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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

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.

Transmission blues
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Would you believe it... last day out and coming into the gas dock to get a pump out.. going slow put in reverse and the engine stalls.. start engine put it in reverse and bang bang bang from the port…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike H Oct 11, 2018.

 

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Profile Information

Which Commander model do you presently own?
35' Commander
Boat Year
1969
Boat Name
Undecided
Hull Number
FDA350001H
Engines
Crusader Big Block Repower
Home Port
Detroit, Michigan
City
St. Clair Shores
State
Michigan
Spouse's full name
Lynn E. Bidigare
Have you ever owned any other Commanders?
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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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