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47 Commander w/ Cummins in Newburyport Mass
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Just found this on craigslist, it says Connie but sure looks like a Commander to me. Why it's posted in Annapolis with a Mass. location is beyond me. Probably overpriced for its condition.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Mario on Tuesday.

1972 45 Tournament Fisherman project available
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I was at a marina in MD today and saw this boat. It's cosmetically rough, but could be saved. Reportedly has 8V53 turbos in it but I didn't look in the engine room. PM me for contact info.JimContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Frens Sep 1.

Transom bilge vent 28 Sports Express
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These vents look unfinished to me. And rain goes in right to the bilge. Is there a nice cover that would work?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Frens Jun 8.

Traversing Lake Michigan
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Next week I'll be embarking on a two week adventure, helping an owner move his 42 Carver motoryacht from Mackinaw City down to Chicago, down the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, then up the Ohio…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Frens May 27.

 

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Which Commander model do you presently own?
27' Commander
Boat Year
1969
Boat Name
Liberty Ann
Hull Number
FXA 27 5069 N
Engines
Chris Craft 350Q
Home Port
Edenton, NC
City
Edenton
State
North Carolina
Phone Number
603-321-4931
Spouse's full name
Heidi

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At 10:16am on September 13, 2021, Jai Persico said…

Hey Jim, question for you on your '72 28' Sports Express...  Do you do any regular maintenance/checking on the transmission?  I don't have it handy but I believe the manual says something about checking the transmission fluid and I've never found it or done it and concerned I'm missing something big.

At 7:00am on November 4, 2018, Paul A Mathias said…

Did you look at the 35' in Maine?

At 3:21pm on October 31, 2018, Paul A Mathias said…

I looked at that in August.

I do not care for the white laminate or the newer style helm station.

At 3:05pm on October 31, 2018, Paul A Mathias said…

Not really but the boat appears to be in very good shape.  The mechanical work needed does not scare me.  1000 hours on 427's is nothing. 

At 2:55pm on October 31, 2018, Paul A Mathias said…

Did he tell you when the boat has to be out by?  I could not get an answer, that was my issue to have to coordinate trucking.

At 12:18pm on October 30, 2018, Kevin McKinnon said…

Jim if you had no breakers in your panel you would see that as you go down the right side or the left every other breaker is fed by the opposite side feed. In other words going down the right side the breakers are numbered even. 2,6,10,14,18, are fed off one hot lead and 4,8,12,16,20 are fed off the other hot lead. Your double pole breaker will be using 2 and 4, each with a different 110 volt source. A 200 amp 40 circuit service for your house is actually capable of providing 400 amps to your house. Next time your at home depot they have panels that are open and you can see this. That is the correct breaker though, the handle across the two poles keeps you from being able to turn off or trip just one.

At 8:04am on October 30, 2018, Kevin McKinnon said…

Jim,  you are correct in that the red/black are interchangable at the outlet as well as the panel. Just make sure you have a double pole breaker that trips both the black and the red together. I have seen people use two single pole breakers and get in a heap of trouble when only one leg trips. Each leg will then supply 110-120 volts giving you your 220-240 volt as required. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call after 11:00 am. I worked the overnight shift last night and need a couple of hours of sleep.    Kevin

At 4:41pm on August 9, 2018, Alan Ball said…

Hi Jim,

The boat is in Manchester by the Sea...I am having some steering and engine work done on her at Crocker's boatyard. I guess this weekend is not a good time to visit, sorry. Maybe next weekend?

al

At 4:12pm on July 14, 2018, Jen Orosan said…
Hi Jen, Jenna oroson here.
At 9:45am on July 9, 2018, Alan Ball said…

yes, we do all the time. Usually a nice cruise out the Mystic and along the city waterfront, sometimes to the outer harbor around the islands. We did this last Saturday after a cookout at the marina.

al

 
 
 

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