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by Dayenu
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C26 bow roller! =D
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Foredeck COMPLETED! =D

Well, Been working my brains out to get our baby ready for our trip... I'm now having to wake up early to get on board to get as much work done as possible before the temps get up to 100! Finally completed our new foredeck arrangement (I'll let photos speak for themselves: Photo bucket link: http://...
by Dayenu
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: DC Electrical nightmare! =O
Replies: 6
Views: 2574

It's been raining here and the deck was wet this weekend so I opted to wait until next weekend to raise the mast (slippery/safety). I did drill and install a masthead block for an adjustable topping lift (I want to make sure the boom doesn't scratch our Bimini mounted flex-solar panels.) Found our W...
by Dayenu
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: DC Electrical nightmare! =O
Replies: 6
Views: 2574

there was only one switch, (looks like it was added on), but I couldn't figure out what it went to. So I'm guessing that with the fuses, you disconnect to turn "off"? Example: if we were at anchor and I didn't want navigation lights on, I'd disconnect that fuse (Once I figure out which one it is), t...
by Dayenu
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: DC Electrical nightmare! =O
Replies: 6
Views: 2574

Lessons learned... and PATIENCE! ;)

Well, I FINALLY got everything hooked up! (Kind of) (After two minor meltdowns and small fires... really...) The two wires that I and the previous owner thought were positive, turned out to be negative... I spent about 8 hours researching how to hook up a battery selector switch (VERY DIFFERENT when...
by Dayenu
Sun May 28, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: DC Electrical nightmare! =O
Replies: 6
Views: 2574

DC Electrical nightmare! =O

Hello all, Continuing to refit our C26 for an upcoming month long cruise in the San Juan Islands. I installed a nice 120v system (double pole circuit breaker with GFCI outlet leading to two cabin receptacles.) I started on our 12v system and found a nightmare of wires (Taped up and unrecognizable le...
by Dayenu
Wed May 24, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C26 bow roller! =D
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Holy smokes! We'd love to have your "dink" to take up to the lakes! We have an older 10' Achilles (Paid $250), with an old (new for us), 6hp Evinrude twin cylinder 2 stroke... No frills, just floats and gets us to where we want to go. But we'll be happy with it. Taking it up to the lake this weekend...
by Dayenu
Wed May 24, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C26 bow roller! =D
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Hi Scott, We'd LOVE to connect up there! Maybe we can exchange phone numbers to get a sense of where each of us will be? (I "think" we'll be arriving there on July 5th/6th? Our float plan is very flexible (Weather and currents!)... Putting in at Anacortes (spending two nights there... first to set u...
by Dayenu
Tue May 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C26 bow roller! =D
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

New C26 bow roller! =D

Tresa and I have been working on our baby, getting ready for a month long cruise through the San Juan Islands starting July 5th. LONG list of refitting and upgrades!!! VERY LONG list! LOL! (Including 25 gallons worth of water tanks and deck fills, 200watts of solar, electrical (Re-did our 120v AC so...
by Dayenu
Fri May 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

Thanks Windwalker! Not being used to leaving our boat in the water, I just wanted something "just in case" while were at shore. Now I'm trying to figure out where to install our Whale Titan manual bilge pump! I'm thinking against the aft starboard side of the cockpit or on the cockpit floor. Before ...
by Dayenu
Thu May 04, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

Excellent! Thank you! I decided NOT to cut my cabin sole as I can reach from behind to cut through bulkhead there and insert pump... Now I know what's waiting for me there. Any idea what brand/MODEL pump was used? Or dimensions (width) there? My bilge had never been wet and we're installing the manu...
by Dayenu
Thu May 04, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

Thanks for the photo! Can you explain where this photo was taken from? Trying to get a handle on what I'm seeing... I'm "thinking" the vertical wall/bulkhead is at the companionway, but the I read that you have a diesel and wonder if there's room back there to get your camera in to take this photo? ...
by Dayenu
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

Hi Guys, It's taking all I've got to post right now (I didn't want anyone thinking I wasn't appreciative. I've been sick (first cold, then stomach flu and now a bed sore that turned into an abscess (Been in bed for over two weeks.) The cold is subsiding, the stomach issue may have also been the pass...
by Dayenu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

Thanks Scott, It would be fabulous to make arrangements to meet you up there! If you'd like you can PM me with your contact info and/or I can PM you when we get closer and have our dates finalized. Funny you should mention Canada... One of the first things Tresa grabbed while we were up in Portland ...
by Dayenu
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

Thank you for the details. Actually I have a rigid/plastic tank (beveled underneath to follow the hull). I might be able to move it back a little to allow the bilge pump to fit just in front of it, but I'm really going to have to wait until I can get up there and inspect more closely. (I don't remem...
by Dayenu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

Thank you! I went back there last week, but didn't think about bilge pumps at the time. We have a water tank that takes up that area under the rear berth... I'll have to go back up and check the area out more thoroughly. Almost certain there's no room under the tank... I thought about reaching forwa...
by Dayenu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

would love to meet!

