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Chris Orphal's Discussions

Battery Charger Recommendations
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Hello All,In addition to the water heater for the 42, I'm also going to be replacing my ancient battery charger.  I replaced the charger on my 35 a number of years ago with a Xantrex TrueCharge 20...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee H. Dahlen Feb 17.

Water Heater Suggestions?
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Hello All, In the final week or so of our season last year, my original 5 gallon water heater finally decided it had enough (after 49 years!).  I'm looking for a suitable replacement for our 42, and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller Feb 14.

Head Finished! - 1967 42 Commander
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Finally... an entire room has been finished.  The forward head...I started with a white room when we purchased our 1967 42 Commander  Every inch of the forward head was either wallpapered or…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Cavenaugh Jun 7, 2016.

Awesome Original Gelcoat - 1967 42
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For those of you that know, our 42 Commander has been undergoing a re-hab over the past number of years... Last year we had to take a year off, and there is still much to be done, but one thing I can…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Mueller May 23, 2016.


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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
Phone Number
Spouse's full name
Julie Orphal

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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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