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by LeatherneckPA
Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:29 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Odd Find On EE..
Replies: 6
Views: 2223

Any idea at all what it might mean?
by LeatherneckPA
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Well Shucks
Replies: 18
Views: 5566

Outnbacker, great read, entertaining. EE, I've used the 2L bottle trick with great success. I make mine a little differently. 1 ~ draw a line around the bottle at the top of the label 2 ~ then peel the label off a clear soda bottle 3~ cut the top 1/3 of the bottle off at the line 3 ~ invert funnel p...
by LeatherneckPA
Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Who do you recommend?
Replies: 0
Views: 1731

Who do you recommend?

Okay, I have to replace the standing rigging on Believer. I just finished sending estimate requests to the following:

West Marine
Port Townsend Rigging
Jamestown Distributors
Rigging Only
Sailing Services
APS Ltd
SECO South
Layline
Rig Works

Is there anybody else that you recommend?
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: This one you got to see!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

I'm not wild about the fixed rudder or the wheel. But I really like their stern rail. I have downloaded and saved all those files. I wonder how the teak planks on the deck and cockpit seats will hold up.
by LeatherneckPA
Wed May 16, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Help..me recover my jib halyard
Replies: 25
Views: 4999

I think that a Chrysler knockdown would be a good way to check on the keel cable, or clean the bottom of the boat. Wow! I had never even thought of it as a way to check on or replace the keel cable. That is one of the chores for this summer, since Believer spent a great deal of the last 10 years in...
by LeatherneckPA
Tue May 15, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Help..me recover my jib halyard
Replies: 25
Views: 4999

sauerleigh wrote:think I'll make some mast climbing shoes.
I've heard that "Plumber's Helpers" work for that. I've even seen it on Batman on tv, but I don't believe it.
by LeatherneckPA
Mon May 14, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Help..me recover my jib halyard
Replies: 25
Views: 4999

I remember seeing somebody do a "knockdown test" once (maybe back when I was interested in MacGregors?) He pulled his main halyard onto the dock and used it to tip his boat sideways until he had it down parallel to the water. Maybe you could do that to retrieve your halyard?
by LeatherneckPA
Sun May 13, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 Masts
Replies: 9
Views: 1674

Okay, so since I have to rewire my lights anyway, maybe I should buy a couple bags of peanuts to backfill the mast afterward as flotation? The question arises, will filling the mast with peanuts actually keep it from sinking if it were to fall OB?
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Waterline measurements
Replies: 8
Views: 1923

FINALLY, a chance for me to repay all the great help and information I have received in the past! I just went out and measured my C-22. I have two measurements for each station. The first is from the bottom of the toe-rail to the top of the boot stripe. The second is to the actual waterline that my ...
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: towingy
Replies: 15
Views: 2677

I towed my empty trailer from Williamsport PA to St Petersburg FL, picked up my C-22 and trailed it all the way home. I had replaced the wheel bearings and the tires before leaving. Every morning before I started towing I would top off the bearing grease, ride a mile or so, and then check the bearin...
by LeatherneckPA
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: C26 in IA on eBay. Boat trailer, 9.8 outboard.
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Oooh baby, no reserve! Careful, that's I wound up with "Believer". Wish I had room for this one.
by LeatherneckPA
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: So what do you hear?
Replies: 15
Views: 2122

Chickens bickering over who gets the best roost. I have three dozen of them in the backyard and they talk all the time, until the lights go out.
by LeatherneckPA
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Ultimate Mast Hinge
Replies: 4
Views: 4218

As I was organizing the documents I downloaded from the homepage I came across this photo of the hinge plate I am talking about. Perhaps it will job the memory of whoever designed it.

