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by kalamazoogal
Wed May 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Wanted C-26 from either Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Dakota or Minnesota
Replies: 1
Views: 833

Re: Wanted C-26 from either Manitoba, Saskatchewan, North Dakota or Minnesota

Are you still looking for a C26 ? I have one for sale right now but it is in central Iowa, perhaps a bit too far to go.
Dave Schrader
KalamazooGal
by kalamazoogal
Tue May 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: 1977 C26 for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: 1977 C26 for Sale

I'd like to get $8000 out her. Forgot to mention that before.
by kalamazoogal
Mon May 14, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: 1977 C26 for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 573

1977 C26 for Sale

+1977 Chrysler C 26 swing keel sailboat +2008 Nissan 4 cycle 15 hp power tilt outboard and cockpit control cluster low hours on motor +Bower custom tandem trailer with extendable tongue and 4 extra unmounted tires. Trailer has working electric brakes. +Shore power converter/charger and shore power c...
by kalamazoogal
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: For Sale - Starwinds
Topic: Chrysler 280 Sailor motor for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 6066

Chrysler 280 Sailor motor for sale

It runs just fine but I wanted something a big bigger and in 4 cycle. Located in central Iowa. I'll throw in the shop manual no charge. How does $100 sound ? ( not including any shipping that may be needed )
by kalamazoogal
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where to pump the water?
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Where to put the water

I put a forward and rear bilge pump in KG and plumbed the discharges into the sink drain being careful to have high spot on each so there was no chance of bak siphoning. While I was at it I put a shutoff near the thru hull fitting so that could be closed. This I did for a couple reaons. The first is...
by kalamazoogal
Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Questions from a new C 26 owner
Replies: 14
Views: 2481

raising mast...

The gin pole method works very well. Make sure your shrouds are not tangled and take your time. Also, be sure to connect the stirrups to the toerail to keep the mast from swinging from side to side. Pay attention to the wind and when possible, try not to have a cross wind on the mast while stepping....
by kalamazoogal
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Electric Motor ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

E- v. gasoline/diesel

I'm in full agreement that an ellectric drive is superior in most situations. However, has anybody ever stayed out just a little too long an got caught by a storm ? As for me, I'll have one of each since a trolling motor doesn't add much to the total weight of the boat. Since we're sailors most of u...
by kalamazoogal
Wed May 18, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: 250 sailor service manual
Replies: 10
Views: 5392

250 manual

Thanks for doing this !
by kalamazoogal
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Spreader
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

spreader bar repair

When I fixed our spreader last spring I found that the mast was collapsing due to not being supported internally. I ended up having the local metal fab shop build me a 3/16" thick stainless steel "wrap" with spar mounts that protrude outward and while I was at it I made the spreader bars removable f...
by kalamazoogal
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:02 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Superstitious by land? No. By water you bet! How about You?
Replies: 14
Views: 2375

naming of boats

I always just figured that good maintenance and keeping an eye on the
weather reports was the best way to avoid getting wrath from the sea
gods ;)
by kalamazoogal
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: trailering c26
Replies: 6
Views: 3742

location on trailer

I have a custom made trailer so can't help you with an exact number but
I do have a question. What are you pulling it with ? If your vehicle is
large enough often times a bit more tongue weight is not a bad thing.
Withing reason of course.
by kalamazoogal
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: 76 c-22 parting out or selling as whole boat
Replies: 8
Views: 4165

parting out C22

If you decide to part out rather than sell whole, I'd like to buy the mast
foot and step hook from you. I believe the 22' are the same as the 26's.
by kalamazoogal
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast Stepping C26 (1979) top heavy and will not rest on rear
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

stepping mast on C26

Your mast support looks a lot like the one I built. If you are worried about fiberglass, you might consider building a bracket that stands on the top edge of the motor mount. I used a couple light angle iron fingers the engage the corners of the motor mount to accomplish this. Yea, I know, I know pi...
by kalamazoogal
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How about a north central get together.
Replies: 38
Views: 6871

