Chris Orphal
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  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • United States

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Chris Orphal's Discussions

Sanity Check.... Toe Rail Replacement - 42 Commander
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If removing and resetting my hardtop wasn't enough... In the process of transporting the glass from my windshield, I've managed to crack a pane.  Replacement will take 3 or 4 weeks says my glass…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Orphal Sep 13.

1967 42 Factory Hardtop Removal - How To
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I will add more to this later, but for now, I wanted to get a post up that might help someone in the future that needs to remove their factory hardtop.  I was not able to find anything specific, but…Continue

Tags: hard, top, windshield, removal, hardtop

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

42 Commander Factory Hardtop - Height off dash?

Hello All,This past weekend, I spent some time taking some time figuring out how to remove the factory hardtop on my 1967 42 Commander.  Because I'm not at the boat, can someone with a 42 give me the…Continue

Tags: hardtop, 42

Started Jun 2

42 Commander - Hardtop Weight?
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Hello All,I am getting closer to pulling the hardtop off of our  1967 42 in order to clean it up and reseat it the right way.  Does anyone one have any idea on the weight of the factory hardtop? …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Byron Smith May 11.

 

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Which Commander model do you presently own?
19' Commander
Boat Year
1967
Boat Name
"What If..."
Hull Number
0023H
Engines
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
Sabula, IA
City
Sugar Grove
State
Illinois
Phone Number
630.277.3552
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…

Chris,

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?

Mike

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

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

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