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My Solace!
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This is for the CC Lovers that learn not to give up!  It is worth it!The Story about SolaceIt has been 5 years since I have owned Solace.  A 38, 1971 Chris Craft Commander Sedan.  We went to OK to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Cowles Mar 16, 2017.

427 Distributor
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Where can I buy a distributor for my Ford 427 cu. in counter rotating engine?1971 model year. It has a Mallory tach drive flat cap distributor with an ignition module.  Summer is coming and I want to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lewis Perrault Feb 9, 2014.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
38' Sedan
Boat Year
Boat Name
Hull Number
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
Lake Travis

My Solace!

The Story about Solace

It has been 5 years since I have owned Solace.  A 38, 1971 Chris Craft Commander Sedan.  We went to OK to see her for a sea trail.  It was very cold and she had some distributor issues yet I fell in love with her.

I was 12 years old when I first saw this model.  She was different and I liked it.  The Commanders like her weren’t designed like that.  I was fishing off the dock in Port Aransas, TX.  I liked her extended cabin yet kept the same design.  Never thought I would own one. 

I bought the one in OK.  Shipped her to Lake Travis, TX to Erikinson Marine.  That day she arrived, the owner of that marine told his staff not to touch her.  She was a Pandora’s box.  That was one of the happiest days and disappointing.  I give thanks to God for Terry Cox, the manager of their service department.  He talked to the owner and we moved forward.  He is now at Crosswater Yacht Club in Austin.

Terry arranged for a new gel coat on her, new head, and much more.  Since then we have put veneer in the cabin to cover the Formica.  Put new carburetors on her and rewired much of her.  You have no idea what else we have done!  We have re-pitched the props.  Many new filters to include fuel water separators, fuel primers, rebuilt starters, coils, generator water pumps, upper engines rebuilt and more. 

I had no idea that I would do what I have done when I bought her.  I do have to tell you when I get on her on a Friday, after a long week, I have my Solace.  The rest is gravy!

I am so thankful for Terry and his team. 427’s Fords are a different animal at this time.  You should hear how they sing!  


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