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by jsa
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Florence
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Hurricane Florence

I'm happy to report that both my C22 and Hobie 16 made it through the storm unscathed. Tilting the C22 on the stern kept water from entering through the companionway as it sometimes can on the trailer and she was bone-dry upon inspection. Our club was fortunate to not sustain much damage as well. Un...
by jsa
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Florence
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Hurricane Florence

My gal, Miss Marian, rode it out about on her trailer at Lake Waccamaw (a little west of Wilmington). Someone sent some pictures to me yesterday and both my C22 and Hobie 16 appear to be OK. I strapped the 22 to the trailer with heavy duty stuff and tilted her so that the back of the trailer rested ...
by jsa
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Downhaul Upgrade?
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Downhaul Upgrade?

Has anyone upgraded the downhaul controls on their C22? The single line/pulley/clam cleat is really difficult to adjust in any wind. My sails are blown originals, but I just can't flatten the sail enough to get the creases out. There is a crease at every slug point on the main upwind. I was thinking...
by jsa
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: NC Sailors
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: NC Sailors

I sail my Chrysler 22 on Lake Waccamaw mostly. I've got it moored there at a small sailing club. I've also got a Hobie 16 which tends to be my travel boat.

Oriental is such a nice place. I love visiting.
by jsa
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Dwyer Spreaders and mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Dwyer Spreaders and mounts

I received my spreaders last week. It did take Dwyer about three weeks to complete the order before it shipped, however I do know they were recently bought out by another company. The spreaders and brackets look great, so I'll chalk it up to moving pains. When you attached the new brackets, did you ...
by jsa
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: NC Sailors
Replies: 5
Views: 343

NC Sailors

Any North Carolina Chrysler sailors lurking around here by chance?
by jsa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Installing Transom Ladder
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Installing Transom Ladder

I got the ladder installed, but forgot to take a camera to document the process. I'll be going back to the boat in a few days to install my new spreaders and I'll get some pics of the finished work. I camped at the lake to take care of a couple of projects. I needed to replace the ropes for my rudde...
by jsa
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Installing Transom Ladder
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Installing Transom Ladder

Well... I think I'm about to actually undertake this project. The ladder I have has a permanent support near the last rung and will just fit the transom. However, to make it fit the mounting brackets are going to have to be just under the top rail of the stern. It doesn't feel like it is cored in th...
by jsa
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Dwyer Spreaders and mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Dwyer Spreaders and mounts

They replied a bit ago and said they are shipping today. I know they've recently moved, so that may have had a bit to do with it.
by jsa
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Dwyer Spreaders and mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Dwyer Spreaders and mounts

So, I ordered the same parts as you from Dwyer..... three weeks ago! I still haven't received shipping notification. How long did it take for them to get you your new spreaders?
by jsa
Mon May 14, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mainsheet Blocks Size
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Mainsheet Blocks Size

Hello all. I was just wondering if anyone has replaced their original blocks and if so what brand/size did you go with. I'm not sure of the correct size and I don't have a marine store close by to compare my set with. The bearings in my upper block are shot and I'd like to replace it. Thanks and hap...
by jsa
Fri May 04, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Dwyer Spreaders and mounts
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Dwyer Spreaders and mounts

Thanks for this! I've been wanting to replace mine but didn't even know where to start.
by jsa
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 22 sails
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: 22 sails

I had to replace mine when I got caught in some heavy winds and the top 4 feet of me main ripped horizontally to the mast. I was lucky enough to find a used set locally, but it took a lot of hunting. When I can spring for them, I'm planning to have these folks make a sail for my 22. Here is a video ...
by jsa
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Gas tank question

The 6 gal Attwood is what I use as well. I've noticed that I have to really tighten it down when sailing or it can leak when at large heel angles, but then I have to remember to loosen it to vent or it will swell considerably in the heat. It was a little concerning at first and took me a second to f...
by jsa
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Gas tank question

I use a 6 gallon for my 6hp 2Stroke Evinrude on my C22. I'm not familiar with the 26. The tank fits snuggly inside the rear storage compartment in the cockpit. It may be a while before I'm back at my boat, but I'll try to snap a picture if I can remember to.
by jsa
Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What else entertains you?
Replies: 18
Views: 1837

Re: What else entertains you?

