I finally found a 27` Commander sedan type which had been sitting for 35 years in a barn with 4 other Chris Craft types & the exterior & interior are like new. I figured that the mechanical systems would require major repair after that level of disuse but even after all the work I explained in the Commander Q&A forum I finally launched this July; but I should have removed the fuel tanks & either replaced or found some magic process to make sure the interiors were not going to plug up the fuel delivery system. How hard is it to pull those tanks? Is there a better way?
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.
Hi lee, I hope all is well with you and your family and that your having a great year. I was reading a post where you and some others were discussing paying property taxes on boats. I've never heard of this. Is it only a law for bigger boats than my 31? Or is it only for boats in states other than michigan? Or am I in some kind of violation that is going to catch up to me? Thanks for your reply. Ted.
The 2018 Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous is in the books and it was a great time!!
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.