U-Boat Launch

U-Boat Launch

Joined: September 7th, 2014, 12:35 am

July 24th, 2016, 11:56 pm #1

My shop is adding a radio for me. I am doing my best to meet up with Bill P. and Rob Bernard two other Commander 23 owners. However, I have been out of town on a construction project. Hate it when life gets in the way. Thanks again to the site for all the help over the last two years of this restoration.

Sincerely,

Kent U.










http://vid32.photobucket.com/albums/d1/ ... ptrtd2.mp4






Edit Comment: Here is another (of many threads) from our archives, on this boat. Paul
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1444559494

Here is a thread about where the boat was found in Montana, again, one of MANY threads about this special boat
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1149086680













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Paul
Paul

July 25th, 2016, 2:21 am #2

Beautiful job, great photos, thanks for dragging this boat back from Montana and giving it the royal treatment.

Readers can do a search here on he Forum for "Montana Commander" and find a ton of info on how this project started years ago !!

Hey a question : Freeman is doing prop testing with his 1970 Lancer Premier 427. The standard prop was SC 14x14. What prop are you running?
We will compare notes, his data should be in soon.

Regards,
Paul
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July 25th, 2016, 10:20 am #3

I know it's an Acme prop. I ordered it thru Henry Smith Co. In Algonac. I gave Acme all the specs on the engine first. It is a Nibral prop that has a slight cup. I'll do my best to post that info.
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Kent
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Chad
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July 25th, 2016, 10:26 am #4

Congrats on the completion. The boat looks fantastic. Is that a Phoenix Trailer?
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July 25th, 2016, 10:27 am #5

I know it's an Acme prop. I ordered it thru Henry Smith Co. In Algonac. I gave Acme all the specs on the engine first. It is a Nibral prop that has a slight cup. I'll do my best to post that info.
Thanks
Kent
Found info
Acme VR-3blade
13x14
1-1/4 dia.



Hope this helps. Thanks
Kent
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July 25th, 2016, 10:37 am #6

Congrats on the completion. The boat looks fantastic. Is that a Phoenix Trailer?
Chad
Thanks for your comments on my boat. It is an Integrity Trailer. They're near Grand Rapids. The guy's name is Bill Hogan. He was great to work with
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Kent
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Joined: May 20th, 2011, 7:30 pm

July 25th, 2016, 12:29 pm #7

My shop is adding a radio for me. I am doing my best to meet up with Bill P. and Rob Bernard two other Commander 23 owners. However, I have been out of town on a construction project. Hate it when life gets in the way. Thanks again to the site for all the help over the last two years of this restoration.

Sincerely,

Kent U.










http://vid32.photobucket.com/albums/d1/ ... ptrtd2.mp4






Edit Comment: Here is another (of many threads) from our archives, on this boat. Paul
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1444559494

Here is a thread about where the boat was found in Montana, again, one of MANY threads about this special boat
http://www.network54.com/Forum/424840/thread/1149086680












Kent,
Bravo! What a beautiful boat and trailer to properly display and haul it. Looking forward to seeing more photos and video w requisite audio of engine at speed on the water. Anytime one of these particularly rare craft are brought back to life, there are so many challenges and decisions and the results here look spectacular. Some will tsk, tsk about anything but original finishes but if you do it right, you can send all those naysayers packing and I think you have by using some restraint and employing a good eye IMO.

Skol!
Craig l
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July 25th, 2016, 1:37 pm #8

Craig:
Thanks for the comments. You're right on. I've always tried to improve on restorations (cars) without taking a way out departure on paint, interiors etc. Had a garage queen '62 Vette years ago, loved the car but really didn't enjoy it as I did some real runners that you were not afraid to get dirty.
My Commander will be used, beer spilled on it etc
Thanks again!
Kent
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Paul
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July 25th, 2016, 1:46 pm #9

Found info
Acme VR-3blade
13x14
1-1/4 dia.



Hope this helps. Thanks
Kent
From the Mariners museum hull card, #3474 prop was listed on Freeman's 427- powered 1970, which is essentially a 23 Commander but with Lancer Premier badge. That is a 14x14 SC (super cup), on a 1-1/4 shaft.

There is a lot of science in prop blade profiles, ACME is a premium brand. We are going to be getting data from Freeman at various RPM with HPS speed readings, and he will verify what prop his boat actually has. Right now we are not sure what it has

Regards,
Paul
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July 25th, 2016, 10:27 pm #10

Craig:
Thanks for the comments. You're right on. I've always tried to improve on restorations (cars) without taking a way out departure on paint, interiors etc. Had a garage queen '62 Vette years ago, loved the car but really didn't enjoy it as I did some real runners that you were not afraid to get dirty.
My Commander will be used, beer spilled on it etc
Thanks again!
Kent
Hello Kent! Awesome job. Can't wait to catch up north. Congrats on a job well done!

Bill P
Ghost Rider
1969 23 Commander
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