Great pictures. In addition to what Lenny writes, I could add these places that I go to hunt parts. Paul also has a list of salvage guys for Commander parts. Use the forum search tool to find those sites. I am near Annapolis MD on the East Coast. Try to contact:
116 Legion Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401
They have a lot of salvage and commision basis items.
Please give us a Call at (410) 974-0758 , or (301) 261-1548 , Fax at (410) 757-3524, or your E-Mail
Fairwinds Marina, Inc.
1000 Fairwinds Dr.
Annapolis, MD. 21401
757-543-7595 (Fax) 757-494-9796
2024 Battlefield Blvd. North
Chesapeake, Va. 23324
Rob Shiller onboard Eagles Nest on the Magathy River may also know some good places to hunt parts. Rob, are you there?
You can always google your topic, and the brand you are looking for and a marine salavge yard near your. Remember that when you call a salvage yard, the person answering the phone is not neccessarily the most knowledgable. Try to talk to different people or the salvage manager who knows the most.
The second thing I could add is that most likely you will have to take the part off to fix it or replace it. So do that. Then GENERICAlLY speaking, if the housing is metal and cracked you can get it welded or brazed at a machine shop, and then repair it a number of ways. If it is fiberglass, not polypropeleyne, you can use resin to repair it, and if it is polypropeleyne, go to the Bear Mountiain Canoe site. They sell plastic kayacks. They sell a polypropeleyne repair kit that melds the plastic together. I have used it with great success. It is a bout $75 dollars if I remember right.
Good luck, Pancho!
Jerry - at the point of the spear.