Commander Club Burgee Story

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NOVEMBER 2008

 About the Burgee Styling

The Official Club burgee is 100% custom embroidered quality nylon pennant with canvas heading & brass grommets.

The burgee design is based on the original sketch by former Chris Craft Director of styling, Dick Avery, for the current Chris Craft Commander Club logo. It features the dynamic 4 “C’s” trailing in the wake of a Commander at speed on a sea of blue with a red sky.

The Design was modified and approved by a group of Club members serving on the ‘Burgee Committee.’ Led by membership chair Whitney Pillsbury, the group included Greg Gajcak, Jeff Barraclough, and Fred Catcott.

The burgee is available in two designs; ‘raked’ and ‘straight.’

 

 

Raked is slanted for flagpoles that are mounted at an angle. 

 

 

 

 

Straight is a flag that mounts on a vertical pole.

 

 

For example 38’ Commanders with the original ‘teardrop’ bow fixture have a raked pole hole.  Some 31’ Commanders utilize adjustable rail mount pole holders so you could use either. Check your boat before you order. Please specify at time of purchase.

Styled in Nylon

The Official Commander Club burgee is MADE IN THE USA. It was built to be a ‘one-level’ design so that there is only one layer of nylon anywhere on the flag – which allows it to fly in the lightest breeze. The two color panels are mated in the middle of the design with a French stitch cleverly hidden at the ‘water line’ splitting the design.

The dense 200 denier close-weave nylon still offers a great combination of strength and brilliant color display. Other benefits from this construction; its quick drying ability and resistance to ultraviolet radiation.

Being good to your burgee

The single greatest cause of flag deterioration is carelessness. Occasional washing in warm mild-detergent water will prevent dirt and pollutants from attacking the fabric. To prevent mildew, let your flag dry thoroughly before covering it. Have your flag repaired at the first sign of fraying, don't' wait for it to be blown to shreds. Continuous day and night display will shorten the burgee’s life. You should consider covering your burgee when not in use to appreciably lengthen its life.

Two “Martha Stewart” tips for covering your burgee: 1) Use an old umbrella cover, the kind that comes with cheap pop-up umbrellas that are quickly lost or discarded after the umbrella’s first use. These make excellent burgee covers. 2) While more elaborate, try using a small length of PVC pipe with a cap, simply slip this over your furled burgee when you leave the boat, it’s weight will keep it in place. This will withstand sunlight, hurricane strength wind and possibly the apocalypse.

Embroidery or bust

The absolute biggest marching orders we had, as the burgee committee was to create art that could be displayed in 100% embroidery. But we also had a challenge to communicate both the Chris Craft logo and CCCC logo and still give the fullest visual effect flapping in the wind! We believe we have achieved that goal!

The burgee is 100% embroidered with extra strong UV resistant thread with absolutely no silk-screening or additional appliqué. This design, of course increased the complexity of the flag, and the letters read in reverse on the backside (which is not uncommon). This is as ‘yar’ as a burgee can get and certainly qualifies to fly from the bow of our classic boats.

Construction: The Commander Club burgee is built on a durable canvas heading with brass grommets designed to withstand the marine environment. It can last for many seasons with the proper care.

 

Club News

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Spring Issue of Styled In Fiberglass


The Spring edition of the Chris-Craft Commander Club's newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure.  In this issue, Mark and Donna, your Styled In Fiberglass Editors and PR Co-Chairpersons, present a wide range of topics from giving your old, tired counter tops an amazing facelift to a stunning remodel of a Commander dash board with the latest technology.  We hope you enjoy this issue and maybe even gain a few new ideas or tips along the way.    
Click Here to proceed to the Styled In Fiberglass page, to download this issue, as well as, previous issues.

 

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  2021 National Rendezvous

 

 

Photo Album

2021 National Rendezvous Awards

2021 Rendezvous Award of Distinction Honorees


 

WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS/SUPPORT:

  •  Pete Beauregard, Algonac Harbour Club
  • Brandolyn Keller, Port O’ Call Manager Algonac Harbour Club
  • Cassandra Long, Algonac Harbour Club
  • Susan Romo, Algonac Harbour Club
  • Algonac Harbour Club Staff
  • Algonac-Clay Maritime Museum
  • Colony Motel
  • Lee Dahlen, Glassic Boatworks, Inc
  • Tim Toth
  • Mike Gibson, Professional Threads Embroidery
  • THE CAPTAINS AND CREW FOR BRINGING THEIR BOATS
  • COMMANDER CLUB EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
  • THE 5000 PLUS COMMANDER CLUB MEMBERS

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SuperDisc 15.0 Morland Commemorative Edition and Resource Collection 6.0 Available Now!

SuperDisc 15.0 is an electronic encyclopedia of every aspect of Commander maintenance and repairs. The information on the disk is retrieved from the discussion forum and e-mail list, but organized in a way that makes information easy to find and use. SuperDisc is available on USB flash drive.  The Morland Commorative Edition is Superdisc 15.0 with the addition of the Spring 2020 Dick Morland Memorial Issue of STYLED IN FIBERGLASS. This is the last superdisc in its present format. 

Click here for more details https://commanderclub.com/page/superdisk

The SuperDisc 15.0 Complete Edition is for first time buyers of SuperDiscs.

The SuperDisc 15.0 Morland Commorative  Upgrade Edition is intended for those who wish to upgrade their SuperDisc 1.0 through 14.0. Each year we add over 1,000 posts. Don’t miss out.

Resource Collection 6.0 is great to own too!!!

The Resource Collection 6.0 contents include CC Catalogs and Brochures. CC Service Bulletins, CC Price Lists. Engine & Transmission Manuals. Dick Avery sketches and drawings, a folder for every Commander model, and all kinds of technical and interesting stuff as well as archived posts for 2019 and 2020. Over 193 folders and 2,823 Files. A true “Treasure Trove” for the Commander owner!

We thank you for supporting the club with your purchase of SuperDisc15.0 Morland Commemorative Edition  and/or Resource Collection 6.0. We hope you find it to be the value we feel it is, and trust you will enjoy the other benefits your payment will help provide. It’s your payment that helps to support the activities of this dues free organization that has grown from 12 members in 1999 to well over 4930 members in January 2021.

To order now click here!

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