Hello and thank you for the request. I am still trying to come up with an offer on the 35 Commander I am interested in. The hardest part is selling my wife on the whole thing. She really would like a “new” style boat. While I tend to agree the 35 has timeless lines this boat just does not show that well and she does not have the vision for what I think this boat could become with some work.
Tim, not sure if you got my response to your input on my electric question but wanted to thank you. That was the "money" answer and saved me a lot of time. Able to toggle again and I have lived aboard through six winters now so find it import to distribute the power when I run multiple heating sources .
Hi Tim and thank you for the friend request. I stand corrected and yes I did buy Mike Watson's 35. Picked it up in Lake Michigan and drove it around "The Mitten" to Detroit without a hitch. Plowed through some 5-6 footers like it was a pond.. what a great well maintained boat. I am amazed that someone did not snatch this up quickly.
Turns out I'm typing from Vashon Island (in fact, Maury Island, connected to Vashon), right now. We got a beach place out here, and it's consuming the time I could otherwise spend on the boat -- hence the decision to sell.
Like the market for Sportsman, the market for island property is small -- more volatile! I can hear your cousin's pain -- prices out here either rise sharply, drop sharply.. or do nothing for long periods. Right now, prices are doing better, but lagging Seattle. (Well, nearly everywhere is lagging Seattle's Amazon-fueled inflation!)
That is my stepdaughter tim. I also have a 17 month old son that LOVES the boat already. I am also mechanic, and I still love the boats ive owned, so if I can work on them amd still love them, itll never change. This boat is all new to me, butill figure it out. I love the water, and boating. I have my whole life. My sanctuary is the barnegat bay here on the jersey shore :)
Now I get to do it woth what has beem my dream boat for many many years :)
I still cant believe I own the boat. Its incredible
Tim, to say I'm humbled by your note is an major understatement. I cannot thank you enough for your feedback and your very kind, encouraging words.. So much work and time goes into producing our newsletter and I'm always wondering Is it good enough? Will it be valuable to our members? I am very fortunate that we have so many members with great stories and information they want to share!! Thank you again for taking the time to send your comments. :)
Hi Tim have 35...."LILY"...all original....need depth sounder................r [only]...installed....do you have a suggestion...so I can keep the helm somewhat original....and not turning into the "Starship Enterprise"
Glad I've joined you in the cross over. I've enjoyed the efforts of the group fir over ten years now. While I often can't participate as much as I wish the resources are always appreciated and quietly available to me.
SuperDisc 15.0 and Resource Collection 5.0Available Now!
SuperDisc 15.0 is an electronic encyclopedia of every aspect of Commander maintenance and repairs. The information on the disk is retrieved from the discussion forum and e-mail list, but organized in a way that makes information easy to find and use. SuperDisc is available on USB flash drive
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The Resource Collection 5.0 contents include CC Catalogs and Brochures. CC Service Bulletins, CC Price Lists. Engine & Transmission Manuals. Dick Avery sketches and drawings, a folder for every Commander model, and all kinds of technical and interesting stuff. Over 193 folders and 2,697 Files. A true “Treasure Trove” for the Commander owner!
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Fall Edition of Styled In Fiberglass Available here!
The Fall 2019 Edition of the Chris-Craft Commander Club's newsletter, Styled In Fiberglass, is now available for your reading pleasure. Click here to download this and past issues.
2019 Annual Photo Contest Winners
Sixty-Eight photos were submitted for this year's contest. They were absolutely amazing, making selecting a top 3 an extremely difficult task for your Executive Committee.
Thank you to all that submitted a photo to the contest and even if your photo was not in the top 3, it could appear on a cover of Styled In Fiberglass, the club's newsletter due out in November, or the 2020 Wall Calendars, which are now available.