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by Jmckamey
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Adding weight in the keel area???
Replies: 16
Views: 3566

Adding weight sounds like a simple idea, but keep in mind the resistance you give the boat to the wind with weight does not come free. Something on the boat has to make up the difference... upper and lower shrouds and chain plates are the first things that come to mind for me. Can you say dis masted...
by Jmckamey
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: First time buyer - 1981 C22
Replies: 23
Views: 6311

One of my friends at the marina just bought a 30 footer for 4,500.00. Real nice older boat with a diesel. It's just as easy to learn to sail a big boat as it is to learn on a small one. Maybe easier, as the big boats ride better and are a lot more stable, but you ain't gonna trailer one. :wink:
by Jmckamey
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: First time buyer - 1981 C22
Replies: 23
Views: 6311

Yes, it's amazing how fast a boat shrinks! The 22 you are looking at is not a 4000.00 boat. You should be able to pick up a boat in that condition for around 2500.00, and that may be too much. These Chrysler's are good boats, sturdy, well built, and worth while projects if bought at the right price....
by Jmckamey
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: And another thing!!!! / Keels Kables 'n Koors
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Great looking repair, how did you blend in the finish so well? Did you paint a large section or just polish in a small area?
by Jmckamey
Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: First time buyer - 1981 C22
Replies: 23
Views: 6311

For better or worse I'll kick in my two cents worth. Unless the boat just came out of a complete refit, including a bottom job, good keel brackets, and great sails $4000 is way too much money for that boat. Sail boats are still a dime a dozen these days. If you like the boat don't be afraid to cut t...
by Jmckamey
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Advice on sealing the hull to the deck that came apart
Replies: 6
Views: 1471

Something to keep in mind working with fiberglass is polyester resin (common Fiberglass resin you find in the automotive shops) has a very weak bond to cured fiberglass structures. Therefore one should use an epoxy resin when doing these types of repairs. The epoxy takes longer to cure, but on the o...
by Jmckamey
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:09 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Keel Repair 99.5% Done... Not LMAO!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Looks good and done right. It will paint up nicely :D
by Jmckamey
Sun May 20, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Jib or Main in Higher Winds
Replies: 16
Views: 2465

When the wind got up I'd use the Genoa alone and found the boat (C22) to be very comfortable and responsive. I experimented with the main alone and found the boat to be sluggish and less responsive, so I always started with the Genoa then added the main reefed. I think you made a good call not to ta...
by Jmckamey
Thu May 17, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Back from the dead.
Replies: 15
Views: 2238

Looks great :D
by Jmckamey
Tue May 15, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Help..me recover my jib halyard
Replies: 25
Views: 5355

How about using a telescoping pool cleaning handle, those things are really long. I had to do the same thing on a Macgreggor 24, we pulled up along side a double decker dock and used a sappling we took from the local woods. :shock: We taped a hook from a bundgee cord to the end of the sappling and s...
by Jmckamey
Mon May 14, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: My Baby's Still Weeping : (
Replies: 19
Views: 2952

If it were my boat I would remove the temp repair, apply heat to the damaged area in the form of a small heater in close proximity using some sort of box or other containing devise to keep the heat localized. I'd let that run for about 24 hrs. (making sure the temp stays within reason, say no more t...
by Jmckamey
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: towingy
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

I towed my Chrysler 10 hours one way then 10 hrs back last year at interstate speeds. The boat and trailer did fine, easier than towing a travel trailer by far. Check bearings and tire inflation for sure, more importantly in my book is to carry a spare tire and make sure you have a jack and tools to...
by Jmckamey
Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Great web site.
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

That guy will be OK, he looked to be dead last anyway. Headin out Fri. afternoon. Thanks I'll check in on ya the next time I'm in town. :)
by Jmckamey
Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New to the board
Replies: 29
Views: 5566

Sorry you got burned on the boat. The seller sounds like a real piece of work. I would go to Ebay and open a dispute due to the sellers dishonesty and misrepresentation, she owes you a partial refund. I would strongly recommend you check with your local registration office before you invest more tim...
by Jmckamey
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: mast hinge quality???
Replies: 14
Views: 3429

Can't make a comparison, but I can testify to the quality on the dwyer mast step as I just installed one on my O'Day 272. I am very pleased with mine, very rugged. I think it was in the $78.00 range.
by Jmckamey
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: About to Purchase a Chrysler C-22
Replies: 11
Views: 1738

Great find!! If you purchase her you will be in possession of what amounts to the Holy Grail of the Chrysler world, and as such take on much responsibility. You must take great care of this rarest of vessels. :wink:
by Jmckamey
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Great web site.
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Great web site.

