Chris Orphal
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Chris Orphal's Discussions

1967 42' Commander Helm - gasket material?
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I posted before about taking the helm off of my boat last weekend.  This weekend we brought it down into my basement shop and started to dismantle it.  I'm having my first real close up look at the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Byron Smith Oct 9, 2018.

Eventful Weekend - Dismantling the 42...
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I was debating putting this into two threads, but let's go with one to start...First, that title might sound a little rough, but it's what happened among other things.  So, let's go for a quick…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Watson Oct 2, 2018.

42 Headliner Replacement - Details
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Hello All,As promised, here are the details (and pictures) on my headliner project on my 1967 42 Commander.  First, two pictures of what the headliner in the salon looked like when we purchased the…Continue

Tags: lighting, replace, 42, Headliner

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Orphal Oct 8, 2018.

Ceiling Panels... Ventilation Thoughts
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Hello All...I'm looking for some thoughts on ventilation for the ceilings in my 1967 42 Commander...Because I want to have easier access to the ceiling (for wiring, or whatever in the future), I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by von Hofsten Alarik Sep 10, 2018.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
19' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
"What If..."
Hull Number
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
Sabula, IA
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Spouse's full name
Julie Orphal

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At 10:08pm on January 24, 2018, Mark Riehm said…

HaHa,  yes Princeton. The guy is kind of a knucklehead. Looks like I'm ending up with a 41' Aluminum Roamer, too. Wasn't planning it but its working out that way. I'm up in your neck of the woods via river a couple of times a year. Where do you dock? 

At 8:17am on September 23, 2016, Mike Watson said…


I hope things are well.  I did not see that either you or David Lorimer (Dolphin) made it to Dubuque this year.  Small turnout too.

I may have asked you this once before.  Too many beers ago.  We put 454/330 in our 35.  Do you recall what props you had on yours and the RPM/MPH you ran?  I am only getting around 3500.  I have 3 blades that came from a mid 80's CC360 which is a heavier boat with the same power.  If you recall what you had let me know.  Using the 42?


At 1:32pm on February 15, 2013, Trey Bull said…

You can use this picture Chris of my 1st mate.

At 3:53pm on February 4, 2013,
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Club News

2019 Wall Calendars Now Available!!

The Chris-Craft Commander Club 2019 Wall Calendar is now available!!.  We're having to do things a little differently this year, so for calendar details & ordering, Click Here


2018 Photo Contest Winner

The 4th Annual Chris-Craft Commander Club Photo Contest had more than 50 entries and selecting the winners was not an easy task. 

First place: submitted by Pat Chaps

Second place: submitted by Martin Krall;

Third place: submitted by Jeff Pacy.

To view all entries to this year's contest,         Click Here


The 2018 Chris-Craft Commander Club National Rendezvous is in the books and it was a great time!!

City of Mentor, Ohio

The city of Mentor, Ohio and the Lawnfield Inn & Suites were wonderful hosts.  A special Thanks to Rob Kneen, the local member sponsor, and Char Pike for the hours of hard work put in organizing and coordinating an amazing weekend. 

The Rendezvous Photo Albums can be accessed through the links below, as well as, under Library, Photo Albums.  We will continue to add links to other albums as they become available. Also below, you will find links to a couple articles written for the local newspaper.

Photo Album 1                 Photo Album 2  

Photo Album 3


Chris-Craft Commander Club Celebrates Anniversary in Mentor

Chris-Craft Commander connoisseurs congregate at Mentor Lagoons Marina



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