Kevin McKinnon
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replacement distributors for 454's brand? recommendations?
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Hello all, sorry my computer crashed so I have no access to my super disk so my question is this. I'd like to change the distributors on what I believe to be Mid- 80's 454's. They are Gen 4 motors…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin McKinnon May 7.

Looking for original BTU capacities on 41 flush deck
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Good afternoon all, I am looking for the original BTU capacity for the ac/heat units on a 1975, 41 Flushdeck Commander. I know they were split systems, I have looked at the evaporators and there are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Schmidt Jul 29, 2016.

1975 41' Flushdeck. Need a measurement for documentation
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Good afternoon all.I need a measurement for federally documenting my boat. The measurement I need is the depth from the bottom of the rub rail to the bottom of the hull, not including the keel as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin McKinnon Apr 30, 2016.


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At 6:44pm on March 1, 2018, Robin Cobb said…

Thanks Kevin,

Steering with two engines is smooth and precise.

The trick I use on single engine boats, and see the single diesel charter boats in our area use, is turn the wheel hard to port/starboard (depending on which way your turning) and blip the throttle causing the stern to scoot side ways, then into reverse to stop forward movement. Repeat as necessary. I've seen boats pretty much spin in place like with twin engine steering, though not as smoothly due to the stern scooting sideways thing. I anticipate it working a little less efficiently on one engine of a twin engine boat with two smaller rudders, versus a single larger rudder.

Fortunately I'm launching at an inland, protected from the wind and waves marina with the fuel dock straight forward our of the travel launching bay. I'll only have to deal with it at my home marina where I'll call ahead tip have the guys meet me at my finger dock to assist. Thanks again.


At 5:22pm on November 10, 2015, Paul Cavenaugh said…

Hi Kevin

I'm happy to answer any questions.  Feel free to contact me directly at


At 5:18pm on April 23, 2015,
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Lee H Dahlen

Absolutely!!  Call or text 704-287-3914

At 1:57pm on April 15, 2015, John K. Toedtman said…

great pictures and great pooch.  Ours likes the boat too.  John

At 10:14am on September 11, 2014, Kevin McKinnon said…

Tried three phone calls, no response so I sent an e-mail. I'll keep you posted.

At 6:47pm on September 10, 2014, steven young said…

Hi Kevin,

   Was wondering how you made out with earthnc.

At 7:56pm on September 8, 2014, steven young said…

Hi Kevin,

    Just checked their website, looks like they can answer all your questions much better then I, web is  hope this helps

At 7:50pm on September 8, 2014, steven young said…

Hi Kevin, Sorry for the delay, as far as I know it will work, I will look for some more info for you.


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  

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Chris-Craft Commander Club Celebrates Anniversary in Mentor

Chris-Craft Commander connoisseurs congregate at Mentor Lagoons Marina



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