The CCCC On-Line Resource Links Section

Tired of searching for that special part or service? Look no further! The CCCC keeps a list of suppliers who provide hard-to-find parts and services. Easy to find "Big Names"  like West Marine or Boat U.S. are not included in this list.

Remember: If you don't find what you need in these links, please ask (or share your knowledge with) the members at the Club's discussion forum. Easy; free registration required to post.

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Suppliers of Hard to Find Parts

Sales and Service - www.chrisparts.com

Formerly owned by ex-Chris-Craft employees (Jim Wick and Bob Bothum)  who love the boats and enthusiastically support the Commander Club's mission. New owner, club member John Scherzinger of Appleton, Wisconsin.  Flags, Hardware (stanchion bases and more), Nameplates, Portlights & Doors, Step Pads, Switches, Vents, Moldings, Rudders/Struts.  If you don't see it on the website, call and ask.

Marine Sales and Equipment - http://www.marine-sales.com/

Earl Stilson (Earl the Pearl) has new and used marine engines, parts, equipment for all kinds of Chris Craft boats.  The website does not do the place justice.  Rare and obsolete is their specialty.  Best to call or e-mail them.

Robert Henkel, Sales - http://www.chris-craft-parts.com/

We have a great collection of antique Chris-Craft marine engines, hardware, instruments and other old-boat items.We specialize in hard-to-find marine engines and parts, and often we can help you locate that particular exhaust elbow or running light or complete ENGINE to keep your antique wooden motorboat in top condition. We have served the old Chris-Craft community for over 30 years.

Yankee Girl Boatworks  -  http://www.chriscraftone.com

Chuck Grewe claims to have the world's largest selection of original antique and classic boat parts, gauges and marine engines. 

Harpur's Marine http://www.harpursmarine.com/Catalog.asp  

Suppliers of Chris-Craft parts with over 50 years of history.  Steve recommends for water pump rebuild.

Hundley Boat Company - http://www.hundleyboatcompany.com/index.html

Antique & Classic Chris Craft Boats & Boat Parts, Wooden Boat Building Restoration & Repair , Nameplates, Hardware , Instruments, Engines & Engine Parts , Scuppers & Other Parts.  In business since 1927.

Buck Algonquin Co., Inc. Marine Hardware - http://www.buckalgonquin.com

Deck Hardware, Drive Train Parts, Exhaust Fittings, Hose & Clamps, Plumbing & Fittings, Shafting & Accessories, Steering Hardware, Strainers, Thru Hulls, Valves, Miscellaneous Marine Hardware

Classic Boat Hardware - http://www.classicboathardware.com/

Specializing in deck hardware for classic wooden boats from 1900 to 1967,
including steering wheels, vents, gauges, windshields, props, bow lights, gas caps,
gas cap chains, chocks, cleats and used motor parts.  Joel Lemanski.

Classic Boat Connection http://www.classicboatconnection.com/

Carries a full line of restoration supplies. Includes Reed&Prince (Frearson) Silicon Bronze Screws, Chrome Screws, Statutory Bronze Screws, Frearson Drill Bits.  http://www.classicboatconnection.com/boat_supply_catalog.html

Marine Connection Liquidators - http://www.themarineconnection.net/

In business for over 25 years, The Marine Connection Liquidators has become The World’s largest supplier of new surplus marine supplies. With over 30,000 square feet indoors and 10 acres outdoors we have an enormous inventory of boat parts and boating supplies from top manufacturers.  From the everyday basics to those hard to find items, we carry it all! . Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be glad to help you find what you need. Recommended by Byron Smith

Obsolete Parts and Equipment   513-731-4134
Specializing in hard to find auto-indust – ag –marine parts
287 Blue Grass Lane  Cincinnati, OH 45237
DeNeal (Neal) Gottesman

Fine Wood Boats http://finewoodboats.com/  They do have some parts for some Commanders like the bow pole that fits into the light.

