Hello Lee, My name is Ted Haler and I'm the founder of a charity in Portsmouth Va. I would like to ask if it would bee appropriate to "advertise" the charity here. I will add the links below so you can take a look at our mission. Also we have had a 31' Chris Craft Commander donated to us. The donor says there is less than 50 hours on two new 350's and transmissions. One problem is that the owners son didn't do his job in his fathers absence. A zinc fell off one of the shafts and now it is in serious need of replacing. It also needs new starters and batteries. The rest is cosmetic, buffing, polishing, some wood working and cleaning. Knowing this I would like to "advertise" for local help near the Portsmouth / Norfolk area. Looking for hands on help of donated time and experience as well as parts etc. We are a 501c3 with our EIN waiting for the government to assign the permanent numbers. I will be glad to give you any information you need. I want to ask first rather than just posting something as I'm new to this organization. I'm a Broward guy so I don't know much about Chris Craft other than growing up, the Chris Craft Commander was my favorite boat design. Thanks for your time. Ted Haler * The official name of the charity with IRS is Dream On 4 Veterans inc. We are using the aka Warriors In Peace.org and will make the official change once IRS issues our permanent numbers. * https://www.warriorsinpeace.org * https://www.facebook.com/WarriorsInPeace/?ref=bookmarks
I finally found a 27` Commander sedan type which had been sitting for 35 years in a barn with 4 other Chris Craft types & the exterior & interior are like new. I figured that the mechanical systems would require major repair after that level of disuse but even after all the work I explained in the Commander Q&A forum I finally launched this July; but I should have removed the fuel tanks & either replaced or found some magic process to make sure the interiors were not going to plug up the fuel delivery system. How hard is it to pull those tanks? Is there a better way?
Lee, I just watched your talk on electrical. My 37' Roamer is about to be relaunched after a 16 month re-paint in Awlcraft. The flybridge was removed and all of its components disassembled. The painter managed to over spray much of the wiring. Also when the hardtop was painted all of the wires were bundled together. The idiot never de-energized the boat. I happened to come back from lunch a few months ago to find the bundle smoldering. Apparently a sound system wire was grounding out and it caused a meltdown of 4-5 wires. All of the gauges were restored. I have little skill in wiring and I need to find someone to reassemble the bridge components and all of the wiring. Do you have any suggestions? My main goal right now is to get the boat back into the safety and protection of its covered slip on Lake Allatoona, GA. Transport should occur in 2 weeks. Thanks.
PS you and I spoke once about the "oil in coolant issue". It was resolved by changing out the head gasket.
Hi lee, I hope all is well with you and your family and that your having a great year. I was reading a post where you and some others were discussing paying property taxes on boats. I've never heard of this. Is it only a law for bigger boats than my 31? Or is it only for boats in states other than michigan? Or am I in some kind of violation that is going to catch up to me? Thanks for your reply. Ted.
The Spring edition of the Chris-Craft Commander Club's newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure. In this issue, Mark and Donna, your Styled In Fiberglass Editors and PR Co-Chairpersons, present a wide range of topics from giving your old, tired counter tops an amazing facelift to a stunning remodel of a Commander dash board with the latest technology. We hope you enjoy this issue and maybe even gain a few new ideas or tips along the way.
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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. The Morland Commorative Edition is Superdisc 15.0 with the addition of the Spring 2020 Dick Morland Memorial Issue of STYLED IN FIBERGLASS. This is the last superdisc in its present format.
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