Chris Orphal
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  • Sugar Grove, IL
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Chris Orphal's Discussions

42 Headliner Replacement - Details
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Hello All,As promised, here are the details (and pictures) on my headliner project on my 1967 42 Commander.  First, two pictures of what the headliner in the salon looked like when we purchased the…Continue

Tags: lighting, replace, 42, Headliner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Sep 13.

Ceiling Panels... Ventilation Thoughts
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Hello All...I'm looking for some thoughts on ventilation for the ceilings in my 1967 42 Commander...Because I want to have easier access to the ceiling (for wiring, or whatever in the future), I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by von Hofsten Alarik Sep 10.

42 Commander Companion Door Opening Width?
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Quick question for those with 42's... What is the size of the opening of the companion door?  I know it's more than the entry from the aft deck, but need to verify for a new fridge purchase...Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller Jul 20.

42 Aft Cabin windows...
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Hello All,As if the engine weren't enough to deal with this year...When I dismantled the interior of the boat, I left just enough wood in place in the aft cabin to hold the windows in place... About…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Byron Smith Jul 15.

 

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Which Commander model do you presently own?
19' Commander
Boat Year
1967
Boat Name
"What If..."
Hull Number
0023H
Engines
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
Sabula, IA
City
Keokuk
State
Iowa
Phone Number
319.795.0154
Spouse's full name
Julie Orphal

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At 10:08pm on January 24, 2018, Mark Riehm said…

HaHa,  yes Princeton. The guy is kind of a knucklehead. Looks like I'm ending up with a 41' Aluminum Roamer, too. Wasn't planning it but its working out that way. I'm up in your neck of the woods via river a couple of times a year. Where do you dock? 

At 8:17am on September 23, 2016, Mike Watson said…

Chris,

I hope things are well.  I did not see that either you or David Lorimer (Dolphin) made it to Dubuque this year.  Small turnout too.

I may have asked you this once before.  Too many beers ago.  We put 454/330 in our 35.  Do you recall what props you had on yours and the RPM/MPH you ran?  I am only getting around 3500.  I have 3 blades that came from a mid 80's CC360 which is a heavier boat with the same power.  If you recall what you had let me know.  Using the 42?

Mike

At 1:32pm on February 15, 2013, Trey Bull said…

You can use this picture Chris of my 1st mate.

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Club News

Styled In Fiberglass

For your reading pleasure, the latest issue of the Chris-Craft Commander Club's newsletter, Styled In Fiberglass, along with past issues, can you accessed through the link below.

Styled In Fiberglass Issues

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The 2018 Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous is in the books and it was a great time!!

City of Mentor, Ohio

The city of Mentor, Ohio and the Lawnfield Inn & Suites were wonderful hosts.  A special Thanks to Rob Kneen, the local member sponsor, and Char Pike for the hours of hard work put in organizing and coordinating an amazing weekend. 

The Rendezvous Photo Albums can be accessed through the links below, as well as, under Library, Photo Albums.  We will continue to add links to other albums as they become available. Also below, you will find links to a couple articles written for the local newspaper.

Photo Album 1                 Photo Album 2  

Photo Album 3

Articles:

Chris-Craft Commander Club Celebrates Anniversary in Mentor

Chris-Craft Commander connoisseurs congregate at Mentor Lagoons Marina

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