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.

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".

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Hello John

November 16 2008 at 7:50 AM

Paul  (Premier Login FEfinaticP)

Response to Irish Lady FNG to the Forum

Yes indeed, John, the spirit of friendship and cooperation between Commander owners is a wonderful thing. Our mission here is clearly stated on the front page of the forum, "to have fun and share information", and we open our doors and hatches to you to join in with the fun.

You asked where we're located, Janet and I run our 38 Express on the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tennessee. We sure admire people like you and the guys up on the Great Lakes, and on the Pacific, and of course in the Gulf, who have those things called "waves" or sometimes you call em "swells"? If you search the files for a while you'll see hundreds of photos of our Commander on the Cumberland having fun. The most fun we've had with the boat, however, is the association with others at the big Commander Rendezvous, held last year at Huron, Ohio, on Lake Erie, and I have to tell you this event is worth flying half way across the country to attend (which we did on both accounts). You should schedule for 2009!

Here's a bit about Janet, me, and our TRADITION. Dick Avery didn't design the first 38, Messers Hudson and MacKerer did (Hudson designer under supervision of MacKerer)

Here are a few pics from our recent outings on the Cumberland.
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1966 Commander Express
original 427 big dogs

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