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by mikepaddle
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Lone Star 13
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

Re: Lone Star 13

I do not have a LS13 but do have a LS16 that could use a new home. I am located in Dallas. PM me if interested and we cn talk.

Mike
by mikepaddle
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: cam cleats
Replies: 1
Views: 10005

Cam Cleats

Mariner Sails in Dallas has the best assort of sailing hardware that you will find. The store is on Stemmons Freeway between Royal Lane and Walnut Hill Lane. The website is www.mariner-sails.com.
by mikepaddle
Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: My L/S 16
Replies: 4
Views: 3368

LS-16

Several years ago I was in your shoes...a derelict LS-16 in the driveway and no parts in sight. Most of my rehab was done on blind faith. My main concerns were the bilge board gaskets and the rotten floor. Replacing the floor was my biggest challenge but it came out great! Later model 16's went to a...
by mikepaddle
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler Lonestar ls-16. Recommended motor/kicker/mount?
Replies: 3
Views: 3356

Motor

The previous owner of my LS-16 (#249) used a British Seagull outboard.
by mikepaddle
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS-13
Replies: 0
Views: 2155

LS-13

Had a brand new LS-13 years ago. It was one of the very last all green models made. The later models had white hulls and colored decks. I now have a 1960 LS-16 (#249) and sail at White Rock. Most of the structural restoration is done but she still needs cosmetic work. Believe it or not, I am the thi...
by mikepaddle
Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: NEW SAILS AGAIN and a review of FXSAILS.com I won't go back.
Replies: 13
Views: 8165

Methinks...

That they might be outsourcing to China.
by mikepaddle
Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Bilge Board Gaskets, Boom Vang for LS-16
Replies: 2
Views: 4848

Yes

Yes, I have had the boards out and fabricated new gaskets and pressure plates. Why don't you PM me with any detailed questions.

Mike
by mikepaddle
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS16 front stay parts help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 4220

LS-16

Judging from your photo it looks as if someone modified the standard rigging to turnbuckles. The turnbuckles were not standard for either the 13 or 16. My LS-16 rigging uses the same 3/16" seven-hole adjusters for both the shrouds and the forestay. Let me know if you need photos.
by mikepaddle
Wed May 18, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Quick!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5419

One More Suggestion...

If you haven't already placed your order I would suggest that you contact Aris Tsamis at Mariner Sails in Dallas. His loft has been open for over 35 years and has an excellent reputation for both construction and repair of sails. His prices are fair and he builds a very high quality product for the ...
by mikepaddle
Tue May 03, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Buccaneer Manuals/Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 10184

Ditto on the Lizards site

You might want to start loking for a "donor" boat. As a LS-16 owner, I can assure you that parts are not to be found. In a way, that is a good thing as you must depend on your own creative juices to find a solution for that missing part(s).
by mikepaddle
Tue May 03, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: LS-16 BILDGE BOARDS
Replies: 2
Views: 4213

How About A Progress Report....

How about a little news on how your LS-16 project is doing.
by mikepaddle
Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS-16 BILDGE BOARDS AND FLOOR REPAIR
Replies: 6
Views: 4394

Promised Information

Tony,

The promised photos and comments have been sent by PM.

Hope they are of assistance to you.

Let me know if they don't make the trip.

Mike
by mikepaddle
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS-16 BILDGE BOARDS AND FLOOR REPAIR
Replies: 6
Views: 4394

I Can Help You

Tony, I went through what you are about to do about four years ago. and will be more than happy to share my gained knowledge and a few photos too. It was truly a "do-it-yourself" project as there are no parts available and very few poeple with LS-16 construction experience are still around. I need t...
by mikepaddle
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Spinnaker for a LS-13?
Replies: 3
Views: 3244

No Spinnaker on 13

The LS-13 did not have a spinnaker option, however, there was one available for the LS-16. Believe it or not, in addition to the original manual, I also have a Chrysler spinnaker installation guide that is dated 1969. The factory model was big red, white, and blue horizontal stripes. The 16 spinnake...
by mikepaddle
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Best Place to Order 150 Genoa for C22
Replies: 9
Views: 5454

Sail

Since you are not too far away might I recommend that you get in contact with Aris Tsamis at Mariner Sails Wind and Watersports in Dallas. This independently owned store has a full service sail loft and a very stellar reputation for a quality product, fair pricing and excellent customer service in t...
by mikepaddle
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: makeshift mast and sail for lone star 16
Replies: 5
Views: 3906

LS-16 Mast

Per the LS-16 manual, the mast height is 24'1'. The mast on my 16 was destroyed in a monster wind storm. The previous owner could not locate a 16 mast but, through research, found that the Buccaneer mast is identical. I guess that Chrysler was very innovative in their time at using a "one size fits ...
by mikepaddle
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Flotation Foam
Replies: 14
Views: 6907

Flotation

Your best bet is to forget the bottles and "Great Stuff" type products. There are numerous suppliers online who sell the two part closed cell foam. Just do a little shopping for the best price. This is the same material that was used in 1960 under the plywood floor of my LS-16 and is still used toda...
by mikepaddle
Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS-13 rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 2404

LS-13?

