John Heenan
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CCCC - The Spring Styled In Fiberglass Edition

Top of the day Commanders!We are getting together our Spring Edition to come out this May. We are looking for you to contribute in three of our regular subjects!These Recurring Segments are:1.…Continue

Started Mar 27, 2018

Restoring -Vinyl Deck on 1963 Connie
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Although only part of our cabin top is glass unlike Commanders we have vinyl cabin top and decks covered with vinyl. As we continue to do our toe rails with varnish we soon will want to make our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charlene Pike May 1, 2016.

Bow Light
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I am looking for a replacement for the socket for the bow light (see photo)Even though it is not a commander (1963 30 foot Connie) believe the sockets are the same for Commanders built in the 60's…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin McKinnon Mar 29, 2016.

Petcock Value Smushed - What Now?
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I wanted to post this because I had a big problem this fall when getting ready to winterize the 283 engines in my 1963 Chris Craft Connie and would have been in big trouble had I not called up Lee…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Tonich Jan 8, 2016.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
Do not own a Commander
Boat Year
Pre 1964
Chris Craft 283F
Home Port
Lake Norman
North Carolina
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At 11:57am on June 10, 2018, Edward Grabow said…

Hi John, Ya know, Thats a really good, idea. I've never done anything like that but with my wife passing away last August and me being retired early because of a Disability I have the time, thats for sure and I'm always looking for new ways to keep my mind occupied so I don't sit in my room crying all day over the death of my soul mate, I will start a journal today and download all the pictures that I have up to the present time, once it's all organized I'll contact you again( about a week ) and you can tell me what you need for the artical so I know what to look for and get done for you as it's happening, Thanks for reaching out, Best Regards Ed Grabow, ( the new name on the boat is going to be The " Carol Lillian ")

At 7:06pm on March 11, 2018, EUGENE FRONTAU said…


At 1:36pm on November 3, 2017, Andy Sausser said…

Congratulations on your nomination.  Would love to see more pictures of the Connie. I grew up on a 1963 30' Connie.  I bought my 31' Commander because of the similarity.

At 8:36pm on April 16, 2017, Peter Paradise said…

Thanks for the suggestion John. 

Which Finger Lake did your Connie come from?


At 2:27pm on February 7, 2016, David luppino said…
I will take some close up pictures and send them to you on Wednesday, sorry not earlier, I will not be available to get to the boat until then.

Thank you,

David Luppino
At 10:29am on June 22, 2014, Edward t cox sr said…

John..Ed Cox here had not been on Website in a bit sorry for the slow comeback..Ihad not thought about selling it ..had back surgery last week..iand i might be willing to part with this yacht..the survey says this is above average...i looked for 5 years and found this locally..i am the forth was delivered to Lake Minnetonka...i beleive the 1st owner had it 29 years..old gentelman..who i was told..would Vaseline the brightwork on lay up...this boat sat for 6 years due to a divorce and was bought back by the x wife after the divorec..and used to ptt around Lake Minnetonka..hence the 650 was in a covered slip every year...the hull is perfect as are the topsides..[a few tiny nicks]...i have a leak in the in the starboard transmission..{pint a season...$3500 in new canvas..[done right][..upolstery in 2010..$3500......[done right] head...$ GPS...{$1000.00]..rudders...$1000...carpet...2013..$400.00...and more

I am firm at $37500..i will keep it let me know...ED

At 7:33am on February 4, 2013,
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6th Annual CCCC Photo Contest Winners

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