 of those and the temp outside is 104 today and that the same for sat and sunday thats to hot for me. have to go back to work monday forcast for that day is low 80s go figure .....lol such is life .
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    ohhhh happy day! ! or so i thought

    Well we loaded her up in the sling and took off for the water today .perfect day for a launch i expect I was as nervous as a new dad waiting to meet there new kid for the first time . Everything was going great she fired right up and ran beautifully no real issues so off we went motors purring along after checking the hull several times for any leaks and not finding any I thought I was a boating god on the open water. Right about then the real god step in and brought me back to earth ... there was water on the aft cabin floor? ? No big deal I guess we spilled a drink or some wave water had come in the open windows then I noticed a steady stream flowing from behind the desk? ? Turns out the last owner had rigged a patch on the exhaust tube that broke and the motor was filling the hull with water quickly so I shut the motor down and realised that we are sitting a lot lower in the water then we had been a hour before and I still hear water coming in and fast about then I got the rear floor board up and she was as full as she could be and cresting in to the motor room ...I kicked on all the pumps 4 32volt 3500 a hour pumps running all out and loosing the battle quickly. Call the marina and turn for home lucky for us they had the slings in the water wating for us and 15 Mins later I was back on dry ground. So now I need to replace the exhaust from the motors back due to rust and a crap patch some moron put on there ....at least I got a good ride out of her this summer ...
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    Some photos

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    And as you can see my grandfather was with us the whole time laughing at me about not knowing there was that large of problem with the exhaust tube ...lol in my defence I had to pull out the wall to find the patch and the top of the tube looks great all the way up its the bottom that rusted out ...and wow could they have made that harder to get to ..
  14. gibson36

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    ahhh another summer on the hard ..

    well this summer we replaced just about everything inside the boat as well as replaced the stupid exhaust tubes from the motors back and rebuilt both mufflers hoping to launch in a few days i will put up some pics of what all we have done soon...
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    Hello,

    Is this the 2 state room model? How fast did you have her going before you noticed the leak? She looks great!

    Roamer dreamer
  16. gibson36

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    She runs like a dream I will be relaunching in 2 weeks
    River is high so that put us back to the 28th on launch :mad:
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    Hello,

    Splash down yet today?!

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  18. gibson36

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    here are some newer photos

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    more pics

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