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Farewell Dick Morland

The Commander Club has truly lost one of the greatest that lived in our world of boating. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dick “Pappy” Morland this morning, December 7, 2019. One of the original founding members of the club, Dick will always be remembered for so many contributions to the club and its members worldwide.  Whether it was coming out to a member’s boat, in the dead of winter, to work on a project or on a Sunday morning early to save a weekend for his friends, Dick was always willing to assist with an issue, never taking any money.  Sometimes he was just simply on the other end of the phone line giving advice.  There was never a time he didn’t make himself available for his friends. You just cannot put enough words together to accurately describe the talent, knowledge, and ability this man had. Today? We know he’s in a better place, sipping that God Awful thing he called a Bombay Sapphire Martini, rolling his eyes at this post and saying “Get on with it”. That’s just Dick.
Thank you, Dick, for touching the lives of so many of us – We will miss you.

Plans are for a celebration of life at a later date to be scheduled. Cards may be sent to his wife and soulmate of 57 years Patty Morland, 1284 Pappas Ct., Elgin, IL 60123

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Dick's Contributions to the Chris-Craft Commander Club and it's members include, but are not limited to, the following:

> Commander Models Owned: 1969 38', 1970 47'

> Serving the Club in a Leadership position: 1999 - 2005, 2011-2015

> Positions Held : Archivist, Founding Member, Chief Commander

> A SuperDisc top 10 poster list member for 16 years and the top poster for 3 of those years.

> Hosted 2005 Michigan City, IN rendezvous.

> Recipient of the Hall of Fame Award in 2008 

> Creator of the Cap Modification Kit


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Save The Date!!

Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous

When:  July 24-26, 2020

Where:  Algonac, Michigan

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Registration Open Date: TBD


SuperDisc 15.0 and Resource Collection 5.0 Available Now!

SuperDisc 15.0 is an electronic encyclopedia of every aspect of Commander maintenance and repairs. The information on the disk is retrieved from the discussion forum and e-mail list, but organized in a way that makes information easy to find and use. SuperDisc is available on USB flash drive

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The SuperDisc 15.0 Complete Edition is for first time buyers of SuperDiscs.

The SuperDisc 15.0 Upgrade Edition is intended for those who wish to upgrade their SuperDisc 1.0 through 14.0. Each year we add over 1,000 posts. Don’t miss out.

Resource Collection 5.0 is great to own too!!!

The Resource Collection 5.0 contents include CC Catalogs and Brochures. CC Service Bulletins, CC Price Lists. Engine & Transmission Manuals. Dick Avery sketches and drawings, a folder for every Commander model, and all kinds of technical and interesting stuff. Over 193 folders and 2,697 Files. A true “Treasure Trove” for the Commander owner!

We thank you for supporting the club with your purchase of SuperDisc15.0 and/or Resource Collection 5.0. We hope you find it to be the value we feel it is, and trust you will enjoy the other benefits your payment will help provide. It’s your payment that helps to support the activities of this dues free organization that has grown from 12 members in 1999 to well over 4400 members in 2020.

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Fall Edition of Styled In Fiberglass Available here!

The Fall 2019 Edition of the Chris-Craft Commander Club's newsletter, Styled In Fiberglass, is now available for your reading pleasure.  Click here to download this and past issues.


2019 Annual Photo Contest Winners

Sixty-Eight photos were submitted for this year's contest.  They were absolutely amazing, making selecting a top 3 an extremely difficult task for your Executive Committee

Thank you to all that submitted a photo to the contest and even if your photo was not in the top 3, it could appear on a cover of Styled In Fiberglass, the club's newsletter due out in November, or the 2020 Wall Calendars, which are now available.

2019 Photo Contest Winners

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