... you know, you really rolled the dice asking this to a bunch of sailors. :)
by jsa
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Hole in boat
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Hole in boat

I also thought that glass/resin would be the best way to fix the repair. I order my glass and resins from US Composites. Quality materials at much less cost that West Systems. http://www.uscomposites.com/specialty.html I like the 1708 biaxial cloth for the outer skins. I'd recommend using polyester ...
by jsa
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Installing Transom Ladder
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: Installing Transom Ladder

Thanks for the reply! I didn't know the trick about drilling over-sized holes and filling with epoxy. I'll be sure to do that. That certainly makes sense. I do know that water intrusion at the transom is bad news.
by jsa
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Installing Transom Ladder
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Installing Transom Ladder

Hello, I was able to salvage a very nice transom ladder off of a junked boat at my club and I am planning on installing it on my 22. Have any of you done this? It's the standard three bolt per hinge, flip up/down type ladder. Should I glass in a backing plate of marine plywood, or is the glass thick...
by jsa
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where's the water coming from?
Replies: 12
Views: 2855

Re: Where's the water coming from?

I've had some issues with minor leaking as well. I too was getting water in weird places. I was on the boat in a really heavy rain and noticed water coming in from the cockpit storage hatch/seat on the port side. Water would come in from the corner of the hatch and pour through into the cabin where ...
by jsa
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Kind of an Emergency: Winter Water Leaks Filling Bilge and Cabin Sole
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Kind of an Emergency: Winter Water Leaks Filling Bilge and Cabin Sole

Sorry you are having bad luck with your new boat. Mine got flooded during Hurricane Mathew on the trailer and I evacuated the water with a batter operated sump pump I got for like 20-30 bucks at Lowe's. With fresh batteries it will actually move water pretty fast. You may want to get a cheap bit of ...
by jsa
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What else entertains you?
Replies: 18
Views: 1837

Re: What else entertains you?

Guitars : I try to play daily. Cooking: I love to try new recipes and really enjoy feeding people. I also love to eat and will try anything. Gardening: I've got my tomato seedlings under lights as I type this. Camping/Hiking/Birding: You know we all love being outdoors. We're sailors! Art: Probably ...
by jsa
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Year's Day Ordeal
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: New Year's Day Ordeal

Yeah, these were the lines that kept the boat attached to the mooring system. The larger line was used around the deck cleat on the bow and the smaller line was for the bow eye. I'm now questioning if the safety line is necessary or if it may have caused the problem.
by jsa
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Year's Day Ordeal
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

Re: New Year's Day Ordeal

Here is a pic of the shredded lines.... I think [img][IMG]http://i1319.photobucket.com/albums/t663/jsautry/001_zpskuudb0vs.jpg[/img][/img]
by jsa
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Year's Day Ordeal
Replies: 7
Views: 1210

New Year's Day Ordeal

So, 2018 decided to throw the wife and me a bit of a curveball. Just as we were arriving to my family's annual New Year's Day Pig Pickin'... the smell of slow cooked pig, collards, and black-eyed peas wafting through the air, I got the dreaded "Your boat's loose" text. Long story, shorted....
by jsa
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Sandpiper Sailing
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Ahh, I love Oriental. This is actually Lake Waccamaw, which is kind of in between Wilmington and Whiteville. It's one of NC's largest fresh-water lakes. It's a nature-lovers paradise and due to it's proximity to the coast often has great winds. I couldn't pass up a 70 degree day in November with 10-...
by jsa
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Sandpiper Sailing
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Sandpiper Sailing

Here is a short video I took while sailing today. Cheers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwMiu6v ... e=youtu.be
by jsa
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Rudder Upgrade Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Very cool!!! I've only had my Chrysler for a little over a year, but one thing that I've noticed is how the rudder control line can slip through the clam cleat under sail. As the rudder is pushed upward by the force of the water, the weather helm increases. It seems as though this would prevent that...
by jsa
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What kind of deterioration is this, and what's the fix?
Replies: 21
Views: 3875

I wish I had more advice for you, but I'm pretty new to the Chrysler. Others may disagree, but I've always thought of Marine-Tex as a temporary fix. I think of it as something to get the job done until the job can be done right. It claims to be structural, but it is just epoxy and filler. I wouldn't...
by jsa
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How do you cleat your jib sheets?
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Hi there! I'm pretty new to the Chrysler, but I'll share my 2 cents and set-up if it helps. To answer your question, I think running the sheet through the cheek block on the coaming is necessary. This is especially true in high wind. I would think you need something behind the winch to gain some pur...

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