Andrew Franklin's Discussions (33)

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"The cooling water has nothing to do with the compressor starting.  High pressure shu…"

Andrew Franklin replied Jul 11 to AC Starting (or not)

3 Jul 14
Reply by Lee H Dahlen

"Ronald is correct.  It is essentially not cost effective to continue maintaining r22…"

Andrew Franklin replied Jul 11 to Air Conditioning

3 Jul 11
Reply by Andrew Franklin

"Depending on where that watermaker came from it could be 230v single phase, which is…"

Andrew Franklin replied Dec 18, 2018 to generator output

3 Dec 18, 2018
Reply by Andrew Franklin

"Is this Whitney fellow good at bringing 55s back to life?  Because mine could sure u…"

Andrew Franklin replied Dec 17, 2018 to Shaft and rudder zinc sizes for a 55 Commander

8 Dec 17, 2018
Reply by Andrew Franklin

"Having problems formatting.....response belowI had a mid 40s sailboat. The differenc…"

Andrew Franklin replied Dec 16, 2018 to Shaft and rudder zinc sizes for a 55 Commander

8 Dec 17, 2018
Reply by Andrew Franklin

"I'm going to work on the boat tomorrow, it's on the hard for a bottom job (1970 Comm…"

Andrew Franklin replied Dec 14, 2018 to Shaft and rudder zinc sizes for a 55 Commander

8 Dec 17, 2018
Reply by Andrew Franklin


"I wish corn oil got the federal subsidies ethanol does.  It would be excellent diese…"

Andrew Franklin replied Dec 6, 2018 to Boat US News - Ethanol Misfueling Danger Laid Bare: Gas Pump Photos

11 Dec 9, 2018
Reply by Nat Brady

"303 Protectant on dink tubes and other flexible plastics. 303 Fabric Guard on Sunbre…"

Andrew Franklin replied Dec 4, 2018 to 303 review??

5 Dec 4, 2018
Reply by Andrew Franklin

"Philip, what is diameter of tachs, and what is price?  I would want both."

Andrew Franklin replied Nov 30, 2018 to Parts, Parts, Parts part 10

12 Jun 26
Reply by Bob Williams

"Philip what are those worth to you?  I have one missing and one dented, I need a pai…"

Andrew Franklin replied Nov 30, 2018 to ISO Stern vents for a 55 Commander wanted

4 Nov 30, 2018
Reply by Philip J McBride


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

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!

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