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by Skipper Dan
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 20
Views: 99

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: 37
Views: 9871

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: 58

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: 37
Views: 9871

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: 71

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: 491

Info for the document page

I had this, and it is not on the document page if someone could insert it.
by Skipper Dan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 37
Views: 9871

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

I started to read his blog, good stuff. this is the best so far: "As soon as we wake up we bring the gasoline cans in dinghy to fill them, the sailing ships that are supposed to leave from the first hour of the day are still at anchor and inactive, strange. The weather is not too bad but far fr...
by Skipper Dan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 37
Views: 9871

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

I plan on making some modifications also. I am going to put the shrouds on new chain plates attached to the outside of the hull and go one size larger on the shrouds. I already have an electric inboard and closed up the outboard motor well. I may also do some bracing on the tunnel for the swing keel.
by Skipper Dan
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 37
Views: 9871

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

No but I would like to. I know of a couple of 26's that go to the Bahamas. I would take mine there without even thinking. Solid boat!
by Skipper Dan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: A good learning experience
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: A good learning experience

Buy a bag of pins it won't be the last time.
by Skipper Dan
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: My New mast support
Replies: 0
Views: 524

My New mast support

I made a new mast support for my 26. I was going to screw the flange in but once I had the straps attached it is so solid I do not have to. I think I am going to put a inside piece in also so that I can raise it up another 3' for raising the mast. Next project is to finish the solar panel supports. ...
by Skipper Dan
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Getting her wet for the first time
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Getting her wet for the first time

20882912_10212481946516102_5746969895629980872_n.jpg 20881828_10212472024228051_4516713243531707610_n.jpg 20992530_10212481803232520_1161256828228157806_n.jpg I'd go to Apostle Islands. then head for a day sail to Madeline Island, it is fun to walk around there. If you stay at the Legendary Waters ...
by Skipper Dan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Water Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Water Issues

Yes, You might sail more and motor less. :-)
by Skipper Dan
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Queston
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: Queston

If you go to an auto parts store that caters to body shops they have a drill attachment that will take it off without chemicals. Or use acetone, aliphatic naptha, methyl ethyl ketone, toluene, isopropyl alcohol and other solvents.
by Skipper Dan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Water Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Water Issues

If it is coming from the aft stern area then it most likely is the motor mount area, this is a problem area for the 26. The chain locker is under the forstay forward. This has a drain that goes out the front and if it gets plugged the water sits there and eventually finds its way down. I closed off ...
by Skipper Dan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Water Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Water Issues

You want to plumb it so it goes in the basin, in the top of the basin. That way you can see when it pumps. There are not many fixed keel 26's so it will be hard to see any common problems. If the water was coming over the bow, it could be a leak in the chain locker.
by Skipper Dan
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Water Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 998

Re: Water Issues

Why aren't you installing a bilge pump? There should be room behind the ladder. I just cut a nice size hole in the floor. Buy a really small pump with a float, plumb it to the sink so that it drains into the sink basin so you know when it is running.

Dan

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