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Two 41 Alum. Regal Roamers

Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by Jim Reed, Jul 17, 2011.

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  1. Jim Reed

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    Thought this might me interesting. As I understand it, there were only 23 of these boats made. There are 3 here in Knoxvile. I have one and I am good friends with the owners of the other two. One of my friends and I tied up together during the weekend for a Poker Run. It's always great to see these beloved boats being enjoyed.

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    Beautiful... A beatiful thing.

    Great Shot Jim!

    We can't get enough of your photos.. more more more!!
    They are timeless... the 41, makes the new boats look.. well, you know.

    HOMER
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    Oh so nice pic my next roamer will be a 41 fot in alum.
    Happy boating
    Erik
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    Enquiring mindz,...

    ..., want to know:
    How does the transom door on "1st Choice" work?
    -Eric
    "Tin Tonic"
  5. Jim Reed

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    Eric, you have a good eye. I remember when Scott told me he was going to cut the hull and install the transom door. I told him he's crazy that I could never do such a thing. I have to admit that he did great and it looks like a factory job. He even had lights installed on the door jabs. Cost was about $4000.00. We do a lot of swimming down in the South and he now makes fun of me when I get out of the water and have to climb over the rail. I don't know, I still can't cut my hull. Just don't seem right. Thanks for the kind words
    Erik and Homer. There is anouther 41 Alum here and she belongs to my friend Bruce. I was good friends with his brother Mike who used to own 1st choice. Mike and I use to restore Chris Craft woodies we fished out of the Tenn River. Mike passed away while transporting a boat with his tractor trailer.
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    More questions on the transom oor

    Jim, I too would like to see a closeup of the transom door.

    We cut a side entrance to our 58 (hull) and the gunwale sprung out about 1/2 inch - not good. Had to cut the frame, draw the gunwale back in with a chainfall and re-weld the frame (with re-enforcing). It's still off by about 1/16 inch but, OK. Now I want to cut the transom exactly as we see here and am nervous as a wh_re in church. So how did they do it?
    If the transom plating was 'rolled' before assembly, perhaps it did not 'spring'.
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    Contagion

    Apparently itz catching - transom doors on 41 Regals that is.
    This steelie actually has a purpose - dive boat -- hence the center transom door. Betcha they also got a walking plank somewhere onboard too. :p
    Interesting, eh?
    Cheers!
    Eric
    (doall41Regalssituphighlikethisone?)

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  8. Jim Reed

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    Next time I see Scott on Phase One I'll take some pictures of his transom door. He really did a great job and the inside jams are finished out in chrome to match the door and chrome corner pieces on the cabin. He also added flush mounted lights that are installed on the jams as well. I guess these type of doors are practical and popular, so are tatoos. I think I'll pass on both
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    Transom Door

    Scott tied up with me during this weekend and I snapped a better shot of his Transom Door. I must admit, he really did the job right. He laughs at me when I climb over the rail to get into the water.

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  10. Jim Reed

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    Bow Pulpit

    Just for the heck of it, I'm enclosing a picture of my bow pulpit 'cause I just wanted to post a pic of my boat.

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    It's as good as it looks!

    Living in Knoxville, I have had the privilege of seeing both of theses boats and can say....the pictures do not do them justice! I have been on the one with the transom door and it looks factory. The craftsmanship is everything you would expect of a classic Roamer. As far as tieing up with other boats in the summer time.......they all pale in comparison to the roamers craftsmanship and classic lines:D

    Cheers:cool:
  12. Jim Reed

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    Thanks so much. Knoxville is home to Sea Ray, Malibu, Bryant, Master Craft, Supra, Allison, Bullit, and several more boat mfgs. Christensen Yachts is currently building a factory on Tellico Lake. Since Knoxville is home to the Tennessee Valley Authority, I can get to 5 major lakes within a 20 minuite drive from downtown Knoxville. If need be, I can drive my boat down the Tenn to Tom-Bigby waterway and have her in Mobile, Ala. in less than a week. We really get into boats down here.
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    Thought I'd post some more pictures of Knox. Don't mean to ramble to much but I'm proud of my home town. It's a Southern Thing. I had some great pictures of my boat on a plane but it involved some Bikini shots and that's against the rules so I thought I'd post some pictures of the sunset cruse I had as a funraiser for the Knox Symphony.

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    Hi
    Oh so nice pic!
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    Thank You!!!
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    Better than new,...

    ..., understand the worry over cutting into the hull - but have to admit the man did it right.
    When I see something this well done, it just makes me think that these 'old' Roamers were some of the finest metalurgical watercraft ever conceived.
    Kinda like the obverse on land, no?
    Cheers!
    -Eric
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    PS - Nice pulpit.
    PSS - WHERE did the door go?

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  17. Jim Reed

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    Hey Eric, The door is hinged and swings from the inside of the boat. Sorry I didn't get a picture of it. My wife has a huge list of updates she wants me to do at the house. As soon as I'm finish I'm going to install teak on the aft deck. I don't know if I should go with the real teak or the fake teak. Any suggestions?
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    Despite the care hassle, I cheer for real teak. Real looks real, fake looks "kinda" real!

    Just my opinion and good luck!

    Cheers,
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    We have everyone a boss at home :)
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    I've been looking at both. I'm going to take the magohony sides off and refinish them as well. I plan to go the the Miami boat show next Feb and see what new stuff they have. I figure I should be thru with the " Honey Doos " by then.