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DD 8v53 Temperature
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I want to add an independent temperature sensor into my DD 8v53's. I have a Maretron system that supports up to 6 temperature probes. I use one for engine room, one on each of the stuffing boxes and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronald Zick Feb 13.

Commander 47 Aft Cabin

Looking through Yachtworld, I've seen many 47's that have had the aft bulkhead removed and the bed pushed further back - usually with the fuel tanks moved to the center for a single king or queen…Continue

Started Feb 2

Wood Railing Latch
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Does anyone know if the Buck Algonquin latches fit our wood railings? Seems like it might be a bit wide, but it would be nice if it fit and provided an alternative to the Perko parts that no longer…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mario Mariani Jan 24.

Railing and Hardware Wanted
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I'm still looking for a small section of mahogany railing, or someone who know the correct router bits to make a new one.I'm also looking for two railing gate hinges and one railing gate catch.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Jan 23.

 

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Profile Information

Which Commander model do you presently own?
47' Commander
Boat Year
1969
Boat Name
International Eagle
Hull Number
FAD470013
Engines
Detroit 8V53
Home Port
South Bay Cove, Georgian Bay
City
Oakville
State
Non US

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Salon Renovation

Next on the list of rooms to renovate - the living room! Or salon if you prefer. One of the design goals of the salon was to ensure the couch converted into a full queen bed. Since we often have an extra family on board, we wanted to ensure the other adults could sleep very comfortably. For me, this means a queen bed - a double is certainly usable, but a queen adds that little bit of extra room.

This is what the salon looked like when we purchased the boat, more of the awesome green…

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Posted on February 7, 2018 at 9:56pm — 1 Comment

New Kitchen

The original kitchen (or galley if you prefer) left a lot to be desired. The fridge was a household style that only operated on 120V, the cabinets were original and the counter top was covered in formica. To add to that, if you were working in the kitchen, the cabinets were so high you were cut off from the rest of the boat. Opposite the kitchen was the dinette, which we have no use for. The helm level is fully enclosed and holds a teak table for 8-10 people, no need for another one. So we…

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Posted on January 27, 2018 at 10:08pm — 3 Comments

Forward Cabin

The forward cabin is my daughters room, it has two small beds so it allows her to have a friend stay the night. One design criteria for the rebuild of the interior was that we wanted to be able to sleep two families of 4 comfortably.

This is what the forward cabin looked like when we purchased the boat. As you can see, there are large window covers with curtains and 4 120VAC lights in the room.…

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Posted on January 6, 2018 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Forward Head Progress

I'll begin at the bow of the boat and move aft as I post the changes we have made to our Commander. That makes the forward head first. This head is essentially the ensuite of our daughters cabin, but does get used by guests from time to time. As purchased, it had 120V lights (like the rest of the boat), and in this case they were on the bulkhead behind you as you look into the mirror - not ideal if you actually want to see your face in the mirror. This must have been a change made over the…

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Posted on January 2, 2018 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 9:52pm on May 13, 2018, Todd & Patty Walters said…

      Steve   Looking at an old post  Are you still looking for door knobs?  I think I may have what you are looking for  You can call me at 952-454-5459         Todd

At 11:54pm on November 28, 2017, Brian and Dawn Stone said…

Hi Steve!  Sorry, Brian is shrinkwrapping now and I have to just get him to check this here and there but I know he would love to talk to you!   The best way to get at him is email (especially now)  He has time in the am's to do that    His email is bndmarine@gmail.com   Always happy to swap ideas with someone who's renovating too.... we are in analysis paralysis with some of our things (ok that's me not him lol)  Talk to you soon!!  Dawn 

At 12:26pm on November 4, 2017, Tim Toth said…

Steve....... keep your original trim tab set up . That design from Chris Craft is the best .. with no hose / log seal  . Fix the leak around the bronze  flange / hull seal .  I would also recommend fairing in a "ramp" inside the trim tab box area under the hull for better performance even at slower speeds .The 3 inch high vertical trailing edge creates a huge drag for the water to jump over at any speed .

I can send you pic`s of the  " ramp" I placed on my under hull trim tabs if you want . Installing Bennett tabs would be a large project with many new holes drilled to mount that system &  and cost  !!

Tim  Toth  /  Ohio

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At 10:05pm on March 23, 2017, Michael L Regner said…
I was reading your profile and read that you have your boat in the Georgian bay. I love that body of water. I also live your 47' boat.
 
 
 

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