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by Windwalker
Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: C26 for Sale Eastern WA. North ID.
Replies: 0
Views: 1045

C26 for Sale Eastern WA. North ID.

After a couple of years of agonizing over the decision, I am putting my beloved 1978 C26 "Windwalker" up for sale. Health and lack of time are the reasons. Tandem trailer with extra wheels/tires. New cushions; 2013 New Lifelines; 2014 New Tohatsu 9.9HP outboard/Controls; 2014 Shore power, VHF radio,...
by Windwalker
Fri May 12, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4027

I have a Rule-Mate 750 tucked in that area, with the hose running to the stern as high as I could put the thru-hull. It discharges into the outboard well (?) and not directly out the stern. The Rule-Mate 750 has an electronic level switch that has given me years of reliable service, but will leave a...
by Windwalker
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: Replacing Bunks
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

No need to preflex the lumber, the boat will do that. I replaced them on my C26 trailer with no issues. Just bolt to the risers and add carpet.
by Windwalker
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Epoxy a Depth Finder TRANSDUCER INSIDE THE HULL OF A BOAT
Replies: 11
Views: 2755

Place my Hummingbird transducer below the aft bilge plywood of my C26. Absolutely no issues (other then forgetting to turn it ON in shallow water).
by Windwalker
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: 2 videos of hull. opinions appreciated 1979 c26
Replies: 8
Views: 3233

My wife routinely winches up the keel in Windwalker. There is a "grab " initially, I assume a friction fit when the keel is down, and then there is only moderate tension until the keel is up. She is not a physically strong woman. If I were thinking of buying this boat, I would run away as fast as I ...
by Windwalker
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Boat capacity decal
Replies: 2
Views: 1435

I'll try and do it this weekend. Mine is very worn and faded (and metal) so I'm not sure if it will come out.
by Windwalker
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS-16 Restoration Questions and Pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 3162

Boy, this takes me back. This was my first boat. Very stable, very easy to sail.
by Windwalker
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Life lines
Replies: 17
Views: 5791

This is the cheapest quality netting I could find. Seamar is a quality outfit and highly recommended.

http://www.seamarnets.com/category/700505
by Windwalker
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: 1978 2-Stroke Chrysler 10HP Outboard, Free to a good home
Replies: 1
Views: 2876

1978 2-Stroke Chrysler 10HP Outboard, Free to a good home

I have a 1978 10 Hp 2 stroke Chrysler Sailor electric start outboard, model number 101 H8A, that runs although the idle needs some TLC. I will also provide all of the documentation I have collected over the years, service manuals, parts manual, etc. I replaced it with a 4 stroke Tohatsu. Yes this is...
by Windwalker
Mon May 12, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Battery Went Boom
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

Solar panels can definitely overcharge a battery if the charge controller fails, even small ones. Cheep solar controllers simply connect the panels to the batteries until a voltage is reached, and then disconnect the panel. Unfortunately, the primary failure mode for solar chargers is to short, leav...
by Windwalker
Sun May 11, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Battery Went Boom
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

Check your charger voltage. Contrary to common knowledge, 12V batteries should be charged at 13.3V, not the 14.4V a lot of chargers (cheep) use. 14.4V is for quick charging of a automotive battery. If too much voltage is used the battery will produce more hydrogen as a byproduct. (Hydrogen is produc...
by Windwalker
Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Happy Ney Year
Replies: 5
Views: 1294

Happy Ney Year

Hoping you and yours have a happy and safe New Years.
by Windwalker
Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter on the Water
Replies: 10
Views: 1873

I'm right there with you, Billy (literally, I'm just down the dock). I overwintered last year in the parking lot and did a few modifications to the boat to do the same this year. Ventilation, ventilation, ventilation. I had some mildew/mold problems because of condensation on the ceiling. The coldes...
by Windwalker
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: Keel Replacement on Trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 2391

This is the method I used to drop the keel of Windwalker when I first got her. I used 6 ton jack stands and timbers to build the trailer up high enough to get the keel off, several feet if memory serves me. I did this on concrete, make sure the jack-stand bases are well supported by wide solid bases...
by Windwalker
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: removing fur from aft birth
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

My 78 also has "fur" in the aft berth. White or off-white that holds stains, especially rust, very well. I think it was standard in some years. From the aft berth forward its the standard "tuck & roll" white vinyl. Good luck painting, the fiberglass there is very rough, unfinished. I have been t...
by Windwalker
Wed May 22, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: 1978 9.9HP Chrysler Sailor for sale (sail?)
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Look like Wahbadoo no longer interested.

