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Lee H. Dahlen
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  • Denver, NC
  • United States

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Lee H. Dahlen's Discussions

Walter Couplers NEW. Discounted

I have 2 BRAND NEW Walter clamp on Shaft couplers. #5B 1.5"These will fit a paragon Gear with a 4 bolt pattern and a 1.5" Shaft size.They have never been installed and are in perfect condition.…Continue

Started Jan 8

I need some quick fuel tank math Please!!
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For you math gurus. My project Boat in Charleston has the original shape fuel tanks except instead of galvanized steel they are now aluminum. (160 gals each) Can anyone tell me closely what the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Byron Smith Dec 14, 2017.

38 Commander Sighting (BoatUS Magazine)

So who got their 15 minutes of fame? I cant see the hailing port on the sailboat even zooming in. But That's Definitely a 64-72 38 Express next to her.Anyone Claim Her? Congrats!…Continue

Started Oct 8, 2017

Very Sad Club News..
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It is not the fun part of my job as Chief Commander, But with a very heavy heart, I ask you to keep our own Char Pike in your prayers.Her husband Dave has crossed the bar very suddenly and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ely Marrero May 31, 2017.


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19' Commander
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Mercruiser Small Block Repower
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Lake Norman, NC
North Carolina
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At 1:08pm on December 31, 2016, Kevin Martin said…

Sorry, I just saw your comment. Thanks! its a work in progress but we love her. Next time your down at the marina stop down and say hello.

At 8:36am on November 21, 2016, Steven Kuhlmann said…

Lee, I just watched your talk on electrical. My 37' Roamer is about to be relaunched after a 16 month re-paint in Awlcraft. The flybridge was removed and all of its components disassembled. The painter managed to over spray much of the wiring. Also when the hardtop was painted all of the wires were bundled together. The idiot never de-energized the boat. I happened to come back from lunch a few months ago to find the bundle smoldering. Apparently a sound system wire was grounding out and it caused a meltdown of 4-5 wires. All of the gauges were restored. I have little skill in wiring and I need to find someone to reassemble the bridge components and all of the wiring. Do you have any suggestions? My main goal right now is to get the boat back into the safety and protection of its covered slip on Lake Allatoona, GA. Transport should occur in 2 weeks. Thanks. 

PS you and I spoke once about the "oil in coolant issue". It was resolved by changing out the head gasket.

At 1:11pm on August 29, 2016, Russell Moore said…

"I recently purchased a '76 CC30TF and am trying to sort out some of the previous owners "good ideas". could I ask you some questions by Messenger?"

At 3:22pm on August 19, 2016, Nathan Lyon said…

Thanks for the welcome Lee.  

I hope to see you all in the Chesapeake soon.  I'm looking at a 1969 Commander 38' currently located in Baltimore that I want to move to DC and fix up.  I'm glad to see there is an active community.  

At 10:07pm on August 5, 2016, Lyn Orphal said…
Thanks Lee! All help appreciated! Lyn
At 3:15pm on July 19, 2016, JW Holcomb said…


Been awhile but I remember you fondly. As you know I do not write often as advice I might need, well lets say I have enjoyed the best for virtually all my years from Dick..  

As I write we are in Ludington as part of a week long trip.  Our Commander is the last in the water here in Mecca but still going strong.

Congrats on your new post I know you will do a fine job.  

Stay well, JW

At 4:17pm on December 31, 2015,
John Heenan


Great Spotlight untold story in the Commander Club website.

I am a lucky guy to have you as my go to guy for my Connie,

Happy New Year to you and your family!

John and Christine Heenan

At 12:27am on May 2, 2015, Kevin McKinnon said…

Thanks again for your help today.

Have a great time this weekend, wish I were joining everyone.

At 11:37am on January 1, 2015, Mario Puglise said…

my eamil is


At 11:37am on January 1, 2015, Mario Puglise said…

Happy New Year Lee

Is it proper to pick your expertise? 1968 42' Commander "LadyLu"Keans Marina Detroit

Port shaft is out of round and getsworse at higher rpms. Prop is fine, can it be the bearings on the struts?

Mario Puglise


Club News

New Executive Committee

The results of the executive committee election are now in. As from January 1, 2108 the executive committee will have the following members:

  • Chief Commander - Lee Dahlen
  • Treasurer  John Rose, New!
  • Web Master - Pam Sorensen, New!
  • Archivist - Charlene Pike
  • Membership Chair - Matt Cowles
  • PR-Chair --- John Heenan, New!

Read about our new executive committee here. 


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.


New Issue Available

The Fall 2017 issue of the Commander Club's newsletter, Styled In Fiberglass, is now available for download.  

Click here to download your copy.


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