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by N41EF
Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Fair Winds, Following Seas
Replies: 2
Views: 1304

Fair Winds, Following Seas

Well, last Saturday I delivered my '79 C22 to a new owner. Today I spent three hours with him going over the rebuilding and repairs I've done, and showed him my method of raising the mast and setting up the rigging. I know he's already visited this board, not sure if he's a member yet. I'd like to t...
by N41EF
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: I have completed the C22 keel project.
Replies: 12
Views: 2679

There should be a secret club for those of us who have changed keel pin brackets. T-shirt, certificate suitable for framing, maybe even a secret handshake. I put my stern on a stack of cinder blocks, and used a constructed beam and two stacks of blocks to hold the front up. I had to drop my bunks to...
by N41EF
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Pin and bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Or under drawings, I did a set of drawings that a shop should be able to use to make some for you.
by N41EF
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter project, traveler upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

For something similar in the airplane world we would use a piece of T6 aluminum as a backing plate or an imbedded mounting block. T6 is hard enough and unless you daily immerse it in seawater it will last longer than the boat. You could powder coat or anadize it, or even just paint it before you ins...
by N41EF
Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Ref#: 98, Part#: 25290 Retractible Keel (1976 C-22)
Replies: 4
Views: 1290

Ok, what part is it and what does it do?
by N41EF
Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Need Some Help From The Smart Guys
Replies: 7
Views: 1594

You might also check with a local auto electric place, I imagine it could be rebuilt or repaired.
by N41EF
Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Need a Little Guidance Stepping the Mast On A C-22
Replies: 6
Views: 1500

I have the drawings for the briddles, send me a PM with your email if you need them. The keel cable is 3/16 stainless steel, I bought everything needed at Home Depot. You only need to lower the keel a few inches to replace the cable. Check the keel section, there are pictures of when I replaced mine...
by N41EF
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Starting my C-22 painting project... Any advice is welcome!
Replies: 46
Views: 9928

Your keel looks new compared to mine. My keel was painted with an epoxy, then had rusted below the paint and it came off in 1/16th thick chunks. I used a welders chipping hammer, then a rust remover disc in an angle grinder. I painted three coats or rustoleum rusty metal primer, then sprayed color o...
by N41EF
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Newbie here - buying a C22 tomorrow...
Replies: 16
Views: 3257

Congrats on raising the mast. My daughter calls the two we did without briddles as near-death experiences. My trailer has a toung extension, there is a pin to pull and it slides forward about 4 feet. The lake I go to has an "old" ramp that is steep, and two new one that are not. I could launch from ...
by N41EF
Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Newbie here - buying a C22 tomorrow...
Replies: 16
Views: 3257

I don't see the briddle drawing posted on scott's site, but the drawing I used says 24 3/4 eye to eye is critical. I think it has to do with the height above the toe rail where the mast pivots. I have PDF and instructions, I can email them if you wish.
by N41EF
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Newbie here - buying a C22 tomorrow...
Replies: 16
Views: 3257

I thought about a gin pole, a 2x4 8 feet. The deep ramp I use has a huge courtasy dock, so I launch and motor to the dock, then hang the main and jib and route the lines and such. I also use that time to explain to passangers how the boat works, how to change the jib for a tack, how to hoist and dro...
by N41EF
Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Newbie here - buying a C22 tomorrow...
Replies: 16
Views: 3257

"how to keep your VW alive"? excellent book! There is a doccuments tab on the front page here, look for a drawing of the briddles, yes it looks cartoonish but, it is accurate. I used a 2x4 with 2 nails in it spaced for the briddles. With the briddles, I use 4 nylon ratchet straps, and the original b...
by N41EF
Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Cracks around mast step...Pics inside
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

I made a thread on here when I installed mine. I did a google search for the part number someone else used, then ordered it. I think the hinge was about $60. It makes it SO much easier to raise it single handed. I wouldn't worry about the stress cracks, unless you are trying to make a showboat. As l...
by N41EF
Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Newbie here - buying a C22 tomorrow...
Replies: 16
Views: 3257

Welcome to the crew! I know there are several members here from the WA/Seattle area, you'll be fine.

Take lots of pictures when you first pull up to hook up. You'll want a before picture so that once you've made it YOURS.

