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by Skipper Dan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: stove replacement in my C26
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: stove replacement in my C26

Sounds like you may have had it pumped up too high. If you get rid of it please let me know. By the way my son was killed from a LP heater explosion, (Mr. Heater) far more deadly than alcohol.
by Skipper Dan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: stove replacement in my C26
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: stove replacement in my C26

I have a Kenyon pressurized stove and love it. I saw on one of my facebook groups someone had a simple single burner that hooked to a little propane bottle that set into the sink that also converted to a regular two burner stove. So you got three things in one. Looked kinda OK. The problem with prop...
by Skipper Dan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Sailing in the Keys
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

Re: Sailing in the Keys

I would be interested to hear how your trip goes. I was in the keys for about two months and had a good time. I was not sailing at the time. I too would like to go to the Dry Tortugas. I have a 26 so if your 22 does good I should have no problem. Watch out for the crab pots! I was in the Marathon an...
by Skipper Dan
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder
Replies: 8
Views: 9813

Re: Rudder

Captain Scott, do you know where to get the rudder kits for the 22. Someone keeps asking me and I do not know what to tell them.

Dan
by Skipper Dan
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Performance?
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: C26 Performance?

I was going by what I was able to do on my boat with less than optimal sails, I now have a new main and soon to have a new 130 or 150. I have not yet used the 170 which is rather newer. Time will tell.
by Skipper Dan
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 rigging question
Replies: 1
Views: 2361

C26 rigging question

I am going to redo my standing rig this winter. This boat was new to me a couple of years ago and when I set it up I just used what was there. There are some irregularities in the setup. All the chainplates are 5/16". The shackles range from 1/4" to 3/8". I would not think that a 3/8&...
by Skipper Dan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Performance?
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Re: C26 Performance?

Depends a lot on upwind downwind or cross wind. I can hit hull speed downwind no problem. On Lake Superior I only had a 100 jib and I could have used more. I now have a 170 I am looking forward to trying. Up wind is not the best performance. In my opinion it is not a racing boat, it is more of a cru...
by Skipper Dan
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Considering New to me C-20 Daysailor
Replies: 4
Views: 5079

Re: Considering New to me C-20 Daysailor

Nice. Tighten up those life lines though
by Skipper Dan
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Mast raising pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: C26 Mast raising pics

Highwinds there is more weight on your foot than there is on the toilet flange. It is not supporting more than about 50# and it is twice the area of my shoe.
by Skipper Dan
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Mast raising pics
Replies: 8
Views: 2323

Re: C26 Mast raising pics

Looks good, I can recommend using PVC pipe and a toilet flange for the support. If you use a 4" on he bottom and insert a 3" inside that you can raise the mast quite high before you start. Just use a bolt through two holes predrilled in the 4" pipe. Then raise the mast by hand with a ...
by Skipper Dan
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Mi Amor rudder.jpeg Fritz I was starting to do some modifications to my solar rack so I thought I would do some measuring for you. With the rudder down it is 16" below the keel when up. If you raise the rudder to even with the keel "picture" depending on how far back your motor is si...
by Skipper Dan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Just put a remote on it. It does not have to turn so a simple remote to the cockpit would be an easy fix. Throttle lever that goes forward and reverse. You are going to have trouble with it coming out of the water in rough water though.
by Skipper Dan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

I did the upper Mississippi WI to St Louis on a 28' Triton sailboat with a 6 hp outboard at just an idle. There are a lot of sailboats on the Mississippi places as big as lakes. Depending on which way you go you are also traveling though a large lake. Once you get to the Gulf you are sailing all the...
by Skipper Dan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

It is an AC induction motor, "AC Induction Motors with Encoder" you can run it AC or DC. They do not have my motor anymore it was rated at 100 amps for 2 min. It all comes down to heat and how you get rid of it. The whole difference between what I have (Hybrid) and a 10 hp ICE outboard is ...
by Skipper Dan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Well it is a sailboat, full power is more like 80 to 100 amps. I have never run it that high you are just pushing water at that point. I can run it at about 4 mph which is a good clip for my boat @ I think it was about 40 or 50 amps. mostly I run it at 2 mph that's 10 amps. I use cheap menards Exide...
by Skipper Dan
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

60 volt AC induction motor brushless.
by Skipper Dan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

By the way, I can unbolt the lower unit with the four lower bolts and replace it if I need to. The fixed part never needs to come out.
by Skipper Dan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Sail drive.jpg


I welded an aluminum plate to the lower unit. This is sealed from the platform in the post above. Also it is sealed around the lower unit itself with butyl tape for sealing windshields. I have never had a leak.
by Skipper Dan
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Electric drive 1.jpg Sail Drive platform.jpg I have an electric drive, I used a 9.9 lower unit and mated it to the hull just aft of the keel. the prop wash goes over the rudder so steering is very good. the lower unit sits behind and above the keel so it is well protected. I would never go back to ...
by Skipper Dan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

sorry 8 to 12 inches
by Skipper Dan
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Sail drive mounted.jpg You can lower the rudder about 8 to 2 inches and it will be about level with the keel. You can also tip the motor up and clear the rudder. This is if you are skimming the bottom. how often are you going to be in that shallow of water? How fast do you expect to go? If the moto...
by Skipper Dan
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 12434

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Do not put the rudder all the way up. Just high enough that it is higher than the keel. Also you can at the same time leave the motor ricked up also. Steer with the rudder not the motor. If you are so shallow that the rudder will hit all the way down you should not be going very fast.
by Skipper Dan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 38
Views: 120685

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Not Lake Michigan, but I was out on Lake Sakakawea in ND the largest man made reservoir in the US. I was sailing in light winds when within 30 min it went from 5 to 45 to well over 50. I was going into the wind tacking back and forth. When the wind came up I tried to tuck into a bay and reduce the s...
by Skipper Dan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Missing mast on my 18’
Replies: 1
Views: 3897

Re: Missing mast on my 18’

Do you have sails? Find out how long the mast is supposed to be, then look at the online boat wrecking yards for something similar sails to match. A mast is a mast, they are not that hard to make work. Look at your turnbuckle and also look for something that will mate up to it or they make stepping ...
by Skipper Dan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 38
Views: 120685

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Go Packers!!!!
by Skipper Dan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 Stern rail
Replies: 2
Views: 5666

Re: C22 Stern rail

Try this, you should not have a problem raising the mast or dropping it. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5199
by Skipper Dan
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Info for the document page
Replies: 0
Views: 10619

Info for the document page

I had this, and it is not on the document page if someone could insert it.

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