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PHOTO - 1. (Above) A genuine 1968 23-foot Commander discovered in Sweden !!
PHOTO - 2. (Above) A very cool 31-foot soft top Commander gets a new lease on life !!
PHOTO - 3. (Above) Glen Okonoski pushes the envelope with a 23 Lancer upgrade !!
PHOTO - 4. (Above) Greg Mason's purpose-built TF battlewagon by Chris-Craft !!
PHOTO - 5. (Above) Craig restores and documents the rare 24 Lancer Express !!
PHOTO - 6. (Above) Sherwood sea water pump impeller replacement !!
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PHOTO OF THE DAY EDITORIAL:
Some people may wonder why we are featuring a XK-22 on the Chris-Craft Commander Forum today, but this boat is absolutely on a branch of the Chris-Craft Commander family tree. This hull is a Jim Wynne design. Jim, for those who may not know, was a world champion offshore racer and engineering genius, and we encourage people to do a search for him here on our forum because we have a lot of information to share. Chris-Craft had Mr. Wynne design several deep-v hulls back in the mid-60s and two of those hulls ended up being sold as Commanders. The 1969 19-foot Commander Super Sport, and the 23-foot Commander both feature the race-honed smooth riding deep-v design from Jim Wynne, and are some of the first production boats to feature his patented lifting strakes we now see on almost all fiberglass hulls today. Not well known, but the XK-22 hull is a 23-foot Lancer/Commander hull in XK-22 clothing. The XK-22 was manufactured from 1971 to 1976 with 230 hulls being built, all with 350FLV power.
We thank participating forum member, Kris, for sharing the photos and data on this interesting boat. It is a new acquisition with only 300 hours on the meter, looking unmolested and in generally great condition. Kris is now going through all the systems and working through the issues needed to make the boat reliable again, because it has been sitting for awhile. For more information on this one, check out the following link.
The XK-22 occupies a noteworthy branch on the Chris-Craft Commander family tree !!
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