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by Anhinga
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: HELP! Looking for LS-13 boom and sail
Replies: 5
Views: 2655

If you're a good woodworker a boom can be made from wood with an aluminum bolt rope embedded. I run a Poplar boom on my DN60 iceboat and it has held up well. The LS13 end-boom sheeting is almost the same as the DN and I'll run the DN block to block at 45 mph without a fail in racing service. I have ...
by Anhinga
Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Help with 1978 16' Mutineer
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Great boat. Lots of parts available and active racing fleets are fairly common! Also, many parts are common to the Buccaneer so for some parts hunting, look there as well. Chrysler mutts by me are listing between 700 and 1000 so at 400 bucks you got a deal! For a transcribed manual go to http://chry...
by Anhinga
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Need Dagger Help (Again)
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Hi Paul. I think the "low step" buccaneers had a similar setup. There might be enough cross pollination to make it worth a post to the Buccaneer group on Facebook looking for parts or info. I think the bulk of the Mutineer folks live on Yahoo. The boats have similar rigging so maybe thee as well? Bo...
by Anhinga
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: 1969 lone star 16 help
Replies: 2
Views: 1797

Hi Zach. Shroud attachments to the boat would be dictated by whatever is on the end of the cable. If there are threads on the end then that would call for a turnbuckle. More often then not small boats use a "channel adjuster". Google RONRF2330 for an example of these. Turnbuckle adjusters are very o...
by Anhinga
Mon May 25, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Buccaneer mast step
Replies: 2
Views: 1577

Great find! Nothing is better than a parts search you don't have to do! FYI parts boats pop up on the Facebook Buccaneer list with some frequency but with as many manufacturers as the Bucc has had over the years finding just the part you need can be a bear.

All the best!

-Jim K
by Anhinga
Mon May 25, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snapped spreader
Replies: 4
Views: 2018

Many of these, my C-26 included, are a simple threaded rod that threads into a plug inside each spreader tube. The fix is really easy, simply replace the broken threaded rod but watch for a compression sleeve inside the mast. The sleeve won't come out with the post but since it's a floating fit it c...
by Anhinga
Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: boom vang for buccaneer
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

Check the Laser and Opti tuning guides. Lots of low cost options in these one-design classes. If I recall, the Opti vang is an attachment on the boom, a loop in a line and a cleat on the mast. No blocks in that setup and, as such, really low cost.

Cheers!

-JK
by Anhinga
Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: I need sails for a 74 Buc 18
Replies: 1
Views: 1569

Check:
http://www.schurrsails.com/od.asp
http://www.quantumonedesign.com/buccaneer/Products
http://www.onedesign.com/tabid/23794/Default.aspx

Usually these are listed under the one design category and **then** the boat type.

Fair winds

-Jim K
by Anhinga
Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: New member that needs help
Replies: 7
Views: 3527

OttoSolar, what specifically do you need to know? I have a Bucc in the yard with the tube luff rig on it. Are you missing parts? I can send photos of what you might need. Post back and let me know.

-JK
by Anhinga
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Lowering mast on a c-22 for first time. Need advice!!
Replies: 24
Views: 7649

So, how heavy is the mast on a C22? My sailing buddy John and I have stepped / unstepped masts on a Catalina 22, O'day 22 and a McGregor 22, all similar vintage boats, with just human power. 3 people, no mechanical gear should be more than enough to unstep a mast, no? On a C-26 you need the gin pole...
by Anhinga
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Need help with Buccaneer
Replies: 3
Views: 2532

The buccaneer world is a little spread out Look at http://www.buccaneer18.org for a jump off point. Set yourself up with a Facebook account and get to the Buccaneer classifieds for used parts. Also get set up with the Mutineer group as the boats share lots of parts. Yahoo groups is where some boat-s...
by Anhinga
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Speaking of gin poles . . . . . . . .
Replies: 26
Views: 7373

I made a long pole and it works well. For the pin I had the pole hole drilled out to take a deep well socket. That way when I lose track of the pin I can get a fast replacement at the hardware store tool display. For cranking up the mast, I'm using a 4:1 block set but want to put in a brake winch, s...
by Anhinga
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snow chains on a trailer? Towing a C-26 at load limit... THo
Replies: 22
Views: 3843

I've been caught I the snow with my '26 twice now. You don't want to be there. I use a Dodge 1/2 tonner and don't have trouble in the summer moving or braking. In the snow it won't stop, and won't turn. The weight on the hitch makes the front just light enough that the front brakes lock up right awa...
by Anhinga
Mon May 27, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Repairing rotten wood...
Replies: 11
Views: 3712

I have a set of pictures of a chainplate deck repair I did on a wet core O'Day I had. PM me and I'll send a copy of the series.

