Louis M Schillinger
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Soft Deck repair replace
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Having soft fore deck repaired this winter. Because of the size and depth of the repair, considerable portions of the faux teak will be destroyed. Moisture readings traveling down the companionway as…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Wickersham Jan 7.

Cummins 370 Breather
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Recently purchased a 1974 47 Commander...had been sitting in water 10 years with little use.  Ran it up Mississippi to Mack City...with issues you might expect.  However all resolved at this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Louis M Schillinger Oct 12, 2017.

Tach Drive Cummins 370
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CAn anyone direct me to where I can find either a replacement or repair kit for the tach drive on the Port engine (Cummins 370) on a 1974 47.  Cable broke, these were not installed by Cummins but by…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald Zick Jul 24, 2017.

Benmar Autopilot
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Just bought my second 1971 Commander 42.  so pleased with her condition, I overlooked a significant missing piece--the binnacle or gyro compass attached to the auto pilot.  No idea why someone would…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Brock Sep 1, 2015.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
47' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
Indecision 3
Cummins VT8-370M
Home Port
Mackinaw City
Port Austin
Phone Number
248 613 8187
Spouse's full name
Have you ever owned any other Commanders?
19' Commander, 41' Flush Deck/Yacht, 42' Commander, 47' Commander

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At 9:55am on October 9, 2017, Mike Watson said…
Hopefully we can meet someplace if either of us make a trip North or South we took a brief trip to Frankfort in July but after the arduous 2,000 mile trip from Florida I was comfortable relaxing at the dock.I'm sure we
can exchange thoughts as well. Below is my email address and phone. 
I have a good friend who has a place in Hessel and a good number of woodies=
and classics.
Check this news letter out. We would have never made it under these As it was we were delayed in Joliet 10 hours and ended running 
he CalSag in the dark and crossing the lake starting at midnight.

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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