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PHOTO - 1. (Above)When the going gets tough, THE TOUGH get going !!!
PHOTO - 2. (Above) Rob S shows us how boating is supposed to be done right !!!
PHOTO - 3. (Above) Jerry splashes another restoration on Chesapeake Bay !!!
PHOTO - 4. (Above) A stunning example of design and restoration talent from Sweden !!!
PHOTO - 5. (Above) Proof of just how much fun one can have with a classic 27-foot Commander !!!
PHOTO - 6. (Above) Warren Pateman did a magnificent job on this 38 Commander, shown here in Australia !
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PHOTO OF THE DAY EDITORIAL:
The popularity of the XK-22 has gone way up in recent months. People are beginning to appreciate these boats for what they are, a great combination of Dick Avery style, Jim Wynne hull design, and one of the best small block motors GM ever made, coupled to an efficient outdrive. What makes this boat of added interest to the Commander Forum membership, is the fact that it is essentially a 23-foot Commander hull, with cut down freeboard and a new topside layout and design, along with the outdrive. In reality, this boat is closer to a 23 Lancer than the 23 Commander because the latter is based on the original 1966 23-foot Lancer hull. This is a perfect example of how Chris-Craft would take a proven hull and continually upgrade the boat with different topsides, style, and power, which was done numerous times here in the US and at the production facility in Italy too. This same general hull was sold as the Monte Carlo in Italy, with v-drive and outdrive, and with small and big block power options. The fact that the 23-foot hull has a cut down freeboard, actually reduces the overall length and therefore it is known as the 22. Many readers know Craig Lindberg due to his yellow hull 23-foot Lancer Overnighter, with many pages archived here within our pages. Craig has handed the Overnighter to another owner who has a high appreciation for that boat, and has moved on to something similar, but much faster. We saw him looking at the XK boats up at the Buffalo Launch Club a couple years ago, but we didn’t know he was such a fan until now. The boat was acquired in pretty good condition, but Craig elected to pull the engine and put it through a total rebuild just to be safe, and the boat has just been splashed late this season. In addition to the numerous photos in the following link, be sure to check out the video too. ..
Craig Lindberg discovers Avery high-style and more power in a familiar Wynne-designed hull !!!
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