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Top end rebuld of 427s?
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Wow, 35 Expresses coming out of the woodwork this fall season. The latest is a boat in Portland Maine, photos show a 1969 boat in decent original condition but the Ford 427s need rebuilding (seller…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee H Dahlen Nov 1.

Increasing shaft size
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Does anyone know what's involved in going to a slightly bigger shaft, say from 1-1/4" to 1-1/2" ?Obviously the stuffing box and hull opening need to be bigger, but how do you do that? Strut should be…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Al Edwards Oct 29.

35 Express for sale in NH
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This is NOT my boat, I have no association with it nor the owner nor the broker. Just posting it because this boat is well worth saving. The ad says 1969 but it is a 70 or 71. I have seen it in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller Oct 19.

Boat lifts

I am in the process of purchasing a condo in eastern North Carolina which will be either a part-time or full-time home, not sure yet. It comes with a deeded boat slip. If this is to be a part-time…Continue

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Which Commander model do you presently own?
27' Commander
Boat Year
1969
Boat Name
Liberty Ann
Hull Number
FXA 27 5069 N
Engines
Chris Craft 350Q
Home Port
Amesbury, Mass.
City
Merrimack
State
New Hampshire
Phone Number
603-321-4931
Spouse's full name
Heidi

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At 7:00am on November 4, 2018, Paul A Mathias said…

Did you look at the 35' in Maine?

At 4:44pm on October 31, 2018, Paul A Mathias said…

Jim,

Have you seen this 31?

https://easternshore.craigslist.org/boa/d/31ft-chris-craft-commander/6692485444.html

Looks nice except for the motor issue

At 3:21pm on October 31, 2018, Paul A Mathias said…

I looked at that in August.

I do not care for the white laminate or the newer style helm station.

At 3:05pm on October 31, 2018, Paul A Mathias said…

Not really but the boat appears to be in very good shape.  The mechanical work needed does not scare me.  1000 hours on 427's is nothing. 

At 2:55pm on October 31, 2018, Paul A Mathias said…

Did he tell you when the boat has to be out by?  I could not get an answer, that was my issue to have to coordinate trucking.

At 12:18pm on October 30, 2018, Kevin McKinnon said…

Jim if you had no breakers in your panel you would see that as you go down the right side or the left every other breaker is fed by the opposite side feed. In other words going down the right side the breakers are numbered even. 2,6,10,14,18, are fed off one hot lead and 4,8,12,16,20 are fed off the other hot lead. Your double pole breaker will be using 2 and 4, each with a different 110 volt source. A 200 amp 40 circuit service for your house is actually capable of providing 400 amps to your house. Next time your at home depot they have panels that are open and you can see this. That is the correct breaker though, the handle across the two poles keeps you from being able to turn off or trip just one.

At 8:04am on October 30, 2018, Kevin McKinnon said…

Jim,  you are correct in that the red/black are interchangable at the outlet as well as the panel. Just make sure you have a double pole breaker that trips both the black and the red together. I have seen people use two single pole breakers and get in a heap of trouble when only one leg trips. Each leg will then supply 110-120 volts giving you your 220-240 volt as required. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call after 11:00 am. I worked the overnight shift last night and need a couple of hours of sleep.    Kevin

At 4:41pm on August 9, 2018, Alan Ball said…

Hi Jim,

The boat is in Manchester by the Sea...I am having some steering and engine work done on her at Crocker's boatyard. I guess this weekend is not a good time to visit, sorry. Maybe next weekend?

al

At 4:12pm on July 14, 2018, Jen Orosan said…
Hi Jen, Jenna oroson here.
At 9:45am on July 9, 2018, Alan Ball said…

yes, we do all the time. Usually a nice cruise out the Mystic and along the city waterfront, sometimes to the outer harbor around the islands. We did this last Saturday after a cookout at the marina.

al

 
 
 

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2018 Photo Contest Winner

The 4th Annual Chris-Craft Commander Club Photo Contest had more than 50 entries and selecting the winners was not an easy task. 

First place: submitted by Pat Chaps

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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.

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Articles:

Chris-Craft Commander Club Celebrates Anniversary in Mentor

Chris-Craft Commander connoisseurs congregate at Mentor Lagoons Marina

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