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Stern Navigation Light Lens
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Hello,I have a 1971 35' Commander Sport Cruiser.  I would like to replace the lens in the stern navigation light.  Any suggestions on where I could find one?Thanks,ScottContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Cowles Mar 12.

Wooden trim pieces around exhust pipes at stern
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I am redoing the bottom of my '71 35' Commander Sport Cruiser.  At the stern, where the exhaust pipes exit, are wooden pieces that surround the pipes.  It looks like they were only painted with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Harkness Feb 27.

Transmission Identification
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I have a 1971 35' Commander Sport Cruiser I bought from an older owner that did not have a lot of information to provide. The vessel has twin Chrysler 440 engines, but for the life of me I cannot…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Joanen Aug 15, 2017.

Side Vent Water Leak
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I've discovered a leak around or from the side vent of my 1971 35' Commander Sport Cruiser. This is the vent that is in the toe rail amidships.  The attached photo shows where the vent is.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Cowles Jul 28, 2017.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
35' SportsCruiser
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New Orleans

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