CHRIS CRAFT COMMANDER FORUM ® .......A photo-intensive technical reference file and ongoing newsletter regarding the original fiberglass Chris-Craft Commander series. This is an independent not-for-profit and non-commercial web site, not affiliated with the Chris Craft Commander Club ~~ or ~~ Chris-Craft Corporation. Our mission here is to "have fun and share information" about the Commander series (and those associated fiberglass boats on the Chris-Craft family tree) for your individual personal use, and by doing so help promote the good name of Chris-Craft, and help preserve, restore, and appreciate Chris-Craft boats. The main reference feature is the ever expanding MASTER INDEX File which contains what we believe to be the world's largest collection of documentation photos and technical information on the Chris-Craft Commander line of boats, (like these original brochure scans, featuring the iconic first 38 Commander styled by Fred Hudson, and many of the great Dick Avery renditions that followed) , (a huge collection of Chris-Craft 427 tuning and specification information), and a few words about how to use the forum.

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Thanks for the note Ron!

March 19 2006 at 7:19 PM
Paul  (no login)

Response to Paul, many thanks to YOU!

You're welcome, too, as we're only too happy to host photos of a Commander in this kind of condition. It represents part of the Chris Craft legacy that Chris wanted to protect when they over-engineered the first 1964 fiberglass commander.

In addition, anyone in the ACBS is automatically welcome on this site. I find those members considerate, informed, friendly, and genuine to the bone! I served on their international board in 1984, if you have an old directory you can look me up! I also was a charter member of the DIXIELAND chapter, which originally had a jurisdiction and responsibility for 8 states. We had a blast back then, and the chapter is still going strong! I hope to see you at the ACBS annual meeting this year, you know they really put on the dog!

In the future, as you run and enjoy this beautiful craft, please email me photos directly, or post them here on the site, because I will gladly host them here. It's a beautiful boat, not many like her are left!

We're primarily focused on fiberglass Commanders here, but most everyone has an appreciation for wood boats too, and many of us own a wood boat or two also.

Regards, all the best,
Paul Pletcher
forum moderator and chief bottle washer

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