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by tgentry
Fri May 02, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder Bushing
Replies: 9
Views: 4047

I just read about a repair that one of the Columbia guys did. It involved taking it apart, coating everything with vaseline, and reassembling. You then totally immobilize the rudder and inject thickened West epoxy into the area. It worked for him. Instructions are on the West site I think.
by tgentry
Fri May 02, 2014 6:35 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Our new 2014 Catalina 28
Replies: 8
Views: 2893

That's pretty sweet, EE. What are you towing it with?
by tgentry
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Loose footed mailsail...
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

Best shape will be with a loose footed main, but I think to take advantage of that you need a sail designed to be loose footed.
by tgentry
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Chrysler 26 "Copacetic" SOLD!
Replies: 5
Views: 3088

She's still for sale, or is that sail?

Here is a link to the CL ad:
http://rockford.craigslist.org/boa/4436778398.html
by tgentry
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Published in Cruising Outpost
Replies: 2
Views: 988

Published in Cruising Outpost

For those of you who read Cruising Outpost magazine, my story and pictures "Adventures in Boat Delivery" was published in the Spring issue.

If you're a subscriber you should already have it. It will be on newsstands the first week of March.
by tgentry
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Finally took decent photos of my new truck!
Replies: 10
Views: 2243

You can't tow the Corvette with that. The teasing would be intolerable! LOL
by tgentry
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Main sail cover and headsail bag PICTURES ADDED!
Replies: 20
Views: 5294

Copacetic has a very similar setup that was custom made by an Ebay seller. I bought a second jib bag so that I'd have one for the genoa and one for the jib, which I use rather than sailbags. It's the next best thing to roller furling.
by tgentry
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: sailboats and preppers
Replies: 5
Views: 1793

And zombies can't swim!
by tgentry
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Great trip to the Apostle Islands with my C-26
Replies: 16
Views: 3805

Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

I have had that exact tripod for years, and though it has been strapped to many things, I never thought of the boat hook. Thanks for a great idea.
by tgentry
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Chrysler 26 "Copacetic" SOLD!
Replies: 5
Views: 3088

No interest here, eh? I guess I need to find some guys that don't already have Chryslers! LOL
by tgentry
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Moving On Up!
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

I spent the better part of a week getting the brightwork in shape. I think it last saw varnish during the Clinton administration. Pictures and story on my website as always.

BTW, I used Cetol Naturual Teak and I think it came out nice, without the usual Cetol look.
by tgentry
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Auto inflatable Life Jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

I've been giving a lot of thought to converting mine to manual only operation. Some are recommending this after last year's Chicago-Mackinac disaster. It seems the sudden buoyancy may have contributed to trapping some sailors under a capsized boat. In addition, as you experienced, rain or a wave can...
by tgentry
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Auto inflatable Life Jackets
Replies: 13
Views: 2123

I've been giving a lot of thought to converting mine to manual only operation. Some are recommending this after last year's Chicago-Mackinac disaster. It seems the sudden buoyancy may have contributed to trapping some sailors under a capsized boat. In addition, as you experienced, rain or a wave can...
by tgentry
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Whew! Home again! ADDED PHOTOS FINALLY!
Replies: 13
Views: 3089

Thanks Scott. I've seen a couple around that seemed like a great price. It sounds like we'd still need our inflatable though.
by tgentry
Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Whew! Home again! ADDED PHOTOS FINALLY!
Replies: 13
Views: 3089

Thanks for sharing, it looks like a great time. How do you like the Walker Bay dink?
by tgentry
Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Chrysler 26 "Copacetic" SOLD!
Replies: 5
Views: 3088

Chrysler 26 "Copacetic" SOLD!

Sold to a great guy from this forum! :-)
by tgentry
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Moving On Up!
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

By the way, Eric, manager at Crescent Shores Marina where we found our new boat, owns a 1979 Chrysler 26 with a red hull. It was about three boats away from the Columbia we bought. Dang Chryslers are everywhere! LOL
by tgentry
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Whew! Home again! ADDED PHOTOS FINALLY!
Replies: 13
Views: 3089

That sounds like a great vacation! I'm sure we're all anxiously awaiting pictures and stories.
by tgentry
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Moving On Up!
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

For those interested, the story of our adventure and a few pictures are up at http://www.captaintomsailing.com/

More pictures (and adventures) to come.
by tgentry
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Starting my C-22 painting project... Any advice is welcome!
Replies: 46
Views: 9697

If you're using the roll and tip method, try to pick a non-windy day. I had issues with wind drying the surface before it could completely flow out. Other than that, it's really pretty straight forward. Sand and prep according to instructions, mask well, and always keep a wet edge to avoid getting r...
by tgentry
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: My HDPE Rudder...
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

That looks fine to me. Round the leading edge and taper the trailing edge and should be very efficient. I think a belt sander would be fine. I don't know much about HPDE. Is that going to be stiff/strong enough for the forces involved? With the 3/4" thickness, how are you attaching the retract and d...
by tgentry
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to rig for singlehanding?
Replies: 8
Views: 2388

Copacetic has turning blocks at the mast and on the cabin top, bringing halyards, reefing line and topping lift back to rope clutches on the aft cabin top, two each side. I can find some pictures if you need them. Although I don't need winches for my halyards, if I did the lines would easily reach t...
by tgentry
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Moving On Up!
Replies: 11
Views: 2956

Moving On Up!

I made a verbal agreement to purchase a bigger boat last night. It's a Columbia 9.6 in very sound condition but needs some TLC and updates. We plan to sail her across the lake, Holland, MI to Racine, WI in a little over a week if the weather man is agreeable. Copacetic will be for sale shortly, I ju...
by tgentry
Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Jib/Genoa tack...
Replies: 6
Views: 1688

I use one of these at the tack and another at the head. I also have a short line that I keep on the tack of each sail because I like them better about 9" off the deck.

http://www.marinepartdepot.com/newststtashw1.html
by tgentry
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: redone interior
Replies: 9
Views: 2328

Looking good! Now I need to get busy on the interior.
by tgentry
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What a sight....!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1127

Bill, I had predicted they would be close to our shore thanks to less wind the farther east you went. We saw them as we drove by on Hwy 32 and decided to take Copacetic out for a better look.
by tgentry
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Americas Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Great ingenuity! They even look pretty presentable.
by tgentry
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Me and the Chicago-Mackinac Race
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Me and the Chicago-Mackinac Race

Ok, I wasn't really in the race, but, I was briefly sailing among the fleet. After dropping my daughter off to catch the train in Kenosha we saw the fleet out on the lake and decided we could back to Racine in time to intercept them. We intercepted a couple miles off Wind Point. We were careful not ...
by tgentry
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder troubles. Looking for advice for repair/replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 5362

EmergencyExit wrote:LOL, for now, I have one of each, both 79's. Actually made within few months of each other.


If my theory is correct the "newer" rudder will be the one with the large hole.
by tgentry
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder troubles. Looking for advice for repair/replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 5362

Someone else had the rudder with the big "bushing". Copacetic is a '79 and has the single bolt. I wonder if this was an improvement they made shortly before closing up shop.

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