Chris Orphal
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  • Sugar Grove, IL
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WANTED: Locker Hardware - late 60's.
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Hello All,I posted on the classifieds but doing so here also... I'm looking for locker hardware for our 1967 42 Aft Cabin Commnader.  I thought i had some, but turns out that I don't.... I'm in need…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Byron Smith on Monday.

WANTED: Locker / Cabinet Hardware
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Hello All,I'm looking for some original locker door hardware (late 60's early 70's) - I'm looking specifically for the spring loaded handles, and hinges.  The chrome needs to be in pretty good shape…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlene Pike May 3.

Mahogany Plywood Cabinet Door Question...
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To those of you with all wood interiors  (1966 - 1968-ish)... I am looking for some measurements for cabinet / locker doors.  Not the door size, length or width, but thickness (3/4"?), and the relief…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Orphal Apr 28.

Aft Deck Seating Project - 1967 42
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Well, another winter, another project....When we purchased our 1967 42 Commander, many moons ago, It came with less than desirable seating on the aft deck.  Let's make that a bit more clear... a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Mario Jan 8.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
19' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
"What If..."
Hull Number
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
Sabula, IA
Sugar Grove
Phone Number
Spouse's full name
Julie Orphal
Have you ever owned any other Commanders?
35' Commander, 42' Commander

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At 10:08pm on January 24, 2018, Mark Riehm said…

HaHa,  yes Princeton. The guy is kind of a knucklehead. Looks like I'm ending up with a 41' Aluminum Roamer, too. Wasn't planning it but its working out that way. I'm up in your neck of the woods via river a couple of times a year. Where do you dock? 

At 8:17am on September 23, 2016, Mike Watson said…


I hope things are well.  I did not see that either you or David Lorimer (Dolphin) made it to Dubuque this year.  Small turnout too.

I may have asked you this once before.  Too many beers ago.  We put 454/330 in our 35.  Do you recall what props you had on yours and the RPM/MPH you ran?  I am only getting around 3500.  I have 3 blades that came from a mid 80's CC360 which is a heavier boat with the same power.  If you recall what you had let me know.  Using the 42?


At 1:32pm on February 15, 2013, Trey Bull said…

You can use this picture Chris of my 1st mate.

At 3:53pm on February 4, 2013,
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6th Annual CCCC Photo Contest Winners

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