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by Kenr74
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder modification
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Maybe that "spacer" is the difference. I never considered if it was original or not. It is just made of two laminated sheets of plywood. It was rotting out at the top, so I remade it this year. I just used regular plywood, then epoxied it together, coated it all in epoxy, and painted it.
by Kenr74
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder modification
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

Sorry it took me a while to get the photo. Here is my son holding the rudder up as far as it will kick up. You can see that it does not impact the outboard at all. [img] [img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4514/37994082661_3836fa1386_z.jpg[/img] 2017-10-27 12.01.58 by kenr74 , on Flickr[/img]
by Kenr74
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder modification
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

I thought mine was stock. With the rudder kicked up, it can swing past the outboard with a few inches to spare. I will post a picture, but it will be a few days before I am at the boat.
by Kenr74
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder modification
Replies: 8
Views: 1935

My rudder can be fully up, and does not hit my outboard. I wouldn't want it any other way, as I want the rudder to be able to kick back if I hit something, without doing major damage to the boat. The two rope system is certainly not great, but I don't have any trouble getting mine up or down. Perhap...
by Kenr74
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: CDI furler headsail conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

The Kiwi-slides look clever, but it looks like they still have to be sewn to the sail. At that point, I would think it would be just as easy to sew the luff tape on. If they just tie on, I suppose it would be reasonable, but I would wonder about the cost if it was just a temporary fix. As far as con...
by Kenr74
Mon May 29, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: DC Electrical nightmare! =O
Replies: 6
Views: 2065

Sorry for your pain. My dc wiring is very simple. A circuit for cabin lights, one for nav lights, and one for accessories ( I added a power socket and a few USB charging ports. I used most of the original wiring, but I converted all bulbs to led. I also added a switch above the head door going to th...
by Kenr74
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: CDI furler for c-26
Replies: 1
Views: 1232

I have an old pro-furl on mine. I think most any furler will work, as you can usually get the foil sized for your boat. I love the roller furling. It makes single handing much easier.
by Kenr74
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How much sail? Different Wind Conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

A sail from the Hobie should work. As long as you get the size you want, and the material is a decent weight. The storm sail I bought was from a larger boat, but it worked well for what I wanted, which was just a smaller jib for high winds.
by Kenr74
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How much sail? Different Wind Conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

I have only been sailing a few years, and am self taught, so take anything I say with several grains of salt. That said, I like talking about sailing while my boat is sitting on the trailer covered in ice here in Michigan. :D I sailed my 26 across Lake Huron this summer from Presque Isle to Meldrum ...
by Kenr74
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 3941

We had the same set up on Emergency Exit when we got her, until one day I realized that the point where the bilge hose connected to the sink drain was only a few inches above the thru hull which was only a foot above the waterline ! And there was no check valve or anti siphon high loop either, just...
by Kenr74
Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Bilge access on a '79 26'?
Replies: 19
Views: 3941

I have a 1977 26'. I just replaced some rotted plywood in my cabin sole last year just forward of the companionway steps. There is no access hatch in ours. The best access I found to the bilge is under the rear berths just aft of the companionway steps. The storage area under the rear berths tapers ...
by Kenr74
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Gooseneck Reefing Hook
Replies: 1
Views: 1628

I can't offer much help, but I did buy a reefing hook with the intention of putting it on the goose neck like you mention. When I got it to the boat, I really didn't like the way it looked like it would fit. It seemed like it would be awkward at best to cram the sail down, and get that hook through ...
by Kenr74
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: North Channel Lake Huron
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

We usually launch out of Lexington. I wouldn't mind finding somewhere I can keep it mast up on the trailer. It seems like there are some options in Bay City. It would be a little bit longer drive, but not having to rig everything would make up for that.
by Kenr74
Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: North Channel Lake Huron
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

North Channel Lake Huron

We just got back from a nearly 2 week cruise to the North Channel. We had a wonderful time, and the boat performed beautifully. It is a little tight with 6 of us on board, but much more spacious than our old MacGreggor 22. We had no problems with stowage, even carrying almost all of the food we woul...
by Kenr74
Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Going to play with the Tall Ships
Replies: 3
Views: 1685

