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61seaskiff42
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Re comisioning the 1969 roamer

Post by 61seaskiff42 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:59 am

I know it is the dead of winter but I was thinking about getting the roamer going in the spring . The gas tanks are emptied , the engines have been pickled when it was put up for storage so that part shouldn't be an issue . What I am worried about is the boat has not seen water in 8 years . I planned on doing a full tune up , gas filters , oil changes , convert to electronic ignition If it has not already been done . The boat has been covered and inside for the duration . I am wondering what else I should prior to start up of the engines and gen set. Any advice would be appretiated

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Re: Re comisioning the 1969 roamer

Post by Doug P » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:02 pm

If the hull was stored with water in the bilge.....you have rust problems, have a welding specialist check it.

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Re: Re comisioning the 1969 roamer

Post by tkhersom » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:04 am

There are some good threads out there on bringing boats back to life.

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... =13&t=8272

The zinc taken out of the oil is a relatively new thing.

http://www.chris-craft.org/discussion/v ... f=6&t=8420

Good luck!

PS: Do anything Doug P suggests you do.
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Re: Re comisioning the 1969 roamer

Post by Doug P » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:44 pm

"anything", boy-That's wide open :D

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