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Got to love that pointed transom on a 38 Commander

June 11 2012 at 6:43 PM
Paul  (no login)

Here is our TRADITION at the dock, the yellow tape you see is precautionary to keep the tour group from falling into the engine bay. I had the hatch open to show off what a big dog is supposed to look like. People were in awe.
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The first time I ever saw a Commander and even knew what one was, was one day when Janet and I were just hanging around a marine for the heck of it, we liked to go by this one and that just to see the boats. We were on one dock and I looked across and saw the bow of a 38 Commander sticking out. I was not sure what it was at the time, but it sure LOOKED like a Chris Craft. So we walked over to take a look and as we walked up to the boat (which was backed in at the time) I was quite frankly pretty darn dumbfounded at how awesome the boat was. That pointed transom is the coolest thing of all, it is not only pointed, it is sloping inward as it approaches the waterline, wow, beautiful. Then as I looked further, I started taking note of the detail around the side scupper drains, etc., and the fluted side panels, I was hooked right there.

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