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Old 09-30-2014, 08:01 PM   #5
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I was pulling your leg there.....I love those old Chris Craft Commanders! For spending the winter season in Florida at a dock or putting around the Keys or West Florida inland waters it might be a fun option. I think that most if not all were originally twin gas motors. Even at 6 knots those old carbureted 427's will drink enough fuel to make a grown man cry. But if you could find that 1969 Commander that has been sitting in a canal in Ft. Lauderdale in a covered slip behind the home of the guy who's dad invented the turn signal since it was new you should buy it! Before I do...... as to the Caribbean it would be a terrible choice. The sea conditions in the Caribbean sea are usually much too rough for a hard chine hull like the Commander and the range would be a problem unless just based in the USVI/BVI.
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