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Throttle/Shift quadrants on 47 Commander
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I'm quickly getting weary of looking at my ancient helm on my 1968 47 Commander.  I would like to change out all of the pitted components.  The worst offenders at present are the throttle/shift…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Cowles on Sunday.

Transmission ratio on 8v53n
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I need to know the transmission ratio on my 47 Commander (8V53N) so I can order new props.  Much to my surprise I lost the port prop.  Didn't realize it until I tried to turn into the dock and she…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Rivas Apr 12.

47 Commander Mast Mount For Sale
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The mast for my 47 Commander was lost by the previous owner and I couldn't find a suitable replacement, so I installed an new Edson Mast.  I now have this very nice mast base that I no longer need. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samson Danniels on Monday.

47 Commander Bow Rail Stanchion Needed
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I'm in (desperate) need of a bow rail stanchion base for my newly acquired 47 Commander.  The original was lost by the mover during my recent over the road move from AL to SC.  The one I need is the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Les Wamack Nov 29, 2018.


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Which Commander model do you presently own?
47' Commander
Boat Year
Boat Name
3X Blessed
Hull Number
Detroit 8V53
Home Port
Lake Hartwell
South Carolina
Phone Number
Spouse's full name

I have owned an 8 meter S2 and currently own an Allied Mistress 39' ketch and a 1996 Chaparral Signature 31.

I will be selling the Chaparral in the fall or spring and the Allied as soon as I finish remodeling the inside.

Unfortunately, my physical condition is such that I no longer have the ability to sail such a large boat.  Therefore, I am transitioning in to motor boats.  I live aboard my Mistress most of the week and am really looking forward to moving on board the 47.

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At 6:15pm on October 27, 2018, Mike Kissel said…
Les, wanted to check and see who you used for shipping on your commander and what height restrictions you had. I have a 55’ commander and want to move it from Annapolis to Charleston.
Any infor is greatly appreciated

Club News

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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