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  1. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Now that we are all acquainted - itz time to show off your Roamer.
    Here's our first volunteer (right John?) - the "Patricia J" -- a 1969 Riviera 38 (AL), underway all flags flying. Nice radar drome & Sea TV antennae John - he's owned her for nearly 30 years! :p

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  2. RSheaffer

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    Beautiful boat & great photos. Thanks for being the first volunteer!

    What's top speed of the Patricia J?
  3. alloyed2sea

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    Go Fast - Open Wallet.

    She's got the original 427s (I believe).
    Now CC advertised 36 mph top speed with 427s back in 1967 (37 footers) - but received a bit of grief for exaggerating.
    WIth 454s, my 37' Riviera (AL) tops out at least at 30 - maybe 33.
    Have since stopped "racing" - but know of one 38' Riviera powered by 370hp Yanmars with incredible props that tops out near 40.
    Whew!
  4. ROAMERJOHN69

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    ........34mph......I cruise at 3000 rpm....which is about 17/18 kts by g.p.s i turn a 25/22 wheel with 1/1/2 shafts.........motors are 427 ford redone from bottom up three years ago....burn 16 gal and hour for both motors at 2800 rpm gallon hr for light plant.......Its a great cruiseing boat,has long range ...i hold 240 gal ....110gal a side.....she's a ......A.L.ROAMER..IF SHE WAS STEEL SHED BURM 25GAL HOUR.

    CATCH YA LATTER THE PATRICIA JAY
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  5. Orestes

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    Orestes/ Roamer 32' 1959 #11

    Well, I brought her home to RI from Ohio yer olde "Golden Rule" 32' #11 - 1959 steel. Passed the hull test, engines green and running and I strart srtipping the interior. Saggy orange carpets. plad curtains, electronics (that I do not recognize), heavy teak, heavy vinyl seats...... Where to I stop? Any affectionado out there for old junk or should I chuck them all? Green toileet bowl!!!!
    Orestes
    PS If I want to change the color of the hull to black or blue or barn red, what say you? :) I do not plan to strip, just light sanding and a heavy roller.
  6. ROAMERJOHN69

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    ...................props are 22/25......made mistake not 25/22

    THE PATRICIA JAY
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    I wonder what my "cruise" RPM is. Engines are 427s too; 300 hp, but in a 48' Aluminum. Not sure the accuracy of my gauges, but I top out at about 3300 RPM, showing about 20 kts. Wieght (fuel & water levels, passengers, etc) has a big impact. I get nervous running that fast for too long ... not to mention much lighter in the wallet!!
  8. alloyed2sea

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    Serious Cruiser

    20kts is pretty impressive for a 48' Roamer driven by 427s.
    Good to know, but I'd save that turn of speed for serious situations - plus with gas headed for $5/gal at the dock this summer, the wallet issue might become more of a "pressing" concern, eh?
    Cheers!
    Eric
    PS - Does your Roamer have a name/hull #?
  9. alloyed2sea

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    31' or 32'?

    Sounds like an interesting restoration project - travel back in time, even as you build up your modern day roamer. Dont throw away any teak! Too valuable.
    Now, what I'm confused about is the length - they only made a 32' from 1962-64.
    http://www.geocities.com/alloyed2sea/Riviera_Express_32.html
    IN 1959, they made a 31':
    http://www.geocities.com/alloyed2sea/Riviera_31.html
    Which one does she look like to you?
    We would, of course, love to see any digital photos you might have.
    Also, what kinda motors does she have?
    Finally, can you find a hull# for her: For a r a '59 Riv 31' she be ROX-31-111
    For a '62 Riv 32' she be RXB-32-111 - look familiar?
    IN any case, keep up the great work and let us know how the restoration is going.
    Cheers!
    Eric
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  10. RSheaffer

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    Believe me, Eric, I save those speeds for "serious situations."

    I tried to post my info on the old site ... thought I did it right, but it never "stuck."

    Dixie Dew. HIN: RAP-48-2506R

    If I can figure it out, I'll post a photograph.
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    STEELING HOME

    Here are some pictures of my 48' STEEL ... Pilot house, Salon. She is a 1965 Hull #480109R

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  12. ROAMERJOHN69

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    THE PATRICIA JAY HERE... LOVE YOUR BOAT, WHERE IS SHE MOORED?
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    thank you. She is in Sebastian florida.
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    Very nice. Wow! I have Roamer envy.
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    I think I've finally figured out how to post a photograph.

    1967 Roamer Riviera - 48' Aluminum.

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    Here's ours.

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  17. alloyed2sea

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    Timeless

    Both Roamers really looking great.
    It always (but shouldn't) amaze me how well those lines are holding up - 30+ years later.
    Great work fellas! ;)
  18. Orestes

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    Orestes

    I am alredy 1/2 there
    31' Royal 1959

    http://www.geocities.com/alloyed2sea/Regal_31.html


  19. alloyed2sea

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    Rare One Indeed

    That's your boat!
    Wow, now thatz truly a rare breed.
    Did you narrow down the hull#?
    How's the resto going??
    Both hands full here (still, after 4 yrs).
    Still, nothing I like more than being on the boat.
    We launch May 12th!
    Cheers,
    Eric
  20. Orestes

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    RESTO GOES WELL
    ALL WINDOW FRAMES OUT. NEW MAHOGANY
    WHAT HEAD SHOULD I UPGRADE TO? ELECTRIC INCINERATPOR OR TRADITIONAL TANK ETC?
    NEVER TOUCHED THE HULL. I WILL PAINT OVER NO RUST
    SHOULD I UPGREAE THE OLR 187'S TO 250's? not sure
    A
    :)