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Source for deck fill cap chains? 55' Commander
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I'm looking for a source for the keeper chains that attach to deck fill caps.It seems all the modern designs attach the chain to the filler neck via a screw just inside the neck.  My chains are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Franklin Nov 14, 2018.

Intro, 1970 Commander 55
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In fall 2017 I purchased a 1970 Commander 55, hull number FAA-55-0009-F. I have limited information on board that appears to have come from the museum, including original build sheet, but little…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Cowles Apr 29, 2018.

Commander forward deck hatch question
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There are a couple other Commanders in our marina, but I haven't seen their owners aboard to ask them about their boats.Both of their boats have a rain hood cover over their forward deck hatch that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd & Patty Walters May 13, 2018.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
55' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
Hull Number
Detroit 8V71
Home Port
Green Cove Springs FL
Green Cove Springs

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At 7:30pm on May 13, 2018, Todd & Patty Walters said…

  Andrew I have a complete hatch if you are interested you can call me at           952-454-5459     Todd


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Spring 2019 Styled In Fiberglass is now available!!

The Chris-Craft Commander Club publishes it's newsletter, Styled In Fiberglass, twice a year and the 2019 Spring issue is now available for download.  Click here for more details and to download this issue.


Help Wanted!!!

New Faces, New Perspectives - Executive Committee Openings to start in January 2020

Would you like to be more active in the Commander Club? Would you like to help chart our course? Are you willing to commit the time, energy and creativity needed to assist us in promoting and supporting our mission?

We are searching for new faces and new perspectives. Positions start in January 2020 for a two year term.

There are four positions available. Chief Commander, Treasurer, Public Relations Chair and Membership Chair.

Duties for each position are located in the bylaws

More details about each position here.

The Executive Committee (EC) convenes monthly via conference call. Meetings typically last 90 minutes or less. Most work done via e-mail. Each job has its own time commitment depending on club activities. Current EC members will mentor you.

Interested in any of these positions?

Please drop Char Pike an e-mail at


SuperDisc 14.0 and Resource Collection 4.0 Available Now!

SuperDisc 14.0 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 SuperDisc 14.0 Complete Edition is for first time buyers of SuperDiscs.

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Resource Collection 4.0 is great to own too!!!

The Resource Collection 4.0 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 187 folders and 2,563 Files. A true “Treasure Trove” for the Commander owner!

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