List Your Boat Click for Mag Bay Click for Cross Click for Walker Click for Seacoast

Roamer forum pretty quiet these days

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by bolsado, Mar 15, 2014.

You need to be registered and signed in to view this content.
  1. ekfan22

    ekfan22 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    33972
    Is the bottom line the same yacht Evel knievel owned the Evel Eye
    s-l1600-18.jpg
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 14, 2016
  2. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    847
    Location:
    Alex, VA
    Yes, I believe "Evel Eye II" (now "Bottomline") was owned by Mr. Knievel at one time (lost in a card game?).
    The photo shown here however doesn't quite match up with "Bottomline" due to missing side rail supports amidship and missing smoke stack.
    More Roamer mysteries?
    Cheers!
    -Eric
  3. ekfan22

    ekfan22 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    33972
    s-l1600-13.jpg

    Thank Eric i knew Evel Knievel and own the photo of the yacht that once belonged to Evel and hung in his office in his hayday just researching thanks
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 15, 2016
  4. Roamingroamer

    Roamingroamer New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    Spring time is getting closer. All most to to start the engines
  5. raemore

    raemore Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2005
    Messages:
    40
    Location:
    roamer 64
    Thought you guys might like this roamer.....lol

    converting to high speed pursuit craft....using mostly stock Lincoln motors...with turbos...

    Attached Files:

  6. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    847
    Location:
    Alex, VA
    Very (not) funny, but appreciate the photo (iffin' that relly is a Roamer Comet 27). Get the hull# next time :)
    Cheers!
    Eric

    Attached Files:

  7. d_meister

    d_meister Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    354
    Location:
    San Diego, CA.
  8. raemore

    raemore Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2005
    Messages:
    40
    Location:
    roamer 64
    Very (not) funny, but appreciate the photo (iffin' that really is a Roamer Comet 27). Get the hull# next time :)
    Cheers!
    Eric

    Thanks Eric... hoping to stir the pot a bit....lol

    No Comet 27 .. its a 36' Riv

    These hulls are beautiful pieces of marine engineering .....designed on the drawing boards first (primarily wrt design parameters.).. then made in the shop..unlike some (most all) of the work boats ive been on that were simply made ( cost being primary) from existing sheet..and design being a secondary consideration.

    I had been given quotes of 60k just to make an al hull like that today...i believe more..

    anyway..shame to see them used as glorified house boats or motorhomes for the water...

    Lets not take what we have for granted...

    All the best to all of you and yours..
  9. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    847
    Location:
    Alex, VA
    ..., really.
    Really really?
    Amazing. So sold motorcycles & rocket motors didja'?
    cant 'majine whereabouts dat office wuz, but musta been quite the barnyard.
    Now as for the boat itself, any more clues??
    Inquirying mindz want to no,
    Cheers!
    -Eric

    Attached Files:

  10. jtalberts

    jtalberts New Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Wheeling, WV
    Alloyed,

    Is that your Roamer or know anything about it? It looks like the Millennium Eagle that was for sale in St Louis last year. I was curious if it ever sold.
  11. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    847
    Location:
    Alex, VA
    Sadly no, just a place filler for the roamer fans.
  12. ILELBOAT

    ILELBOAT New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    Starved Rock Yacht Club Ottawa, Illinois 61350
  13. ILELBOAT

    ILELBOAT New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    Starved Rock Yacht Club Ottawa, Illinois 61350
    Oops I didn't get that right. I'll give an up date on where I'm at with the 46 I'm working on.
    Did major sand blasting last year two coats of inter protect.(i have to work up 6coats,but two keeps the steel from rusting on the dry) chased some rust thru, up the port side at center line.
    Upper rub rail on the port side. Currently changing from 32 volt to 12 volt. Does any body want 32 volt starters,alternators, big charger? You can have it for shipping or come and get them. Still have a long way to go but i can see light at the end of the tunnel.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2017
  14. ILELBOAT

    ILELBOAT New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    Starved Rock Yacht Club Ottawa, Illinois 61350
    Here a Question I have been wanting to ask. What has been done for water intake scoop strainers? My old ones were just a mass of rust. I have cut wedge shaped scoops out of 1' plastic, with removable stainless screens. Planning on thru bolting them on with stainless bolts. (2 3/4" intakes) I was hoping marlon was made in that size but haven't been able to find them.
  15. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Messages:
    847
    Location:
    Alex, VA
    Marlon would be great, but nothing past alumInium (as the british say).
    Seriously, nothing more noble (read galvanic corrosion) than the hull.
    For example, CC Roamer rudders were made out of low grade steel - very close to AL on the galvanic scale.
    Do NOT use bronze scoops, etc.
    Cheers!
    -Eric
    "Tin Tonic"

    Attached Files:

  16. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2004
    Messages:
    8,952
    Location:
    Satsuma, FL
    Would/could you still have the Raritan 32 Vdc charger/converters?
  17. ILELBOAT

    ILELBOAT New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    15
    Location:
    Starved Rock Yacht Club Ottawa, Illinois 61350
    Yes I have the complete 32volt system, I know somebody would want it. I don't know the brand name it looks fairly new,well newer. I'll look next time i'm on the boat. Transportation is a problem, I get to Panama city one/twice a year.
  18. canadian girl

    canadian girl New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    canada
    LOOKING AT PURCHASING A 1965 57 ROAMER IN TENN DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON IT?
  19. Roamer dreamer

    Roamer dreamer Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2013
    Messages:
    34
    Location:
    Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, NY
    Hello,

    The pictures of this boat are beautiful but I haven’t seen it in person. I started a thread about it and got a response from a person who has seen it. You might contact him.
    http://www.yachtforums.com/threads/tenn-roamer.25198/
    Roamer Dreamer
  20. canadian girl

    canadian girl New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    canada
    Thanks for the link.