-JK[/img]
by Anhinga
Mon May 27, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Repairing rotten wood...
Replies: 11
Views: 3712

Top vs bottom repairs. OK going in from the bottom is the preferred way for resale reasons, it's next to impossible to match the non skid unless you have a plan to put something like treadmaster down the entire side deck. With the damage shown, this might be a good option. Remember to keep the deck ...
by Anhinga
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: rudder hits prop when i retract it on my c26
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

I trimmed mine about that much about 10 years ago. Didn't seem to make much difference in handling. I also added a fulton motor mount to move the engine back as well. This was needed since the engine, in drive, will push into the rudder where it will pass by the rudder when in neutral. A long way to...
by Anhinga
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8350

For fun use bigbluesaw.com. They will laserjet or waterjet cut parts to your design. Use their online designer or use your own CAD to upload a drawing, spec your materials and pay for it. Two weeks later your parts are fedexed to you all done. I've made some aluminum parts using the service and they...
by Anhinga
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: I think I'll keep it...
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

My first boat was an oday 22 shoal draft. It's a great boat! Too bad frost and a wet core did mine in. Anyway, you'll run circles around the Catalina 22's because the shoal keel won't pick up weeds like it's swing keel cousins! The cabin is also a lot more useful without the keel trunk. You totally ...
by Anhinga
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler Sail Boats - why so cheap?
Replies: 16
Views: 2278

I've found, that at least on my '26, some folks object to the lines of the cabin in that there is not a step down to clearly define the foredeck from the cabin roof deck. I like the utility and look but many don't care for it. Several times now folks have commented on the "oddness" of it and I belie...
by Anhinga
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Spreader base borken
Replies: 13
Views: 2377

For hardware such as spreaders and wire, try http://www.rigrite.com. They have been helpful in the past with spar work on some of my prior craft. I have also used Catalina direct for parts such as deadlight gaskets. We don't tell Anhinga she uses parts from the other "Brand C" manufacturer and she d...
by Anhinga
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: towing a chrylser 26
Replies: 16
Views: 2866

I use a 97 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 360 / auto trans and limited slip rear end. It's been working well for ten years now! 4x4 would be nice at times when the ramp is slippery but patience always pays and I haven't been stuck yet.

Luck!

-JK
by Anhinga
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Dear PO,
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

So this begs a question. Those users who bed portlights in 5200 burn in hell as do those who use sillycone and there arent enough kids in the neighborhood to chew the amount of gum I would require to bed 6 lights. What sealing product should one use?

-JK
by Anhinga
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: WHO ARE YOU? What does your signature name mean?
Replies: 22
Views: 7425

Anhinga is my boat's name. The name is after the bird which is one of the oldest birds on the planet. Birders will say Anhinga trace roots back to prehistoric ages since, unlike ducks, thier feathers get wet and they have to wait to dry off and fly again. Another name for an Anhinga is "Water Turkey...
by Anhinga
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Chrysler 26 in Madison WI
Replies: 1
Views: 2491

Chrysler 26 in Madison WI

For sale is my loved Chrysler 26 Anhinga. New sails (jib on cdi roller furler) and interior cushions in 2002, new blue sea breaker panel in 2004, new keel winch in 2005 new rudder bearings and tiller hardware in 2012. Excelent trailer! This boat has a 75 lb thrust 24V electric motor, solar panels an...
by Anhinga
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Is this a pipe dream???
Replies: 17
Views: 3759

If it floats off the trailer sail it! We go often with the keel up on light days so
I don't think 8 to12 ft should stop you.
by Anhinga
Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: Modify keel to prevent swing keel from hitting first?
Replies: 4
Views: 3086

I have my 26 on what I believe is the original trailer. On mine the majority of the weight is on the keel and pin. It's been like that for years without damage. The side rollers support some weight but it's much less than the keel rollers. There was a "for sale cheap" 26 on here a last year that had...
by Anhinga
Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: For Sail!
Replies: 4
Views: 952

That's an old real estate agent's trick to make a space look lived in. At least when we sold our house the agent said houses with furniture and other stuff in them sold faster and for a little extra money on average. Worked for us!
by Anhinga
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where does your bilge pump, pump to?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Mine discharges just above the waterline on the port side. Works a charm, I can tell when it's working by how it sounds. Head pressure and length of line really kill the GPH on these pumps.

Luck!

Jim on Anhinga
by Anhinga
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Slip prices?
Replies: 22
Views: 3780

South central Wi is 695.00 and up for a moooring with dinghy storage. wait times can be several years for a ball as new renters are selected by yearly lottery. Once you're in, though, you get first dibs on "your" mooring for life. Slips with were over 1300.00 but don't have the wait time. Lake Michi...
by Anhinga
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Help! What is this?
Replies: 14
Views: 4239

Fiberglass places, hmmm, now I have something I can contribute! Take a look at http://www.westsystem.com. This stuff is the best I have used. The calibrated pumps they sell are the bomb. Second try looking at http://www.fibreglast.com/ (the "t" is not a typo) They ship fast and have a ton of interes...

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