 Services

  • Glassic Boatworks - http://glassicboatworks.com/ Member and ex. Club Governor Lee Dahlen is specializing in Maintenance and Restoration of "Glassic" yachts.
  • Active Captain https://activecaptain.com/: By clicking on The Interactive Cruising Guidebook tab a user is taken to the heart of the ActiveCaptain website, the online cruising guidebook. Click this tab to access tens of thousands of marinas, anchorages, hazards, local knowledge information, as well as, tens of thousands of reviews from other boaters geographically on NOAA charts, satellite images, or street maps. Free registration. No other tool has the quantity or quality of information available to boaters. Recommended by Clint Cheveallier

Organizations

  • The Chris Craft Antique Boat Club (CCABC) - our wood-boat brethren who helped the CCCC get started - and continue to be very supportive.  http://www.chris-craft.org/ Don't miss the CCABC's excellent resource/links page: http://www.chris-craft.org/links.php
  • Mariner's Museum Library at Christopher Newport University in Newport News Virginia contains the largest collection of marine artifacts in the Western Hemisphere.  The Chris Craft Corporation entrusted the records for YOUR boat to "The Mariners". http://www.marinersmuseum.org/library/#chris-craft
  • The Antique and Classic Boat Society  http://www.acbs.org/
    Mission
    To bring people together with a common interest in historic, antique and classic boats, sharing fellowship, information, experience and exchange of ideas.
  • Chris Craft Stingers  http://www.chriscraftstingers.com/index.html
    This website was created specifically with the intention of documenting Chris-Craft Stingers built between 1982 - 1989, and includes the following pages: history, for sale, forums, newsletters, models, registry, parts, gallery, HIN decode

Articles and Videos

  •  United States Power Squadrons has launched its new Digital Media Library online and as a free mobile app.

    All digital media in the library is offered to the public at no charge. Users can sign up to be notified when new material is added to the library and to request information about particular boating topics.

    “USPS DML videos target today’s recreational boaters who can benefit from timely reminders of safe boating practices and skills,” said Marty Lafferty, USPS DML project manager. “Boat operators can bookmark DML videos of most value to them for playback on their tablets or smartphones just before engaging in boat maneuvers.”

    To access the material, visit uspsdml.org. You can also subscribe to the USPS DML YouTube channel and check out videos and behind the scenes content at the USPS DML Facebook page or follow USPS DML on Twitter.

     

Alphabetical Listing of Topics

Acrylic Sheeting - Marine

Air Conditioning

Aluminum Fuel Tanks

Anchor Light Lens

Binocular Repair

Johnson OpTec, Berkley MI, 248-541-0914  - recommended by Dennis Bosak

Only independent Binocular repair place between New York and Chicago.

Boat Naming Ceremonies

Here are some websites that have Boat renaming ceremony procedures:  

 Cabinet Door Keepers, holders, catches, buttons, etc

Carpet - snap in style - marine

 Carburetor parts

Carburetors - Carter

  • Total Performance, Clinton Twp. MI - 586-468-3673 ask for John or Dave  - recommended by Chris Benedict
  • Larry Isgro, Long Island NY , 516-783-1041 - recommended by Joe Marino
  • The Carburetor Doctor -  http://www.carbkitsource.com/
  • Carburetor Shop - http://www.thecarburetorshop.com/  - recommended by Dick Morland; Owner died in 2016, wife suggested  Diego and his number is 714-973-0555. Diego has been working on carbs for 20 years.
  •  Cliff Ruggles  740-397-2921  http://cliffshighperformance.com/   He is in Mt Vernon Ohio, and does use marine grade ethanol resistant gaskets and o rings . Tell him its a marine application , let him do his thing , and bolt it back on your intake and forget about it ! Tell him Tom Kossmann sent you !  He is my friend as well as my carburator guru !  lol

Carburetors - Rochester Quadrajets

Chrome deck hardware

Chrome Plating Companies

Crusader Engine Manuals - http://www.crusaderengines.com/Owners%20Info/manuals.html

Curtain Tracks and Hangers

 Cushions, covers and vinyl:  Online ordering and pricing:

Custom Decals, Labels & Nameplates:

Cutlass Bearings:

Distributors

Drawers

  • Plas-Tec - http://plasteccorp.com/ replace broken drawer slide pieces with the original parts for 35 Commander and maybe others.  They were the OEM supplier to Chris Craft from back in the era our Commanders were made . Recommended by Tim Toth.

