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Commander 27 - Bulkhead Repair
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I'm restoring a 1967 Commander 27.  The bulkhead on the port side (see photo) has been damaged by water.  Any thoughts on how I can remove the wood?  What does it attached to on the inside?ThanksMarkContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike H Apr 7, 2018.

commander 27 swim platform
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I'm planning to install a teak swim platform on my 1967 Commander 27.1. Does anyone have a template they want to part with?2. Better yet, does anyone have a teak swim platform for a 27 they want to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by E Mark Gressle Apr 8, 2018.

re-build or re-motor Commander 27
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I recently purchased 1967 Commander 27 with twin Chrysler 318s.  The engines sat for sometime and I'm not sure they are usable.  My question is - do I rebuild them or buy re-manufactured ones or, do…Continue

Tags: re-build, replace, engine, 318, 27

Started this discussion. Last reply by E Mark Gressle Feb 22, 2018.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
27' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
Lady Gabrielle IV
Hull Number
FXA 276034T
Chrysler 318
Home Port
Norwalk, CT
Phone Number
Spouse's full name
Gabrielle Sheehan

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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.

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