That is awesome. We had hope to catch them in Bay City, Michigan, but things didn't work out. Do post pictures.
by Kenr74
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Battery for C26
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

I bough a Renogy panel online. Solar technology has come way down in price, and I am not convinced you get you moneys worth on a "premium" brand. I am just hooking mine up, so can't comment on longevity, but their customer service was excellent when I dealt with them.
by Kenr74
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Battery for C26
Replies: 6
Views: 2037

The big factor for what battery will be your usage. People use traditional deep cycle batteries, and AGM, on sailboats, so I don't think there is a right or wrong there. Just get one that will meet your needs, and make sure you have an appropriate charging system for your battery, as that has a bit ...
by Kenr74
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Removing C26 Rudder Head
Replies: 5
Views: 2841

Thanks for the replies. I appreciate it.
by Kenr74
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Removing C26 Rudder Head
Replies: 5
Views: 2841

Removing C26 Rudder Head

So I am trying to drop my rudder to deal with the unacceptable amount of slop I have now. I suspect I will be replacing the mushroom bearings. Right now I can't get the rudder head off. It has 3 Phillips head screws holding it on that refuse to come out. Two have been Sheared off, and one remains to...
by Kenr74
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What would you do??
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

I can't make out much from the photos. If the bumps are raised, you might sand them down and try to see what is going on. When I sanded the old bottom paint off of mine when I bought it there were some weird dime sized areas that were higher than the rest of the hull. By that I mean the bottom paint...
by Kenr74
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Back To Chrysler Cult After 15 years
Replies: 8
Views: 3016

Welcome back aboard! I am working on a 26 of my own, and look forward to hearing how your project goes. Fair winds!
by Kenr74
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C 20 Cabin Floor Rot - Project?
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

That looks pretty bad. Again, I don't think it would be technically hard to fix. I would try to cut out what is there, use it for templates to make new, then glass it back in. If you enjoy projects for the sake of restoring things, I don't think it should keep you away. If you are more looking just ...
by Kenr74
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C 20 Cabin Floor Rot - Project?
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

Welcome to the forum. Pictures will certainly help folks understand and comment on your project. I have a 26 that has some rot in the cabin sole. I tore it up, and am waiting for warmer weather to glass in some new wood. So far I would say it is hard work (tearing out the old glass and rotted plywoo...
by Kenr74
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: Will calcium chloride do any damage to fiberglass?
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

I'm not a chemist, but fiberglass boats seem to do well in salt water. Why not just try some rock salt?
by Kenr74
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Power Ball Dreams!
Replies: 4
Views: 1813

I would avoid upsizing and increasing for the sake of personal luxury due to my religious convictions. (Yes, I realize luxury is a very relative term, and one I constantly wrestle with). That said, if I were to come into a virtually unlimited amount of money, I would liquidate all I have, and move m...
by Kenr74
Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Off Season Projects
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Part of a ladder is a good idea. Right now I am framing out a "box" that will extend the rear berth right under where the ladder typically is. I plan to store my battery in here, and it will also serve as the bottom step for the companionway ladder. From there I will only need two steps up, which I ...
by Kenr74
Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Sail Slugs
Replies: 1
Views: 2165

On their way to a new home. Thanks!
by Kenr74
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Sail Slugs
Replies: 1
Views: 2165

Sail Slugs

I have a handful (19) of sail slugs I found on my 26. I have a replacement mast, so I am assuming these were from the original. They are plastic, and have a cylindrical part that goes in the mast that is about 9mm (.355 in) in diameter. If anyone wants them, give me an address, and I will send them....
by Kenr74
Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas and what is on your list?
Replies: 6
Views: 2832

We will be spending Christmas in Canada with my wife's side of the family. The thing I need most for the boat is time to get all of my projects done. I am thinking about new sails in the future, and would like to hear what Bob T. finds if he decides to get a new main. Merry Christmas to all!
by Kenr74
Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Weak transom on 1979 C 26
Replies: 3
Views: 2156

I would love to see pictures. I suppose anything is possible, but I can't imagine a 26 with a weak transom. One of the things I love about my 26 is that it is built like a tank. I seem to remember someone saying they lifted the boats at the factory by the two eyes on the transom.

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