Just wanted to comment on the greatness of this web site and the members within. I did a bit of travel for work and ended up in the Dallas area for a couple of weeks. I have done this a couple of times in the past and know all to well what a weekend in a strange town can be like. This is where the C...
by Jmckamey
Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How does the mainstay attach?
Replies: 11
Views: 1666

Before you run out and buy hardware, check to see if the back stay (the cable for the back of the mast) turnbuckle is turned in too much (too short). Looking at the picture of your fore stay turnbuckle I'd say you have room for adjustment still ( in a way to make it longer). keep in mind that you wi...
by Jmckamey
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Need crew?
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

I'll be flying out Tomorrow. Just pm me your phone numbers and I'll contact you guys during the week.
by Jmckamey
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Need crew?
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Need crew?

Spending some time in the Dallas area for the next three weeks with nothing to do on the weekends. Hate to invite myself aboard. Just saying if anyone in the area needs a hand I'll be around, even if it's just working on one.
by Jmckamey
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:53 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Domain name ChryslerSailors.com
Replies: 14
Views: 2487

I seventh that!! Thank you for the effort. :D
by Jmckamey
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: mass shearch
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Cool, a more efficient way to search Craigslist... the wife is going to love this. :wink:
by Jmckamey
Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Should I put an outboard well in my C20
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Hello Adam, I have had both the C20 and C22 boats and can testify to there sailing ability. They are both great boats. The C20 is more closely related to the C26 than the C22 in hull and swing keel design. Like you, I wasn't crazy about the rudder to outboard interference. At the same time I learned...
by Jmckamey
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: NEW SAILS AGAIN and a review of FXSAILS.com I won't go back.
Replies: 13
Views: 3294

For sure the sail lofts can p!&& you off. I had ths same problem with Sailrite out of Colorado, They promissed me the moon then did not deliver. Those guys strung me out for six months. I ended up canceling my order. After talking to the owner and being promised once again a full refund I en...
by Jmckamey
Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:12 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Yeah Ho, Little Fish!
Replies: 18
Views: 3392

CONGRATS!!. Good news indeed.
by Jmckamey
Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Outboards for sale.
Replies: 0
Views: 1225

Outboards for sale.

I have two very nice outboards for sale. One is a mid 70's mercury extra long shaft 7.5hp and the other is a 1988 Johnson 8.0hp extra longshaft with a charging output. Both motors are in very good condition and run nicely. I have replaced the impellers and lower unit oil in both motors and they are ...
by Jmckamey
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: For Sale - Starwinds
Topic: Outboards for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3045

Outboards for sale

Hey guys, I have a couple of great outboards for sale. One is a mid 70's Mercury 7.5 hp extra long shaft, and the other one is a 1988 Johnson 8.0 hp extra long shaft sail master with a charging output. Both Motors are pull start and look and run great. I have installed new water pump impellers and d...
by Jmckamey
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Ideas for a better table
Replies: 8
Views: 1942

Congrats on the new boat. The link astrorad provided you with is a pic of the table I built. The table worked well but, I found it to be a bit small for playing cards and actually having dinner on. To fix this I removed one of the leafs and ripped it in two and glued the new half pieces onto the two...
by Jmckamey
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Need Hatch Board Storage Ideas
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

I stow mine under the cushions. Never had them come out. I have applied a little duct tape over the hasp screw\nuts on the back side of the top board to prevent wear on the cushion bottom.
by Jmckamey
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: Towing
Replies: 36
Views: 14940

I pulled the 22 over 1200 mile with my f150 equipped with the 5.8l and an automatic trany. The truck got about 11 per gal and was comfortable at speeds of 65 and 70, and that was without trailer brakes. The truck had no problems stopping the weight. I think one of the most important factors to consi...

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