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by LeatherneckPA
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast Erection ACCY-333-950 Instr.No.13778
Replies: 13
Views: 3832

Yep, color me stupid. I didn't even know we had a Home Page. I've always entered from the Forum sign-in page. Thanks Scott.
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast Erection ACCY-333-950 Instr.No.13778
Replies: 13
Views: 3832

Color me ignorant, but I can't find the "Documents" section to download a copy of these two links. The links are no longer active, of course.
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Ultimate Mast Hinge
Replies: 4
Views: 4218

Ultimate Mast Hinge

Who was it that was showing us their stainless steel mast hinge (either a C-22 or C-26) they made or had fabricated a year or two ago? IIRC, the base was rectangular to match the step. The coolest feature, to me, was the welded on ring that went around the base and allowed a multitude of attachment ...
by LeatherneckPA
Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: My wife called. Come home she said . . . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

I've been caught out like that a few times. It makes for interesting riding. I'm guessing probably a Road King, possibly a Heritage Classic. Nice ride. And you were dressed for it. Or at least it was better than dress slacks and a baseball jacket. In my opinion, that is all part of the adventure tha...
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Someone Rescue this Chrysler Before I Do!
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

My friend in VA called the guy. Seller says no sails, no boom, no rigging, no cushions, no porta-pottie, says the back corner of the trailer is bent, it needs tires, and he doubted the trailer would make it all the way to VA. TIFWIW.
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Someone Rescue this Chrysler Before I Do!
Replies: 11
Views: 2043

I don't see a rudder or a tiller. Not insurmountable, but there's no way this is a "sail-away". Still, I forwarded it to a friend of mine in VA. Spend an afternoon putting in new wheel bearings and drive it home.
by LeatherneckPA
Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Saving PDF web pages
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Saving PDF web pages

Some pages make it nice and easy, you just right-click and then hit save as. But I have found other pages, like this one , that don't seem to allow you to do that. They'll only let you save it as a web page. That's fine, as long as the page stays active. But we're all too familiar with dead links an...
by LeatherneckPA
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: A mast support that fits on the bow pulpit
Replies: 7
Views: 3843

Very nicely done. I have only one suggestion. It would be nice if you re-sized your photos to a 640x480 size before posting. That will stop folks from having to scroll back and forth across the screen to see the whole photo. Some of the "experts" here have a way of embedding thumbnail photos that ex...
by LeatherneckPA
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:55 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: This could be a little tight getting down the ramp........
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Alan, I'd probably jump at the chance to do that too. Bet you'll have those memories for a LONG time.
by LeatherneckPA
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:47 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: WOW! What a day! . . . and I don't mean good . . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 2305

Gorgeous scenery and a nice looking Heritage Classic.
by LeatherneckPA
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most to lose
Replies: 3
Views: 2902

After a disorganized two years of "individual effort" I was still in the upper 380's. My wife and I started to go to Weight Watchers meetings and I have gotten down to 374, and didn't gain any weight through the holidays. The hardest part for me right now was finding some activity I can do at home t...
by LeatherneckPA
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weekly Weigh-In
Replies: 9
Views: 6092

NOT gpnna happen. Wife and I are attending Weight Watchers now. I am currently down to 374, after the holidays
by LeatherneckPA
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: WOW! What a day! . . . and I don't mean good . . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 2305

Scott, glad to hear your son is ok. As a year-round rider in northern PA and a former MSF instructor I can relate to your dilemma. Sadly, there is no substitute for experience. Although I will say that if someone does go down and get back on, they usually are a better rider (more cautious) for it. T...
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: This could be a little tight getting down the ramp........
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

Capt. Bondo wrote:What is that hull for?
That is the main hull of the Banque Populaire V trimaran. She's 40 meters long and holds the current Trans-Atlantic record at 3 days, 15 hours, 25 minutes, 48 seconds. That's an average speed of 32.94 knots. She holds a few other records too.
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: This could be a little tight getting down the ramp........
Replies: 14
Views: 2923

A hull of that size would best be launched from a ship yard. Yeah, but you'd amazed at what you see on the highway. I was on my to the penitentiary, down US15, when I saw a hull coming off of I-80, right there at Exit 210. I mean to tell you, we are right smack dab in the middle of Pennsylvania. We...
by LeatherneckPA
Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: LS-16 Hull Number 213001121 - Any Ideas?
Replies: 3
Views: 840

I can perhaps offer a starting point. My LS-16 has a Chrysler plate on it. The HIN is 218000811, and it's a 1970.
by LeatherneckPA
Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Books and DVD reccommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

"The Self-Sufficient Sailor" by Lin and Larry Pardey.

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