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The original 31 Commander is for sale
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The time has come for someone else to love Sojourn as much as we have, for the last 30 years.   Sojourn's hull number is FXA310002.  Per Jerry Conrad, hull number one was a test boat, making this the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Rowson Oct 3, 2018.

Centex Exhaust silencers
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I have a pair of brand new, just out of the box, Vernatone (manufactured by Centex) wet mufflers.    I purchased these anticipating replacing the original cast iron Chris Craft units on my 1966 31…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Frens Feb 5, 2018.

Follow up to damaged cabin door dead-bolt
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Hello All:I'm pleased to report that even though I was told the intruder damaged dead-bolt on my cabin door was beyond repair, I found a local locksmith who not only knew the inner working of this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy "Tim" Miller Apr 12, 2017.

Damaged factory dead-bolt on cabin door
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Hello All:I have a 1966 31' Commander, hull #2.   This past weekend, (Apr 1/2, '17) some one broke into several boats in all the marinas located in Sinclair Inlet.   This is on the west side of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by William (Bruno) Millonig Apr 9, 2017.


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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.

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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

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


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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