We extend to you a cordial "WELCOME ABOARD !" Come on in, make yourself at home, we are a friendly group of enthusiasts, and we also appreciate the classic Chris Craft Roamer, Corsair, and Lancer boats too , as they are all on the same family tree and share much in common ! Just start by posting a note introducing yourself to the group, that's all it takes here (we don't ask for or retain any personal information here, because our intention is to just "have fun and share information".
I hear ya! I was looking at Alan Jackson's yacht (restored 70' Berger) and it's exquisite and either like new or better than new in every way. I noticed all the screws down the entire side of the boat on the rub rails, etc., were all lined up and standing at attention.
Those trim tabs are on the list too, by the way. Not sure they work, but that crappy hydraulic reservoir was turned over and fluid had to be cleaned up .
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas together, hope your Commander project is moving in the right direction (big events are normally the result of lots of little steps).