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by Snowdog2
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Rivet size question
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Rivet size question

Hello, I am going to remove the cap at the clue end of the boom of a C26. There are 4 rivets. Does anyone know what size rivets these are. I would like to know so (a) I use the right size drill bit to remove them, and (b) to have the right size rivets on hand to put it all back together quickly. I p...
by Snowdog2
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to measure a bimini for backstays
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: How to measure a bimini for backstays

Ok, I'm not sure if even 3/4ths would have been large enough. Since the ends of the back stays are two prong, they don't fit down the middle. In any event, I think I measured where the holes in the bimini go correctly, but the backstays ends didn't fit through the grommets, so I had to remove the gr...
by Snowdog2
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to measure a bimini for backstays
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: How to measure a bimini for backstays

Well, I had 5/8" grommets put in (I wanted larger but that was all I could get from a local boat builder - they said that any larger requires a machine that would press them together). I also had them put in some common sense latches (like you would see on a ladies pocket book where the tab sli...
by Snowdog2
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to measure a bimini for backstays
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: How to measure a bimini for backstays

Emergency Exit, do you remember what size grommets the back stay ends needed to fit through?
by Snowdog2
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Mast raising
Replies: 5
Views: 2682

Re: Mast raising

Realizing this is an older post, but also realizing new people may read it... My gin pole always pulls away from the mast when the mast is most of the way up. Since I use a bridal, side swing is not an issue. It is also not a concern about pulling the mast the rest of the way up, as the gin pole ser...
by Snowdog2
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to measure a bimini for backstays
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: How to measure a bimini for backstays

Sounds like a good method.... of course, as you said it didn't end up being right the first time till you did the slits. I guess I will see. Right now I still have about a week or so before the bimini arrives and I get to start playing.
by Snowdog2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to measure a bimini for backstays
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: How to measure a bimini for backstays

Thanks EE, I'd love to see your diagram (yes your link was broken - I can't understand why... You only posted it 6 to 10 years ago.) :D Your comment about using the toe rails to mount your bimini was very helpful though! My thinking has evolved since my first posting. I am thinking that I can assemb...
by Snowdog2
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How to measure a bimini for backstays
Replies: 9
Views: 391

How to measure a bimini for backstays

I ordered a new bimini for my Chrysler 26 today. Once it gets here, I am going to need to figure out how to accurately measure where to put two holes in the fabric for the backstays (I'll use some sort of grommets). I just am a little stumped at this point how to make an accurate measurement before ...
by Snowdog2
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where should I mount my new MFD (Chartplotter)?
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Where should I mount my new MFD (Chartplotter)?

Hi all, I liked the ideas presented. In the end, I mounted it on the table in the cabin (which I can see from the cockpit). I also bought an extension for the cables and put a second mounting disk in the front of the cockpit. So when I want to have the MFD up close, I can. It means a cable running t...
by Snowdog2
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where should I mount my new MFD (Chartplotter)?
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Where should I mount my new MFD (Chartplotter)?

Hi all,
I have a '77 Chrysler 26 and a new Garmin 74cv Chartplotter. I am trying to figure out where to mount it. I've never had one before. For those of you with something similar, where did you mount it?

Thank you.
by Snowdog2
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: Weight of trailer for c26
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Weight of trailer for c26

Hello,
Does anyone know the weight of an original trailer for a C-26?

Thank you.
by Snowdog2
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Gas tank question

I am new to my boat (Relentless) and am still setting it up (1979 Chrysler 26, swing keel). I need a gas tank for the outboard. I am wondering what other people have including sizes (# of gallons, and if possible, dimensions) and where you have it located. Right now my battery is in the portside laz...
by Snowdog2
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: rudder shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 3434

I looked up Silkaflex and there seems to be two different products, 291 (Marine Adhesive/Sealant), and 221 (One-Component Adhesive Sealant), as well as a UV sealant (#295). Which one do you use for this sort of sealing?

