Chris Orphal
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  • Sugar Grove, IL
  • United States

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Chris Orphal's Discussions

Knocking out the Projects - 1967 42 Rehab
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With some amazing weather the last two weeks I was able to take some time off to have some quality family time before the kids went to back to school, and to make some serious progress on our 1967 42…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Orphal on Monday.

42 DCMY Aft Head Ceiling Size?
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Hello All,Anyone with a 42 out there that is either on, or close to their boat - can you measure the size of the aft head ceiling?  I'm planning to put in a ceiling panel (1/4" plywood), but need to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by glenn woudenberg Jul 18.

42 Aft Cabin rear deck drain tubing...
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Hello All,In a previous life (or maybe two), my Commander sat outside uncovered.  During that time, stuff filled up the drains, winter came, and froze the long chrome drain tubes that go through the…Continue

Tags: tubing, cabin, drains, deck, aft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Orphal Apr 3.

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 Chris Orphal Jun 24.

 

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Which Commander model do you presently own?
19' Commander
Boat Year
1967
Boat Name
"What If..."
Hull Number
0023H
Engines
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
Sabula, IA
City
Keokuk
State
Iowa
Phone Number
319.795.0154
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…

Chris,

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?

Mike

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

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

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