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by windnutlarry
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: new owner, "new" boat, what shaft length outboard
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

C22 outboard

Thanks, I was afraid I was going to run out of projects anyway. It's all buttoned up for the winter now, but it gives me a reason to get through another Green Bay winter.
by windnutlarry
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: new owner, "new" boat, what shaft length outboard
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

C22 outboard

I read somewhere that the rule of thumb is 2hp per 1000# displacement or therabouts. The Pearson23 in the adjoining slip uses a 6hp Evinrude 2-stroke with no problem. My Yamaha weighs in at 85 lbs, and a full 6-gallon fuel tank is about 35 more. If the lighter motor and removing the galley unit does...
by windnutlarry
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: new owner, "new" boat, what shaft length outboard
Replies: 15
Views: 3548

C22 outboard

I have a 9.9 Yamaha long shaft 2-stroke on my '78 pop-top, also on a Garelick mount. It is smooth, quiet and powerful, but heavy. A 4-stroke would be heavier still. The Garelick extends the motor farther aft than the original mount, and combined with the heavier motor is affecting the trim to the po...
by windnutlarry
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Lowering mast on a c-22 for first time. Need advice!!
Replies: 24
Views: 6953

Dropping C22 mast

I used EE's method of chain and carabiner clips. For the gin pole pin I went through the toolbox until I found a deepwell socket that fit. Worked like a charm!
by windnutlarry
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: hawse pipe for chrysler 22
Replies: 9
Views: 2029

Hawse pipe

Visualize a 100' or so of dirty, wet anchor rode stuffed into a small compartment with no drain or air circulation, then let it ferment in the summer sun for a week or so. As my daughters would say.....EEEEEWWWW! Maybe the anchor and chain stored on the roller, and the line unshackled, coiled, and s...
by windnutlarry
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: DIY Furling System on C22
Replies: 13
Views: 3581

DIY furler

Most of the DIY systems I've looked into have been used on 15-17' boats with very small jibs, and they are not billed as reefing systems. The big problem is the lack of a proper, stiff luff foil that will take the rotational input at the base and transmit it to the head of the unit. Given that the f...
by windnutlarry
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C-20 First Launch - After Action Report
Replies: 13
Views: 4063

C20 Launch

I agree with your thoughts on roller trailers for sailboats. Even if the weight of the boat doesn't deflect the hull, you are just a plugged cockpit drain from disaster if you store it outside for the winter. The C22 that I rescued came with a roller trailer, and the parts boat came with the standar...
by windnutlarry
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C-20 Mast Raising
Replies: 9
Views: 2209

C20

Sounds like you are making fine progress. I inquired into four or five C20's a couple years ago, and all but one had no cushions and varying degrees of rot below. One, based on the PO, had the swing keel winch pulled loose and had fractured the bulkhead. That area may warrant some extra attention. T...
by windnutlarry
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacement cheeck blocks. What part number am I looking for
Replies: 2
Views: 774

C22 Cheek Blocks

Not sure which blocks you are referring to. If you download the C22 Owners Manual, all the blocks are listed under "Small parts bag #2" in the rigging section. Any part numbers would be Chrysler part numbers though, and useless. You can check your line sizes against the specified sizes listed to see...
by windnutlarry
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C-20 Facts vs. Opinion
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

C20 Ballast

If you look it up on Sailboatdata.com you will see that it has a stub keel that contains the ballast, leaving a relatively light swing keel. I looked at them before settling on the C22 due to cabin size, and I thought the swing keel weighed less than 100lbs. I had a Hunter22 with 1300lbs of lead ing...
by windnutlarry
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 rudder post lube
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

C22 rudder post lube

I was considering a coat of white lithium grease, which I've found to be very stable in other applications. My upper bearing, with the flange inside the cockpit is very tight, while the lower mushroom bearing was so brittle it just fell apart. Go figure. I have the sliding galley on the starboard si...
by windnutlarry
Sat May 31, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 rudder post lube
Replies: 4
Views: 1708

C22 rudder post lube

I dropped the post today to replace the lower mushroom bearing, and found a thick coat of petrified lube on it. It took carb cleaner and a 3M pad to get it off, and I was wondering if anyone else puts grease in there. I'm not a big fan of putting grease in a place where it can't be refreshed or repl...
by windnutlarry
Sat May 31, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Makeshift rudder C 26
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

C26 rudder

I have a Idasailor foiled rudder on my C22, plus the original in the garage. If you can find temporary storage for a few days, they might be able to rush one to you. Also Foss Foam in FL made most of the fiberglass rudders back in the 70's and 80's, and still has the molds for replacements. They mad...
by windnutlarry
Wed May 28, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Paints/Fiberglass/Maintenance
Topic: Proud new owner of a 76 C22
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

