Jim Rivas
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1977 55’ Commander - Hull #43
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Commanders: This very famed Commander has just gone up for sale in the Fort Lauderdale area. I can only hope that someone from the club can buy her. I have been following this very boat since May of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by chris Oct 6, 2018.

what happened to "CHAT" on the main menu
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Hello Everyone:Can someone enlighten me as to what happened as to the above subject line?  I have noticed it for the past couple of days.Jim RivasContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Rivas Mar 23, 2016.

Diesel Engine Specs
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Hello Everyone:As of today, I have rejoined the club after being abroad for the past six years.  I am happy to be back and I can offer assistance on the following Commanders: 42', 47, 55' and 60'…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Rivas Mar 7, 2016.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
Do not own a Commander
Boat Year
Chris Craft 350Q, Chris Craft 427, Detroit 8V53, Detroit 8V71
Ft. Lauderdale
Phone Number
Have you ever owned any other Commanders?
31 Sports Express, 42' Commander, 47' Commander, 55' Commander

Hello Everyone:

Glad to be back, after roughly six years being away abroad.  For those that are curious about the three Commanders listed above, these were boats that were ordered new by my parents from CC.  The actual details are as follows:

1970 42' Commander Double Cabin w/ CC 427's: del. 3/1970

1971 47' Commander w/ Detroit 8V53N - single aft stateroom; del 3/1971

1972 55' Commander w/ Detroit 8V71TI- Plan "A" Interior Layout; delivered

1973 31' Commander Sports Express w/CC 350Q del 5/75

I do have lots of info on the 47' and 55', not too much on the 42' and nothing on the 31.

Feel free to request any info on the above, you will be surprised what I have.

Again, nice to be back.

Jim Rivas

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At 1:10pm on September 3, 2016, Chris Wickersham said…
Jim, for whatever reason, I can't send you an email on here unless you accept my friend request first, I guess they're taking a page from facebook? Anyway, would like to chat at you about the 47 I'm buying.
At 11:43am on August 4, 2016, Chet Osborn said…

Thanks Jim - We are about to pull the trigger on a '78 Commander 45'.  8v71 naturals as you guessed.  Oil analysis was a little high for iron but the diesel surveyor didn't seem concerned.  Best Regards Chet

At 12:42am on March 14, 2016, PJ Ruh said…

Thanks Jim.  If you know anything of the background it would be appreciated. 


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