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Discussion in 'Chris Craft Roamer Yacht' started by alloyed2sea, Jan 28, 2005.

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  1. seagenieII

    seagenieII New Member

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    our '70 58'

    anyone have any idea on how to stop the leaks on my roamers port side windows??? please help

    neil & stacy

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  2. CaptainRoamer

    CaptainRoamer New Member

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    I hear that. Our portside head window leaks qute a bit. Would love some insight.
  3. seagenieII

    seagenieII New Member

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    leaky windows

    if you hear of any solutions....please pass them on

    neil
  4. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Chinese Water Torture

    What, factory seals not holding up?
    Well then, time for a full-diagnostic H2O seepage test.
    Thatz fancy lingo for getting someone with a hose (yes, running) to blast the suspect region (up & down - just like a hurricane) whilst you wait for the "results" inside.
    After finding out where/how/how much water gets through, you have several options.
    1. Fill suspect leaking areas with Boat/Life Caulk - nothing too strong. Let dry. then see how that workz (repeat water torture test).
    Not working? Ratz. Look/poke (with awl) around. Is the wood solid?
    Wood solid. Great!
    2. Rebed windows. Simple statement = lots of difficult work. Know any good boat "mechanics"? Amounts to removing all caulking etc, and somehow getting glass out. Will need bedding materials at this point. I'm not qualified to advise any further - have never accomplished this feat.
    Not solid? Double ratz.
    3. Rebuild window frames, then rebed.
    Leaking windows are a drag.
    Ask any Egg Harbor owner about his salon windows.
    Better yet - read this article:
    http://www.yachtsurvey.com/WindowRepair.htm
    David Pascoe is "da' man" - lots of other GREAT articles there as well.
    Cheers!
    Eric
    "Tin Tonic"
    PS - Thought of a new name yet?
  5. Orestes

    Orestes New Member

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    Orestes Roamer '59 / 31'

    Not sure why they are always the port side windows...I had the same problem and more, on the other side too....

    I simply gutted all windows of upper and lower salon, reframed them with hefty mahogany casings.

    Windshields are fixed. Side conrners are fixed, the rest of the side windows both in upper and lower salons were segmented with mahogany posts and open from the inside much like portholes.

    No more sliders. No more pouring caulking and bedding with hope of plugging holes.

    Sliders have caused more destruction to the wood that they are worth it. I had to strip down to the metal hull sides and replace all mahogany sides becasue the drip holes of the sliders were always plugged with dirt or staffed with slider material and the water was running inside the boat ($6,500 total + widnow panels cased-in steel)

    Orestes
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  6. Orestes

    Orestes New Member

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    Need some help here
    Does any body know a nice marina with experience to support my 31' Roamer in RI, MASS, NH or Southren ME for a long term contract?
    Orestes
  7. seagenieII

    seagenieII New Member

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    orestes

    new england boat works, in portsmouth rhode island is very familiar with aluminum and steel hull boats.
    they have built and refurbed many metal boats.
    they are a huge facility with swimming pools and full service.
    i picked up my boat from storage there when i bought her.
    they were very knowledgable and helpful.

    regards,
    neil and stacy
  8. alloyed2sea

    alloyed2sea Moderator

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    Needle in a haystack.

    Sounds like a very fine establishment fully deserving of all the money you care to spend there. :eek:
    But seriously, itz very (very) important to find a marina that truly understands metal-hulled yachts. I should probably be keeping a list....
  9. Capt Keller

    Capt Keller New Member

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    GEMINI

    Formerly known as SURVIVOR:

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  10. Capt Keller

    Capt Keller New Member

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    GEMINI (Continued)

    Getting to the guts of her.

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