Sean Costello
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Won't return to idle
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Well, after buying the boat(282 Commander)almost a year ago and almost 6 years on the hard, it finally saw the water. A few things still need to be worked out, such as the port engine won't return to idle. Would anybody have experienced such a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Miller Jul 24, 2015.

Rudder/steering question
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I have a 282 Commander, similar to the Uniflite Salty Dog. When I bought it last year, it had a bent port rudder and broken rudder port. It is now fixed, but I have a question on putting it back together. What holds the rudder in place? Is it the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Costello Jul 6, 2015.

Engine Serial Numbers
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I have a 282 Commander that I can't find any engine serial numbers. In order to register the boat in RI, I need numbers. The boat was repowered 5-6 years ago, and it appears that they are basic small block GM's but with no tags except stickers on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike H Apr 21, 2015.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
282 Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
Off The Grid
Mercruiser Small Block Repower
Home Port
Warwick RI
West Warwick
Rhode Island

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At 10:44pm on June 28, 2016, randy tromley said…

No I sold the 282 Commander . The boat is still on Lake Saint Clair and looks good nice boat .

At 10:05am on November 19, 2015, Phil Davis said…

That doesn't seem bad.  I was planning to mount them right were the chine starts the V.  maybe 3 inches in.  they say further out is best to stabilize.  I hope my 12X9's work as well as they did for you.  I got Bennett's so I need to find a place for the pump now.  Anyway,  Thanks for the updates! 

At 10:26pm on November 15, 2015, Phil Davis said…

Thanks Sean.  If the guy still has them I will probably pick them up.  You sparked my curiosity now.  Where did you mount them?


At 10:30am on December 5, 2014, Sean Costello said…
Email works for me.
At 8:36am on December 5, 2014, Waldo R. Johnson said…

Sean:  Nice to see another Commander owner in RI.  I will be glad to answer any question you have.  I am in the process of refurbishing mine and hope to have it in water by April.  Let me know how you want to communicate.



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