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1960 roamer 35

Post by 61seaskiff42 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:57 pm

Hi I recently purchased a 1960 35 roamer cheap . I paid $2000.00 for it . Not that I need another boat but it is all original w/ 430 cid lincolns a rare engine to see still in a boat.I really like the 430/427 ford engines , alot of people repower and scrap them , I like the original engines in boats as much as possible . I got it for half the asking price . It needs paint and varnish plus some one painted the galley area white so I will have to strip it all down n revarnish it . I also purchased a 35 Corinthian w/ twin 327s that one is ready to go w/ a flying bridge .It also has the original engines in it . I will use the Corinthian for a charter boat on lake Ontario and the roamer for my personnel vessel!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D Classic boats are the way to go yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: 1960 roamer 35

Post by Doug P » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:19 pm

Ok, where on Lake Ontario can I charter your Corinthian?...Near the Trent Canal? I may be interested this coming summer. :?:

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Re: 1960 roamer 35

Post by jfrprops » Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:36 pm

Wow! You ARE a brave soul! Two big cruisers? Good for you. I guess you must also be YOUNG and energetic!

Carry on! John in Va.
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Re: 1960 roamer 35

Post by 61seaskiff42 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:38 pm

I am going to be on the American side by Oswego new York at the entrance to the NYS Canal -Oswego canal . I will be doing fishing charters as well as regular charters.Yes I am in my 40s my daughter is into old boats and my brother helps out too.

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Post by tkhersom » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:52 am

jfrprops wrote:Wow! You ARE a brave soul! Two big cruisers? Good for you. I guess you must also be YOUNG and energetic!

Carry on! John in Va.
John I have been following 61seaskiff42 for a bit now. If my count is right I think this makes about the 5th big cruiser. He is a real inspiration (or he will be headed to the funny farm and just does not know it yet).

Am I right? There is a '61 42' Sea Skiff with forward raked house. Very Cool Boat! Another Roamer maybe? About a 40' DCFB (maybe) that was in Long Island. Did that one make it up the Hudson this past summer?

In case you were looking there was a complete yard in Rhode Island featured in Bone Yard Boats last year that needed to get rid of about 20 or more cruisers.
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Re: 1960 roamer 35

Post by jfrprops » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:14 am

Troy and 61seakiff....

Yeah...in the back of my mind I seem to recall that when I put together that gathering at the Mariners Museum years ago a couple of guys arrived saying they were taking a big cruiser up the Hudson and on a long journey.....real heros of mine...

is that you 61seaskiff???

John in va
1980 Fairchild Scout 30
19?? custom Argentine Runabout 16'
1954 Whirlwind deluxe dual ckpt 16'
1921 Old Town Charles River 17' (founding Captain, James River Batteau Festival)

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Re: 1960 roamer 35

Post by 61seaskiff42 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:58 pm

I did resell a couple of boats I hope they are still going ? I try to save as many as I can cause they really mean a lot to me . I grew up in a marina full of wooden boats and some steel roamers It was aspecial place witch ment the world to me as I grew up to realize that these works of art are sadly fadeing from the land scape every day . How could you destroy something so lovingly crafted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :P :P :D :D :D :D Every year I would wait for launch day as the ice went my father was always the first in n last out every year at Trade a yacht marina in brewerton ny on the Oneida lake portion of the great erie canal .I owned my first woody a 1929 28 acf as a 17 yr in high school. I still see that boat every once in a while (I drop a tear of pride to know she is still enjoyed n love d by some one )I am currently the owner of 3 boats two woodies and 1 steel roamer I am hoping to resolve the problem w/ the 42 custom seaskiff marina in ohio we will see on that one. T he latest is a 1967 35 Corinthian ready to go n a 1960 roamer 35 w/ the original 430cid lincolns . I couldn't let either one have miss fortune . I work two jobs to pay storage and restoration costs 60 hrs a week . So many times people take out the original power from yhese boats I feel that kills the charm . I love old flat heads 430/427s /327s n so on the technology is there to save them . I have actually had parts made for old engines ( cnc machines rules) ANy ways I will quit rembeling BUT I DO LOVE AN OLD WOODEN boat N ALWAYS WILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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