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by Paul
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 Ruddder Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

I'm guessing this got fixed by now... I don't follow a lot because I sold my boat. I had a similar problem. The head stock developed a crack at the thin point on one side because when you clamp down the bolt that clinches it around the tiller tube there is a fulcrum point. I ended up manufacturing a...
by Paul
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Sold my boat
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Sold my boat

Tranquil Chaos now resides in Colorado Springs... The new buyer picked it up yesterday. I'm sending him info to direct him to this site so he can continue and complete the restoration I began. You guys continue to be a wealth of info. I will probably still lurk from time to time and wish you all the...
by Paul
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Go Hawks!
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

We do, however have members in the Midwest... and DENVER! Guess you know which way I'm leaning.

Now for the boat. Didn't get it out at all last year. Tiller is attempting to delaminate. Gotta get it off and repair. With 3 jobs I don't seem to find the time to work on it.
by Paul
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Saloon/Cabin/Comfort
Topic: cushion measurements
Replies: 6
Views: 4529

Now that I opened my big mouth I have to find them. Seems one of my family members, "helped" by cleaning up some things. I'll have to ask where they went.

Paul
by Paul
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Wanted: Rudder blade for Chrysler 22 or suggestion
Replies: 6
Views: 4777

I know Garden City. Wife's family owned & operated a skating rink there. Checked the garage today and I have a full size drawing of the rudder outline. Can send a copy of it if you want. A friend of mine quipped, "Just cut out a slab of wood, stick it in there and go sailing." Did it. Lasted a s...
by Paul
Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Saloon/Cabin/Comfort
Topic: cushion measurements
Replies: 6
Views: 4529

I think I have a set of measurements and patterns nicely done by one of our members and then passed on to me. Probably something I should scan and get into our archives for future reference.

Paul in Denver
by Paul
Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:57 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Wanted: Rudder blade for Chrysler 22 or suggestion
Replies: 6
Views: 4777

Ruddercraft.com has high performance rudders for sale (or for sail) specifically for the C22. My boat came without one. Folks on this site have made them from all sorts of materials. Dimensions and an outline are available in the documents section. So, where in Kansas? My wife & I are from Manha...
by Paul
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Spreader rake
Replies: 5
Views: 3802

I've asked this question before too. My boat came with airfoils, but no bases. Replaced it all. I can't see how the original is zero degrees becasue the bases mount flush onto the mast, and it ain't square. It appears they protrude 90 degrees to the mast face. One approach I took to check this was r...
by Paul
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Spreader rake
Replies: 5
Views: 3802

I've asked this question before too. My boat came with airfoils, but no bases. Replaced it all. I can't see how the original is zero degrees becasue the bases mount flush onto the mast, and it ain't square. It appears they protrude 90 degrees to the mast face. One approach I took to check this was r...
by Paul
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: Were the original keel pin brackets stainless steel?
Replies: 11
Views: 4547

Mine are original, clean and aluminum.

Paul
by Paul
Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: tiller for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 5110

Got a rudder?
by Paul
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Driving down my street . . . you see . . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 2327

Nice!
by Paul
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Tell Santa what you want.
Replies: 14
Views: 2884

Dear Santa,
I'd like to borrow your elves to finish my boat and have it ready to sail this spring. In just a couple days you'll be done with them for this year and I could really use the help.

Thanks

Paul
by Paul
Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Paul
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Talk about being late... I just got to glimpse the wishes. Thanks to everyone! This continues to be a great resource and a great bunch of enablers!!!

Paul
by Paul
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday double "D"
Replies: 6
Views: 1273

So glad you unlurked! Hope you had a very happy birthday. May you dream of filled sails and following seas.

Paul
by Paul
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday Captain Scott
Replies: 14
Views: 3086

It seems I get the end of the day wish. I hope your day was great, and wish you many more!

Paul
by Paul
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Looking for Mast Erection Pin (or way to make one)
Replies: 2
Views: 2411

It's just a 5/8" X 6" piece of steel rod, stainless if you want it to last longer. I got a piece of steel from Home Depot and cut several. One stays on board, one is in my rigging bag and another is in a compartment in my tow vehicle. Got to the lake once without one and am determined not to let tha...
by Paul
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Looking for C22 Porta potty.
Replies: 4
Views: 2683

Sorry to take so long getting back. Mine just sits in the box where the old one came out. The sides of the box are about 3" tall and just keep things from sliding. But then, I'm a lake sailor so no really heavy seas planned.

