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2....GENERAL RESTORATION AND REFURBISHING PROJECTS

June 5 2006 at 10:00 AM

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GENERAL RESTORATION AND REFURBISHING PROJECTS




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ABOVE: Chris Wade working on FEELGOOD, featured below, getting all new teak toe rails ! After seeing Bruce Martins work, checking the details, Chris decided to replace his teak, and did a masterful job that was showcased at the worlds largest gathering of Chris Craft Commanders in history, at Huron, Ohio, in 2008. This Chris Craft Commander Forum, Inc., was a proud sponsor and participant of that event. Check out the links below for more on Chris Wades work, and also check the photos at the bottom of this page, to see FEELGOOD after all the work was done (photos taken at Huron, 2008).

NEW >>>Chris Craft Dealer Service Hourly Time Charts ( Robert DaPron Information )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1182552927

NEW >>>Blisters ( Something Commander owners dont see much of )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1181044795

NEW >>>Cost of Chrome
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1193761843

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NEW >>>17 Corsair restoration and photo documentation ( David Hoover )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1184725889

NEW >>>19 Commander SS Motor Issues ( Diagnostics, Rotation, Repowering ) Bill Policastro
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1182544399

19 Commander Super Sport hull #39, Mercrewsers acquisition and restoration. (Photos)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1139753845 (Bought and restored, right here on the Chris Craft Commander Forum)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1150070090/ (Trial run)

20 Sea Skiff Inboard Restoration (Photos) Pauls Commander Cousin
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1160005074 (The post that started it all)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1163631914 (Introduction to the model)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1161783129 (New boat first photos)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1162683753 (General documentation)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1164395538 (Motor start up)
NEW >>>20 1966 Sea Skiff Restoration thread ( Build a Shelter ) Paul Pletcher
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1162683753

NEW >>>20 1966 Fiberglass Sea Skiff ( Almost Commander, total restoration ) Paul Pletcher
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1166307789

NEW >>>23 Commander from Fiumicino, Italy ( Thibauds restoration in France )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1195989472

NEW >>>23 Commander restoration update ( Bill Policastros restoration project )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1176411603

NEW >>>23 427-Powered Monte Carlo, Discovered In Spain ( Oscars find ! )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1180882756

NEW >>>23 Commander ( Photo Documentation of Wes Stinsons 327-powered boat )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1181279368

Rickards Commander Cousin, a 23 Lancer Inboard Restoration (Photos)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1164501045/

1969 27 Commander DIY Project Documentation (Photos)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1126245831

NEW >>>31 Express restoration and 454 re-power, Don Hancock
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1198385162

31 Commander Restoration and Repower, by Mike Burdette (Photos)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1139587572

NEW >>>38 1964 Commander Extensive Restoration, MISS LILY ( Dave Varnadore )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1172688733

NEW >>>38 1964 Express major restoration (Jerry and Nadia Namken)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1196377496

NEW >>>38 Express CHANGING CHANNELS, ( damage to underwater gear )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1183986558

NEW >>>38 Commander Restoration Project, Costa Rica ( Edwin Estrada )
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1185890277

38 Exterior Cosmetic Restoration, George Klein, (Lots of great photos of this boat being prepared for painting of the fiberglass, and helm station woodworking too!)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1145912019

38 Commander Haul Out (Props, Shafts, Bearings, and Bottom Paint), by Paul Pletcher
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152328119

38 Toe Rail Replacement, total removal and replacement, by Chris Wade
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1160960374 (Let the work begin!)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1161136509 (Progress report)

38 Commander 427s, Bow Pulpit, Teak, superb work on everything by Bruce Martin (Photos)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=424840&messageid=1121462811 (Motors)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538574/last-1149538574 (Bow Pulpit)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1144791859 (Re-launching, pulpit done).
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1154984064 (Fabulous final finish!)

38 Complete Restoration Project and 427 tune-up, Curt Hill, Portland Oregon (Lots of Photos)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1125521461
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1125793376
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1127439175
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1128661264

38 Commander total restoration and diesel upgrade, by Warren Pateman (Photos)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1136636730

38 Sedan Flybridge and Windshield Structural Flexing Problem (Photos)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1133741888

41 Commander Rescued from a German Warehouse, Fantastic Story (Photos and links)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1126565754
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1127748058
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1141321291

45 Commander Tournament Fisherman (when youre ready for a big project!), by Bill Thomas
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1150179731

Heres how FEELGOOD turned out, looking freshly varnished with all that gleaming teak, and thats Chris aboard relaxing after all that detail work is done. Chris is in the fine carpentry and cabinetmaking business, you might check to see if he would do one of these teak jobs for you!
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Bill Thomas stepped up to the plate and took on the restoration of this magnificent 45 Commander Tournament Fisherman project (in progress).

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Bruce Martins fabulous 38 coming out of the shop, with new paint, bow pulpit, and teak toe rails!


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MANY THANKS to everyone who has contributed to the information in these files. This forum will always be a work in progress. Its a way to file away all of my Commander information for personal use, and its also a way to share it with anyone else who may be interested, or who may need the info (for their personal and non-commercial purposes), or may want to post, ask questions, etc. Because much of the information on the forum is not checked for accuracy, represents opinions in some cases from unknown sources, and may represent a safety or personal/financial liability if acted upon, the information in this forum and Master Index is offered with the very best of intentions, but it MUST be validated by the user before being utilized in any way. If anyone sees a link in this index that does not work, of finds any inaccuracies, please post a note and Ill try to fix it!
Regards, all the best,
Paul



    
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