Lee H Dahlen
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Lee H Dahlen's Discussions

Commander Club Mourns the passing of Dick Morland
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On Behalf of the Executive Committee The Commander Club has truly lost one…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maury Vanden Eykel yesterday.

Chief Commander's Final Year
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Hi Gang,As I saw Char's post about upcoming elections, I felt compelled to write a note as your Chief. My term comes to an end in December of this year, and I'm hoping some really talented people…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark J Terry Sr Jan 28, 2019.

38 SEDAN fuel tanks Replaced?
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I know there are a few who have done this project but not sure they are still around (Lawrence??). I just spoke with a guy about changing fuel tanks in a 38 without removing at least one engine. He…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Regenhardt Nov 6, 2018.

Forum Etiquette (A Reminder)

Just a quick reminder that when you are in a discussion with someone in a thread you are not in a one on one discussion ( no matter who the comment is addressed to) but rather in a discussion with…Continue

Started Oct 9, 2018


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27' Commander
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Lake Norman, NC
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At 12:09pm on June 23, 2019, Ted Haler said…

Hello Lee,
My name is Ted Haler and I'm the founder of a charity in Portsmouth Va. I would like to ask if it would bee appropriate to "advertise" the charity here. I will add the links below so you can take a look at our mission.
Also we have had a 31' Chris Craft Commander donated to us. The donor says there is less than 50 hours on two new 350's and transmissions. One problem is that the owners son didn't do his job in his fathers absence. A zinc fell off one of the shafts and now it is in serious need of replacing. It also needs new starters and batteries. The rest is cosmetic, buffing, polishing, some wood working and cleaning. 
Knowing this I would like to "advertise" for local help near the Portsmouth / Norfolk area. Looking  for hands on help of donated time and experience as well as parts etc. 
We are a 501c3 with our EIN waiting for the government to assign the permanent numbers.
I will be glad to give you any information you need. I want to ask first rather than just posting something as I'm new to this organization.
I'm a Broward guy so I don't know much about Chris Craft other than growing up, the Chris Craft Commander was my favorite boat design.
Thanks for your time.
Ted Haler
The official name of  the charity with IRS is Dream On 4 Veterans inc.
We are using the aka Warriors In Peace.org and will make the official change once IRS issues our permanent numbers.

At 1:13pm on September 16, 2018, ALAN ANDERSON said…

Hi Lee:...Good news & bad news.

I finally found a 27` Commander sedan type which had been sitting for 35 years in a barn with 4 other Chris Craft types & the exterior & interior are like new. I figured that the mechanical systems would require major repair after that level of disuse but even after all the work I explained in the Commander Q&A forum I finally launched this July; but I should have removed the fuel tanks & either replaced or found some magic process to make sure the interiors were not going to plug up the fuel delivery system. How hard is it to pull those tanks? Is there a better way?

At 1:08pm on December 31, 2016, Kevin Martin said…

Sorry, I just saw your comment. Thanks! its a work in progress but we love her. Next time your down at the marina stop down and say hello.

At 8:36am on November 21, 2016, Steven Kuhlmann said…

Lee, I just watched your talk on electrical. My 37' Roamer is about to be relaunched after a 16 month re-paint in Awlcraft. The flybridge was removed and all of its components disassembled. The painter managed to over spray much of the wiring. Also when the hardtop was painted all of the wires were bundled together. The idiot never de-energized the boat. I happened to come back from lunch a few months ago to find the bundle smoldering. Apparently a sound system wire was grounding out and it caused a meltdown of 4-5 wires. All of the gauges were restored. I have little skill in wiring and I need to find someone to reassemble the bridge components and all of the wiring. Do you have any suggestions? My main goal right now is to get the boat back into the safety and protection of its covered slip on Lake Allatoona, GA. Transport should occur in 2 weeks. Thanks. 

PS you and I spoke once about the "oil in coolant issue". It was resolved by changing out the head gasket.

At 1:11pm on August 29, 2016, Russell Moore said…

"I recently purchased a '76 CC30TF and am trying to sort out some of the previous owners "good ideas". could I ask you some questions by Messenger?"

At 3:22pm on August 19, 2016, Nathan Lyon said…

Thanks for the welcome Lee.  

I hope to see you all in the Chesapeake soon.  I'm looking at a 1969 Commander 38' currently located in Baltimore that I want to move to DC and fix up.  I'm glad to see there is an active community.  

At 10:07pm on August 5, 2016, Lyn Orphal said…
Thanks Lee! All help appreciated! Lyn
At 3:15pm on July 19, 2016, JW Holcomb said…


Been awhile but I remember you fondly. As you know I do not write often as advice I might need, well lets say I have enjoyed the best for virtually all my years from Dick..  

As I write we are in Ludington as part of a week long trip.  Our Commander is the last in the water here in Mecca but still going strong.

Congrats on your new post I know you will do a fine job.  

Stay well, JW

At 4:17pm on December 31, 2015, John Heenan said…


Great Spotlight untold story in the Commander Club website.

I am a lucky guy to have you as my go to guy for my Connie,

Happy New Year to you and your family!

John and Christine Heenan

At 12:27am on May 2, 2015, Kevin McKinnon said…

Thanks again for your help today.

Have a great time this weekend, wish I were joining everyone.


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