Paul
by Paul
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New power Panel For Lady Jo
Replies: 4
Views: 3523

My 78 C22 has two push-pull switches mounted port side, just forward of the gas enclosure. Not currently wired to anything. I'm thinking about putting my electrical panel inside the boat, except for using these two switches for 1) low level cockpit lights, and 2) foredeck light on the mast. Seems to...
by Paul
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: WHO ARE YOU? What does your signature name mean?
Replies: 22
Views: 7663

Also a sailplane pilot (great to know about you, Terrance), the wind and air fascinate me. My first inclination was to name my 22 "Vertical Wing" but with my lifestyle Tranquil Chaos seemed more appropriate. I was casually browsing Craigslist when my boat appeared in the listing. I was instantly tak...
by Paul
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast Stepping Tip
Replies: 7
Views: 2108

I solved the problem of having the ratcheting straps getting too tight by putting a 3' line through the eye of the bridle and tying a boline in each end. The ratchets go into the bolines. This allows the ratchets to the boom and mast to slide and keep equal tension. Works great!

Paul
by Paul
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C-22 bilge pump
Replies: 9
Views: 3656

Caveat: I am not a mind reader. Having said that, it is possible the PO was planning on using the hole under discussion to run throttle / shift cables for the outboard. Just thinking out loud, but my 22 has a hole in the stern about that same position off the lubbers line.

Paul
by Paul
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast Stepping Tip
Replies: 7
Views: 2108

I had a similar experience - couldn't get that last uumph to make the stay come to the hole. Turns out the mast's electrical connection had slipped between the mast and the step. I was able to put enough pressure on the stay that it flattended the connector... which now needs to be replaced. Lesson ...
by Paul
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: Plans for Keel Pin Brackets
Replies: 10
Views: 4333

Greetings Smier! One thing you might add to the document. One end of the keel pin is usually tapped 1/4 - 20 X about 3/4" to accept a bolt so the pin can be pulled out. Without this threaded end, cutting the pin would be about the only way to get it out.

Warmest regards,

Paul
by Paul
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Looking for C22 Porta potty.
Replies: 4
Views: 2683

Greetings jeff! I just got one from a local camping store. Even Wal-Mart carries them. The new one is very similar to what I found on the boat that was so aged the plastic bellows that pump the water into the toilet were completely brittle to the point of being powder. In the winter it goes into my ...
by Paul
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: looking for a place to buy rope online
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

I hesitated to jump in because I work here and we don't carry nautical ropes in stock, but can special order and drop ship.

www.ropeandrescue.com or call 800.989.4003 and ask for Scott


Paul in Denver
by Paul
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: HELP!!! C-22 Swing keel repair
Replies: 14
Views: 5499

I did mine as well - single handed. At first it was intimidating but turned out not to be that hard. These guys used a more straight forward approach than I did so run with their advice. My challenge was putting it back in and aligning everything. Since I was by myself I put a flashlight inside the ...
by Paul
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter's Approaching :( ....and We Need Videos!
Replies: 8
Views: 2066

Gee Bruce, thanks for the reality check... I guess. I've been in denial here in Denver. Got the new rudder head fabricated and installed and made a new rudder of nylon. It's in the boat but not mounted. Only out once this summer - when the rudder head broke. Also took on a third job so I only work t...
by Paul
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Portlights, yet again
Replies: 13
Views: 3405

And... I'm the oddball. '78 C22 and the screws are on the inside of the boat. But then, I found it abandoned and apparently mid-restoration. The keel brackets, for instance, were clean and like new, but not sealed and the bolts were not tightened (glad I checked it before plopping it into the lake)....
by Paul
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: It's National Lighthouse Day
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

If you like pictures of nautical things, check with a local Goast Guard museum. The one in Seattle had full size prints of the original lighthouse plans. Make great framed pieces to display.

Paul

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