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PHOTO of the DAY (Highlights from the Past)

June 14 2006 at 12:34 AM

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This is a listing of the special Photos of the Day we've had as a feature spot on the forum. These photos are TOO GOOD TO PUT AWAY, so we're starting this feature page, sort of an extension of the Commander Hall of Fame! The write-up that accompanied the photo is also listed, along with a direct link back to the thread. This is sure to become a real hit in the future, as we continue to add really special photos!

Enjoy!

Paul
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Commandero's on Vacation; Curt and Jim work hard on their 38 SF restoration project, but when it comes time to relax, they do it well! Featured June 9, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1145063217



"My Dad has a Chris Craft Commander"! Photo documentation of a 23' Commander powered by a 350Q. Featured June 10, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1149857664



Oliver and Sonja Oelgart cruising the Mediterranean South of Spain with friends, aboard their 41' Commander, LEGEND (the Commander Flagship of the Med.) Featured June 10/11, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1149878538



19'Commander Super Sport arises from the dead to make a new wake after sleeping for 10-years. Featured June 11/12, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1149878538



45' Commander Tournament Fisherman is hauled for major cosmetic upgrades. Great photos of Bill Thomas's daunting project. Featured June 12/13 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1150179731



You meet the nicest people on a Commander! Here’s one of our favorite women, Susan Heinrich, aboard Grosse Ile, a beautiful 38 Express. Featured June 12/14 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1132764347



Teak refinishing tips that work. This installation is six years old. Featured June 12/15 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=424840&messageid=1126975515



New Iveco diesels going into BAMBI, Warren Pateman’s Australian total restoration of a 38 Commander. Featured June 12/16 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1136636730



Curt Hill, smiling in the face of adversity, having just pulverized just about every malfunction that could be possible in a 38 Commander SF that sat at the docks for 25 years before he acquired it. Bent pushrods, baaaaahhhhh, no big deal! Featured June 12/17 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1125522040



Paul and Marc working on bonding, props, and anodes, on SEASPRAY, the Commander flagship of the English Channel, Jersey, Channel Isles. Photo was sent by Heidi Pigeon, one of the “special Commander people” noted in the MASTER INDEX. Featured June 17, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1146738811



The 38’ Commander, the icon of the series. Here is a link to all the Commander models.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149537409

The following four images were posted during the week of June 19, 2006 to honor the recent loss of Warren Pateman, from Australia, who embodied the best of integrity, Aussie spirit, and boating in general.








A celebration for a productive and engaging life, but sadness that it was cut so short. Warren Pateman not only set an example of how to work on a magnificent boat reconstruction, he also set high standards for integrity. He will be greatly missed.
Here is a tribute to Warren, and links to over 100 photographs of his incredible Chris Craft Commander project.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1150727230



Boat shopping for a Commander, David Hodges finds another good candidate in California. Photo featured June 22, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1150843638



Where to buy new props, what works and doesn’t work, and where to get your old ones repaired. Photo featured June 23, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1150848167



High temperature silicone rubber exhaust tubing, sure is a lot easier to work with than the hard black rubber. Photo featured June 24, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1135822003



A photo essay of a 23’ Commander found out behind a barn! How many more like this one? Photo featured June 25, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1149086680



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June 30 2006, 10:54 AM 

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PAGE - 2 of the “Photo of the Day” feature.

This is a listing of the special Photos of the Day we've shown on the forum. These photos are TOO GOOD TO PUT AWAY, so we're starting this feature page, sort of an extension of the Commander Hall of Fame! The write-up that accompanied the photo is also listed, along with a direct link back to the thread. This is sure to become a real hit in the future, as we continue to add really special photos!

Enjoy!

