Tired of searching for that special part or service? Look no further! The CCCC keeps a list of suppliers who provide hard-to-find parts and services. Easy to find "Big Names" like West Marine or Boat U.S. are not included in this list.
Remember: If you don't find what you need in these links, please ask (or share your knowledge with) the members at the Club's discussion forum. Easy; free registration required to post.
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Suppliers of Hard to Find Parts
Sales and Service - www.chrisparts.com
Formerly owned by ex-Chris-Craft employees (Jim Wick and Bob Bothum) who love the boats and enthusiastically support the Commander Club's mission. New owner, club member John Scherzinger of Appleton, Wisconsin. Flags, Hardware (stanchion bases and more), Nameplates, Portlights & Doors, Step Pads, Switches, Vents, Moldings, Rudders/Struts. If you don't see it on the website, call and ask.
Marine Sales and Equipment - http://www.marine-sales.com/
Earl Stilson (Earl the Pearl) has new and used marine engines, parts, equipment for all kinds of Chris Craft boats. The website does not do the place justice. Rare and obsolete is their specialty. Best to call or e-mail them. Phone: (586) 468-0937: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Henkel, Sales - http://www.chris-craft-parts.com/
We have a great collection of antique Chris-Craft marine engines, hardware, instruments and other old-boat items.We specialize in hard-to-find marine engines and parts, and often we can help you locate that particular exhaust elbow or running light or complete ENGINE to keep your antique wooden motorboat in top condition. We have served the old Chris-Craft community for over 30 years.
Yankee Girl Boatworks - http://www.chriscraftone.com
Chuck Grewe claims to have the world's largest selection of original antique and classic boat parts, gauges and marine engines.
Harpur's Marine http://www.harpursmarine.com/Catalog.asp
Suppliers of Chris-Craft parts with over 50 years of history. Steve recommends for water pump rebuild.
Hundley Boat Company - http://www.hundleyboatcompany.com/index.html
Antique & Classic Chris Craft Boats & Boat Parts, Wooden Boat Building Restoration & Repair , Nameplates, Hardware , Instruments, Engines & Engine Parts , Scuppers & Other Parts. In business since 1927.
Buck Algonquin Co., Inc. Marine Hardware - http://www.buckalgonquin.com
Deck Hardware, Drive Train Parts, Exhaust Fittings, Hose & Clamps, Plumbing & Fittings, Shafting & Accessories, Steering Hardware, Strainers, Thru Hulls, Valves, Miscellaneous Marine Hardware
Classic Boat Hardware - http://www.classicboathardware.com/
Specializing in deck hardware for classic wooden boats from 1900 to 1967,
including steering wheels, vents, gauges, windshields, props, bow lights, gas caps,
gas cap chains, chocks, cleats and used motor parts. Joel Lemanski.
Classic Boat Connection http://www.classicboatconnection.com/
Carries a full line of restoration supplies. Includes Reed&Prince (Frearson) Silicon Bronze Screws, Chrome Screws, Statutory Bronze Screws, Frearson Drill Bits. http://www.classicboatconnection.com/boat_supply_catalog.html
Marine Connection Liquidators - http://www.themarineconnection.net/
In business for over 25 years, The Marine Connection Liquidators has become The World’s largest supplier of new surplus marine supplies. With over 30,000 square feet indoors and 10 acres outdoors we have an enormous inventory of boat parts and boating supplies from top manufacturers. From the everyday basics to those hard to find items, we carry it all! . Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be glad to help you find what you need. Recommended by Byron Smith
Obsolete Parts and Equipment 513-731-4134
Specializing in hard to find auto-indust – ag –marine parts
287 Blue Grass Lane Cincinnati, OH 45237
DeNeal (Neal) Gottesman
Fine Wood Boats http://finewoodboats.com/ They do have some parts for some Commanders like the bow pole that fits into the light.
Algonac Marine Cast http://www.algonaccast.com/cast-products/catalog-worksheets/Struts, rudders, exhaust parts, windshield components, hinges and more.
Chris Craft Boats and Parts Room
https://www.facebook.com/groups/186468648390782/ This page is for Chris Craft enthusiasts to list boats and parts for sale, and open Chris Craft discussion, sometimes we mildly diverge. The page is an open group now
Hagerty Marine Insurance A 10% discount on insurance premiums for antique and classic boat insurance purchased through Hagerty Classic Marine Insurance is available to Commander Club members. www.hagertymarine.com Call 800-762-2628 or email email@example.com.
Consumer Affairs Boat Insurance Reviews https://www.consumeraffairs.com/insurance/boat-insurance/
Chris Craft Stingers http://www.chriscraftstingers.com/index.html
This website was created specifically with the intention of documenting Chris-Craft Stingers built between 1982 - 1989, and includes the following pages: history, for sale, forums, newsletters, models, registry, parts, gallery, HIN decode
Articles and Videos
Learn the Ropes The way you handle your lines on your boat says a lot about the kind of boater you are. Learn these techniques and knots and you’ll be showing the ropes to your crew and dockmates in short order. Learn the right way to manage lines and tie knots here (including demonstration videos!). ▶
United States Power Squadrons has launched its new Digital Media Library online and as a free mobile app.
All digital media in the library is offered to the public at no charge. Users can sign up to be notified when new material is added to the library and to request information about particular boating topics.
“USPS DML videos target today’s recreational boaters who can benefit from timely reminders of safe boating practices and skills,” said Marty Lafferty, USPS DML project manager. “Boat operators can bookmark DML videos of most value to them for playback on their tablets or smartphones just before engaging in boat maneuvers.”
To access the material, visit uspsdml.org. You can also subscribe to the USPS DML YouTube channel and check out videos and behind the scenes content at the USPS DML Facebook page or follow USPS DML on Twitter.
