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by Zac Penn
Thu May 15, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What provides the most power...
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

As a side note in case anyone cared... 92 boats started the race. Based on handicap ratings I was the fourth slowest boat so I was the fourth boat to start the race. I raced my way into 1st place within 45 minutes or so and then my genoa tore apart at about 1 1/2 hrs into the race. The race is from ...
by Zac Penn
Thu May 15, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What provides the most power...
Replies: 3
Views: 2374

What provides the most power...

A couple weeks ago I was participating in the 61st Annual Mug Race (the longest river regatta in the world at 44 miles long) which had moderately strong winds and very rainy conditions. My 30+ year old genoa was not feeling it and she ripped apart about 6' down from the head, and tore all the way fr...
by Zac Penn
Thu May 15, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: WANTED
Topic: Genoa for Chrysler 22...
Replies: 0
Views: 10604

Genoa for Chrysler 22...

My 155% Genoa tore apart during a long, wet, very windy race and I am stuck using the storm jib for now. I would really like to get another genoa but I do not have the funds to purchase new one. I was hoping someone here would have a good condition used sail they could sell for a good price. I do NO...
by Zac Penn
Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Advice on motor mount reconditioning?
Replies: 4
Views: 2727

Your motor mount looks much different than mine. I will get a picture of it next time I am at the boat. I am thinking maybe I just need to remove the pins that the handle catches on and figure out a way to use a rope and cleat to keep it propped up, but then again that might be too weak and a PITA a...
by Zac Penn
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Advice on motor mount reconditioning?
Replies: 4
Views: 2727

Advice on motor mount reconditioning?

I have the stock motor mount on my C22 and it is a serious PITA to get it to lower. It is a fine dance between pulling up on the rope, pushing back and down on the motor, and hoping you did it in the right order ;) Has anyone tried to retrofit a handle onto the mount to make lowering easier? Raising...
by Zac Penn
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 20
Replies: 5
Views: 3060

Oh man I REALLY wish my 22' was a 20'.... The cockpit is much larger so more passengers can come out and play. I don't think I will ever use the cabin for sleeping so I would have loved the extra cockpit.

Make sure to keep us updated on the boat and all the fun you will have with it.
by Zac Penn
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Stanchion Eye Removal Advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 4654

Thanks Bill. That is what it looks like to me because there is a dent on the stanchion where it looks like the eye bowed out the tube. I just hope I can find a secure eye that isn't going to require a press to insert it into my new stanchion.
by Zac Penn
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Stanchion Eye Removal Advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 4654

I ended up cutting the tube of the stanchion about 3" from the top and clamped it in my vice. Well tapping it, twisting, twisting and tapping, heating twisting and tapping, etc... none of that worked and eventually the eye just snapped. So I have to buy another one now. However if someone knows how ...
by Zac Penn
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Stanchion Eye Removal Advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 4654

The more I think about it the more I just want to replace the lifelines with 1/4" grey Amsteel and not worry about crimping new lines. So now I just need to know how to remove the stanchion eye and get started on that.
by Zac Penn
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Stanchion Eye Removal Advice...
Replies: 8
Views: 4654

Stanchion Eye Removal Advice...

I have a bent stanchion that needs to be replaced and I do not see any mechanical fastener holding the eye onto the post... http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s429/Zacpenn82/20140129_105726_zps5c4eccc8.jpg I haven't tried anything yet because I didn't want to break the eye. Also any ideas on how to...
by Zac Penn
Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Tightening upper rudder through hull fitting?
Replies: 9
Views: 4571

Pretty nice setup there Bill. Well my dad and I got the repair done yesterday, and it was an absolutely beautiful day. Partly cloudy 70 degrees and 10 mph winds. A couple days ago I had dropped the rudder down the through hull fittings and out of the boat, so I could repair the up/down haul lines an...
by Zac Penn
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Tightening upper rudder through hull fitting?
Replies: 9
Views: 4571

My bearing was worn out, but not really into an oval. I had some 1/16" thick UHMW tape that I didn't use on a project and a strip of it long enough to take up the space between the rudder post and the bearing surface. It will work for the time being until I can fabricate a new bearing. Bill, You don...
by Zac Penn
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Tightening upper rudder through hull fitting?
Replies: 9
Views: 4571

Thanks Scott, I have already removed the rudder because the stupid downhaul knot came untied, so I removed both the up and down haul lines, and reset a knot using two vice grip pliers and pulling it really hard. Hopefully that is the end of that. The black hose connecting the two rudder fittings has...
by Zac Penn
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Tightening upper rudder through hull fitting?
Replies: 9
Views: 4571

Tightening upper rudder through hull fitting?

