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"I can't speak to Lake Erie chop (although I used to boat on Lake Erie in a 22' Owens…"

Jim Frens replied 11 hours ago to Years for Chris Craft Commander 27

12 11 hours ago
Reply by Jim Frens

"There's a 35 Express for sale in NH with 427s, asking $23,995 and can't get it. Dece…"

Jim Frens replied Jun 8 to 1968 35' Commander

6 Jun 8
Reply by Jim Frens

"2 wires, probably a speaker. One wire, could be an antenna. But that does not look l…"

Jim Frens replied May 19 to Photo question - what is this?

11 May 20
Reply by chris

"Also check that the spark arrestors (on top of the carbs) are breathing properly. An…"

Jim Frens replied May 19 to Engine trouble - 350's

23 Jun 13
Reply by Daniel

"Every water cooled motor should have a thermostat. It keeps the motor at the optimum…"

Jim Frens replied May 5 to 327q closed cooling

12 May 10
Reply by Tom Oconnor

"I probably spent 15-20 hours sanding my 27, first with orbital sander, then with 3 i…"

Jim Frens replied Apr 16 to Removing Bottom Paint - Any tips?

13 Apr 23
Reply by Malcolm Hodgskiss

"We just had a thread on this topic. Suggestions were: scraping (try it and see), san…"

Jim Frens replied Apr 15 to Removing Bottom Paint - Any tips?

13 Apr 23
Reply by Malcolm Hodgskiss

"The second icon in the reply window, just above where I am writing this, is the Imag…"

Jim Frens replied Apr 11 to 1972 Chris Craft 35' with twin 427's (625 original hrs)

3 Apr 12
Reply by James E Romer

"Moving the gas tanks up to replace the weight is fine when they're full, but what ab…"

Jim Frens replied Apr 11 to repowering 1973 31' Commander twin outboard 225hp Hondas

13 Apr 23
Reply by Malcolm Hodgskiss

"I was just reading up on this - apparently boats built with OEM underwater exhaust h…"

Jim Frens replied Apr 9 to carbon monoxide

23 Apr 12
Reply by Warren Whitmore


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