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 !
Fellow readers, my dear friends, the McGregor's, wish to come out of the darkness and purchase a Chris Craft Commander. The particular boat they lust for is the 42 Commander TF. There are several Sports Cruisers up our way, but they insist on the TF version. Keep your eyes open and let me know if anyone runs across one for sale or knows anyone looking to sell.
I think the guys in Huron know where he is, he has to my knowledge never posted here or anywhere for that matter. The boat says Sandusky on the transom. I will look in my database and see what I can find, also send Mark Weller a facebook note, I think he knows where Steve may be.
How is your project coming along? Will you be at Kean's in a couple weeks? Hope to see you there.
I remember Steve having his boat for sale, but have been unable to locate him. Would you have any idea where he is?
42 Commander Tournament Fisherman ( The Video !! )
July 20 2012, 12:21 PM
Okay guys, I'm throwing fuel on the fire with this video!
I am shooting the video and talking with Mark Weller while Steve S. shows how it's done. Turn up your speakers. And if we sound like a couple of kids on the docks commenting on what a cool Commander sounds like, it is because WE ARE a couple of kids on the docks commenting on what a cool Commander sounds like!
Film quality was what I had available at the time................
I was down in the end of the channel when Steve backed her down and slid her in against the concrete sea wall on a dime, one slip over from the Feelgood. It was impressive helmsman-ship! And that sound ... I will never forget. They say that smells can trigger a memory to come back. Well I say that sound in the video brings back the memory of that moment in time for me and it is a blessing! One of the best moments in all my Commandering time. Thanks Pletcher, now I will spend the darn weekend on Yacthworld, looking at stuff just out of reach, and hoping to hit the lottery. This forum will be my undoing, boatitus wise!
Yes indeed, good times two years in a row, 2008 and 2009. Quality boats, quality people attending, and quality speakers too.
In 2009 I personally invited and urged Chris Smith and Herb Pocklington to attend and I am very pleased to look back on that event and realize what a rare treat that was for the people in Huron, Ohio. I stuck my neck way out for that one, called in some personal chips, and I'll be darned if they didn't both show up and Chris even brought his son, Mark, and daughter, Joy, along with the family Commander Super Sport.
You see, a for sale sign actually does have an impact, even though it may have been 3 or so years since I saw it, I do remember seeing it. Of course the thought through my head at the time, was "this would look good sitting in my own slip", but quite honestly it is more boat than I need on the Cumberland River. We have a few of them here in Central Tennessee, but not many.
Hope we can get your boat to someone who will give it the care and attention it needs, it sure is a very nice model.
Engines have a total hours of 2474 hours. 1373 hours SMOH. This yacht has been a freshwater yacht since new. Great condition for a 1975. New interior (07-08), 12KW Onan Gen W/ 1400hrs Appox.
20K in upgrades 2011/12 including new enclosure, bimini and frame , wind screen.
Nice one Mike. To my post earlier about bringing value back to the Commander marketplace, here is an excellent example of a classic that will perform a role of boats multiple times more expensive and give back more in value today and decades ahead given proper, routine care that features original, timeless styling. If it is as it appears, a well cared for boat like this is a bargain with huge upside potential. Now, where did I put that winning lottery ticket, it was just here...