John L. Spooner Jr.
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John L. Spooner Jr.'s Discussions

Air Horn Parts
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Trying to find replacement diaphram for Fiamm air horn.  Not sure if this was an original part to the boat but have a two trumpet A23 Fiamm.  Disassembled today and found horn full of debris with no…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Franklin Apr 28.

First Run Since Repower
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Today was the big day with the sea trial after the repower.  All went well and I was very impressed with all the work that has been done.  This TSF 30 should be around for many years to come.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike H Oct 12, 2017.

Refinishing Teak
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Have finally been making some progress on the woodwork.  As the boat has been indoors for the repower thought the teak could use some help.  After stripping the original and epoxy fills for the seams…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russell Moore Jun 2, 2017.

Running gear for commander 30 TSF
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I have many parts left over from repower, 11/4 shafts and stuffing boxes, sea strainers, two sets of props, original gauges, and the famous modular wiring that was used in these boats.   Maybe…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Cronovich Feb 4.


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Profile Information

Which Commander model do you presently own?
30 TF
Boat Year
Boat Name
Dirty Berty
Other Gasoline
Home Port
Bergen Point N.Y.
Huntington, N.Y.
New York
Phone Number
516 972-6853
Spouse's full name
Melanie Spooner

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At 11:19am on July 25, 2018, Russell Moore said…

Well,  where are we at with those pictures.  The bridge photo was a teaser but I think the world wants an updated Youtube Video! I know i want to see it and I want to see some performance numbers from those 383's

At 9:24pm on June 3, 2018, Russell Moore said…

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At 8:58pm on June 3, 2018, Russell Moore said…

John,  the helm looks beautiful.  I'm so impressed.  My boats running great.  My son and I ran down to Pt Roberts Washington yesterday to update our USA cruising permit last night.  We spent the night there then ran home this morning.  She ran flawless.  My son, Ryland now 12 was at the helm for about an hour. all the way in from the bay in the channel and to the marina... I only brought her into the dock.   Great day!   We also brought home 8 crab again... 3 day in a row!

At 11:23pm on May 13, 2018, Russell Moore said…

Hey John,  finally got out this afternoon to test.  Engine fires up no problem. Lots of tests and revs at the dock.  No issues.  Idled well, forward and reverse, no problem .  Got away from the dock no problems. 30 min run at several rpms.  Then as I'm almost back.  Stalled. I did find a small amount of fuel beside the carb. It may be running rich or it just flooded because I had just come off plane about 3000 rpm to idle.  

It's pretty frustrating because everything else is looking and running great.  I'm going to run it for about 2hrs on Tuesday or Wednesday.  See what happens. 

Hows your boat. Have you got it wet yet?

At 1:17am on April 18, 2017, Cary Boring said…
Hey John how is my favorite TSF coming, motors finished? I just finished flybridge on mine I'll post some pix tomorrow.

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


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


Chris-Craft Commander Club Celebrates Anniversary in Mentor

Chris-Craft Commander connoisseurs congregate at Mentor Lagoons Marina



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