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".
Believe it or not, one of my favorite parts of Commander involvement, is the camaraderie, and "cut above" nature of everyone I've met through Irish Lady so far! I have saved countless hours (Literally saved me from having to take the old starboard motor out, put a new motor in, take it out and put it in again!)IE: A gentleman on the Commander Club site informed me that if I re-indexed the direction of the input on my Velvet Drive pump, it wouldn't solve my problem of buying a L-H motor by mistake. I was SO sure it would work, we went back and forth with 6 or 7 e-mails and in each one he remained super patient. Not once did he "told you so" me either! That IS CLASS! I'll save you the boring(and embarrassing) details of why I thought that in the first place (suffice to say that a serious lack of reading comprehension, coupled with wishful thinking had LOTS to do with it!) He also saved me from rebuilding the used e-bay motor for L-H rotation. It would have been a seriously time consuming mistake. In other words, these forums and the people who read them are PRICELESS and I look forward to the day, I can share some info to help someone.
May I ask what part of the country you are in? We are in Southern NJ about 5 minutes outside of Philly, and keep the boat an hour away at the Jersey Shore.
About the wire Diagrams: Are you in contact with the gentleman that mentioned that he had a diagram for a 38 SF?
I am thinking about getting out my old drafting tools and making up a wire diagram and plumbing diagram for our boat.
The S-F diagram would be a GREAT jumping off point to draw up a new diagram, it probably wouldn't even need that many revisions, as I am sure they used the same wire colors on all of their boats. I would be happy to further revise anything I can put together for your Express. Thanks, in advance for any help you can lend me on this!