bill thomas's Discussions (58)

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"apparently you don't know what an electronic gauge is.   "

bill thomas replied Jun 30, 2018 to Oil sender on 8V53 natural: part number?

22 Sep 1, 2018
Reply by Christoph Bussler


bill thomas replied Jun 30, 2018 to First Time I see a 38 soft top.

15 Jun 30, 2018
Reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller

"Electronic gauges were not available until 1989?"

bill thomas replied Jun 30, 2018 to Oil sender on 8V53 natural: part number?

22 Sep 1, 2018
Reply by Christoph Bussler

"I visited the museum in March 2002, spent a whole day there. Jerry Conrad was in cha…"

bill thomas replied Jun 21, 2018 to Mariners Museum

7 Jun 21, 2018
Reply by Matt Cowles

"Pretty sweet for sure. I spent some time in Boston Harbor several years ago, what a…"

bill thomas replied Jun 15, 2018 to CCCC Visitors to Boston

3 Jun 15, 2018
Reply by Alan Ball

"The water coming out the side is by-pass water, a normal condition. If water is comi…"

bill thomas replied Jun 14, 2018 to Starboard 8V71 overheating

12 Jun 19, 2018
Reply by Ronald Zick

"If your boat is original, everything at your helm is obsolete. 1979 model probably h…"

bill thomas replied Jun 2, 2018 to Dashboard replacement

4 Jun 4, 2018
Reply by John Kloka

"For backer blocks, I’ve used mahogany and teak, but the wood I really like is Baltic…"

bill thomas replied May 14, 2018 to Rudder Housing Blocking Question

2 May 14, 2018
Reply by bill thomas


bill thomas replied Apr 24, 2018 to 1976 70 foot Roamer in Miami

10 Apr 25, 2018
Reply by Byron Schaeffer

"Good examples of modern re-powered 47 Commanders in Power & Motoryacht Magazine…"

bill thomas replied Apr 19, 2018 to repowering a 47 Commander

32 Oct 22, 2018
Reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller


Club News

2019 Regional Rendezvous Hosts Wanted

Are you yearning for a little fix for Commander-itis?

Would you like to meet other Commander owners in your area?

Do you have a great idea for a Commander gathering on or off the water?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have just the remedy for you: We encourage you to think about hosting, or, indicating your interest in hosting a Regional Rendezvous in your area in 2019.

For more information about hosting - click here:

Hosting A Rendezvous

Char Pike has volunteered to be the EC “Point Person” for 2019 Regional Rendezvous. Please contact Char if you are interested in organizing & holding a Regional Rendezvous in your area. Char’s e-mail address is


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


2018 Photo Contest Winner

The 4th Annual Chris-Craft Commander Club Photo Contest had more than 50 entries and selecting the winners was not an easy task. 

First place: submitted by Pat Chaps

Second place: submitted by Martin Krall;

Third place: submitted by Jeff Pacy.

To view all entries to this year's contest,         Click Here

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