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 !
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PHOTO - 1. (Above) Man of the hour, Troy Hersom !
PHOTO - 2. (Above) Arguably one of the best looking Chris-Craft cruisers of all time, the 1967 40-foot Corinthian !
PHOTO - 3. (Above) Carl Fischer runs one of the nicest 30 TF Commanders anywhere, now in Florida waters !
PHOTO - 4. (Above) Greg does a TOTAL exquisite make-over on a 35 Commander !
PHOTO - 5. (Above) The deep-v 28 Commander !
PHOTO - 6. (Above) A little work is required to add a PCV port to the Edelbrock #1409 marine carb !
PHOTO OF THE DAY ! ABOVE LEFT !
PHOTO OF THE DAY EDITORIAL:
The fiberglass boat has finally made its way into full acceptance at most boat shows, and since this includes the Buffalo Launch Club and the Tavares Show hosted by Sunnyland ACBS, this really gives no just reason anywhere to exclude them. With many of the classic fiberglass models actually older than some of the wood boats at these shows, they represent a true picture of American boat building history and culture. The Commander series seems to have been the spearhead for Chris-Craft, being the sexy high performance boat introduced and built only during 19969, it had the clout to get in and get some attention. Then along came the nearly identical XK-boats of years thereafter, and now we hope to see a wide variety of Corsair and Lancer fiberglass runabouts at these shows too. I would have loved to have my 20-foot fiberglass Chris-Craft Sea Skiff at the Tavares show. It is a modest boat of high utility and nice lines, and it would have been fast and dry enough to run with the faster boats out on Lake Dora after passing through the canal. As the modest boats like my Skiff wait their turn, the high end Commanders are blazing the trail, and here is one such example. This one, WOOD ISLAND, owned by Ben LaDon, is named for the location where it spent its life. This is not a top-off restoration, but it is finished exceptionally well and looked great. I know everyone has seen the Tavares photos already, but if you want to see them again, or look at more photos of this Commander, check out the following link for all of the photos taken at the big show at Tavares, March 28-30.
Tavares Boat Show photos !
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