Thanks again.
by Snowdog2
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: rudder shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 3434

Sealing the bearings

First, I am not familiar with Silkaflex sealant - I will need to research it. Second, the top and bottom bearings, should they be fixed such that only the pipe can turn inside it, or should the outside of the bearings be free to move as well? I had not thought of sealing the outside of the bearings....
by Snowdog2
Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Help, C-26 can't drop rudder post, what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

OK, I finally got it apart. In order to get it apart, I used a gear puller (two ton pressure) and rigged something on top to cover the hole that would go through the ring. Once I did that it went smoothly. I have no idea how much pressure it actually took, but on my first attempt it busted through t...
by Snowdog2
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: rudder shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 3434

Gaet,
What are your referring to as the proper sikoflex to prevent the upper bearing to turn? What is sikoflex?

Thanks
by Snowdog2
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Help, C-26 can't drop rudder post, what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

There was only one long screw in each of the two holes. I know I got them out because I had the collar able to turn freely at one level. Then with a few light sideways taps the rod dropped about a half inch. It is very snug again. I hadn't considered short set screws, but these screws were long - yo...
by Snowdog2
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Help, C-26 can't drop rudder post, what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

Captain Bondo, Interesting about the top pipe being heaver than normal stock. I got it to move a bit using a pipe wrench, and then I tapped it with a hammer and it dropped a half inch. Now it barely turns again. So, I have now ordered a gear puller to see if that will pull the ring off the top. That...
by Snowdog2
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: hitch extending for a swing keel
Replies: 9
Views: 5430

I used a 20' strap for my C-26 and it is just long enough for the ramp here. My tires were about 2 feet from the water. A steeper ramp it would be way more than enough. I attach the strap to the chains of the trailer. I bought a special hitch attachment to attach the strap to the truck. I have read ...
by Snowdog2
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: c26 trailer sway??
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

A weight distribution hitch can help a lot as well.
by Snowdog2
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: hitch extending for a swing keel
Replies: 9
Views: 5430

In the end, I put a wheel on the front of the trailer and went with a strap to put the boat in and out of the water. It worked well. It also weighed a lot less than a metal extension. Putting chocks behind the wheels of the trailer was quite secure to release the truck from the trailer. Before relea...
by Snowdog2
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: boom pin for erecting the mast
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

I am using a pin that is only about 3" long. I put on a rubber O-ring that fits on it snugly so that it doesn't accidentally fall into the boom. I wonder if the longer pin prevents it from falling out when one is raising the mast? The boom and pin separate from the mast when it is close to fully rai...
by Snowdog2
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Mast raising
Replies: 5
Views: 2682

I have a section of chain that I attach to the end of the halyard which works well. The way that the boom separates from the mast at the end and that you can't lower it with it staying is a problem for me too. Hard to lower it single handedly.
by Snowdog2
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Help, C-26 can't drop rudder post, what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 5
Views: 3133

Help, C-26 can't drop rudder post, what am I doing wrong?

Hi, I have a new-to-me 1979 C-26. I have removed all the parts that I know of from the top of the rudder post as well as the rudder itself from the bottom. I can't figure out how to get the post to release down. I am wondering if I am missing some step. I put PB Blaster on the metal, and tried to hi...
by Snowdog2
Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: rudder shaft
Replies: 9
Views: 3434

Hi Gaet,
I am hoping to take mine apart this week. I will let you know what I discover. Do you have any recommendations on disassembly or reassembly? Are there particular trouble spots? I am guessing yours is back together by now?
by Snowdog2
Tue May 17, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: hitch extending for a swing keel
Replies: 9
Views: 5430

Holiday

Does using the poly cable create any difficulties in terms of the trailer not going in straight?... or not knowing where the trailer is in terms of aiming the boat for it?
by Snowdog2
Mon May 02, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: hitch extending for a swing keel
Replies: 9
Views: 5430

To roll or not to roll

Hi Reality, I was wondering if in the situation you described if the trailer had a front wheel on it that did not rotate (thus it would be able to turn the front of the trailer sideways and the front of the trailer would not be dragging), and if the main tires were in sand or a firm surface like con...
by Snowdog2
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: hitch extending for a swing keel
Replies: 9
Views: 5430

hitch extending for a swing keel

Hello, new member here... and actually I don't have a Chrysler yet... however, I have a deposit on one and am supposed to pick up a 1977 Chrysler 26 a week from today, and will be taking it to Cape Cod for the summer. I am pondering how to get it in the water without putting my truck's rear end in t...

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