Alphabetical Listing of Topics
Acrylic Sheeting - Marine
Aluminum Fuel Tanks
Anchor Light Lens
Johnson OpTec, Berkley MI, 248-541-0914 - recommended by Dennis Bosak
Only independent Binocular repair place between New York and Chicago.
Boat Naming Ceremonies
Here are some websites that have Boat renaming ceremony procedures:
Cabinet Door Keepers, holders, catches, buttons, etc
Carpet - snap in style - marine
Carburetors - Carter
Carburetors - Rochester Quadrajets
Chrome deck hardware
Chrome Plating Companies
Call us at (256) 764-9487
Fini Finish- MI - FRANKB@FINI-FINISH.COM (586) 758-0050 recommended by Chris Benedict
Custom Chrome Plating https://www.customchromeplating.com/ 963 Mechanic St, Grafton, OH 44044, Phone: (440) 926-3116 - recommended by Jeremy Goldstein, Tim Toth, Matt Cowles
Crusader Engine Manuals - http://www.crusaderengines.com/Owners%20Info/manuals.html
Curtain Tracks and Hangers
Cushions, covers and vinyl: Online ordering and pricing:
Custom Decals, Labels & Nameplates:
Exhausts - replacement for boats:
Fabrics - Marine and supplies; all kinds on-line.
Fasteners - marine and maintenance supplies
Flooring, Marine and vinyl products
Fresh water tanks:
Bussman AGU series glass fuses that we have on our boats.. these are the AGU 13/32" X 1 1/2" size or about 3/8" x 1 1/2"
Gauges - Marine - restorers - Chris Craft and other:
Hardware - stainless steel, custom made vents and other parts
GROCO 450 MARION QUIMBY DR STEVENSVILLE MD 21666 PHONE 410-604-3800 FAX 443-249-4030 http://www.groco.net/svc-main.htm
Heat Exchangers and Oil Coolers
Note: Garelick has discontinued these. Model numbers are to help with internet searches for used.
Garelick seat hardware http://www.garelick.com/Side-Mount-Helmsmen-Seat-Hardware Model 75055
Model Numbers for seats
•New Sewn Cushions Offer Contemporary Styling
•Available in Your Choice of Four Widths
•Mounts to Box or Side Coaming
•Included Hardware Allows Seat to Fold Up for Access Below Deck
Knobs and dials:
421 Industrial Dr., Harrison, Ohio 45030, Office: (513) 202-0545 e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Glenn is a Commander owner and member of the club
Manifolds and Risers
Crow Custom Cast Welding Hudson, WI http://www.castmetalwelding.com/
They have a lot of experience repairing the wonderful "Q" intake manifolds. Recommended by Lon Lehman.
Marine Transport Companies
Noise and vibration control for boats:
Old-fashioned marine/chandlery equipment and supplies
Paint - Copper Bottom
Range/Stove - Princess, Kenyon
Your Princess electric range is now made by SEAWARD Products by Whale. Their website is : http://www.whalepumps.com/marine/ Seaward by Whale has been manufacturing quality marine appliances for over 30 years. They still service original ranges and cooktops through Sure Marine based in Seattle. Seaward also bought out Kenyon.
Sure Marine Service Center - http://suremarine.com/ (800)562-7797
Rubber Trim Inserts
Seals - doors, hatches, windows
Service and Maintenance Facilities Locator - http://www.marinalife.com/services/service.cfm
Sherwood Pump Parts
SLICK STRIP 1/32 inch
for 42 salon door, maybe door walls, maybe window tracks
http://www.eplastics.com/Plastic/Slick_Strips also try amazon.com
Sliding Glass Door
Small Vessel Reporting System - U.S. Customs and Border Protection
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Strataglass and std clear vinyl resources:
Directory of Marine Surveyors with links to The National Association of Marine Surveyors (NAMS) and the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (SAMS) are professional organizations that have instituted rigorous examination programs for their membership.
Swim platforms and related equipment:
Switches and Electrical Products
Tach cable replacement:
Alto Marine Catalog - Marine Friction Material and Transmission Parts.pdf Borg Warner, Hurth, Paragon and more.
Trim Molding, metal
Drip edge molding trim with holes for draining: Kens Hardware in Gulfport, Mississippi.228-864-5545 or 228 863 8564 talk to Josh cell# 228-343-3053, $100.00 for a 12' piece. Wholesaler Donovan Marine. Perfect fit for 38 sedan with a bridge. Recommended by Michael Smith in 2013
Upholstery and vinyl - do it yourself:
Vinyl Lettering: Put a new or fresh name on your Commander. Get ideas for custom lettering including hundreds of fonts. Online ordering and pricing:
Window Track Inserts
Meccom Industrial Products Co. (Skip Bearance), 22797 Morelli Drive,
Clinton Twp., MI 48036 (586) 463-2828 Part: Plastic Insert for Cooper Standard Window Channel (P/N #75000120) Price: $0.75/ft Recommended by Matt Cowles
Window Spline Material Rubber
Stellar Plastics Fabricating. 14121 Gratiot. Detroit MI 48205
(313)527-7337 Recommended by Patrick Arlington
Windshield opener - electric
Windshield Wiper Parts Sources
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John’s nautical links list has 115 categories of all things nautical
Don't miss the CCABC's excellent resource/links page: http://www.chris-craft.org/links.php
dedicated to supplying a "one-stop" location for impartial and reliable marine equipment reviews and "how-to" articles. With over 2800 articles currently posted, this free resource is designed to help any boater navigate the extensive array of marine products on the market. Includes technical articles, product reviews, used equipment, video
Original Commander Brochures: