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by Reality
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: In the water 24/7
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: In the water 24/7

If you sail regularly/often that will help keep down growth. When it sits for a couple weeks growth goes crazy. And yes, power wash ASAP when you pull it out. I've also seen people use a long handled brush to clean the waterline regularly which is where growth happens 1st.
by Reality
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: In the water 24/7
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: In the water 24/7

I'd think you'll need bottom paint or the crud will get pretty heavy. Mine is slipped 24/7 in Green Bay for 4-5 months. It has bottom paint but still get some heavy growth in spots I can't get bottom pain on.
by Reality
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Gas tank question

hmm, the factory separate 3 gallon tank that came with my Tohatsu 6hp is vented but never leaks when heeled. Not sure why, never thought about it.
by Reality
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Gas tank question

by battery in my C22 is inside the boat as close as possible to bottom center. Since it's heavy IMO it should be as close to center of centerline and as low as possible to help make the center of gravity as low and near middle as possible. Not sure why it can't be in the cabin if it's in a battery b...
by Reality
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: C-22 Galley
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: C-22 Galley

Lydia, I sent you a message
by Reality
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where's the water coming from?
Replies: 12
Views: 1799

Re: Where's the water coming from?

My C22 had seepage onto the sole floor when I got it. Finally traced it to a crack in the fuel locker (aft middle) due to they'd put a heavy battery in there. I believe the battery bouncing when trailering cracked the floor of that compartment near the seam with the stern. I moved the battery into t...
by Reality
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter in Slip
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Winter in Slip

if you do a lightbulb for heat be sure to get a heavy duty one like for refrigerators
by Reality
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter in Slip
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Winter in Slip

I'd pour some RV antifreeze (not toxic) down the rudder post and cable tube. I think the antifreeze is lighter than water and should remain in the tube.
by Reality
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter in Slip
Replies: 10
Views: 895

Re: Winter in Slip

my concern would be those cracks/seams where water is coming in. I'd assume you get air temps often that are below freezing even though the lake isn't freezing over. Moisture in those leaking cracks/seams is going to freeze and expand, making the problem worse. Moisture is also probably getting in t...
by Reality
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: C-22 Galley
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: C-22 Galley

I have one in good shape I'd let go for a fair price. Would be prohibitive to ship. I'm in NE Wisconsin. Where are you?
by Reality
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mi Amor restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Mi Amor restoration

great work
by Reality
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: HOORAY
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: HOORAY

thank you
by Reality
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: FORUM NOTICE PLEASE READ:
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: FORUM NOTICE PLEASE READ:

thank you
by Reality
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: FORUM NOTICE PLEASE READ:
Replies: 3
Views: 889

thank you
by Reality
Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: forum status?
Replies: 6
Views: 747

thanks for your work. I've recommended a couple times lately and told them to keep trying to join.
by Reality
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: forum status?
Replies: 6
Views: 747

thanks, recommended it to a new Chrysler owner and he couldn't join.
by Reality
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: forum status?
Replies: 6
Views: 747

forum status?

is the forum "closed"?
by Reality
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Paints/Fiberglass/Maintenance
Topic: Flotation
Replies: 2
Views: 551

the foam is probably compromised because the toe rail leaks. I'd address that issue first.
by Reality
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Paints/Fiberglass/Maintenance
Topic: Flotation
Replies: 2
Views: 551

IMO not sure I'd replace the foam. If it's a sealed compartment that should be sufficient as a "safety measure". Closed cell foam will be very expensive and open cell will just become water logged again.
by Reality
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: some questionable issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1993

If the marina drilled the proper size hole to drain it, it would be simple to just install a drain plug or other through hull fitting with valve.
by Reality
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where's the water coming from?
Replies: 12
Views: 1799

yes, I also rebedded and refastened my stanchions
by Reality
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What kind of deterioration is this, and what's the fix?
Replies: 21
Views: 2878

hmm, I'd think the stabilizer is an important functional element of the keel design. As a former 30 year mechanical designer it should help reduce the force (wear) on the pivot pin.
by Reality
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where's the water coming from?
Replies: 12
Views: 1799

if it's severe you may need to remove the toe rail and redo the seal under it. I think there are pictures of this process somewhere on the site.
by Reality
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where's the water coming from?
Replies: 12
Views: 1799

I had some thing like that. It was the toe rail. I scraped out the caulk/sealant on the top inboard edge of the toe rail and resealed. It stopped.
by Reality
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Salon table
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

mine is stock and that's how it works (no side support). Very sturdy.
by Reality
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What kind of deterioration is this, and what's the fix?
Replies: 21
Views: 2878

not at all an expert on the C22 keel, but there are more forces while under sail than just "supporting" the weight of the keel. Guess I'm overcautious, but in my experience of doing 30 years of hardware design I'd think the entire hull including the trunk act as a single "monohull" structure. There ...
by Reality
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What kind of deterioration is this, and what's the fix?
Replies: 21
Views: 2878

I think failure on the water could mean the heavy swing keel rips the bottom out of the boat and everything sinks very fast. I'd suspect you'll be removing the swing keel and rebuilding the trunk, or scrapping the boat (sorry). Please error on the side of caution/safety.
by Reality
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What kind of deterioration is this, and what's the fix?
Replies: 21
Views: 2878

One would expect that the keel trunk is formed from wood and fiberglassed. Unfortunately I'd guess that's the wood core and it's rotten. Since the keel trunk is a major structural member I'd think this is very serious and would not use the boat until resolved. Sorry
by Reality
Wed May 24, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 repower
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

hmm, my Tohatsu has worked perfect from the beginning. Single pull start. I do use a shot of starting fluid for 1st of the season start. It's critical on these small outboards to prime/squeeze the fuel bulb until it's hard.
by Reality
Mon May 22, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 repower
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

the Tohatsu works great because you can get it with "ultra long shaft". transom bracket to cav plate is 27 inches. It's longer than the identical motor branded as Mercury or Nissan.

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