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Steering problem.
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Hello everyone.Im starting to leak grease from the steering box on the helm and im not sure if it can be rebuilt. There is some up and down play in the steering shaft, so I know it's warn and the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Schmidt Jul 10, 2018.

Princess stove
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Hello, fellow boaters.I'm thinking it's time to upgrade to a new stove. I'm a live aboard and I'm getting tired of cooking on 1 burner. I've replaced the other 2 elements and they don't seem to heat…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller Apr 26, 2017.

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Hello fellow members.I spent the last couple of weekends installing a new stereo system in my 42 ' commander. I found a unused 12 volt power supply that was abandoned by the previous owner.perfect…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lee H Dahlen Jul 23, 2016.

427 oil leak
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Hello, fellow boaters. I have a 1972 42 commander with 427's. 2 summers ago I had BOTH engines and trans pulled and did a top to bottom rebuild on everything. What a nightmere.The port engine had a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Schmidt Aug 29, 2015.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
42' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
New Attitude
Hull Number
FBA -42-4057
Chris Craft 427
Home Port
St. Clair Shores, Mi.
St, Clair Shores
Phone Number
810 499 5233

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2019 Regional Rendezvous Hosts Wanted

Are you yearning for a little fix for Commander-itis?

Would you like to meet other Commander owners in your area?

Do you have a great idea for a Commander gathering on or off the water?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have just the remedy for you: We encourage you to think about hosting, or, indicating your interest in hosting a Regional Rendezvous in your area in 2019.

For more information about hosting - click here:

Hosting A Rendezvous

Char Pike has volunteered to be the EC “Point Person” for 2019 Regional Rendezvous. Please contact Char if you are interested in organizing & holding a Regional Rendezvous in your area. Char’s e-mail address is rendezvous.commanderclub@gmail.com


Help Wanted!!!

New Faces, New Perspectives - Executive Committee Openings to start in January 2020

Would you like to be more active in the Commander Club? Would you like to help chart our course? Are you willing to commit the time, energy and creativity needed to assist us in promoting and supporting our mission?

We are searching for new faces and new perspectives. Positions start in January 2020 for a two year term.

There are four positions available. Chief Commander, Treasurer, Public Relations Chair and Membership Chair.

Duties for each position are located in the bylaws https://commanderclub.com/page/bylaws

More details about each position here.

The Executive Committee (EC) convenes monthly via conference call. Meetings typically last 90 minutes or less. Most work done via e-mail. Each job has its own time commitment depending on club activities. Current EC members will mentor you.

Interested in any of these positions?

Please drop Char Pike an e-mail at archivist.commanderclub@gmail.com


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

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