Electrical Parts

  • Surplus Unlimited - http://www.surplusunlimited.com/  All types of boat parts, boating accessories, both new and surplus. We carry SeaStar, Teleflex-Morse steering and controls plus much more 

Engine Paint

 Engine Parts

Engine Rebuilders

  • CD's Engine Service, Hudsonville MI - 616.662.1553 - http://www.cdsengine.com   recommended by Matt Peterson
  • Knights Auto,  Commerce Township MI - 248-363-4157 recommended by Dave Lendzion
  • Michigan Motorz, Madison Heights MI - http://www.michiganmotorz.com/
  • Total Performance, Clinton Township (Mt. Clemens), MI. 810-560-3918. Or  (586) 468-3673 Ask for John Vameerish .  427 FE rebuilds if closed cooling. Recommended by Chris Benedict.

 Exhausts - replacement for boats:

Fabrics - Marine and supplies; all kinds on-line.  

Fasteners - marine and maintenance supplies

  • Jamestown Distributors - http://www.jamestowndistributors.com : Jamestown Distributors is an industry leader in marine and building supplies. . In our 40,000 square foot warehouse we've got everything you need to maintain, restore and even build your own craft. The most important thing you'll find, however, is our team of boat lovers who really know their stuff.  A big library of how-to documents and online tutorials.
  • McMaster - Carr - http://www.mcmaster.com/ :  Fasteners, piping, sealing, valves over 510,000 products

Flooring, Marine  and vinyl products

Fresh water tanks:

Fuel Tanks 

Fuel Pumps

  • For 350 Q - Van Ness Engineering  Ridgewood, NJ. 201-445-8685  recommended by Matt Taylor 
  •  Then and Now Automotive  781-335-1579  http://then-now-auto.com/ Rebuild kits, will rebuild yours  recommended by several Commander owners

Fuses

  • TESSCO Technologies Incorporated   call them and talk to Carrie.. Call (800) 472-7373 BE SURE TO TELL THEM YOUR FROM THE CCCC! An
    get the discount!! 

Bussman AGU series glass fuses that we have on our boats.. these are the AGU 13/32" X 1 1/2" size or about 3/8" x 1 1/2" 

Gaskets

  • StopWater Gasket http://stopwatergasket.com/    replacement rubber gaskets that fit the Chris-Craft 20 inch square hatches common to the Commanders. Owned by club member Jim Ferriss 

Gauges - Marine - restorers - Chris Craft and other:

Generators

 Hardware - stainless steel, custom made vents and other parts

  • Jim Mathis  Marine Reproductions, Algonac MI, 810-794-7231, 810-794-4318

Heads/Toilets

Heat Exchangers and Oil Coolers

Helm Seats

Garelick -  http://www.garelick.com/product.php?pnumber=40116

Garelick seat hardware http://www.garelick.com/Side-Mount-Helmsmen-Seat-Hardware  Model 75055

 Model Numbers for seats

40116, 40128

•New Sewn Cushions Offer Contemporary Styling
•Available in Your Choice of Four Widths
•Mounts to Box or Side Coaming
•Included Hardware Allows Seat to Fold Up for Access Below Deck 

Knobs and dials:

Machine Shops

  • Feilhauers Machine Shop Inc  http://www.feilhauers.com/Home.html  

    421 Industrial Dr., Harrison, Ohio 45030, Office: (513) 202-0545                         e-mail to: sales@feilhauers.com  Glenn is a Commander owner and member of the club

