1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Step 1 cont. Disassemble & Demolition

With the crane come and gone and all the big, heavy stuff out, we continued  tearing out everything that didn’t look like we’d use it in our final plan.

Getting the hatch and sofa out were big jobs, so the salon dismantling was pretty much done (for now)

Meanwhile, the missus was doing a terrific job demolishing the aft stateroom

Since we decided to completely redesign it, pretty much nothing back here was saved.

The more stuff that came out, the more obvious the hidden problems became

Note the vent hose that no longer reaches the floors. That was allowing rain to fall on the backside of the cabinetry, rotting it out. There were four of those hoses in the aft stateroom, and all were in the same condition.

The missus was really getting into this demolition thing

Every day she made great progress taking the aft stateroom down to the bare hull.

Three long weekends into the project and we were making serious headway…in the tear-down phase

Note the broken vent hose.

We did end up saving some of the larger pieces of 3/4″ marine plywood that weren’t water damaged

Maybe someday I can use them to make new engine room floors…

Next up: Aft Deck Enclosure Demolition — Enter the Chainsaw!

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2 comments on “1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Step 1 cont. Disassemble & Demolition

  1. 1969roamer46 says:

    Thanks…will do! They are a rare commodity, indeed!
    She has her limits, though. I’ve noticed, for example, that she’s nowhere to be found during the fiberglass and fairing stages…can’t imagine for the life of me why. 😉

  2. gratefultwo says:

    You have an amazing wife to be directly involved and hands on. My wife also worked with me every step- but they are a rare commodity from what we have seen….

    Tell your wife I think she is a rare wonder!

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