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by clair hofmann
Sun May 20, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: considering buying this C22
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: considering buying this C22

The boat looks good. On the trailer, check the tires for dry rot. Don't take a chance. You can buy tires mounted on galvanized rims for around 80.00 at Wal Mart. Use one of the old ones as a spare. While you're at WM buy LED light kit for about 50.00 and a can of grease to repack the bearings. Check...
by clair hofmann
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Sandpiper Sailing
Replies: 4
Views: 1195

Thought I recognized the color of the water. Then I looked and saw you're in NC. What part? We're on the Bay River just outside Oriental. unfortunately my C26 is in the water but in "project" status. If I walk about 10 more steps past the 26 I get on my Venture 22 that's ready to sail. Guess which o...
by clair hofmann
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: snap shackles and mast gate
Replies: 8
Views: 2851

Hi just drilled through the mast at the bottom of the slot and slipped a pin through. I drilled another hole to tie a lanyard to.

http://www.marinepartdepot.com/qurebapin.html

I did this on my two Ventures and my 26. Simple and works great.

Clair
by clair hofmann
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast bridles
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

EE
Great description. I'll add a folding padeye. I'm 6 3 I'll put it at the top of my reach Thanks so much for the help.
by clair hofmann
Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast bridles
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

EE, I had thought about chains. then I saw the drawing br549 posted and wondered how critical that 24 3/4 dimension is. Do you recall about how far off the toerail the chain is or doesn't that matter? I like the ratchet straps. Did you add a padeye to mast to attach the r straps. If so about how hig...
by clair hofmann
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast bridles
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

br-549
Thank you
by clair hofmann
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast bridles
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

Mast bridles

Hi Crew I'm finally going to try to make time to do some work on my 26. I foolishly thought after retiring I'd have more time to work on some of my projects. I work more now but don't get paid for it. Another factor, 10 feet down the dock from the Chrysler is the fully rigged ready to sail Venture. ...
by clair hofmann
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: ICW
Replies: 2
Views: 1575

DO you have any thoughts at all of where you would like to start? Depending on that, the ICW could mean a lot of motoring. We are on the Bay River near Oriental. Depending on your comfort level the Pamlico sound can offer a wide range of sailing and destinations. You can sail to Ocrakoke, New Bern, ...
by clair hofmann
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Life lines
Replies: 17
Views: 5744

I found some of my notes. I have two sources not sure which one I used. My box of leftover is in NC and I'm in Pa. We've had it up for 5 years and its holding up well. Just make sure what you get is UV protected. There is a stretch factor.

www.incord.com
wwwahh.biz/mesh
Clair
by clair hofmann
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Life lines
Replies: 17
Views: 5744

I found some of my notes. I have two sources not sure which one I used. My box of leftover is in NC and I'm in Pa. We've had it up for 5 years and its holding up well. Just make sure what you get is UV protected. There is a stretch factor.

www.incord.com
wwwahh.biz/mesh
Clair
by clair hofmann
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Life lines
Replies: 17
Views: 5744

I found some of my notes. I have two sources not sure which one I used. My box of leftover is in NC and I'm in Pa. We've had it up for 5 years and its holding up well. Just make sure what you get is UV protected. There is a stretch factor.

www.incord.com
wwwahh.biz/mesh
Clair
by clair hofmann
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Life lines
Replies: 17
Views: 5744

Netting is a great idea. We used it on the outside stairs on the NC house. Its great for little kids. As they walk up the stairs they have a place to hold anywhere they grab. The building inspector was hesitant at first but I did one section and showed him and he was on board. I don't remember where...
by clair hofmann
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rigging Question
Replies: 18
Views: 3987

I'm having trouble seeing what the black thing is attached to that ring. I see a block but does the black part have grooves in it? It looks like it might be bigger in diameter than the boom. My guess is it doesn't go with that boat.

Did you check your PM since Saturday?

Clair
by clair hofmann
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: navigation lights mounted in hull
Replies: 3
Views: 1445

X2 on Scott's rail mount lights. I have SS plates cut ready to be tigged onto the rail. When I get to that point that's where they're going.
Clair
by clair hofmann
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Mutineer sail
Replies: 0
Views: 2238

Mutineer sail

Looking for a jib for a Mutineer. Will be used for daysailing. Looking for reasonably priced sail with some life left in it.