Hi Scott, We'd love to meet you! We'll have some questions for you (thinking you're familiar with the islands): We're hoping to arrive second week in July and stay through the second week in August. as we get closer, maybe we can exchange phone numbers and I can pick your brain? I cruised the island...
by Dayenu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 4931

Bilge access on a '79 26'?

Hello all... It's been a while for us, but we are back to working on our boat. Setting it up for more serious cruising... Just got back from Portland and purchased a 25# Mantus (Yes, a little bit of an over-kill, but although we're trailering, we will be "out there". Also new anchor line and a hard ...
by Dayenu
Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What online sailing is happening this winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2166

laughing my head off! Close to shooting those holes... an old freezer outside that doesn't work like it should but still won't give up... begging to be shot just to honor the song! LOL! I'll have to check out Eric Stone, not familiar with him... St Augustine in February... Ah.... heaven! For us, it'...
by Dayenu
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What online sailing is happening this winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2166

giggling here... "Boat Drinks" is playing though my head...~! (If you don;t know it, look it up on the internet and read the lyrics... Lots of great Jimmy Buffet songs but this time of year? Seems to be the "Winter Sailor's Anthem" around here!) =D Cold and Grey outside... Even though she's covered,...
by Dayenu
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What online sailing is happening this winter?
Replies: 9
Views: 2166

Thank You!

I probably have no reason to complain as rogue valley Oregon is considered mild by most winterized people maybe a few inches of snow a few days out of the winter... But for me, my childhood was spent in the Florida Keys and up until 14 years ago, I lived in southern California and could sail year ro...
by Dayenu
Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snow chains on a trailer? Towing a C-26 at load limit... THo
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

Thanks to both of you... LOTS of GREAT info! Although I haven't weighed our tongue yet, the truck sits flat without any noticeable drop at the hitch (Tow package with HD springs). and after "test swerving" to check for steering, I like the way our trailer balances out with our truck. (I've driven tr...
by Dayenu
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: drain holes to bilge in C-26?
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

That's it!!!

That's what I remember! Tight, but I'll figure out how to do it...

Thank you again!!!!

Richard
by Dayenu
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: drain holes to bilge in C-26?
Replies: 6
Views: 2036

I'm wondering this question fits this thread: I'm looking to install an automatic, electric bilge pump as well as a hand (manually operated "Whale Gusher" pump. Here's my question: Where can I insert hoses for both pumps into the bilge? I have a 1978 C-26... My first C-26 was an older 1977 model and...
by Dayenu
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snow chains on a trailer? Towing a C-26 at load limit... THo
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

Again, Thank you so much!!! This past summer, Tresa and I had HUGE plans to go sail the Sea of Cortez Her love is dolphins (With all her sailing, (mostly great lakes), she's never seen one in person.) At San Carlos, there's a hugs pod that regularly great every boat heading out of the harbor... Betw...
by Dayenu
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snow chains on a trailer? Towing a C-26 at load limit... THo
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

Hi John, I will be getting the transmission cooler installed before our next towing trip. I checked my notes when I was trying to determine if our truck could tow our boat. It did come with the lower differential gears (checked with the factory using VIM and Production #s... It also does have the op...
by Dayenu
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snow chains on a trailer? Towing a C-26 at load limit... THo
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

just read your last words about chaining up and comparing it to reefing!

I like that kind of mindset!
by Dayenu
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snow chains on a trailer? Towing a C-26 at load limit... THo
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

Again, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! That's what I was hoping to hear... Yes, our truck does have a "tow package" No tranny cooler but I had planned on having one installed... It does have the lower geared rear end (actually both front and rear since it's four wheel drive. I'm laughing here as I ...
by Dayenu
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snow chains on a trailer? Towing a C-26 at load limit... THo
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

John, Just re-read your post and still appreciate it immensely! My driving style is great! My history with the fire department has changed the way I drive for over 30 years... I "see" a block ahead anticipating everything I can imagine especially those things that I can't... Animals coming out of no...
by Dayenu
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snow chains on a trailer? Towing a C-26 at load limit... THo
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

John, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!! Considering your background and expertise I take your words VERY seriously and totally making sense... Question: When I had my brakes replaced, I was told that my rear drum brakes were larger than normal (Heavy duty?)... I don't have the cash for the 2500 ...
by Dayenu
Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Snow chains on a trailer? Towing a C-26 at load limit... THo
Replies: 22
Views: 4064

WOW! Some photos! I don't like snow on the ground let alone on my boat on the water!!!! =O Pretty impressive... Funny too because Tresa loves the snow.. She used to be a ski instructor in COlorado and here in Oregon... Still, we both have a thing fo palm trees and tourqoise water! Mmmmmm... Oh and d...

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