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by brigadoon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C-22 keel removal how much clearance is needed
Replies: 1
Views: 542

Re: C-22 keel removal how much clearance is needed

I,m surprised no one has tried to answer your question yet. I tried earlier but was out of the county and for some reason my post would not log on. To figure out how much clearance you need measure the amount of keel exposed beneath the hull then measure the trunk height inside. Add about 8” for cle...
by brigadoon
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Performance?
Replies: 5
Views: 1703

Re: C26 Performance?

In case new folks on the forum don’t know, Aerocet is a fixed keel C26 . You have probably read some of the numerous blogs since you found this diagram.It was sailed extensively on a lake in Canada I believe.
by brigadoon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Mast raising pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2129

Re: C26 Mast raising pics

Just a note, you say you have to work the roller reef as you raise the mast. I use 1/8 cable bridals ,ratchet straps on a piece of dedicated thick wall electrical conduit with eye bolts (heavy duty) , this way I never take the mainsail off the boom. Instead of the jib halyard I use the forestry to p...
by brigadoon
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: Raising the swing keel
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: Raising the swing keel

If you haven’t looked at the information on the forum showing how to raise and lower the mast useing bridals it’s worth checking out , it works very well.
RIck
by brigadoon
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: Raising the swing keel
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: Raising the swing keel

Welcome to the forum! The 26 is a great boat you should really enjoy. As far as raising the keel goes it doesn’t sound like you have the original winch. The stock winch turns clockwise to raise the keel and rotates fully 360 degrees . I don’t remember how many turns but unless the cable is severely ...
by brigadoon
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: DaySailors
Topic: boat set with water in it for a while
Replies: 1
Views: 12362

Re: boat set with water in it for a while

Hi Gerald, I’m glad to hear you got to sail your boat. I’ve been a boat mechanic at a marina in Co for a number of years where the docks were set on floats ( commercially produced for the purpose ) . Once foam becomes water logged it generally never dries out. I had blocks of water logged foam that ...
by brigadoon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Keel
Topic: Starwind 22 Incoming Water
Replies: 1
Views: 7589

Re: Starwind 22 Incoming Water

Sorry I can’t give you any help but I suggest you post the question on general discussion board and reference your description on this board. Most people don’t check the different boards on a regular schedule .
Rick / brigadoon C26
by brigadoon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12026

Re: Motor down, rudder up

You’re right that there is no really good way to run with the motor down in really shallow water. Typically you will avoid those situations as much as possible. There are two solutions if you know that you are going to be facing that on a regular basis. The best solution is to fabricate a shallow wa...
by brigadoon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 38
Views: 118188

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

The fella that went to the Bahamas in a 26 is Guilliame c ( miss spelled his name ) he used to post here regularly. He is from Quebec CAnada. I believe he made the trip in 08 and has an extensive blog about it on YouTube . He also did some extensive modifications on his boat that are documented on t...
by brigadoon
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: A good learning experience
Replies: 2
Views: 4841

Re: A good learning experience

Glad to hear you had a successful/enjoyable learning experience and no major problems. For the led lights you should be able to find led replacement bulbs for your existing fixtures if they are in good shape. Happy sailing :wink:
Rick
by brigadoon
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Getting her wet for the first time
Replies: 5
Views: 5692

Re: Getting her wet for the first time

Looks like a great day. Hope the family enjoyed it
Rick
by brigadoon
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Getting her wet for the first time
Replies: 5
Views: 5692

Re: Getting her wet for the first time

Congratulations! I hope you have good weather and safe sailing.
Rick B. CO, / Sequim, WA. :P
by brigadoon
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Queston
Replies: 2
Views: 5381

Re: Queston

Try Wd 40 it removes most adhesives. Good luck.
by brigadoon
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 38
Views: 118188

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Tim, I keep Brigadoon a Chrysler 26 up in Sequim , WA and have only been out in the Straits a couple of times. I was wondering what kind of ground tackle you use and weather you use chain on it. I've purchased a rockna 10 but have yet to spend any time on the hook out in any real weather , most of m...
by brigadoon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Just got back!
Replies: 5
Views: 8012

Re: Just got back!

sounds like a great trip. Any whale pictures to post? Also I was wondering when to sail the straits for the best wind (10 to 20 knots ) . If the boat heels the first mate gets very nervous.
Rick
by brigadoon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New unbelievable mast raising system
Replies: 3
Views: 6464

Re: New unbelievable mast raising system

Thanks for the reply! I agree the Chrysler method works well but the system I was looking at looked faster and easier. The system I saw used 2 poles mounted from the companionway ñthat kept the mast centered , it may not work on a heavy mast like the Chryslers have but I'll try it with a safety at h...
by brigadoon
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New unbelievable mast raising system
Replies: 3
Views: 6464

