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"Here is a link to a write up I did a while ago. It will help you with the procedure…"

Brian Barton replied Jul 7 to Changing rudder packing

3 Jul 7
Reply by Brian Barton

"That is a good idea to have the 319 machined. I have pictures where the height is d…"

Brian Barton replied May 24 to I Got The Mallory 318 Rotor Blues!!!

12 Jul 12
Reply by Brian Smith

"I just searched for the 318 rotor. I found many sites that listed it, however it was…"

Brian Barton replied May 23 to I Got The Mallory 318 Rotor Blues!!!

12 Jul 12
Reply by Brian Smith

"How about adding a raw water pick-up. Then capping it on the inside. All bronze comp…"

Brian Barton replied Apr 8 to Looking for easy through hull transducer plug

2 Apr 8
Reply by Brian Barton

Membership Chair

"Go to Search rubber. They have many and are reasonable in cost. An…"

Brian Barton replied Mar 24 to Base Gasket for Windlass

8 Mar 26
Reply by Randy Lingenfelter

Membership Chair

"Hmmmm.... I am thinking some more practice on my taff rails is in order :) Seriously…"

Brian Barton replied Mar 21 to Wood Identification and Finishing

25 Mar 21
Reply by Mario Mariani

Membership Chair

"All: Removing the part is not so much for the finishing aspect. That is easily taped…"

Brian Barton replied Mar 15 to Wood Identification and Finishing

25 Mar 21
Reply by Mario Mariani

Membership Chair

"That wood is teak. It is in rough shape but you can save it. First thing is to remov…"

Brian Barton replied Mar 13 to Wood Identification and Finishing

25 Mar 21
Reply by Mario Mariani

"My Thoughts.... 1. No, The felt would be destroyed in short order. The weight of the…"

Brian Barton replied Dec 23, 2018 to Window Replacement

2 Dec 23, 2018
Reply by Steve Macdonell

"Acetone and tranny fluid about 50/50. It is the best penetrating fluid. Besides tapp…"

Brian Barton replied Dec 17, 2018 to Long Exhaust bolts

10 Dec 26, 2018
Reply by Dick Morland


Club News

Spring 2019 Styled In Fiberglass is now available!!

The Chris-Craft Commander Club publishes it's newsletter, Styled In Fiberglass, twice a year and the 2019 Spring issue is now available for download.  Click here for more details and to download this issue.


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

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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.

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