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PHOTO - 1. (Above) The deep-v 28 Commander !
PHOTO - 2. (Above) A little work is required to add a PCV port to the Edelbrock #1409 marine carb !
PHOTO - 3. (Above) Another Chris-Craft classic cruiser owner adds a 23 Lancer to his fleet !
PHOTO - 4. (Above) A great outline on the entire 31-foot Chris-Craft Commander line !
PHOTO - 5. (Above) A 1977 17-foot Super Sport enters the first phase of restoration !
PHOTO - 6. (Above) Rob swaps out an engine aboard EAGLE'S NEST !
PHOTO OF THE DAY ! ABOVE LEFT !
PHOTO OF THE DAY EDITORIAL:
The 35 Commander followed the introduction of the first fiberglass Chris Craft cruiser (the 1964 38 Express) by 4 years, also following the staggered introduction of the 27 Commander in 1965, and the 31 Commander in 1966. These models generally followed the design concept of the 38 Express, looking like smaller versions of that boat.
In 1967 Dick Avery designed a stunning departure from the formula, the 31 Sports Express, with a very sporting fast appearance. In 1968 Chris Craft introduced the 35 Express was also a departure with an all new look. In 1969 the 35 Sports Cruiser came out using the same hull, which also set new standards of design for Chris Craft and the entire rest of the boating industry. It is reported that Mr. Avery thought the 35 Express was one of his favorites, although he has so many wonderful designs that have endured the test of time I suspect it would be tough to make that decision. It is a great design, and not all that many boats were built.
The PHOTO OF THE DAY today is dedicated to Greg Gajcak and his amazing 35 Commander. This is a total rebuild, down to the bare fiberglass in the bilge to the, engines, and then to the final paint job. Looking at this boat today without railings, just shows off the timeless design Dick Avery did back in 1967. It was beautiful then, and beautiful today. For more on this great project check out the following link.
Greg does a TOTAL exquisite make-over on a 35 Commander !
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