Doug Buell
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Overhead leak in the Galley
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Last summer during a couple downpours I noticed that water was pooling and leaking through my headliner. Without taking it down, any ideas on the culprit. It is a '69, '38 Commander Sedan, FB. The…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee H Dahlen Feb 19, 2016.

Backfiring/No power on 427s ??
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Hi AllI have a '69 38' Commander Sedan FB with 427s. I fueled her this summer and went out into Lake Erie. The boat mostly ran ok until I fueled and went out into the lake. I rolled a bit out in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller Feb 18, 2016.

Noisy Tach
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HiIn the last month or so my stbd tach has really started to make noise. What would cause this and how is it fixed? They are the original type tachs. I am putting her to bed shortly for winter but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Buell Oct 13, 2015.

38th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show-Buffalo, NY. This weekend

Hi AllJust wanted to let anyone interested know that the annual boat show is this weekend in Buffalo which is not the usual location they have always been at the Buffalo Launch Club. It is being held…Continue

Started Sep 10, 2015


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
38' Commander, 38' Sedan
Boat Year
Hull Number
FDA 38-5002 R
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
Grand Island, NY.
Grand Island
New York
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At 8:15pm on May 29, 2015, George W. Anderson said…
Thanks for looking on eBay . We will look around the sites. Glad you got your star. Ron and I were waxing the sides of our Commander today.
Have a good weekend.
At 9:46am on May 29, 2015, George W. Anderson said…

Hi Doug - Good meeting you at Anchor Marine the other day.  Will keep in touch.


At 8:55am on November 6, 2014, Michael G Shoemaker said…

Hey Doug, just bought a 38 Commander myself.  Are you salt or fresh water cooled on those 427s? 

At 2:03pm on May 22, 2014, Doug Buell said…

Once had a 1965 38' Flybridge Sedan in the Family. Currently have a 1987 27' Formula 272 SR-1.


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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