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Source for deck fill cap chains? 55' Commander
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I'm looking for a source for the keeper chains that attach to deck fill caps.It seems all the modern designs attach the chain to the filler neck via a screw just inside the neck.  My chains are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Franklin Nov 14, 2018.

Intro, 1970 Commander 55
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In fall 2017 I purchased a 1970 Commander 55, hull number FAA-55-0009-F. I have limited information on board that appears to have come from the museum, including original build sheet, but little…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Cowles Apr 29, 2018.

Commander forward deck hatch question
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There are a couple other Commanders in our marina, but I haven't seen their owners aboard to ask them about their boats.Both of their boats have a rain hood cover over their forward deck hatch that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd & Patty Walters May 13, 2018.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
55' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
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Detroit 8V71
Home Port
Green Cove Springs FL
Green Cove Springs

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At 11:46pm on December 15, 2019, Byron Schaeffer said…

Are you located close to Jacksonville, FL?

At 3:37pm on October 18, 2019, Charlie Berry said…


Just saw your 2-year old e-mail!  I can supply a Commander 55' dated 1971, color sale brochure.  Only one I have ever seen.commander%2055.jpg.  Also have big catalog from about 1970 showing all the big ones, nice spread on the 55'.

  Email me back if you have an interest, these are $50 each, postpaid.

At 7:30pm on May 13, 2018, Todd & Patty Walters said…

  Andrew I have a complete hatch if you are interested you can call me at           952-454-5459     Todd


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6th Annual CCCC Photo Contest Winners

1st Place: Mark Struebing, Michigan USA       Model:  1969 35 Sports Cruiser

2nd Place:   Kristian & Jacqueline, Illinois, US             Model:  1967 27' Commander Custom

3rd place:  Dawn Stone, Michigan, US                     Model:  1970 55' Commander


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