James Munsey
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wanted ...431 exhaust elbows
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   I have a 1965 express with 431 engines. FXA 382012R. Need exhaust manifold ell's. The last cast iron part from the riser to the exhaust hose. Does anyone have a set? Mine are called (adjustable)…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlene Pike Apr 19, 2016.

1965 431 cooling - hoses
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  Here is a tech question for anyone who can help. I am in the process of changing out my impellers on the Sherwood pumps on my engines. The hoses are old and dry. The layout is twin 1/2" x 6"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Munsey Apr 19, 2016.

Glass tracks and various hardware
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   I am a new owner, bought last year, of a '65 38' express. Very good condition where the PO renovated the interior to original condition. Just a few loose ends to clean up. One being the glass…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Munsey Mar 28, 2016.

Lazerette hatch 38 Express 1965

    Hi, I am looking for a set of lazerette hatches for my 1965 38' express commander. I know its a long shot, but mine are in rough shape. Is there a possibility of other models using the same set…Continue

Started Dec 3, 2015


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
38' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
Hull Number
FXA 38 2012R
Chris Craft 431
Home Port
Presque Isle Bay, Erie PA
Gilmanton IW
New Hampshire
Phone Number
603 364-1006
Spouse's full name

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At 1:59pm on August 25, 2015, Jim Frens said…

Yes, we had a wood Owens Sea Skiff 22' in the Presque Isle marina. Lots of water skiing time...  

I've been in NH much longer than I was in Erie. I miss the fresh water (and no rocks) but not the lake effect snow!

At 9:41am on August 25, 2015, Jim Frens said…

Another Erie boy residing in NH? 

I lived in Erie 1969-1975, now in Merrimack NH. We keep our 27 Commander in the Merrimack river at Amesbury, MA. 



Club News

Photo Contest Winners

This year's CCCC Photo Contest saw a record number of participating photos. The winners of the of the top three positions are:

  1. James Frens with the photo of his 27 Commander, displayed to the left.
  2. Kevin R Mueller with a photo of his 42 Commander
  3. Greg Kay with a photo of his  42 Tournament fisherman.

Here is a slideshow featuring the top 10 photos.


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