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Gasoline Dipstick
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Hi everyone - I have a 1980 410 flushdeck. It has the queen bed aft. Under the bed are two gas tanks, each of which have "S" shaped fill tubes. I really don't trust the gas gauges and have always had…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Maclean Aug 11, 2017.

Water heater to engine plumbing
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Hi EveryoneI recently put in a fresh water heater that has a heat exchanger loop in it so that the water heater can use water from the engine instead of running the generator while underway. My…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Stavola Apr 19, 2017.

Overheat Alarms
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Hi everyone - I'm wondering what experience you've had with after-market alarms that are used to monitor engine heat. I'm seeing some that monitor water temp, engine temp, and some that monitor flow.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Morland Aug 16, 2016.

454 replacement
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I have to replace the starboard engine in my 1980 Commander (410). It has overheated and seized up. I'm looking at replacement long blocks to buy and swap out. Any experience out there with companies…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Schmidt Mar 12.


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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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