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by monty
Wed May 03, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4027

Here's a pic of the area in question. You can see how little room there is down there with the aft end of the keel trunk. I have a little Rule pump (seen on the left side) that sits down there mounted on an aluminum plate to keep it in place.

https://goo.gl/photos/A79eEXeadVTyc1MK8
by monty
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: new member seeks advice
Replies: 6
Views: 4207

take a good look at the keel trunk, looks like something's going on there. check for cracking at rear of trunk indicating a dropped keel - repairable. looks like the sole has been opened up into the bilge. keel weighs 900lb., can be awkward to move around can't expect much for $750., if it was close...
by monty
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Downhaul and Jib Sheet Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2051

my 26 has no genoa tracks, I use snatch blocks attached to the toerail. works fine
by monty
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Virtual Survey?
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

Chrysler did a goofy thing with some of those plywood backed areas, they didn't use enough resin/glass to keep water out - they used just enough to keep water in! Some areas would have been better left with no plywood backing at all.
by monty
Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Engine woes...chrysler sailor 250
Replies: 2
Views: 3178

first thing that comes to mind is fuel pump
by monty
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: C26 lifting frames and keel drop pics (added more pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 3379

Cool pics - did you have any issues getting the bolts out of the keel shoe ? I always wonder about the nuts to receive the bolts, and where they are - guess they dropped something like a plate in place before they did the ballast pour or something.. First bolt I tried wouldn't move, in fact I ended...
by monty
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: C26 lifting frames and keel drop pics (added more pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 3379

yeah, 45degrees would have been nice, I had my doubts about the way I did it but I wanted to keep the whole beam between the posts clear for hoisting and to go to 45 degrees on the outside would have required longer beams. Before loading the rig, the fore and aft was rock solid, but sideways had abo...
by monty
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: C26 lifting frames and keel drop pics (added more pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 3379

changed the link to a public one, we'll see how that works.
Clicking on the 'i' in the top right of each photo gets you some info
by monty
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: C26 lifting frames and keel drop pics (added more pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 3379

C26 lifting frames and keel drop pics (added more pics)

https://goo.gl/photos/j6DzavYjubHui1oQ9

took some pics of the frames I built to lift my 26 along with pics of dropping the keel to facilitate repair of the keel trunk after a hard grounding (in my driveway- don't ask!)
by monty
Sat May 02, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Looking for c26
Replies: 2
Views: 2618

Have you seen this one in 'for sale'?


http://www.chryslersailors.com/discussi ... php?t=4596
by monty
Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Life lines
Replies: 17
Views: 5791

Almost forgot -actually I did forget or I wouldn't be posting again!

Lifelines ARE real handy for hanging fenders from!
by monty
Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Life lines
Replies: 17
Views: 5791

Took mine off to do the through deck holes properly. I have left them off so far and sailed with them off in September. Moving around is easier, especially leaving the cockpit - that first one is in a terrible place and I often found myself losing balance when trying to step passed it! It seems to m...
by monty
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rigging Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4047

The part in question is known as a reefing claw : http://www.wayfarer-international.org/WIT/useful_skills_of_all_kinds/Reefing/Ken_Jensen_on_Roll_Reefing.html This pic shows mainsheet run as per the video - http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=7489 I would tie off the halyards to the mast...
by monty
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rigging Question
Replies: 18
Views: 4047

It's for a mid boom sheet attachment for boom roller reefing. Boom end attachment was more common, but that would depend on where the main sheet track or eye was located in relation to the boom.
by monty
Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New member
Replies: 12
Views: 3295

Well . . just watched your video and the good news is with that much water staying inside you should have no problem keeping the lake outside!!! All kidding aside, you've got some work to do - clean up will make a big difference and leaks should be easy to find !! Galley is junk, I tore mine out rig...
by monty
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C-26 owner
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Hmm, looks like a different mast all right. What type of slug does the main sail have?

The mast base will need work, stress cracking indicates possible compression post failure too.

Not hard stuff, just dig out the soft stuff and beef her up!
by monty
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C-26 owner
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Hard to tell from the pics about the mast. Anything I can make out looks like the original. The 'fitting' to use the boom (or anything else) as a gin pole is just a 1/2" hole in the forward edge of the mast baseplate. No hook? Oh, that's a real easy 'modification' to make, just underestimate the wei...
by monty
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C-26 owner
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Welcome! She doesn't look too bad, especially at that price! If you can buff up the topsides that would pretty her up nice. Some newer upholstery in the cabin can be seen. Good luck, and as usual - take lots of pics!
by monty
Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 26 weight? UPDATE
Replies: 2
Views: 1387

Chrysler 26 weight? UPDATE

Does anyone have a definitive answer to this question? I'm too far from a scale to do a loaded and then unloaded weight comparison, regretfully I've never even done a loaded measurement! I know the brochure weight is 5000# but those figures are often inaccurate. My trailer is rated at 6800# and I'm ...
by monty
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: support beam for C-26 keel on EZ Loader trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

My boat's weight is carried exclusively by the keel trunk. To keep the height down I laminated 2x4s on edge leaving a ~3" slot for the swing keel to fit in. The keel cable is then relaxed allowing that weight to be carried by a steel crossbeam covered with HDPE. 4 adjustable pads keep the boat uprig...
by monty
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: for your viewing pleasure . . . .
Replies: 1
Views: 901

for your viewing pleasure . . . .

It's pretty brief, but at 2:05 you can catch 'Messing About' resting on her mooring.

http://www.rci.com/RCI/prelogin/rciTV.do

click on the menu in the video:
"US/Canada"
"Canada"
"Elkhorn Resort (#1080)"
by monty
Wed May 08, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 on E-bay
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

hoo boy, forgot the link - thanks for posting it!
by monty
Tue May 07, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 on E-bay
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

C26 on E-bay

very original '77 C26, looks like it's had some good owners. outboard bracket looks a little weak maybe. no trailer
by monty
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8291

Yeah, make the frame of coloured Lexan - even better! Great idea, I've been putting off doing any more portlights because of the questionable results of the first one! Thanks again! I posted the link because I didn't want to register. I just searched your topic subject including the website and Goog...
by monty
Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8291

Here's the link to the vacuum bagging post in rcgroups: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=966524 I like your idea of using an aluminum frame around the portlight. It's got me thinking about changing my approach to re-doing mine. I want to use clear Lexan for better light transmission b...
by monty
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Interior walls need refreshing
Replies: 7
Views: 1538

$154.00 a gallon? WOW! I guess if it goes far and lasts - what the heck.

Sounds interesting, I suppose the texture could be varied by using different rollers.

Looking forward to pics of the finished product . . . .
by monty
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Opinions on suitability of this motor?
Replies: 7
Views: 1474

if memory serves me right, and god knows it doesn't always, Chrysler outboards were marketed under the 'Force' name after the dissolution of Chrysler Marine. Any comments?
by monty
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 26 on Yachtword
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

looks like the red dog ain't so red anymore
by monty
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Good marine/chandlery suppliers in Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Try holland marine

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