St Croix

I've never sailed in that area what is it like ? Very much current ? Overhead
clearance problems ? Reasonable depths ?
by kalamazoogal
Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 280 question
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

pump

I have a suction plunger. It's rather like a grease gun in size but has a simple plunger on the bottom and a fitting on the top so can fit various tubes and adapters onto it. It's great when you are refilling things like the rear end on a pickup or a transfer case and such. I made an adaptor that le...
by kalamazoogal
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:05 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 280 question
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

washers here already, now, what oil to use

Franz marine really turned my order around fast.
Now that I have the right seals, what type of oil should
I use ( lower unit ) ? There aren't a lot of marine
dealers around here and the auto parts stores seem to
have varying opinions on what to use.
by kalamazoogal
Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 280 question
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

plastic washers

I have a couple on order from franzmarine.com. They were $2.65, each so
not very expensive. Thanks for the info.
by kalamazoogal
Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 280 question
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

Chrysler 280 question

I have an older 280 that works just fine but I'm having trouble getting
the oil plugs to seal up correctly. What did Chrysler originally use on
those to seal those plugs ?
by kalamazoogal
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast raising
Replies: 14
Views: 3088

C26 mast raising

The directions from Chrysler work just fine. Follow them. There are a couple things we do different. 1) We have a dedicated gin pole rather than using the main boom 2) We built a mast support that stands on the motor mount which is held in place by a couple chains that are then attached to the rear ...
by kalamazoogal
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Interior ???
Replies: 32
Views: 6657

wet sole

In our 26 I've noted some softness in the port aft area so I suspect that this project will be on the horizon for me as well. What I keep wondering is why folks don't include some sort of ventilation system in the bilge to help keep it dry. After all, even with a watertight hull condensation is boun...
by kalamazoogal
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Chrysler 280 sailor parts
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

tilt latch parts

We spoke on Saturday. Do you still have the parts tilt latch parts ?
by kalamazoogal
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Vacation Sailin Picts
Replies: 14
Views: 2693

vacation photos

It doesn't get much better than that!
by kalamazoogal
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: spreader mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

spreader mounts

Just make sure the mast is supported internally or you may end up with
the same situation I faced earlier this summer with the mast starting to
dent inwards from the thrust of the spreaders.
by kalamazoogal
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Beaching a C22
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

beaching a boat

Back when we had a 22 I used to beach it fairly often. I had found a spot on a local lake with a sand bar that tapered downward at about a 45 degree angle. I'd pull up the keel and just point it into the sand. Once there, we'd tie anchors off on the stern cleats and put them out a 45 degree angles t...
by kalamazoogal
Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 22 project
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

good progress

Looks like you're moving right along. Keep up the good work !
by kalamazoogal
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: 1977 C26
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

so where are the pictures ?

Picures ! We need pictures !
by kalamazoogal
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Cutting fiberglass ... blind
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

cutting fiberglass

If you have access to an air compressor, I'd suggest getting an air die grinder. They have a wheel that is about 4-5" across and will cut through just about anything. To keep the heat build up under control and the dust down, mist the blade as you cut. Yea, it's messy but the cut will be clean and y...
by kalamazoogal
Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Stepping the mast the other way
Replies: 3
Views: 1585

mast raising

I'd give them high marks for tenacity and creativity. I'm afraid to detail
some of the methods we used to hang the support I-beams that now
support our house. Let's just say that our skidloader wasn't big
enough to do all the lifting and leave it at that ;)
by kalamazoogal
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: tools explained ( I'm sure you can all relate to this )
Replies: 5
Views: 1394

tools explained ( I'm sure you can all relate to this )

Tools Explained DRILL PRESS : A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to ...
by kalamazoogal
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Standing Rigging
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

list to port

I noticed the same thing our our 26. I was kicking around the idea of
building a locker under the ladder and putting the batteries there so they
would be low and in the center. Has anybody done that ?

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