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by Ira Madsen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Broken rudder head replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2668

Re: Broken rudder head replacement

Sorry, my boat is a 1979 C26, KNOT SURE. Rudder craft claims their rudder head works on 22s as well.
by Ira Madsen
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Broken rudder head replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2668

Re: Broken rudder head replacement

Has anyone tried the rudder head replacement from RUDDERCRAFT?
It raises the tiller connection point, which they say is a good idea.
Anyone tried this? Feedback please?
by Ira Madsen
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: 1979 Chrysler 250 for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 763

1979 Chrysler 250 for Sale

I am replacing my Chrysler motor.

It runs, but needs work. I am not a mechanic.
I am asking only $400.

It is located on the Gulf coast, on Dauphin Island, Alabama.
Buyer will arrange for pickup.

Interested? Email: Iramadsen@gmail.com
by Ira Madsen
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Outboard for C26
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Outboard for C26

My 1979 9.9 long-shaft Chrysler outboard is no longer reliable. I intend to replace it with a new 4 stroke. The 'Sailor' outboards appear to have been designed to fit the transom of the C26. In particular, the top of the engine case is flattened in the front, fitting the transom aperture perfectly w...
by Ira Madsen
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: KNOT SURE pics online
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

Good idea

A bypass switch is smart. Thanks!
by Ira Madsen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: C26 Keel Pin
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

Just What I Was Looking For!

EmergencyExit,
That is exactly what I was trying to find!!!! THANK YOU!!!!
by Ira Madsen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: KNOT SURE pics online
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

I should have stated earlier that the meter will read voltage, accurate to 1/100 volt, if it's connected anywhere in your 12v system. It is only the amp related readings (amps, amp-hours and amphour percent) that require all loads running thru it. I don't think there is a problem running all power t...
by Ira Madsen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: KNOT SURE pics online
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

Meter Wiring Photo

I have added a picture of the meter wiring solution described previously. A terminal block on the left for incoming power (large cables from battery). Multiple smaller wires connecting to the meter itself. Another terminal block "behind" the meter for connecting ALL power requirements. It is connect...
by Ira Madsen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: KNOT SURE pics online
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

Digital Meter

Yes, the digital meter is very cool! It measures volts, amps, amp hours, amp hour percentage and charge state. Here's where I bought it: http://www.ebay.com/itm/172213333578?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&var=471044083165&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT There are two concerns I've found so far. ...
by Ira Madsen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: KNOT SURE pics online
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

Listing to Port

Yes, I considered the weight factor. There is another starter battery behind the white bulkhead, too. Actually, I don't know...or, to be more precise, I'm KNOT SURE. I have never seen this boat in the water! Left as-is, it would probably have a nasty list to port. I intend to counterbalance the batt...
by Ira Madsen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: KNOT SURE pics online
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

KNOT SURE Pics

The previous link to my photo album probably won't work for you...
unless you have a Shutterfly account.

Use this link: http://pix.sfly.com/WG7wGxjd
by Ira Madsen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: KNOT SURE pics online
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

KNOT SURE pics online

Progress pictures of my 18 month Chrysler 26 project, KNOT SURE, are now online. More will come as I progress/regress.


https://photos.shutterfly.com/album/20109351010
by Ira Madsen
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Back To Chrysler Cult After 15 years
Replies: 8
Views: 3247

OK...so I missed Spring '16!

In my original post, I predicted a spring '16 splashdown. Oops. Missed it! I have the boat on it's trailer, sitting beside my house. I've learned much about refitting a sailboat. In particular, I've learned that every project reveals 3 more that must be done! What I thought would be a simple "lipsti...
by Ira Madsen
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: C-26 Complete Galley
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

Galley is GONE

The above offer for the C26 Galley is no more. It ran away to the landfill. I just couldn't justify storing it anymore.

Ira Madsen
s/v Knot Sure
Dauphin Island, AL
by Ira Madsen
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: C26 Keel Pin
Replies: 2
Views: 1720

C26 Keel Pin

Has anyone ever pulled/replaced the keel pin on a 26? I've found discussions in generalities, but I need to see video/photos if any exist. I know (in general) how to get to the pin, but I have to know more...I'm not the trailblazing type. Anyone know of any details on this procedure? Ira Madsen s/v ...
by Ira Madsen
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: C-26 Complete Galley
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

Oh, Yeah!

That's more like it! I've seen the Compac 23 before. They're more similar to the room in a C22 like we used to own. A much better use of space. We just felt the galley cabinet was almost as big as the head... but you can't sit down in it. We will probably use that new space for our 78 quart Yeti, wi...
by Ira Madsen
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Galley Seeks New Home
Replies: 0
Views: 1444

C26 Galley Seeks New Home

Look in Chrysler For Sale...
by Ira Madsen
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: C-26 Complete Galley
Replies: 4
Views: 2921

C-26 Complete Galley

I've just removed the galley from my 1979 C26 (yes, on purpose). I hate to chop it up and throw it away because someone may need/want it. The SS Sink is in good shape, as is the two burner pressure alcohol stove. Both are stock. The wood cabinet is in good shape with no rot or distortions. I also ha...
by Ira Madsen
Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Back To Chrysler Cult After 15 years
Replies: 8
Views: 3247

Back To Chrysler Cult After 15 years

I've just purchased a 1978 C26 from Stockton Lake in Missouri, and hauled her 700 miles to Dauphin Island, Alabama. I'm refurbishing her now and hope to get her wet by spring 2016. I sailed a 1977 C22 "Haiku" for 16 years back in the late 80's, and I truly loved that boat. I met Caroline during this...
by Ira Madsen
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: New To Forum - Looking for Sailor 250 manual
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

New To Forum - Looking for Sailor 250 manual

Does anyone have a Sailor 250 service manual that they would share? I'd be more than happy to pay for copy and shipping, etc.

Ira Madsen
1978 C26 (as yet unnamed)
by Ira Madsen
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Chrysler 250 Question
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

Chrysler 250 Question

I'm working trying to revive a 1978 Chrysler Sailor 250. I took the lower unit off and replaced the impeller. Here's my question: Does a water stream come out of the two holes in the lower part of the engine (above the lower unit)? Most water cooled engines have a big stream (waverunners have a roos...
by Ira Madsen
Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Motor hits rudder
Replies: 7
Views: 3345

Rudder Hits Prop

I don't have any chunks out of my rudder, but I saw the possibility, so I attached a block of hard rubber on the rudder swivel that prevents the rudder from swinging all the way up. I configured it so it will come within about 5 inches to the prop, but no further. It's just a fabricated "stop" that ...

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