Mahogany Veneer 

Manifolds and Risers

Marine Lumber

Marine Transport Companies

  • Lemmonds Marine Transport.  Tega Cay, SC - 803- 548- 7387  recommended by Lee Dahlen
  • Michigan Boat Cartage - Erv Unger, 586- 773-1000 recommended by Bob Koss
  • National Yacht Transport - Debbie and Dwight Riggleman 715-594-3040, 651-338-7447 recommended by Kyle Kragenbring
  • American Marine Transport, Mike Petix, 586-615-3251 recommended by John Kloka
  • Hurricane Marine Transit     http://www.hurricanemtinc.com/  recommended by Lon Lehman
  • S and K Yachts  in Oklahoma 918.527.9595 ask for Bob recommended by Brian Yansen
  •  Sea Wise Hauling Bay City, MI  989-903- 5911 https://www.seawisehauling.com
  •  Cove Point Marine Service, Deal MD;800-742-1301 or  410-867-6290 recommended by Dave DiSesa  or  contact Denise 410-474-9783 1boathauler@comcast.net recommended by Lee Dahlen and Jeff Pacy
  • Sterling Marine, Frank (856) 689 2385. He has a hydraulic trailer for ease of move and topnotch equipment. Recommended by Jim Kenyon
  • Jim  Mitchell - MEI Transport in Milwaukee, WI (262) 895-6674   http://www.uship.com/profile/meiyacht/  recommended by Dale Baker

Metal Fabricators

Noise and vibration control for boats:

Old-fashioned marine/chandlery equipment and supplies

Propellers

  • Henry H. Smith & Company http://www.henrysmith.com/  Carries many brands of propellers - -Dymex Propellers, Michigan Wheel Pleasure Propellers, Hy-Torq Propellers, Commercial Propellers, Ski Boat Propellers
  • US Propeller Service. Troutman NC.  704-528-9515 - recommended by Lee Dahlen.

Range/Stove - Princess, Kenyon

Your Princess electric range is now made by SEAWARD Products by Whale.  Their website is :   http://www.whalepumps.com/marine/  Seaward by Whale has been manufacturing quality marine appliances for over 30 years. They still service original ranges and cooktops through Sure Marine based in Seattle.  Seaward also bought out Kenyon.

Sure Marine Service Center - http://suremarine.com/  (800)562-7797

Rubber Trim Inserts

Service and Maintenance Facilities Locator - http://www.marinalife.com/services/service.cfm

  • Marinalife launched an online service and maintenance locator with detailed information on boatyards and repair yards.  Boaters can search by city, state, and facility name or use advanced search to filter by type of repair or specific services. 
    States included in their database:
    Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin

 Shaft Couplers

Shafts

Sherwood Pump Parts

SLICK STRIP 1/32 inch

 for 42 salon door, maybe door walls, maybe window tracks
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Slick_Strips   also try amazon.com

Sliding Glass Door

Small Vessel Reporting System - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

         https://svrs.cbp.dhs.gov/

        This web site works best with Internet Explorer. Other web browsers may not function correctly.  Scripting, cookies and TLS 1.0 must be enabled in your browser settings. 

Soundproofing

Spotlight/Searchlight Repair

Spotlight bulbs

Stainless Hardware 

  • Jim Mathis Marine Reproductions Custom Made Stainless Hardware.  In Algonac, MI; He can be reached at  810-794-7231, 810-794-4318

Strataglass and std clear vinyl resources:

