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by MichiganBill
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Mast raising
Replies: 5
Views: 13303

Mast raising

I raised the mast for the first time today. I cut a section of 5/8 rod off of a grounding rod (from Home Depot) to serve as a pin. This allowed me to use the boom as the gin pole. However my plans were thwarted because I could not feed the jib halyard out far enough for the boom to be at 90 degrees....
by MichiganBill
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: Replacing Bunks
Replies: 5
Views: 11479

Replacing Bunks

Perhaps a basic question. Are bunks usually 2x6 lumber? Is it a challenge for them to take the curvature of the hull? Seems like positioning them correctly before running fasteners may be tricky. Any advice for the best way to replace a bunk? The PO rigged up a couple 1x's. https://goo.gl/photos/UAN...
by MichiganBill
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:25 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Hull Flex Near Bow
Replies: 10
Views: 7846

I have the same condition. It's my impression it's been like this for quite a while. While I would like everything to be solid, it can't move much - so I question whether it's a big deal.
by MichiganBill
Sun Sep 11, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Thx to all...simply INVALUABLE!
Replies: 7
Views: 6251

I agree with Bobby's advice. Renovations can be overwhelming if you try to do everything at once.
by MichiganBill
Sat Sep 10, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Thx to all...simply INVALUABLE!
Replies: 7
Views: 6251

Jib booms are uncommon. I don't believe the C22 ever had a jib boom. If you have time - go for it. Astrorad has videos of his renovation for reference. There's also a book you could order on Amazon called "Fix it and Sail". I found it helpful to plan the renovation. Good luck.
by MichiganBill
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Chrysler 22 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 3522

Chrysler 22 for sale

I love the Chrysler, but a new priority has emerged.

http://www.goodoldboat.com/resources_fo ... lboats.php
by MichiganBill
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: "New" 1978 22'
Replies: 23
Views: 15641

Rail mounted roller?

This is a basic question ( a warning patience may be needed if you keep reading). I'm interested in mounting a roller on the pushpin rail, like in the photo above. Do they sell split rubber rollers, or do you have to modify them yourself? I haven't been able to find a split version online.
by MichiganBill
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: "New" 1978 22'
Replies: 23
Views: 15641

Thanks for posting the videos. I find these very helpful with my own restoration learning curve.
by MichiganBill
Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Back To Chrysler Cult After 15 years
Replies: 8
Views: 7551

Nice post. I look forward to hearing about your project progress.
Cheers,
Bill
by MichiganBill
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Power Ball Dreams!
Replies: 4
Views: 4900

There's a documentary about product design called "Objectified". My favorite line from it is to "love what you have". Yes - I bought a ticket too but replacing the boat did not pop into my mind. Perhaps I have soft spot for underdogs.
by MichiganBill
Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Weak transom on 1979 C 26
Replies: 3
Views: 4644

Weak Transom

Hi Josef,
Any pictures to show what you're talking about? Why do you think the transom is weak?

Bill
by MichiganBill
Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C22 Owner in Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 9213

Great pics!
It's a nice looking boat - and appears to be a steal for $2,000.
I look forward to seeing more of your adventures.
Bill
by MichiganBill
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Culmination of 5 years work.
Replies: 12
Views: 9554

Congratulations Bill! The boat looks great. I love seeing the progress you made.

Your mast hinge is interesting. Could you show a video of raising your mast with it? I'm guessing you can eliminate using the bridle but still need the boom/gin pole?

Cheers,
Bill
by MichiganBill
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: boom pin for erecting the mast
Replies: 6
Views: 12726

I didn't want to use threaded rod, as I thought it might chew up the aluminum. I found a 5/8" galvanized grounding rod at Home Depot that I can cut a bit off.
Thanks once again Bill for your help.
by MichiganBill
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: water in the boat
Replies: 3
Views: 4325

Sometimes it takes me a while to see the obvious. I should remove all of the metal caps as a start.

Thanks Bill for the perspective. I'm amazed at the three years - but I'll work on patience with the project.
by MichiganBill
Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: water in the boat
Replies: 3
Views: 4325

water in the boat

I've had my C22 for a week. After I got her home I pumped about 15 gallons of water out. Now, even after a week, there is at least a cup or two of water showing up every day. I dry it out, then it re-appears. The prior owner mentioned having it in the water all summer. I imagine it had water in it a...
by MichiganBill
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Installing a mast hinge?
Replies: 9
Views: 23911

This is an older thread - but new to me. Do you still use the boom/bridle assembly for erecting, or does the hinge allow you to eliminate the bridle?
by MichiganBill
Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: boom pin for erecting the mast
Replies: 6
Views: 12726

Okay - poking around the forum I found people referencing between 6 and 9 inches long. I'll get a longer rod and trim as needed.
by MichiganBill
Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: boom pin for erecting the mast
Replies: 6
Views: 12726

boom pin for erecting the mast

My boat did not come with the pin for attaching the boom to the mast (to work as a gin pole). I see from the manual that it's 5/8" diameter. Can anyone tell me how long the pin should be?

Thanks!
Bill
by MichiganBill
Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Virtual Survey?
Replies: 4
Views: 5204

Thanks for the comments - and encouragement!
I've been catching up on fiberglass repair techniques on Youtube. I think it's all doable......but I won't put a timing estimate on it :)
by MichiganBill
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C22 Owner in Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 9213

Baraboo? Where are you sailing - Devil's Lake?
We used to live in Mazomanie and loved the area.

Congrats on the purchase. I also just bought a well worn C22. I'm glad to see I won't be the only one posting lots of questions.

Cheers,
Bill
by MichiganBill
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New owner
Replies: 5
Views: 5638

Glad to see a few new October owners. Look forward to seeing pictures.
Bill
by MichiganBill
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Virtual Survey?
Replies: 4
Views: 5204

Virtual Survey?

I'm still emptying the compartments and learning what I bought (new to me last Friday). I know it's a project - but it came with a trailer, sails, and a recently rebuilt engine for $1,500. That would be less than the cost of plywood and epoxy to start from scratch (isn't great how we can rationalize...
by MichiganBill
Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 4830

Hi Bill, Thanks for your offer of assistance. I have already become a fan of yours (through your YouTube videos). The video of your keel pin replacement has already boosted my confidence in tackling the project. I'm grateful for you sharing your work. I'm sure I'll be following up with plenty of que...
by MichiganBill
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Proud new owner
Replies: 17
Views: 13984

Thundergod - how's it going? Have you made progress with the project?
I just bought my boat on Friday and discovered a very similar situation as yours (got it home to pump out 15 gallons of water).

Careyr - I thought your response was great. I found it very encouraging.

Cheers,
Bill
by MichiganBill
Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 4830

New Owner

Yes - it's strange to be new to something that was made in the 70's - Friday I took the plunge and purchased a C22. I now realize the boat needs more work than I initially thought (isn't that always the case?). After I got it home, I pumped out about 15 gallons of water. There's plenty of caulk arou...

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