And, people here will hound you for pictures....
by N41EF
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast raising bridle
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

I made a pair of the briddles by taking a 2x4 and putting two nails in it the length of the dimmessions, then using the thimbles to set the length. I've raised the mast twich without, and a dozen times with them. Take the time to make a set, then get 4, 10 foor nylon tiedowns from harbor freight. Mt...
by N41EF
Wed May 15, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: depth sounders...
Replies: 9
Views: 2131

I mounted mine outside on the stern slightly left of centerline, pointed straight down. Ran the wire through an existing hole where a different motor mount was installed, then inside and fowrard down the port side to my meter mounted in an electrical panel. Mine is a cheap 2 inch panel mount, and I ...
by N41EF
Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 Mast Raising
Replies: 4
Views: 2782

I've done it with the stock mast step using the boom/gin pole, by just lifting as you stated, and with the hinge installed. Save your self a major headache and take the time to install a mast hinge. With the hinges, and the side briddles, raising the mast is a non-event. I can do it solo using the b...
by N41EF
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Worried about keel pins - cost?
Replies: 5
Views: 1675

I did mine a year ago. I have drawings posted that should be enough to have brackets made. Figure $100 for steel, prob $300+ for stainless. In a yard with a forklift 6 to 8 hours labor at whatever their hourly rate is. Replace the keel cable while you are there. I also removed the stuck snuber and g...
by N41EF
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Swinging the swing keel
Replies: 12
Views: 2805

I know I'm one of the new-to-sailboats guy around here, but I thought I read in the "instructions" that you onle let the swing keel down a certain number of turns. IAW, it never goes all the way down, and has a strain on the cable all the time. Nine turns on the which comes to mine? Last time at the...
by N41EF
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: How I replaced my Keel Brackets in the Driveway
Replies: 7
Views: 5662

The spring/plunger was standard galvinized piping componemts. After reading how the get stuck, I removed mine and glassed over it from inside the pocket with 2, 2 ply pieces of 45 bias glass.

I had leaks, I have no leaks now.
by N41EF
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Starboard ThruHull C22
Replies: 12
Views: 2762

Welcome to the "Family" DVD. If you search under C22 doccuments, zI scanned the install instructions for the galley. If you don't have the galley, you can always cap it inside.

Some people like the galley option, don't know that I would want to try to cook in such cramped spaces.
by N41EF
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Tell Santa what you want.
Replies: 14
Views: 2748

Car keys. My 1999 Land Rover Discovery does well pulling the boat on a trailer, but is long in the tooth. I test drove a 2009 Mercedes M320 Bluetech and loved it. Also looking at a 2007 Porsche Cayanne, and a 2003 Mecedes G Wagon. I only pull the boat a few times a year, but also want something nice...
by N41EF
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: FYI: Webshots Is Dead as of Dec 1, 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2384

I use photobucket.com free, works well.
by N41EF
Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Battery location...extra battery C22
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

Batteries plus sells a deepcharge lawnmower sized battery which is what I need. They are used in powered wheelchairs and such, about $75 each. My outboard has no electric start, just a "lighting coil" that produces about 1amp of charge cuurent at just over idle. Most of my sailing is daylight, using...
by N41EF
Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Battery location...extra battery C22
Replies: 9
Views: 2419

If you take a look at the electrical section, I did a thread designing an electrical system. I use a lawn mower batter as primary, port side outboard the potty, with a battery switch port side in the cubby for the dinnette, and my second battery a full size marine, can be installed or removed and si...
by N41EF
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: HELP!!! C-22 Swing keel repair
Replies: 14
Views: 5412

http://www.chryslersailors.com/discussi ... php?t=3508

I'm in SC right off I-20 at exit 11. For now.
by N41EF
Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Latest projects
Replies: 5
Views: 1271

If you look under the electrical section you'll find my thread about how I built mine. I used a lawn mower sized batter with an on board charger and a battery switch to allow taking a second battery for long trips. I installed a mast hinge, and with it and the briddles it is easy to raise and lower ...
by N41EF
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:07 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 1453

Wow, small world. I'm originaly from Oklahoma and have lived in SC the last 11 years. Spent about 15 years in Charleston and loved it. Where in SC are you and where are you sailing at? I'm in Aiken, SC and Lake Thurmond is where I spend most of my time. I planned a trip with the boat to Charleston H...
by N41EF
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Paints/Fiberglass/Maintenance
Topic: Fixing the hole in the bottom of the keel pocket
Replies: 5
Views: 3333

In the port locker where the keel pin is, up high and aft is the snubber that is suppossed to kep the keel from rocking back and forth. Mine had a galvinized pipe and cap screwed into a mount. Mine had corroded and was leaking water in the boat. When I did my keel plates I removed the snubber and gl...
by N41EF
Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Boat Safety Stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 1347

10. Charged Cell Phone 11. Hand Held GPS (if i need help I want to tell them where I am). 12. Hand Operated Bilge Pump and a distcharge hose to reach cockpit. 13. Two fire Extinguishers, one in cabin, one under cockpit. 14. Four times more gas/oil mix that you think you will need. I also made a "boa...

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