Anyone else?
by Windwalker
Wed May 15, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: 1978 9.9HP Chrysler Sailor for sale (sail?)
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Wahbadoo, I private messaged you.
by Windwalker
Mon May 06, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: 1978 9.9HP Chrysler Sailor for sale (sail?)
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

1978 9.9HP Chrysler Sailor for sale (sail?)

All right, I'm being a smart??? above. I have a 1978 9.9HP Chrysler 2 stroke, model number 101 H8A, for sale to a good home. I have ecopies of service manual and parts catalog. New carburetor (Quicksilver 817969A1 (K617061-1) in 2006. Runs but has a small issue at idle. Rigged for remote but with th...
by Windwalker
Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: tough decision
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Ruined slide show

I can't believe you ruined your slide show with pictures of ME!

Now you are going to have to send me copies because the Admiral actually liked them.

Email them to me at my work email please. If you need it let me know and I'll PM it.

Thanks!
by Windwalker
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: larkshead knot for jib/genoa
Replies: 11
Views: 2366

I use the larks head to tie a 30" 3/8" line to the clew of the head sail, leaving about two 15" tails. I use the two tails to tie a double sheet bend to a bight in the center of the jib sheet. Easy to change head sails, no metal flopping at the end of the sail. A double sheet bend is the same as a s...
by Windwalker
Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: tiller for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 4890

EE, I have complete dimensional drawings for the cushions on Windwalker, a 78 C26, if it will help.
by Windwalker
Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder Tiller Lift Ropes
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

In the water I find it is opposite. It is hard to get the rudder down once up (I use my boat hook to assist). I doubt you will have the leverage to get the rudder up on the hard without damaging something (on the boat or on you :wink: ). I use a ratchet tie-down hooked to the rear lift eyes, or you ...
by Windwalker
Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which battery charger? What to do with batteries?
Replies: 16
Views: 6809

by Windwalker
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which battery charger? What to do with batteries?
Replies: 16
Views: 6809

I am not aware that DC MUST be grounded to AC, maybe those of you who have read the ABYC spec can comment. I would worry about a bilge pump that runs as often as once every three minutes. Without it it should be on the bottom! I have only noticed the automatic bilge pump going off once in the years ...
by Windwalker
Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which battery charger? What to do with batteries?
Replies: 16
Views: 6809

Doh!, I took the fuse out since I mounted the charger out of the way and did not want to crawl around to replace it if needed. I prefer to have ALL my fusing readily accessible. You can of course use the fuse supplied. 12awg should be fine for your application and for 15A. I used 1awg to tie my batt...
by Windwalker
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Which battery charger? What to do with batteries?
Replies: 16
Views: 6809

Battery Chargers

DO NOT USE AN AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY CHARGER WITH DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES! (Did I say that loud enough?) Assuming both batteries are twelve volt blocks, you wire positive to positive and negative to negative, then to the fuse/breaker panel and then to the equipment. You can tell if there are twelve volt by...
by Windwalker
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Motor hits rudder
Replies: 7
Views: 3197

Some have modified the rudder to clear the outboard, i.e. changed the shape and profile. If you search the forum you'll probably find some examples.

Good luck!
by Windwalker
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler script
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Doh!

Sorry All, I should have searched the forum first! :oops:
by Windwalker
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:25 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler script
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Pleeeeeease!!

Come on guys, help a fellow Chrysler sailor out. Take a picture of the Chrysler Script at the stern of your C26 (hopefully with a ruler held just below it) so I can duplicate it on Windwalker.

Pretty Please!
by Windwalker
Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler script
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Chrysler script

I was wondering if anyone could send me a high res photo of just the script Chrysler logo at the stern, port and starboard, of a C26. Windwalker had been repainted in the past and I would like to replace the script. So much the better if the hull is red. I not what color is the logo on a red hull, I...

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