Clair
by clair hofmann
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New electrical panel q's. .. Need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 7053

Good source of marine wire and accessories is www.genuinedealz.com They also have a good voltage drop chart.

Clair
by clair hofmann
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New owner of a Man O War
Replies: 20
Views: 7917

When it comes time to clean up the trailer frame you might consider a Harbor Freight needle scaler. They are great for getting into the corners you can't get with a grinder. 36 grit sanding discs work great on the flat areas. I also get them at HF. I used a metal conditioner before painting. Wal Mar...
by clair hofmann
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New owner of a Man O War
Replies: 20
Views: 7917

Welcome Looks like a great find. What a bonus getting original parts bags! It looks like its cleaning up real well. A bath tub full of Oxi clean will do wonders for the sail. Just fill up the tub with warm water and Oxi clean add the sail, make sure it gets completely wet then get in and do the grap...
by clair hofmann
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Trailer work . . . . . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 4412

Hi John The ramp at our Jersey house is short and steep. The bunks never touch the water. I have a vee roller on the aft crossmember. That gets the boat up onto the bunks. From there its all winch. Now I'm only loading a Venture 22 with no keel trunk. The boat only weighs 2000#. Our N.C. ramp is lon...
by clair hofmann
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Trailer work . . . . . . .
Replies: 16
Views: 4412

John Will your bunks support the boat above or below the waterline? If they will be below you might consider forgetting the carpet. The boat will slide better on the plastic decking. You might also cap the 2x8's with decking or UHMW from Mcmaster. I removed the carpet from all my bunk trailers and u...
by clair hofmann
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: DIY Furling System on C22
Replies: 13
Views: 4062

Several people on the ask a McGregor owner forum have made PVC furlers and use them successfully. Some of the people have posted detailed pics to show their work. Most of them used 1/2" PVC pipe and put couplings at each hank point. Then they removed the piston hanks , drilled the couplings and TY W...
by clair hofmann
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Long Winter...
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Something to pass the time til spring, http://www.jigzone.com Its online jigsaw puzzles. There are hundreds of pictures to choose from and you can change the cut and quantity of the pieces. It gives you the average time and your time to do the puzzle. WARNING...extremely addictive. I do about 10 a n...
by clair hofmann
Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Knots
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Knots

Found this site over on the Mcgregor forum www.animatedknots.com Might help pass the time till spring.
Clair
by clair hofmann
Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: chrysler flag
Replies: 7
Views: 1966

ditto Andiron
Clair
by clair hofmann
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: My short season
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Brian Glad to hear of the clean bill of health. My last colonoscopy they found and removed some pollups. I always look at a colonoscopy as a nice afternoon nap with juice and crackers when you wake up. Don't forget about a PSA test. About 3 years ago my numbers started to rise then spike. I was diag...
by clair hofmann
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: broken tiller attatchment
Replies: 18
Views: 4081

If room in the cockpit is your main issue you can hinge the tiller. I hinged mine on the two ventures and my 26. I added a drop in pin to lock it in the straight position if needed. The ventures have stern mounted rudders with ob's mounted to port. I have no issues when docking however I can easily ...
by clair hofmann
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: 79 mast post
Replies: 13
Views: 3152

Mine is in the same condition. I have removed the entire head enclosure except for the aft bulkhead. I'm not sure I will replace it. The head area may become part of the V berth. I will replace my compression post with 3" square aluminum tube plated top and bottom.
Clair
by clair hofmann
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: 79 mast post
Replies: 13
Views: 3152

Mine is in the same condition. I have removed the entire head enclosure except for the aft bulkhead. I'm not sure I will replace it. The head area may become part of the V berth. I will replace my compression post with 3" square aluminum tube plated top and bottom.
Clair
by clair hofmann
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Starting my C-22 painting project... Any advice is welcome!
Replies: 46
Views: 9642

Great job on the boat. Can't help you with an all white 22 but my 26 has a white deck. My plan is to refinish the non skid in gray or tan like yours. The white throws quite a glare and shows dirt easier than a color.

Clair
by clair hofmann
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Starting my C-22 painting project... Any advice is welcome!
Replies: 46
Views: 9642

Great job on the boat. Can't help you with an all white 22 but my 26 has a white deck. My plan is to refinish the non skid in gray or tan like yours. The white throws quite a glare and shows dirt easier than a color.

Clair

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