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"Honestly? To be safe, I’d seal up all thru-hulls, lock the one shaft, and have the b…"

Matt Cowles replied 10 hours ago to New to me, on the hard for six years, need to launch ASAP

6 5 minutes ago
Reply by Jim Frens

Membership Chair

"Thanks for the pic, Steve. And thanks for the advice, Tim.  If we did this, it would…"

Matt Cowles replied on Tuesday to Carpet in Cockpit (Express)

5 on Wednesday
Reply by Drew Schneiderbauer

"David - any additional stats or pics you could offer would be appreciated. Also, you…"

Matt Cowles replied on Sunday to 1970 42 Commander

2 on Sunday
Reply by Charlene Pike

"Drew - our 427’s are basically race car engines tuned to be bus engines. Ford and CC…"

Matt Cowles replied Feb 14 to Hydraulic Lifters in a 427

4 Feb 14
Reply by Drew Schneiderbauer

"I think this is one of the best mods that can be done to these boats. Now that you f…"

Matt Cowles replied Feb 12 to Painting and Transom door

3 Feb 13
Reply by Robert Schepis

"Here’s a write up done by another club member a while back. Covers the whole ignitio…"

Matt Cowles replied Feb 10 to Plugs

3 Feb 10
Reply by Matt Cowles

"Champion RF10C, baby. Just like CC intended. They can be found on eBay. I’d have to…"

Matt Cowles replied Feb 8 to Plugs

3 Feb 10
Reply by Matt Cowles


"Congrats on getting another edition out, Char. You and Dick put a ton of effort into…"

Matt Cowles replied Feb 7 to SuperDisc 14.0 and Resource Collection 4.0 AVAILABLE NOW!

1 Feb 7
Reply by Matt Cowles

"Jim, I’d normally 100% agree with you, but with the turns tubes make in a closed coo…"

Matt Cowles replied Feb 4 to Hoses 427- NAPA Part numbers

10 Feb 8
Reply by Kevin McKinnon

"One don’t even need the SuperDisc for this one. It’s in the library:…"

Matt Cowles replied Feb 2 to Hoses 427- NAPA Part numbers

10 Feb 8
Reply by Kevin McKinnon


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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