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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 9 hours ago.

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 on Sunday.

Steering wheel wheel removal?
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Hello all... as I have some time on my hands for the engine fun, I’m going to take the helm station off of our boat and refurb it a bit - I’ve taken the wood center cap off, removed the jam nut...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike H May 19.

Port Side 427 - The Longer Story - Pictures Too!
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So, I posted yesterday about my 427 woes, and I know that Tim Toth and some others out there might be starving for some additional information...'s the longer story of the engines in our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike H May 11.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
42' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
To Be Determined
Hull Number
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
Sabula, IA
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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…


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?


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

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

At 3:53pm on February 4, 2013,
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