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Battery charger & Power inverter system. Worth the $?
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I saw Chris's post about a charger recommendation and I need one too as mine is original circa 1974.What I am thinking though is to get a new smart charger but also a battery inverter, some sort of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by William (Bruno) Millonig Feb 18.

Original Deck Furnishings or close proximity for 45 FDMY
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Looking for some simple lounge/bench type seats for the deck of a 45 FDMY. I am curious what these originally came with and am looking for recommendations for replacement.The old 42 commanders had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Waite Feb 7.

Port Engine Warning Buzzer Inoperative 45' FD MY
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Hey guys I have had some small electrical issues which I seem to have sorted. I replaced the battery cable to the switch and from the switch to the starter solenoid and that seems to have fixed the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Waite Dec 16, 2016.

8D AGM battery questions
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What is a fair price for one of these 8D AGM batteries?What is a reasonable life expectation for one?Are the sealed AGM's worth the additional $$ over the standard lead acids?ThanksAlanContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Wickersham Dec 11, 2016.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
45' Commander Flush Deck
Boat Year
Detroit 8V71
Home Port
Knoxville TN

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At 8:41pm on September 24, 2016, Charlie Grant said…
My wife and I looked at C/L several weeks ago and her first comment was that there was a smell. The broker was like "what smell?". Any way I'm looking at a boat in Charlston
45' fd "Grand Rounds" someone said that you might have looked at it. Price is a little high but it has a remodeled interior and a little scruffy on the outside. Took it for a sea trial and found that approx 1500 rpm was about 9kts. Wide open was about 2100rpm and only 12kts.
Is this about the same as yours? I'm looking more towards the coast due to the cost of moving.

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