Paul
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Cousins who live 15-hours away get together for some fun on a 38 Commander. Uncle Paul is a hero! Featured June 26, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1151294212



The 1978 Commander 36, 42, and 45 line up of Tournament Fishermen! Featured June 27, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1141569809



A restored 38 Commander Sport Fisherman proudly anchors right in front of downtown Portland, for the Blues Festival! Featured June 28, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1151476981



A bit of obscure Commander history, TURBINE POWER ! Featured June 29, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1138029607



The JOY of launching a Commander, Chris Wade’s restored 38 SF gets splashed ! (No longer for sale) Featured June 30, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1146577579



Many Commander owners also own or appreciate wood boats too. Here are photos from the 2006 Mt. Dora Florida boat show. Featured July 1, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1143479082



The rare 30' Hunt designed Commander Sportsman. Featured July 2, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1140281553



The rare 42'Commander Sports Cruiser (early 42 SF concept). Featured July 3, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1151863734



Happy Independence Day America ! Reflections on freedom, children and boating, and other things worth protecting. Featured July 4, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1121461729



The Commander Spirit! Curt Hill shown at the Portaland Blues Festival on board his restored Commander SF, taking a moment to enjoy the fruits of his labor. July 5
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1151886520



Chris Wade on board his 38 SF and connected to the chriscraftcommander.com forum! July 6
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152157427



Oliver and Sonja Oelgart, aboard LEGENDE off the coast of Spain, discover a restaurant out to sea, accessible only by boat, and LOOK what's on the menu!! July 7
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152123085



TRADITION get's hauled for a one-week bottom paint job, new shafts, bearings and props. Featured July 8, 2006. This boat was featured in the
June 2006 edition of Motor Boating Magazine
The refurbishing thread can be found here.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1152328119



When all the hard work is done, nobody knows how to relax quite like Tim Toth does! July 9
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152366075



The Commander 410 owned by Rick and Cathy, sets a standard for the line. July 10
Rick and Cathy’s boat http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152499207
The 41 Commander http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1142546953



Malcom’s Italian-built Chris Craft discovered in Malta!! July 11
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1152622247



An appreciative smile for all of Chris Wade’s hard work on his 38 SF (beautiful custom teak interior)!! July 12
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152157427



Some people really know how to live!! (The Oelgart’s prepare for a 3-week Commander cruise in the Mediterranean! July 14
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152849647



Top of the Commander Tournament Fisherman food chain, the 55 and 58! July 15
The 55 http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1139169779
The 58 http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1140587795



Warren Pateman’s BAMBI is for sale, the most famous 38 in the world! July 16
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1152622247



Paul’s 11-day marathon repainting and replacement of props, shafts, bearings, packing, etc.! July 17
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1149515306




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Re: PHOTO of the DAY (Highlights from the Past)

July 25 2006, 4:46 AM 

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This is a listing of the special Photos of the Day we've had as a feature spot on the forum. These photos are TOO GOOD TO PUT AWAY, so we're starting this feature page, sort of an extension of the Commander Hall of Fame! The write-up that accompanied the photo is also listed, along with a direct link back to the thread. This is sure to become a real hit in the future, as we continue to add really special photos!

Enjoy!

Paul
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Bruce Martin’s 427 rebuild project. Featured June 19, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1121462811



A very rare Hunt designed 28' Sports Express. Featured June 20, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1153370510/28'



The marine 427, the royalty of the big blocks! (Specs and photos) Featured June 21, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1123104170



The 1966 Commander Fleet (photos and scans). Featured June 22, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1143577836



Heidi Pigeon aboard SESSPRAY, the Commander Flagship of the English Channel. Featured June 23-24, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1121462811



Electrical closet and Battery Charger issues. Featured June 25, 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1127362112/






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Features during the last week of June, 2006

July 31 2006, 10:40 AM 


The Chris Craft Lancer (article by Dick Avery, Commander and Lancer designer).
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1153872223



The salt water fishing culture, the reason for the Chris Craft Sport & Tournament Fisherman.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1139059678





George Klein’s 38 Commander is re-launched after major cosmetic upgrades.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1145912019



Your Chris Craft Commander Forum host and hostess, at the first Annual Wheels and Keels event in Nashville, April of 2006
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1143935855



Small block Chevrolet cylinder head rebuilding project, by Mark Weller
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1139761806



Heidi Pigeon crossing the English Channel and cruising up the Rance River to Dinan, France.<a http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1154369256



Young Eva Heinrich getting some quality time at the helm of dad's 427-powered 38 Express.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1154465429



Heidi Pigeon, an Alan Jackson fan, taking a "5-oclock somewhere" break, Dinan, France. <a <a http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1154625289



