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by T.Bird
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: C22 Roller Furling?
Replies: 0
Views: 14

C22 Roller Furling?

Hello! My sailing partner and I are starting to seriously consider adding a roller furling headsail to our C22. I am here to do some initial fact-finding. Does anyone out there have a roller furler on their 22 that would be willing to share anything we might need to know to make it happen. Also, we ...
by T.Bird
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: snap shackles and mast gate
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Sorry resurrecting this, but I'm curious about a mast gate for a C22. It's becoming clear that we could really use something that would actually keep the slugs in the track as opposed to the (original?) springy, flappy, thing that is currently there. Has anyone had any luck installing an aftermarket...
by T.Bird
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How Fast is Your C-22?
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

Oops... Should have searched better. Sorry. I just found a thread on hull speed that gave me what I wanted to know.
by T.Bird
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How Fast is Your C-22?
Replies: 1
Views: 1234

How Fast is Your C-22?

Kind of a lame question, I know... but this boat has been providing me with my first keel boat sailing experience, and I am curious if we are in the ballpark. Today we started with a full mainsail and 70% jib. We were able to cruise pretty consistently at 5 knots, occasionally cracking over 6. Later...
by T.Bird
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder Post into Cockpit Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Thanks everyone!

Re-sealing the through hull and replacing the flexible hose was one of the first things we did when we got the boat. Seeing as this whole system seems to be otherwise working well, I went ahead and simple filled the gaps between washer. Seemed to work great on the water today!
by T.Bird
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder Post into Cockpit Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Thanks guys. I'm certainly a fan of the "do it right" idea. But only, of course, if I know what "right" looks like! Anyone willing to snap a picture of what this looks like when it's right?
by T.Bird
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder Post into Cockpit Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Oops... Sorry. I probably should have posted this in the rudder/tiller specific section...
by T.Bird
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder Post into Cockpit Question
Replies: 8
Views: 2834

Rudder Post into Cockpit Question

Hello! The fitting where the rudder post enters the cockpit of our C-22 is spaced with little washers. Must be something the previous owner did. I can't imagine it was designed like this, huh? The trouble is... when water comes up the rudder post and splashes into the cockpit while sailing or motori...
by T.Bird
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How Far South Must I Go?
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

This year you may not need to go south :shock: Good point. I'm hoping that's the case! It's not looking like my buddy will be able to be as available as me that week, so we might not be capable of doing much traveling. If not by then, it sure feels like there'll be some open water around here soon,...
by T.Bird
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How Far South Must I Go?
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

How Far South Must I Go?

by T.Bird
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Sails
Topic: Needing Some Reefing Guidance.
Replies: 6
Views: 3671

by T.Bird
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: C22 Topping Lift
Replies: 5
Views: 3983

C22 Topping Lift

I know there are a few of you who have added Topping lifts. Any advice on the best way to rig one up? Something simple that is fixed at the top of the mast and that cleats off at the end of the boom? Or avoid cluttering up the end of the boom and instead add a block at the top of the mast to accommo...
by T.Bird
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Sails
Topic: Needing Some Reefing Guidance.
Replies: 6
Views: 3671

VERY helpful! Thanks Scott. I knew it couldn't be that hard! :) Sorry. I should have been more clear. Yes, the sail has one set of reef points. In my search for info, I have heard it mentioned that there is a danger of gusts ripping grommets out of reefed sails. This scares me. How does one avoid th...
by T.Bird
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Sails
Topic: Needing Some Reefing Guidance.
Replies: 6
Views: 3671

Needing Some Reefing Guidance.

by T.Bird
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C22 Owner in Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

...and after the installation of a new rudder post cap, a general refurbishing of the entire tiller/rudder assembly, and the installation of a new motor mount, plus a few other odds and ends, we got it in the water for the second time this weekend. This time on Castle Rock Lake in Wisconsin. About a...
by T.Bird
Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C22 Owner in Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

Here are a few shots from the sea trails on Shagawa Lake in Ely, Minnesota. Only the tiller/rudder post proved to be problematic. I'm not very familiar with the sailboat market, but that seems like a pretty minor problem for a $2000 boat. A hugely successful and fun day! http://i1319.photobucket.com...
by T.Bird
Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mast Hinge video
Replies: 1
Views: 1689

Cool! Thanks for doing this. Our boat is going to be getting a hinged step very soon.
by T.Bird
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Downhaul and Jib Sheet Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

EmergencyExit wrote:...That line should usually bisect the jib clew.


Thanks guys! We're getting it out on the water for the second time this weekend. We'll start with this as a reference point.
by T.Bird
Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Downhaul and Jib Sheet Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

Any advice for a novice sailor on where to place said blocks (fore and aft) in relation to different size headsails?

Tom
by T.Bird
Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C22 Owner in Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

Thanks for the warm welcome! MichiganBill - No sailing on Devil's Lake for us. Actually, the thought of that is pretty comical, as I'm sure you know! Where will we be sailing? Short answer: Anywhere we can. For example, next weekend we are planing to take it to Lake Castle Rock. Good luck with your ...
by T.Bird
Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Downhaul and Jib Sheet Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2031

Downhaul and Jib Sheet Questions

When I introduced myself as a new C22 owner I said that I was happily finding the answer to most of my questions to be readily available online. But alas... I have a few questions to lay before you guys. Downhaul. The boat didn't come with one, but from what I can gather from the picture in the owne...
by T.Bird
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C22 Owner in Wisconsin
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

New C22 Owner in Wisconsin

Hello! A buddy of mine and I just acquired a '76 C22 that we hope will take us from simply being two guys with just a little bit of small open boat sailing experience experience between us to being a couple of guys that might actually dare call ourselves sailors. We had it in the water for the first...

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