George Michels

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Port Engine Overheating
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I think I've discovered a cause to a persistent heating problem with my port motor. The set up is a 1969 Commander 31 with a pair of 327Q motors. Raw water intake pumps are mounted on the right side…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Bernard Oct 4, 2016.

Modifications for 31 Commander Flybridge Sedan
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I have a 31 Commander Flybridge Sedan. I'm interested in opening the Salon to the Cockpit. I would also like to find a way to change the bridge ladder so that it is out of the way of the cockpit. Any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Bernard Jul 27, 2016.

PoliGlow Products
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Recently I saw this advertised in the Boat U.S June July Magazine. It was written up in Practical Sailor. Has anyone used it or tried it? What kind of results did it yield?Anything that gives me more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Capt. Jim mitchell Aug 10, 2015.

engine temperature gauge
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Does anyone have a source for a stewart warner engine temperature gauge? Mine are black face dial with white indicator and numbers. The temp starts at 60 tops out at 220 or 240. Mine died. I cleaned…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Cowles Aug 6, 2015.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
31' Sedan
Boat Year
Boat Name
Sentimental Journey
Hull Number
Chris Craft 327Q
Home Port
Bay Shore Yacht Club
Bay Shore
New York
Phone Number
Spouse's full name
Holly Michels

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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. 

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