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by jsa
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 6
Views: 241

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: 241

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: 9
Views: 536

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: 237

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: 3
Views: 282

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: 3
Views: 282

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: 1799

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: 212

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: 9
Views: 536

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: 667

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: 667

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: 667

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: 852

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: 852

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: 790

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: 2878

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: 1291

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...
by jsa
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: mainsheet blocks
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

mainsheet blocks

Has anyone replaced their mainsheet blocks? I'd like to replace mine soon, as one of the pulleys on the lower block has failed. It works fine until the wind picks up, but then it becomes hard to sheet in. Any recommendations as to brand/size? I'm slowly upgrading parts from original. Next will be th...
by jsa
Tue May 30, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 repower
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

What kind of controls are you referring to? Is there a way to bring the forward, reverse, and throttle into the cockpit? I'm using a two stroke Evinrude from the 80's. I hate having to lean over the stern rail to change gear. It becomes really tricky when docking, especially in wind or current. ... ...
by jsa
Mon May 22, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 repower
Replies: 13
Views: 2230

My boat came with a 6hp Evinrude (two-stroke). It moves me around just fine, and it has gotten me home when the winds were too strong to sail. Truth be told, I rarely even throttle it up all the way as it will start to push the stern under and flood the bilge/stern compartment. Still, I don't think ...
by jsa
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: Chrysler C22 Sails
Replies: 1
Views: 751

I may be interested in some of your sails (main and small jib). Do you know the size of the jib? I have a 130 but am looking for something smaller. I'd be very interested if that is the case. I may be interested in the main, as I recently ripped mine in a breeze. Is it the original main? Does it hav...
by jsa
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Chrysler For Sale
Topic: c-22 sails for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Same here.... I may be interested if they are in good condition. My mainsail was ripped in a large gust. If Reality doesn't grab them I may be interested. I'm also interested in the jib if if any size other than 130%.
by jsa
Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What size headsail do you fly most?
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Thanks for the reply! I may consider getting a smaller jib. The boat heels quite a bit in the 10-12 range with the 130. It's not enough wind to make me want to reef, but it would be nice to keep the boat a little flatter. I've been learning a lot and loving every minute of sailing the 22 over the la...
by jsa
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What size headsail do you fly most?
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

What size headsail do you fly most?

I'm just curious as to what size headsail you fly on your C22 most often. I have a 130% jib and a 150% genoa that came with the boat when I purchased her.
by jsa
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: When things go RIIIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

When things go RIIIP

Well... I may be taking a short, unintentional hiatus from the Chrysler due to a ripped main. I was taking some people out from the club when the wind suddenly built to white-capping conditions on the lake. I decided to put in a reef since we had a ten year old on board. Shortly after reefing we wer...
by jsa
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Batteries and Charging - How do you power your boat?
Replies: 16
Views: 3105

I eneded up getting a new 12V Deep Cycle Marine Battery. I couldn't splurge for an AGM at the moment. It already seems to be doing a better job than the cranking batteries the original owner had installed. With the new battery and new solar charger I hope I won't have to make a battery purchase for ...
by jsa
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How much sail? Different Wind Conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 1713

I just had a thought... I wonder if I could use an old hobie 16 jib as a storm sail??? I'd have to compare them, but I'm pretty sure the hobie's is much smaller.
by jsa
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How much sail? Different Wind Conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 1713

Thanks! I'm a novice on the big boats as well. Most of my experience is on a hobie 16 and that is a different animal all together. It's similar in many ways and very different in others. I'm hooked on the big boats though. I still love my cat, but I sure do spend a lot of time on that Chrysler. It j...
by jsa
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: How much sail? Different Wind Conditions
Replies: 6
Views: 1713

How much sail? Different Wind Conditions

I was on the boat over the weekend to enjoy some unusually warm (upper 70's) NC February days. The wind really picked up Sunday and I struggled to find the right balance of sail area. Winds began to build to 10-15mph or more and were probably gusting to 25 or more. That was what the local weather st...
by jsa
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New 22 Mainsail- Precision Sails Vid
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

That's about the price I was quoted for the Precision sails. They are also offering a discount right now for Spring ordering.

James

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