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Comet Owners (Custom and Silver)

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Comet Owners (Custom and Silver)

Post by Travlinman1352 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:50 pm

Since I own one I thought I would start the topic. Please post here any and all Comet information (photos,etc.). Here is my project 1962 Custom Comet. At this point prayers are appreciated...


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My 1962 Custom Comet Project

Post by Travlinman1352 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:07 am

Just getting Started......


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Post by Al Benton » Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:15 pm

Great looking Roamer! These must have been the first Roamers with aluminum hulls. They are about the same weight as my '60, 27' wood Connie. The interior layout looks about the same as well. Have fun and be safe!

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Aluminum Hull Roamers

Post by Travlinman1352 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:26 pm

Al,
You are correct sir. The Custom Comet was the first Aluminum Hull produced by the Chris Craft Roamer Division. This was Shortly after the acquisition of the Roamer Boat Co. by Chris Craft. I did not know until I had already made the purchase but this is hull number two. I do not know if hull number one is still in existence. You can imagine my surprise and elation after discovering I had purchased the second Custom Comet to be produced. Thanks for the reply, AM.
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PIctures of Various Comets (Custom and Silver)

Post by Travlinman1352 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:34 am

Various Comets I have found on the internet:
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Still Gutting My Project

Post by Travlinman1352 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:43 am

Still working on gutting my comet interior. Progress is slow but steady.

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How far are you taking her down?

Post by bearacuda » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:39 am

How far are you taking her down? Are you bringing her back to factory or making some changes?

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Future Plans

Post by Travlinman1352 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:44 pm

I'm taking her all the way down and putting her back original for the most part. I will make some changes along the way but the over all appearance in and out will be original. Well, someday!
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comet

Post by kenmarx » Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:17 pm

working ,,when i get parts on a silver comet 1963, will get pitures ..good looking at your..need the rear stands for rail.. and would like to see picture of ball and sping that holes rear pole in it holder.

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Post by Doug P » Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:00 pm

Ken.
You may want to follow this thread....not too much info, but may help.
Doug

http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/chri ... -28-a.html

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Post by kenmarx » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:10 am

thanks was looking at it. my hatch covers do have aluminum sides. two covers per motor.. they are making new, told them to save old one for s/n .

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Re: Comet Owners (Custom and Silver)

Post by kenmarx » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:01 pm

looking for set of prop for 28 ft comet ..have 14x11 now. hit 4500rpm without 4 barrels kick on ,,two 350 chevy ..what size too use Kenny

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Re: Comet Owners (Custom and Silver)

Post by Doug P » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:17 pm

Ken,
I have the factory service bulletins for all the Roamer props. What year and HP,- as they give me specs on HP and shaft size only.

For instance:
(length and Type) 28' Express
(power)2-185 CC V8
(Gear Ratio)1.5:1
(Adv. Speed) 33
(Shaft) 1 1/4
(Prop Size) 16x16

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Re: Comet Owners (Custom and Silver)

Post by kenmarx » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:04 pm

i have 1 inch shafts, there was 283 in here before, do you have any prop for sale, and can i get copy of spec? Kenny 1963 Roamer Silver Comet, I was thinking that it is a 1 to 1 on drive..

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Re: Comet Owners (Custom and Silver)

Post by 737flynfish » Wed May 28, 2014 8:44 am

1962 Chris-Craft Roamer Silver Comet Hull ID RXB-27-0112R
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