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life line suppliers
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I am looking for a supplier for life lines and fittings for my 47, I have talked to jamestown and sun but am getting nowhere, any ideasContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dick Morland Apr 29, 2016.

boat hardware - screws
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I am having a hard time finding screws to reinstall the hardware on my 68 47ft commander, where is a source for Phillips head oval stainless or chrome wood screws, all I find are slot but mine are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin McKinnon Oct 28, 2016.

Fittings - how are they attached? attachments means
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can anyone tell me how these fittings are attached, large wood screws, machine screws with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip J McBride May 9, 2016.

insulation a 47ft 1968 commander
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as anyone insulated the engine room walls or floor/roof or other parts of their boat to help with temp and noise, and what are the dos and donts, thanks russellContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy Goldstein Aug 11, 2015.


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47' Commander
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Detroit 8V53
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At 12:41am on May 9, 2016, Philip J McBride said…

A message from Dallas, Tx.

Greetings, I am in the midst of dismantling a 38 CC wood, and it has a enclosed area behind the steering with folding doors making the enclosure. The hard top extends a good distance leaving about 3 ft. of open on the back. The top would be available, if you are not adverse to getting your hands dirty. I will take some pictures, let me know if this would be of any interest.

At 10:16am on March 28, 2013, Trey Bull said…

Hey Russell

Your boat is featured on the home page of the website in the picture box. Wow! It's a great shot of the 47' Commander. The lake sure was calm that day and for P.K. that hardly ever happens.

At 1:34pm on February 28, 2013, Trey Bull said…

It was great to meet you in person yesterday Russell. Everyone else on this chat seems to be from up north from us. We have alot in common expept you have a bigger boat than me. LOL! Here's a link to the Chris Craft parts people It's also located somewhere here in Commander Club website.

At 3:32pm on February 26, 2013, Trey Bull said…

I'll give you a call. Do you all live in Graford or in the big City?

At 2:43pm on February 26, 2013, Trey Bull said…

Villa Marina. I know it very well. Is that 57' Chris Craft Constellation still there? Your not to far from Hell's Gate. I'm down the road from you in Fort Worth. I'd sure like to see that 47 footer sometime. We don't have any on Eagle Mountain Lake. We only have (2) 42' Commanders , (3) 410 Commanders, (1) 31 Commander Sedan, (1) 27 Commander. I can help you with parts sometimes if you need. We have a couple of old Chris Crafts in the graveyard that were getting parts off of.

At 9:23am on February 25, 2013, Trey Bull said…

Russell , what marina do you have your 47 parked at?


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