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 !
enjoyed reading your history with this boat.
cool boat. very clean and pretty.
mine is a '65 commander 27 hardtop. apparently rare. it is rigged for fishing (striper season starts sat)
i will send some pics soon as i get it cleaned up and ready to launch.
15x15, LM318, 240HP when new in mid 80s.
typically heavy with all the stuff i carry.
gets lighter as the summer approaches (or is that me)
i max at 4000 rpm so i think it is propped perfectly
been told the LM318 (industrial type) will last another 20 years if i run at 3200, but i think that puts me at 18mph or so.
at WOT, about 22 so maybe not so bad.
i too (still) have a '78 baja speed boat that i cant seem to part with. eldest boy became adult size at 14 and it did not work well with 3 adults and one child.
love the gas consumption in the 48gal tank.
love the freedom of bigger water