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by Smier
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Anchor Locker retrofit
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

I can try and snap some photos, my 1983 Starwind22 has a factory anchor locker in the bow. It is however very small...
by Smier
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: General Starwind's Discussion
Topic: Starwind Yahoo Discussion Group
Replies: 0
Views: 6634

Starwind Yahoo Discussion Group

I just recently found and joined a Starwind Sailboats group. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/StarwindSailboats/conversations/topics/1160 It has some good info, but I find it difficult to navigate from my smartphone. I'm going to post a link to the forum here as well in hopes that we can all lear...
by Smier
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: water logged foam
Replies: 4
Views: 1602

My Starwind 22, same hull design as the Chrysler 22 has no foam anywhere in the boat and it appears to have never had any foam installed from the factory. This got me a bit concerned, thinking maybe I am not in compliance with uscg regulations, so I started doing a little bit of research. My Compac ...
by Smier
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Advice on Sailboats for shallow lakes
Replies: 2
Views: 1429

I have a Compac 16, and I have been on a Compac 23. They are great boats, still have factory support for parts and info, but they are tight inside. My 16 is like a coffin inside. The 19 and the 23 are better, but you don't get standing headroom until you get into the Compac 27, but by then it's no l...
by Smier
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:41 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: 22 Swing Keel Lowering
Replies: 10
Views: 2602

I've been wondering the same thing, mine doesn't appear to have a release mechanism but does seem to "ratchet" on my Starwind.
by Smier
Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Pop Top Windows??
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

Captain bondo photo gallery has some interesting upgrades! Is that an electric winch to raise and lower the swing keel?
by Smier
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: Keel pin/trunk hull cracks
Replies: 5
Views: 3162

Thanks for posting! I'm hoping that when I replace my brackets that I don't find any damage...
by Smier
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: Keel pin/trunk hull cracks
Replies: 5
Views: 3162

Thanks for posting! I'm hoping that when I replace my brackets that I don't find any damage...
by Smier
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: Keel Replacement on Trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 2619

There is no one mass producing any of these brackets currently, however, you have 2 options currently. You can find your own local fabrication shop, or you can call Stewart Stainless in Waco, Texas. I recently ordered a set of brackets and pin from Stewart's shop, and they have the templates to make...
by Smier
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Great trip to the Apostle Islands with my C-26
Replies: 16
Views: 4093

Great trip report! Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!
by Smier
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Chrysler 26 "Copacetic" SOLD!
Replies: 5
Views: 3252

Beautiful boat!
by Smier
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New video of my transom repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Wow Bill, I really have enjoyed watching your boat repair videos! Thank you!
by Smier
Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

It's been a while since I updated. I have been working on the boat, but a back injury really slowed progress to a crawl for a while, plus I've been spending nice days sailing my Compac 16! I had a new set of stainless steel keel pin brackets and pin made that are currently waiting to get installed, ...
by Smier
Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Starting my C-22 painting project... Any advice is welcome!
Replies: 46
Views: 10819

Man, that makes me wish I had those lifts... Glad to hear it's solid. So what's the painting plans?
by Smier
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:31 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Starting my C-22 painting project... Any advice is welcome!
Replies: 46
Views: 10819

After looking at your thread on sailnet and this one, I have serious reservations and believe that there is a very good chance your cradles will fail. OSB is not a structural material and the design does not carry the load onto the vertical 4x4 posts. Also particle board deteriorates when it gets we...
by Smier
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: Were the original keel pin brackets stainless steel?
Replies: 11
Views: 4792

I ordered my keel bracket set and pin today! They should be shipped out by the end of this week. I will be posting some pics and additional info after I get them next week, and the shop has offered to hang onto the templates so they can make them for others!!! So far, the shop has been very helpful,...
by Smier
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: Were the original keel pin brackets stainless steel?
Replies: 11
Views: 4792

Yes, I have found two local shops near me willing to build them, but they insist on charging me for a full sheet of stainless(which they will keep). I'm really hopeful this place works out!
by Smier
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: Were the original keel pin brackets stainless steel?
Replies: 11
Views: 4792

I just spoke with the shop in Waco, they are going to call me back with more info. Anyone seriously interested in having a set made let me know, who knows, maybe he'd be willing to make up a few sets at the same time to keep them available, or maybe a group discount... :wink:
by Smier
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:39 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: Were the original keel pin brackets stainless steel?
Replies: 11
Views: 4792

Thank you! I definitely want that contact info!
by Smier
Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

I'm really excited about this job, I think it will not only seal up the leaks, but will really update the look of the boat!
by Smier
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

I finally got started on making my windows! First, I pulled the interior trim to make a template: http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee514/scotimier/8C30D1E3-9963-439E-9C77-DD96B2093D33-150-0000000E74027866.jpg Then transferred it to some cheap plexiglass I picked up cheap at Home Depot: http://i12...
by Smier
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: SUPER CHEAP LED interior lighting... How to with photos! :)
Replies: 10
Views: 2739

Very nicely done, thanks for more ideas for future projects!
by Smier
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

Wow, cool story, awesome woman, and an awesome looking C26! Hijack forgiven!!! Now we just have to teach to how to do this:

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by Smier
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

Yes, I love the dark hull color. I'd love to paint mine a really nice dark blue, but I'm too afraid that I'd scratch it...
by Smier
Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

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 the...
by Smier
Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

by Smier
Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

Hmmm, I'm glad you mentioned the band saw, we have one at work!
by Smier
Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

Thanks for the info! I definitely want to check it out, because I have read that some of the boat manufacturers started using the tape method as a time saver, and also as an easy way to help ensure an adequate thickness of the adhesive... I wasn't planning on using the tape method truthfully, my tim...
by Smier
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic
Replies: 28
Views: 8745

Replacing old windows with Flush mounted acrylic

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee514/scotimier/9C93608B-261E-4C71-AD0F-DAB2565D05CA-4640-000005AC6A25C3D7.jpg http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee514/scotimier/463DACDC-540D-485E-99DE-1CA79BE64E5E-4640-000005AC9E1C4B04.jpg I have been doing a lot of research into replacing the windows on my ...
by Smier
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: Were the original keel pin brackets stainless steel?
Replies: 11
Views: 4792

Yes, I think that mine are mild steel, but I have been told that some were originally aluminum by CaptainScott. I will be investigating further this weekend...

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