New unbelievable mast raising system

While looking on a cruisers forum I came across this unbelievably easy mast raising system. Google mast raising tool . I can raise the mast on my 26 pretty easily using the " Chrysler method" but it takes about 20 min to get all the rigging in place then another ten min to roll up and put ...
by brigadoon
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 26 eBay listing and some interesting structural information
Replies: 1
Views: 6093

Chrysler 26 eBay listing and some interesting structural information

Just saw a really nice looking 26 for sale in Hollywood Fla on eBay it has a trailer and looks to be in great condition. If anyone is looking for one this might be worth having it delivered as the currant bid is jus 305.00 . On another note my wife and I just returned from our trip to Sequim Wa . We...
by brigadoon
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Heating
Replies: 0
Views: 10545

Heating

I am heading up to Sequim WA next week to work on our cabin rental and hopefully complete several projects on our C 26. Assuming :) all goes well my wife and I will also get in a little cruising. I was wondering what others are using for heating. I have a radiant heater that is propane powered and a...
by brigadoon
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: I did it! I bought a boat today.
Replies: 10
Views: 12879

Re: I did it! I bought a boat today.

B&G The only oil burning in your 2 stroke is what you mixed in the gas . Make sure you do mix in the oil or you will have very poor boat anchor. Ratios vary greatly in range. Older outboards routinely used 100 to 1 ratios until the epa got involved. Now I believe most engines are using 50 to 1. ...
by brigadoon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: I did it! I bought a boat today.
Replies: 10
Views: 12879

Re: I did it! I bought a boat today.

B & G Clinger There is no problem storing an outboard on it's side just be sure to store it on the side indicated by the label it should have on the cowel. A bit of smoke when first starting is normal for a 4 stroke stored on it's ide. Storing a 2 stroke on either side will make no difference as...
by brigadoon
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 3
Views: 6736

Re: What is this?

Dear issue 94 Congrats on your purchase and hope you Enjoy your Chrysler. I believe that pocket is a receiver for an auto pilot or could be used for a tiller extension to hold a course. The pilot is a most likely answer however. Post pictures of your boat if you get the chance, we all enjoy pictures...
by brigadoon
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Deck gear installation question
Replies: 4
Views: 3067

Deck gear installation question

I'm looking for a little information on installing a bow roller, anchor windlass and some deck cleats. My c26 is in Washington and I'm in CO so I don't have access to the boat except for short times each year. I try to have every thing ready for marathon improvements whenever I get up there. Can any...
by brigadoon
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Hole in boat
Replies: 4
Views: 3366

Re: Hole in boat

Bill, I've just finished cutting an 8' fiberglass sabot pram in half to make it a nesting dinghy . I tabbed in wood bulkeds with glass mat, I don't think it will ever come apart . I also had to shorten the width of the dagger board well and patch a 2" thick x 1" x 2" hole in the keel ...
by brigadoon
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Hole in boat
Replies: 4
Views: 3366

Re: Hole in boat

Bill, Why not just fill the hole with fiberglass? This is a very easy cheap repair if you can pull the boat. All the materials are available at your local auto parts or paint store. I could suggest the procedure but they are available from experts on utube. The actual repair can be done in about an ...
by brigadoon
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Installing Transom Ladder
Replies: 7
Views: 5078

Re: Installing Transom Ladder

Hi James, It's best if you install some reinforcement behind the supports to spread the load. You can likely get away without it in the short term but eventually the fiberglass will start with spiderweb cracks around the bolts. A good example is to look at improperly mounted staunchness. Don't forge...
by brigadoon
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C22 Fixed Keel
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

Re: New C22 Fixed Keel

Being in S. California should make it easy to find good used equipment. I've used Minny's Yacht salvage for 1 or 2 items of equipment. They have a website but you have to go to their store or call because their inventory is so large they don't even attempt to list it. I don't know if they would have...
by brigadoon
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New C22 Fixed Keel
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

Re: New C22 Fixed Keel

Welcome to the forum. Where do you plan to sail?
Rick, c26 Brigadoon
by brigadoon
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder modification
Replies: 0
Views: 7570

Rudder modification

#2 picture shows the rudder with the wts in place before sealing with epoxy and glassinf with cloth. There was also some leading edge damage that some PO had repaired with bondo. The stock rudder is fiberglass over foam. Except for the small bit of damage at the tip this rudder was in good condition...
by brigadoon
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder modification ,Brigadoon
Replies: 0
Views: 7377

Rudder modification ,Brigadoon

#1,#3pictures are more of the electric panel. #2 Repaired rudder with ablative antifowling paint. The first time I took the boat out I had signifagant trouble with the rudder when the down line came loose and the rudder floated up in spite ofthe line being secured in a line clutch. When I pulled out...

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