New C22

Welcome to the C22 and to the group!! First of all, I suggest you re-post your intro and inquiries to the general forum instead of a specialized topic like "Paint, fiberglass and maintenance". Handy first books are "The Blue Book of Sailing" and "The Complete Sailor", but there are many others. You ...
by windnutlarry
Mon May 05, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Missing jib blocks on toe rail
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

jib blocks

Jib sheets are 3/8", so pretty much any medium-sized block will do.
by windnutlarry
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Looking for C22 Starboard corner casting
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

corner casting

Did you ever find one of these? I made one C22 out of two(don't ask), and may have one. Larry
by windnutlarry
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: c26- rudder floats and wont go down in the water lol
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

Bouyant rudder

How about just drilling a couple holes in the trailing edge and filling them with lead shot until negative bouyancy is reached? Many skeet clubs sell recovered shot for a dollar or so a pound, and the holes could be easily sealed with epoxy. Two or three pounds would probably make a huge difference.
by windnutlarry
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Ref#: 98, Part#: 25290 Retractible Keel (1976 C-22)
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

C22 swing keel

You may want to think long and hard about this project. This is a 800lb cast iron keel, plus fabricating new pivot brackets, then dealing with the winch and pendant assembly. If the keel is gone because the brackets failed, the winch and bridge deck are likely damaged also. TLC-starved C22's are usu...
by windnutlarry
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Sliding galley for Chrysler 22
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Sliding Galley

All our boats were built before the age of cheap bottled water and high-quality plastic bulk dispensers. I removed the faucet/pump assembly and the pressurized alcohol flamethrower and discarded them. I then used some old marine plywood interior pieces to make a trim piece to cover the faucet holes ...
by windnutlarry
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: self-tacking jib
Replies: 0
Views: 621

self-tacking jib

The 1977 C22 price list in the documents file has one of these critters listed as a factory option. Has anyone ever seen or heard of one on an actual boat? I know they have their drawbacks...loss of sail area, loss of the slot, reduced performance off the wind, etc. On the other hand, a none-too-agi...
by windnutlarry
Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Reefing the Jib
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Reefing the jib

From a safety standpoint any loose sail must be secured, and securing the top of the jib would be really difficult. Any unsecured sail would become a twisted ball of dacron and line in short order. I've been sailing an American Fiberglass17 2+2 this summer while working on the C22, and have it equip...
by windnutlarry
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: My hatch repair video...
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Hatch repair

Nice job...looks great! I have to repair the flange on one side of my hatch too, and now I know how to do it.
by windnutlarry
Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: To Caulk or Not To Caulk? That is the question...
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

caulking

There is one other consideration in that the caulk probably acts as a cushion between the aluminum toe rail and the thin fiberglass deck flange. It would help keep dock impacts from chipping and cracking the gelcoat at least. Just a thought.
by windnutlarry
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: To Caulk or Not To Caulk? That is the question...
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

caulking

The toe rail has some caulk, but not all that much. The hull/deck joint is the "shoe box" style, with a flange of about 1 1/2" extending down from the deck assembly. This flange goes down over the upper edge of the hull all the way around, so water would have to go UP under the flange to enter the c...
by windnutlarry
Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: tongue weight
Replies: 7
Views: 1638

tongue weight

I don't think it would be quite that high. A C26 would require a dual-axle trailer which would support more weight in the center. Depending on where the winch support is set and how the boat is loaded, I think 250llbs is in the range. If in doubt, run your tow vehicle over a truck scale without the ...
by windnutlarry
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:54 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Starting my C-22 painting project... Any advice is welcome!
Replies: 46
Views: 8612

C22 paint project

FYI: The swing keel is cast iron, not lead. It can be sandblasted, primed and painted, then bottom coated. You do not want barnacles on the keel or up in the keel slot, jamming it. Especially if you want to leave it in the water for two years. We only have Zebra mussels here in WI, and our four mont...
by windnutlarry
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Starting my C-22 painting project... Any advice is welcome!
Replies: 46
Views: 8612

I made a temporary frame on the order of yours to get my 1100lb American Fiberglass Mini-Tonner off the trailer so I could get jack stands under it. The horizontal 4x4 had noticeable deflection holding up half of that boat, so yours would appear to be understrength. To be fair, I did not have the th...
by windnutlarry
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: water in cabin sole
Replies: 11
Views: 2427

Water in cabin sole

Just a thought, but when you are well heeled that cast iron keel is extended out at a 20-25 deg angle, which would put a LOT of torque on the pivot pin and bracket. In addition the keel pendant, which would normally support half the weight, would not be helping much. Are you getting water under the ...
by windnutlarry
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Cushions On The CHEAP
Replies: 7
Views: 1517

Looks great!! What type of foam and fabric did you use? I tried to find closed cell foam online last year, but could not get it in the small quantity I needed.
by windnutlarry
Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder troubles. Looking for advice for repair/replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 4954

Rudder troubles

My C22 (not the parts boat) came with a solid HDPE rudder from Idasailer. It's quite the piece of work, and I think the boat would break in half before the rudder. I haven't had it in the water yet, but I'm shooting for the 15th.

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