I understand that the '85-'90 382, 392, & 422 are the Uniflite Hull? Question #1, is that true? Therefore, question #2; are these hulls of solid (not cored) construction?

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I'm seriously considering a 392. 

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Charles (Chuck) Groll said:

Mike – thank you for the reply. Yes, I agree – the profile is different than the Uniflite except for the ’85 382 which looks identical to the 38’ Uniflite. But did they (Chris Craft) just change the indent? If you look at the bow, all of them sure look the same. The reason I care is that I know that the Uniflite was of solid hull construction, no coring, and that’s what I think I want so never a problem with water intrusion (I.e. like Egg Harbor has). Let’s face it, I’m looking to buy a 30+ year old boat. I have searched and searched for specifications on the 382, 392, and 422 but can’t find the answer?

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The models list for the 382/392 lists the weight as 18,550. Everything I have read, including 2 spec sheets from Chris Craft and an old Uniflite manual, lists the weight as 28,000. Anybody had one on a scale?     

The other Commander built on a Uniflite hull is the 482.

I have a 1985 382 is defiantly a uniflight hull . I and I am looking at 1988 422 and they are not the same hull if fact 422 looks like the older vintage hull chris craft used before the uniflight hull was introduced  

The 422 hull is like older 422 hull  not  uniflight hull if you look at 426 Catalina that is a uniflight hull very noticeable difference,Now the hull on the 422 could be a Rybouvich hull not sure

Our 382's are basically the old Uniflite 38. Chris-Craft redesigned the interior and moved the helm to the back of the bridge. For the 392,  they kept the Uniflite hull, but redesigned the house. The other Uniflite hulled Commander is the 482. Information on the 3 digit Commander is scarce. Models page lists serial numbers starting with UNF as being built in Washington, doesn't mention serial numbers starting with CCN, which were built in Swansboro NC. Mine has the original Crusader 454's, which is not an option to check on the Members profile page when entering a description of your boat. 

I just pulled Wanderer for the first time in 4 years. Didn't find a single blister. 

The 422 is not a Uniflite hull.

Hey Nat thank you so much for that info .I have a 382 and love the hull reason why i bought it ,I have been looking at a 422 but |I noticed hull was not the same .Is it chris craft older hull that they used made by chris craft ,And somebody was saying it could be a Rybouvich design .Thank you again and any other knowledge you could pass on to me where I could more info on the 422 hull would be appreciated   Mike

Nat Brady said:

Our 382's are basically the old Uniflite 38. Chris-Craft redesigned the interior and moved the helm to the back of the bridge. For the 392,  they kept the Uniflite hull, but redesigned the house. The other Uniflite hulled Commander is the 482. Information on the 3 digit Commander is scarce. Models page lists serial numbers starting with UNF as being built in Washington, doesn't mention serial numbers starting with CCN, which were built in Swansboro NC. Mine has the original Crusader 454's, which is not an option to check on the Members profile page when entering a description of your boat. 

I just pulled Wanderer for the first time in 4 years. Didn't find a single blister. 

The 422 is not a Uniflite hull.

The 422 was all Chris Craft and based on the 42’ Tournament that proceeded it.
http://cdn.denisonyachtsales.com/boat-guide-pdfs/Chris%20Craft%2042...

We love our 382 Commander.

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