The later series 382 Commander Sport Fisherman, a reworked Uniflite, and a nice package!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149537409



George Klein's 38 Express helm station re-paneling project, with stunning results.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1145912132



Bruce Martin's idea of what teak should look like!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1154984064



The 45' Chris Craft Tournament Fisherman, still setting the standard for offshore fishing..
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1141569809



Our fiberglass Chris Craft Commander heritage started with wood boats.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1142497843



A young and enthusiastic boating fan, Dick Avery, eventually became responsible for the design of numerous Chris Craft Commanders.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1140035508





    
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Re: PHOTO of the DAY (Highlights from the Past)

August 21 2006, 5:10 AM 

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(From the two week period starting with August, 14, 2006)


This is a listing of the special Photos of the Day we've had as a feature spot on the forum. These photos are TOO GOOD TO PUT AWAY, so we're starting this feature page, sort of an extension of the Commander Hall of Fame! The write-up that accompanied the photo is also listed, along with a direct link back to the thread. This is sure to become a real hit in the future, as we continue to add really special photos!

Enjoy!

Paul
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The rare 19' Commander Super Sport up on a trailer so everyone can see that DEEP V hull design!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1155160333



Terry and Donna Hart cruise their 45' Tournament Fisherman around Lake Huron!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1155565791



The Oelgart family cruises LEGENDE on a legendary 3-week cruise through the islands of the Mediterranean Sea!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1155579161



Mechanical engineer, Mike Burdette's small block Chevy rebuilds. Here is the link to the Small Block Chevy Files (LOTS of good info there for this fine motor series).
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149537985/last-1149537985



Fishing Anyone? The 38 Sport Fisherman in action, on the cover of Motor Boating Magazine!
(Files about the boat)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1151575450
(Files about salt water fishing)
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538905/last-1149538905



Elizabeth Klein hits the big time (enjoying her dad and mom's 38 express). Elizabeth, please mention the Chris Craft Commander Forum, Inc., in any movies you may get contracts for as a result of this world-wide exposure!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1156169807



Paul Le Roux, giving the official "Commander Salute" somewhere in France aboard SEASPRAY. (Note the castle in the background!) Paul and Heidi just crossed the English Channel to reach this destination. See the great story here in the following link!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1154369256



Sonja Oelgart gets a Commander-style birthday on the Mediterranean, aboard LEGENDE.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1156277975



Photo documentation of the Sherwood 4-port sea water pump!.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1134077503



Chris Wade using alternative transportation on his way to the marina. Here is a thread showing his 38' Commander Sport Fisherman.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1146577579



Cindy at the helm, 3700 RPM, having fun aboard a 38 Commander SF at Put In Bay, Ohio.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1156740080




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Highlights beginning September, 2006

September 6 2006, 3:33 AM 

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(From the two week period starting with August, 14, 2006)


This is a listing of the special Photos of the Day we've had as a feature spot on the forum. These photos are TOO GOOD TO PUT AWAY, so we're starting this feature page, sort of an extension of the Commander Hall of Fame! The write-up that accompanied the photo is also listed, along with a direct link back to the thread. This is sure to become a real hit in the future, as we continue to add really special photos!

Enjoy!

Paul
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Mike Burdette's great looking 31 Commander project, complete with fresh engines, new paint, and new chrome!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1139587572



The 45' Flush Deck, billed as "the 90' walk you can take in the dark".
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1138370066



Oliver Oelgart receiving new stainless steel tanks, prior to having his Commander shipped from Germany to Spain. This thread is an ongoing discussion about fuel tanks.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1157055083



A photo documentary of a 38 Commander receiving new paint, props, shafts and bearings.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152328119



Party time in Tennessee! Labor Day celebrations at Cedar Creek Yacht Club with a 14-piece band and lots of boats!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1157410143



Mike Burdette's 31 Commander restoration project includes all new chrome!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1157381223



An artistic photo from Mark Weller, of Tim Toth's awesome 427-powered 35' Commander. For many more great photos, check this link.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1146447449



Yes folks, we finally did find something that looks better on teak and mahogany than varnish. For you teak and mahogany fans, here is a thread with finishing tips.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1157664700/


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