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Hall of Fame (~~SECOND EDITION~~)

July 27 2006 at 10:56 AM

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Hall of Fame !
~~( SECOND EDITION )~~








~~HALL OF FAME FIRST EDITION can be seen by clicking this link.~~


First Row, from Left to Right



Chris Wade aboard his Commander Sport Fisherman, connected to http://chriscraftcommander.com
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152157427

Bill Thomas with his 45’ Commander Tournament Fisherman project!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1150179731
Bill is also listed in the “Commander Very Special People files”.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538756

Heidi Pigeon restoring the bow badge on SEASPRAY, the Commander Flagship of the English Channel Fleet!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1146742934
Heidi is also listed in the “Commander Very Special People files”.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538756

Curt Hill aboard his 38’ Commander Sport Fisherman during engine restoration.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1130042206/
Curt is also listed in the “Commander Very Special People files”.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538756

The motor that has unnecessarily spooked lots of nervous Commander owners, the venerable Lincoln big block marine engine.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1144866037

Jim assisting Curt aboard their 38 Sport Fisherman, during motor restoration. The link will take you to the restoration pages, click on “Spectacular 38 Restoration” threads.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149537623


Second Row, from Left to Right



Chris Wade launching his 38’ Commander Sport Fisherman. At the time of this post, the boat was for sale, and it has been retained by the Wade family for more fun. This is a really nice Commander SF found in Canada, that has been upgraded.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1146577579\

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is BAMBI, the boat that caught Warren Pateman’s eye, and subsequently underwent such an exhaustive total rebuild. This thread focuses on painting the Commander hull, but also has a big tribute to Warreh.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1122911349

Bruce Martin’s exhaustive restoration of his 38 Commander in Texas, including total engine rebuilds, exterior paint, new teak and a custom bow pulpit.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1142266879

A photo documentary of the 35 Commander Express.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1128646103

The reason your forum moderator bought a Commander, this fine 35’ 327-F powered Chris Craft Sea Skiff is the predecessor to a 38’ Commander Express. (Classic Boating Feature Article).
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=424840&messageid=1125418703

Bruce Martin’s idea of a proper rebuild for the Ford 427 marine motor!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=424840&messageid=1121462811


Third Row, from Left to Right



Warren, Delma, and Mufti Pateman on board BAMBI shortly before Warrens death. Many enjoyable hours were spent aboard this boat by the Pateman family.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1150735726/last-1150735726
Warren is also listed in the “Commander Very Special People files”.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538756

The 38 Commander Sport Fisherman, scans and feature articles.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1151575450

The 45 Commander Sport Fisherman, lots of information, photos and scans.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1138029607

The Commander Grandaddy, a 1954 Wood Commander runs it’s paces!
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1142497843/

The 42’ Commander Sport Fisherman.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1141569809

The smallest and fastest Commander, the speedy X19. One of the longest threads here on the forum, obviously getting a LOT of interest.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1141858948


Fourth Row, from Left to Right



Mark Weller’s 35 sitting on the hard in Sandusky, Ohio, awaiting another splash into Lake Erie.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1146319643/
Mark is also listed in the “Commander Very Special People files”.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538756

Tim Toth’s beautifully maintained 427-powered 35, DUNROIN, being splashed at Sandusky, Ohio, Lake Erie.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1146447449/

Oliver and Sonja Oelgart aboard LEGENDE, somewhere in the Mediterranean.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=424840&messageid=1126565754
The Oelgart’s are also listed in the “Commander Very Special People files”.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538756

A rare and beautiful Commander 42’ Sports Cruiser, sometimes referred to as “the blue boat” here on the forum.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1151863734/

Commander friends from across the continent meet once again at Lake Michigan.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1132764347

The exterior helm station woodwork aboard TRADITION, a 38 Commander Express.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1144634978/


Fifth Row, from Left to Right



Janet Pletcher aboard TRADITION, as featured in the June 2006 edition of Motor Boating Magazine.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1147979180

TRADITION getting new bottom paint, shafts and props. A comprehensive documentation of all the work required to do this job during an 11-day blitz.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1152328119

Terry Hart’s beautiful 45’ Commander Sport Fisherman, BELLA DONNA.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1148591196

Oliver and Sonja Oelgart aboard LEGENDE, somewhere in the Mediterranean.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/message?forumid=424840&messageid=1126565754
The Oelgart’s are also listed in the “Commander Very Special People files”.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538756

Curt Hill aboard his 38’ Commander Sport Fisherman.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/message/1130042206/
Curt is also listed in the “Commander Very Special People files”
http://www.network54.com/Forum/503931/thread/1149538756

Chris Craft marketing photo from years past, showing the same exuberance the boats create today!


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