Are you sure that you do not have a LS-16 instead of a 13? Their designs are almost identical except for the length. Aside from measuring, one big give away would be that the 16 has spreaders on the mast. I stand to be corrected but to the best of my recollecion, all of the 13's had the slat board f...
by mikepaddle
Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS-13 rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 2404

LS-13?

Are you sure that you do not have a LS-16 instead of a 13? Their designs are almost identical except for the length. Aside from measuring, one big give away would be that the 16 has spreaders on the mast. I stand to be corrected but to the best of my recollecion, all of the 13's had the slat board f...
by mikepaddle
Wed May 12, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Howdy y'all!
Replies: 12
Views: 5135

Ahoy From LS-16 #249 in Dallas Texas!

Glad to see a post from another LS-16 owner. Mine is a 1960 model (#249) and I am only the third owner. The 2nd owner had her for thirty four years. She is pretty well through her restoration except for cosmetics. My two biggest challenges were replacing the wooden floor and fabricating gaskets for ...
by mikepaddle
Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Lone Star 16
Replies: 7
Views: 7290

????????

Did my PM and photos make the trip?
by mikepaddle
Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Lone Star 16
Replies: 7
Views: 7290

I've Got One!!!

I have a 1960 model, sail number 249. in Dallas. Believe it or not, she was purchased from the second owner who had owned her for 34 years. So far the most complicated part of the restoration was replacing the full plywood floor. I have also fabricated and replaced the bilge board gaskets, o-rings, ...
by mikepaddle
Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:56 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: LS-13 mast heel, sails
Replies: 10
Views: 8297

Maury...just curious

Maury,

I am curious as to whether you are parting out several LS-13's or if you have found a source for various old Lone Star parts. I have a 1960 LS-16 (#249) and usually have to "McGuiver" my parts.

Mike
by mikepaddle
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS-13 Bilgeboards
Replies: 10
Views: 6591

Bilge Boards

Many years ago, I had a LS-13. I now have a 1960 LS-16 that is being restored. To the best of my memory, the bilge board systems are very similar. If so, you should have two screws on either side of the handle base to adjust tension. You might try tightening them and see what happens. I would guess ...
by mikepaddle
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS 16 Lonestar
Replies: 1
Views: 1953

I've Got One

I am the 3rd owner of #249 in Dallas. She is a 1960 model and was manufactured right here in the D/FW area. She was purchased from the father of a friend about two years ago and was enjoyed by their family for 34 years. I have both the original suit of sails and an almost new suit that have very lit...
by mikepaddle
Sat Sep 15, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast Rigging
Replies: 1
Views: 2034

Here's a source

The site listed is inactive and out of date, however, there is a ton of information available on Lone Stars and Chryslers. You can go and print PDFs of the LS 16 rigging, specifications, and a schematic of all parts. All of the documents are identical to the original copies that I received with my 1...
by mikepaddle
Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Adding A Tabernacle
Replies: 0
Views: 1774

Adding A Tabernacle

My 25' mast on my Lone Star 16 is quite a pain to raise. The deck opening is fairly narrow (a small slot with rounded ends) and will not allow for you to put the mast in at a decent angle. The mast has to be dropped into the slot almost vertical. I don't want to do any drastic modification to the or...
by mikepaddle
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Repair of my LS13
Replies: 2
Views: 4826

Gaskets

You have my total empathy as I had the identical problem with my LS-16. After an extensive search online and everywhere else I could think of, I decided to make my own parts. I removed the blige board handles/shafts and luckily, one gasket still had it's full original shape. I then went to a local p...
by mikepaddle
Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Bilge Board Gaskets, Boom Vang for LS-16
Replies: 2
Views: 4848

Bilge Board Gaskets, Boom Vang for LS-16

Does anyone know of any part sources or specs for bilge board gaskets for a LS-16? The Chrysler part number is 821950.

Also looking for a boom vang.

Thanks!
by mikepaddle
Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Wanted in Michigan: LS-16
Replies: 4
Views: 6094

There's One in Dallas

If you are willing to come to Texas, the Corinthian Sailing Club site has an individual's ad for a LS-16 for $250.00 complete with trailer. You can get the details at http://www.cscsailing.org under "forums". I'm still looking for other LS-16 owners to give any advice and/or suggestions on my LS-16 ...

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