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Mike Hagler

Chief Commander

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Port of Call:

Davisburg, Michigan, USA

Commander(s) Owned:

1969 42' Sport Cruiser


Mike has been a member since 2014 and does his boating on Lake St. Clair, Lake Huron and the other Great Lakes. Mike’s service to club includes 2016 Award of Distinction honoree for being the top SuperDisc 11.0 poster; 2017 Award of Distinction honoree for being the top SuperDisc 12.0 and 13.0 poster, 2021 Award of Distinction honoree for being a top poster for Resource Collection 6.0. He has over 1500 forum posts, has made the top posters list for 4 years (3 time top poster and highest ever annual posts of 172 in 2015). Mike is also the administrator for the Chris Craft Commander Owners Facebook group. Elected for second term January 2022.

Mike wrote: “I’m a relatively new boat owner having bought my first boat in 2012, a 1979 Chris Craft Catalina 280. I had that boat for 2 years and did a fair amount of work to it in that time, I knew quickly that I wanted a twin engine boat. After looking at several Roamers and Commanders I landed on my 1966 31 Commander which I found in the classifieds here.In 2021 I purchased the 1969 42 Sport Cruiser. I do all my own maintenance and upgrades, my theory is if I don’t know how to do it, learn it. I came into boating as a gear head, but have learned and amazing amount about wood working and more recently fiberglass. I’ve always had a curiosity for anything mechanical since I was a kid and started taking things apart to see how they work. Ever since my first car I’ve been wrenching on my own motors, when I was in high school auto shop I built a whole drive drain for a rolling chassis Suburban I bought then drove it to Florida from Michigan the day after I finished it. I’m an airline pilot by trade but boating is where my heart is. I do have some management experience having been an assistant airport manager at a local airport, Flight Operations Manager then Assistant Chief Pilot at my current company.”

Award of Distinction: 2016, 2017, 2021, 2023

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