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Mike Watson's Discussions

Helm Steering Leak
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I am struggling with a steering leak in my 1976 47.  It has leaked for a while but as most leaks go they get worse and it has reached a point of a must do.  I assume it's a ring issue.  How do it get…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller Nov 13, 2018.

47 Water Tank
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Stupid question.  Where is the freshwater tank on the 47 located?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Watson Aug 17, 2018.

Onan 12k
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Chris W replaced his Onan with a Phasor.  Boy that would be nice.  John Even had his electrical end rebuilt which includes hard to find parts and service for.  My issue is not the electrical side. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Maclean Feb 7, 2018.

 

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Profile Information

Which Commander model do you presently own?
47' Commander
Boat Year
1976
Boat Name
Timeless
Engines
Chris Craft 327Q, Cummins VT8-370M
Home Port
Montague, MI
City
Kalamazoo
State
Michigan
Phone Number
2699296738
Spouse's full name
Sue
Have you ever owned any other Commanders?
19' Commander, 35' SportsCruiser

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At 10:06pm on October 8, 2017, Louis M Schillinger said…

Mike, thanks again for your assistance and pics for the breather filter system. as well as encouragement for my own upbound Mississippi trip this spring.  Look forward to meeting you soon.

Lou

At 12:22pm on March 7, 2017, Fred Catcott said…

Hi Mike,  Good morning.  Just another sunny day in Paradise.  We topped off fuel at Green Turtle Bay and then again in Cape Girardeau, MO.  They have a fuel dock on the Mississippi River.  You call the number listed in the Quimby's Cruising Guide.  The guy brings a tank truck to the dock and you can purchase fuel.  You will need it by the time you get there.  The Ohio is an easy cruise but when you turn upstream in the Mississippi the current in that area is running pretty fast.  You will have to do turns for 15 knots to do 9.  Make sure you stay in the channel and have a nice cruise.

Fred

573-552-2901

catcottf@onemain.com

At 7:04am on December 1, 2015, Troy Hersom said…

Mike you should add a picture.  I can send one of you and Sue from Dora last year if you want.

At 3:16am on November 25, 2013, Byron Smith said…

Absolutely, plug my # in your phone 561-716-6078. we will be here

 
 
 

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