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Rendezvous Registration is Now Open!

Click the poster above to go to the Rendezvous site and read all about it! At any time leading up to the Rendezvous you can reach the Rendezvous via the top navigation menu on the CCCC site. 

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The Commander Club Turns 15, Commanders Turn 50

Fifteen years ago a handful of Commander owners found each other on the net and started an e-mail list to share ideas. Others quickly joined and the idea of forming  virtual boat club took shape. Today, the Chris Craft Commander Club is bigger, better and healthier than ever before with 1300 members from all parts of the globe.

As we pass this important milestone it seems right to highlight the people who made it all possible, the guys and gals who spent tons of time on the club, as founders, as contributors, event organizers and committee members. Take your time to review who these Commander "nuts" are and what they have done for our club in our Hall of Fame section.

This year it is also 50 years since the first fiberglass Commander, the 38' was introduced at the New York Boat Show.

Among the celebrations this year will be the biggest Commander Club Rendezvous ever and prestigious anniversary photo book. Stay tuned for more!

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It was the most beautiful boat we've...

Please meet Ted and Lana Schnitz in this year's first Members in the Spotlight article. Read their story as portrayed by CCCC archivist Char Pike.
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New Commander Club Dock Shop

Following the launch of the new main website last February we are happy to announce the launch of the re-vamped Commander Club Dock Shop. Sleeker, easy to navigate and lots of new stuff, like special Captain and First Mate shirts, drinkware and more. Check it out now!

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forward cabin window seal 1 Reply

A good friend has a 1969 31 express and he had leaking front cabin windows. He has pulled the windows and now called to ask if I know what the original seal was, I don't can anyone help?Continue

Started by Bob & Kerri Saunders. Last reply by Brian Barton 2 hours ago.

Seacocks 1 Reply

Here are two interesting items from Boat USWhat's Below Your Waterline?Seacocks fall into the 'out of sight, out of mind' category for many boat owners ... until they are needed.By Steve D'AntonioPublished: April 2014…Continue

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Started by Charlene Pike. Last reply by Brian Barton 25 minutes ago.

Soft top '68 27' Commander - Build

As much as I hate to say it, I am looking to build a soft top for the Commander. The current hard top core rotted  last season and I have since removed it. In an attempt to make it a bit more modern, and to open it up a bit (express-style) I was…Continue

Started by Dave Levandowski 18 hours ago.

Advice needed on purchase of a 42 Commander with updated Mercruiser Horizon MPI w/ 380 hP 2 Replies

All, we been a long time fan of CCC's but never owned one. Now I'm strongly considering the purchase of a CCC 42.  In 2002, the original engines (427) engines were updated to GM 454's w/ MPI (Merc Horizon -380 HP)  I have a lot of questions and it's…Continue

Started by Mark & Mary Jane de Waal. Last reply by Mark & Mary Jane de Waal 17 hours ago.

Bilge Pump Pick-up (DIY) 5 Replies

I know this is a big issue for boaters, but had an idea and was wondering if you all thought this might work...My aft bilge pump is a diaphragm style (an older Jabsco).  Works great, but it's the other end I'm worried about.  When I got the boat, it…Continue

Started by Matt Cowles. Last reply by Brian Barton 1 hour ago.

Alternator spark arrestor? 5 Replies

Hello all,I have a 31’ Chris Craft Commander with a pair of 1987 Crusader 270s.  The alternator on the starboard engine was bad so I took it to a friend who works on alternators and he asked why it didn’t have some sort of screen to act as a spark…Continue

Started by Steve Pavlidis. Last reply by Steve Pavlidis yesterday.

Data Card Question 7 Replies

Good Morning Commanders,I received my packet yesterday from the Mariners Museum, and was looking over the data card.  Our Commander is a '67 , FBA-42-0018-H, shipped from Holland May 23, 1967.  One section says "Folding Top - Make", and on my sheet…Continue

Started by Kevin Mueller. Last reply by Kevin Mueller 33 minutes ago.

48 foot Chris Craft Roamer????

Anybody know of the whereabouts of a 48' Chris Craft Roamer that was docked at Holiday Harbor(Celeron, N.Y.) back in the mid 60's. It was owned by Herb Anderson and Charlie Cross had a special slip with a metal cover made for this special boat. Back…Continue

Started by kevin c. loyer on Tuesday.

Identify the following 1 Reply

As a followup question to the use of the aft deck switch, faucet and hose connection.If the hose feeding the p[ump comes from a through the hull connection...... I must assume that the water being pumped in was for washing the deck and must have…Continue

Started by Roy Diggle. Last reply by Sam Carter on Tuesday.

Repowered 35 for Sale (not mine - HA!)

Hey all, just came across this on CraigsList this morning and figured I'd post it here if anyone's looking for a reasonably repriced 69 Express:…Continue

Started by Matt Cowles on Tuesday.

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