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"I got a complete wiring blueprint for my '35 from the Chris Craft Mariners Museum. I…"

Bruce Harkness replied Sep 22 to Wiring diagram?

1 Sep 22
Reply by Bruce Harkness

"It sounds like it is missing as well, true? A possibility is a rocker arm bolt that…"

Bruce Harkness replied Sep 4 to Knocking/backfire??

11 Sep 24
Reply by Darin H

"It might be turtles as well. A different boat at a different marina then the one I h…"

Bruce Harkness replied Aug 25 to Carp Banging on the boat

8 on Thursday
Reply by Byron Schaeffer

"I got a full wire schematic for my '35 from the Chris Craft museum. A 16x32 inch blu…"

Bruce Harkness replied Aug 9 to 1967 38' Sedan Wiring Numbers?

4 Aug 9
Reply by Bruce Harkness

"I have never bothered to even consider this. Just turn the key and go, then unplug.…"

Bruce Harkness replied Jun 26 to Battery charger 1970 31ft commander

3 Jun 26
Reply by Bruce Harkness

"Sure sounds like worn starter bushings. Causes the armature to drag when hot. Common…"

Bruce Harkness replied Jun 26 to Engine Trouble

5 Jul 2
Reply by Dave Bernard


Bruce Harkness replied Jun 25 to Source for 427 distributor flat cap rotor

7 Jul 12
Reply by KEN LUKES

"I checked, just briefly, in adding a fuel injection system. It's fairly complicated…"

Bruce Harkness replied Jun 23 to replacing carb w Fuel Injection

2 Jun 24
Reply by Ronald Zick

"It sure looks like a Catalina 280/1. I had a single V8 engine boat. There’s one in t…"

Bruce Harkness replied Jun 20 to Years for Chris Craft Commander 27

13 Jul 9
Reply by Derek Stone

"Looks like a Jabsco"

Bruce Harkness replied Jun 10 to Head problem

3 Jun 11
Reply by Mark Steinmann


Club News

WANTED: National Chris-Craft Commander Club Rendezvous Hosts!!

A National Rendezvous is a gathering of club members and their beloved Commanders. It is a great place to see some beautiful boats, make new friends and catch-up with old friends. It is always interesting to see what is different on the same model boat and a great place to get ideas, tips & tricks.

If you would like to host a rendezvous, the Executive Committee will assist you with ideas, registration, and anything else you might need.  

If your marina, or a marina near you, could house additional boats for a weekend and if you have several Commanders in your area, we encourage you to consider hosting a rendezvous.

Please contact Char Pike, at, with your questions.

To see information on past rendezvous, Click Here


Help Wanted!!!

New Faces, New Perspectives - Executive Committee Openings to start in January 2020

Would you like to be more active in the Commander Club? Would you like to help chart our course? Are you willing to commit the time, energy and creativity needed to assist us in promoting and supporting our mission?

We are searching for new faces and new perspectives. Positions start in January 2020 for a two year term.

There are four positions available. Chief Commander, Treasurer, Public Relations Chair and Membership Chair.

Duties for each position are located in the bylaws

More details about each position here.

The Executive Committee (EC) convenes monthly via conference call. Meetings typically last 90 minutes or less. Most work done via e-mail. Each job has its own time commitment depending on club activities. Current EC members will mentor you.

Interested in any of these positions?

Please drop Char Pike an e-mail at


SuperDisc 14.0 and Resource Collection 4.0 Available Now!

SuperDisc 14.0 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 14.0 Complete Edition is for first time buyers of SuperDiscs.

The SuperDisc 14.0 Upgrade Edition is intended for those who wish to upgrade their SuperDisc 1.0 through 13.0. Each year we add over 1,000 posts. Don’t miss out.

Resource Collection 4.0 is great to own too!!!

The Resource Collection 4.0 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 187 folders and 2,563 Files. A true “Treasure Trove” for the Commander owner!

We thank you for supporting the club with your purchase of SuperDisc14.0 and/or Resource Collection 4.0. 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 4000 members in 2019.

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