I have tightened everything up with my rudder, but somehow over the years the upper through hull fitting has come loose so the rudder post can move around. I slipped under the deck today and tried to access the nut, but I can't reach my hands up there because of the black tubing attached to it. I ca...
by Zac Penn
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Christmas . . . . .
Replies: 13
Views: 6005

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!! Hopefully if the wife lets me I can go for a quick sail on Wednesday :D
by Zac Penn
Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to comfortably seat passengers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5793

I am glad you guys like it. The seat can be found at Academy for $8 :lol:
http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/store ... 02367-2068
by Zac Penn
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to comfortably seat passengers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5793

Sorry I don't have better pics of the seat setup but I made this little beauty to fit over the companionway hatch sliders and as long as you are sitting on the windward side of the boat it is really comfortable. If you are on the leeward side you have way too much lean and it is too much stress on t...
by Zac Penn
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Removing wooden stern divider walls
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

Thanks for the suggestions and affirmation that I can cut out the foam without issues. I doubt removing a few cu ft of foam will be the difference of the boat floating and sinking when it is full of water. I assume that is what it is there for?
by Zac Penn
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Removing wooden stern divider walls
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

Thanks Bill, I saw that video when you first posted it, but I was hoping to find an access point without having to cut those large holes. However if I can't gain access then I will be forced to do that. I don't know how I would go about mounting a full stern rail without gaining access from below. :?:
by Zac Penn
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Removing wooden stern divider walls
Replies: 8
Views: 4063

Removing wooden stern divider walls

I need to remove my back stays and repair/re-bed them. I also want to add a stern rail so I need to gain access to the back portion of the boat, but those wooden divider walls, just aft of the seat lockers, are blocking my access. Can I cut out the caulking and remove the wood to gain access to thos...
by Zac Penn
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Xmas gift for the first mate?
Replies: 7
Views: 4117

by Zac Penn
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing rudder downhaul line with boat in the water?
Replies: 8
Views: 4342

Well I ended up with a pretty nice fix so we could get the boat down to the ramp and still use the tiller. I am a plastic fabricator so i have HDPE welding rod on a spool. I cut off a 10' section and fed it down the rudder post and waited for it to float up along side of the boat. If you don't remem...
by Zac Penn
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Main sail cover and headsail bag PICTURES ADDED!
Replies: 20
Views: 10334

Okay thanks anyways. I will give a call today.
by Zac Penn
Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Main sail cover and headsail bag PICTURES ADDED!
Replies: 20
Views: 10334

by Zac Penn
Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to comfortably seat passengers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5793

Yeah I guess he does!!! The picture must have been before the total ass numbness.
by Zac Penn
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Replacing rudder downhaul line with boat in the water?
Replies: 8
Views: 4342

Replacing rudder downhaul line with boat in the water?

Went sailing over the weekend and ran over a line which raised the keel, and then released it, sending is smashing down and breaking the clamp that holds the cable to the winch, and then snapped the rudder downhaul line so my rudder is now floating and interferes with the outboard. I was lucky enoug...
by Zac Penn
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Main sail cover and headsail bag PICTURES ADDED!
Replies: 20
Views: 10334

Just wondering how these sail covers have held up? I am in the market and this pricing is very good.
by Zac Penn
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: First REAL sail with the Sandpiper! Couple Questions...
Replies: 9
Views: 4089

HAHAHA I didn't think about that. I guess I just need to figure out the proper sheet flick so it will unlock easily. I had been bending over to release it and it was a pain. I hadn't thought of flicking it for some reason.

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