Surveyors

  • American Marine Survey – Bill Novak Bonita Springs, Florida formerly of Harrison Twp. MI  586-463-2400 wnovak2400@comcast.net recommended by Char Pike
  • Matt Morman HarrisonTwp, MI   586-469-3898   recommended by Char Pike  http://www.mormanmarinesurveyors.com/
  • C. Harvey Thompson Ansonia, CT. 203- 735-5229 recommended by Bob Koss
  • Jim Dias, C.M.S. Accredited Marine Surveyors 800- 426- 2825 recommended by Peter Fox
  • Les Salliotte Wyandotte, MI  734- 283- 8618
  •  Denis Biel Macomb County, MI 586-219-7219 recommended by Mike H
  • Dennis A Parsons, SAMS, AMS.Port Austin  MI, 866-799-2628.. cell 2468-761-2636
  • Quality Marine Survey Co.  Harrison Twp. Ray Dezenszi, SAMS, AMS, 810-468-3324
  • Directory of Marine Surveyors with links to The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) and the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) are professional organizations that have instituted rigorous examination programs for their membership.

    http://www.boatus.com/insurance/survey.asp

Swim platforms and related equipment:

Tach cable replacement:

Transmissions:

           Alto Marine Catalog - Marine Friction Material and Transmission Parts.pdf  Borg Warner, Hurth, Paragon and more.

Trim Molding, metal

Drip edge molding trim with holes for draining: Kens Hardware in Gulfport, Mississippi.228-864-5545 or 228 863 8564 talk to Josh cell# 228-343-3053, $100.00 for a 12' piece.  Wholesaler Donovan Marine.  Perfect fit for 38 sedan with a bridge.  Recommended by Michael Smith in 2013

 Upholstery and vinyl - do it yourself:

Venturi Screen/Windscreen

  • Allied Plastics, Inc., 3203 South Ave.. Toledo, OH 43609, 419-389-1688.  Recommended by Mike Schrage.  He took in the old one as a template.
  • Stellar Plastics Fabricating. 14121 Gratiot. Detroit MI 48205
    (313)527-7337  Recommended by Patrick Arlington

Vinyl Lettering: Put a new or fresh name on your Commander.  Get ideas for custom lettering including hundreds of fonts. Online ordering and pricing:

Window Tracks

Window Track Inserts

  • Meccom Industrial Products Co. (Skip Bearance), 22797 Morelli Drive, 
    Clinton Twp., MI 48036 (586) 463-2828  Part: Plastic Insert for Cooper Standard Window Channel (P/N #75000120) Price: $0.75/ft  Recommended by Matt Cowles  

Window Spline Material Rubber

Window Weatherstripping

  •  Swisco Company - brush type stripping -

http://www.swisco.com/Gray-Wool-Pile-9_32-inch-x-11_32-inch/pd/Wool-Pile/58-105

  Windscreen/Venturi Screen

  • Allied Plastics, Inc., 3203 South Ave.. Toledo, OH 43609, 419-389-1688.  Recommended by Mike Schrage.  He took in the old one as a template.
  • Stellar Plastics Fabricating. 14121 Gratiot. Detroit MI 48205
    (313)527-7337  Recommended by Patrick Arlington

Windshield opener - electric

Windshield Wiper Parts Sources

Zincs Sources

Looking for your Next Commander?

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Marine-Related links for fun surfing!

          John’s nautical links list has  115 categories of all things nautical

  • The Chris Craft Antique Boat Club (CCABC) - our wood-boat brethren who helped the CCCC get started - and continue to be very supportive.  http://www.chris-craft.org/ 

          Don't miss the CCABC's excellent resource/links page: http://www.chris-craft.org/links.php

  • The Library at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News Virginia contains the largest collection of marine artifacts in the Western Hemisphere.  The Chris Craft Corporation entrusted the records for YOUR boat to "The Mariners".  http://www.mariner.org/library/chris-craft
  • MyBOATSGear.com:  http://www.myboatsgear.com/ 

     dedicated to supplying a "one-stop" location for impartial and reliable marine equipment reviews and "how-to" articles. With over 2800 articles currently posted, this free resource is designed to help any boater navigate the extensive array of marine products on the market. Includes technical articles, product reviews, used equipment, video

  Original Commander Brochures: 

http://www.boatbrochure.com/servlet/Categories?$catalog.Oem=Chris+Craft

 

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