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Chris Craft 454 exhaust manifold

Has anyone converted the raw water system to an updated raw water system.I have a hot manifold and want to replace it.. no luck as they do not make this any more. So i might need to replace both…Continue

Started Sep 2, 2020

454 crusader mechanic

Anyone know of a good reliable Crusader mechanic in the Lake St Clair area? I’ve got low water pressure and a hot side on my starboard engine... I’m at Miller Marina and their mechanic is backed up…Continue

Started May 31, 2020

Princess Stove
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So I have been changing the interior of my 35 and I am remodeling the kitchen. I am taking out the Princess Stove and it just so happens another 35 showed up at my marina and he has been looking for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Douglas Bidigare May 22, 2019.

4th of July Michigan
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DNR reservations for Lexington Harbor are open now and there are slips left. Grab a slip now as they go fast.This is a great weekend and most excellent fireworks display.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike H Jan 3, 2019.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
35' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
Hull Number
Crusader Big Block Repower
Home Port
Detroit, Michigan
St. Clair Shores
Spouse's full name
Lynn E. Bidigare
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At 10:53pm on May 31, 2020, Mike Watson said…

what’s going on with the engine?  Impeller?  Just one side of the engine? Can you isolate with a infrared meter? What rpm does it start to overheat?


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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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