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by DizzyG78
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter in Slip
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Winter in Slip

Update: Seven months "wet" and Lady Anne is still doing great. We had record low temps last month, resulting in ice forming on the lake including the slips where she's berthed. Had to go down one or two times and break the ice (about 1/4" to 1" thick), and one of the spring lines...
by DizzyG78
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Anchoring Techniques/Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Anchoring Techniques/Advice?

Scott-makes great sense. My "running plan" is to arrive well ahead of the local power fleet and have my pick of spots.

As regards safety...I'm solidly in the "better safe than sorry" camp :)
by DizzyG78
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pirate's Life
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: A Pirate's Life

...a few on the Ada Mae off Ocracoke
by DizzyG78
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pirate's Life
Replies: 2
Views: 719

Re: A Pirate's Life

Some more
by DizzyG78
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Pirate's Life
Replies: 2
Views: 719

A Pirate's Life

Since it's too cold today to do much on the boat...thought I'd share some pics from my "other" hobby.
by DizzyG78
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Anchoring Techniques/Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Anchoring Techniques/Advice?

Scott, Perfect advice...exactly the details I was looking for. I learned a long time ago never to be offended by a wiser person's advice. I'll (sheepishly) admit that I assumed a 7:1 scope (nearly 90+ feet in my case) seemed a bit high for Kingston (maybe three hundred yards wide?)...but that's why ...
by DizzyG78
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: OEM Standing Rigging ?
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: OEM Standing Rigging ?

Thank you gents!

I was wondering about those aft stays...certainly doesn't look all that strong from the outside; to learn all that's INSIDE is plastic...YIKES!

The info on Seco is spot on; what would you say their turn-around time (from receipt of the old) was?
by DizzyG78
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Anchoring Techniques/Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Anchoring Techniques/Advice?

So while winter bears down on us and S/V Lady Anne floats sleepily in her berth...I'm planning the "big trip" of the summer. The plan is to take her up-river to the Kingston side of Watts Bar for the 4th of July fireworks off Fort Southwest Point. The trip is about twenty-five miles, force...
by DizzyG78
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter in Slip
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Winter in Slip

So, here's an update on the "ongoing experiment": We had single digit temps at night (including wind chill) for about the last four calendar days, without getting above freezing for about half of those days-my outside faucets at the house froze up over the weekend (though I've luckily got ...
by DizzyG78
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Year's Day Ordeal
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: New Year's Day Ordeal

Thanks for the pics...I must have misunderstood; thought you meant the keel winch cable.
by DizzyG78
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Year's Day Ordeal
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: New Year's Day Ordeal

My rudder is a complete DIY replacement, made of heavy hardwood coated with resin/enamel. I installed two high density plastic "cheek pieces" inside the rudder assembly that gives it "positive friction", and an eye on the trailing edge that I can hook into with my boat hook to ra...
by DizzyG78
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter in Slip
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Winter in Slip

Good advice; will do.

My number one worry is the rudder post tube and the keel winch cable tube...anyone have any experience on how often/under what conditions these have froze/burst? I've always heard that if the water under the boat is still liquid, these stay free as well...but....
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter in Slip
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Winter in Slip

Thanks Scott! Went down yesterday and found that one of my fenders was rubbing the paint pretty well...just flipped her around to the other side to and loosened the spring lines a bit. I'm seeing a pretty nice "beard" growing on the side facing dominant sun...but it was pretty easy to scru...
by DizzyG78
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Winter in Slip
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Winter in Slip

So as the "Noob" on the forum, I'm looking for any experienced advice as I continue to winter S/V Lady Anne on Watts Bar Lake. Here's the current status: Boat is docked on finger pier in about six feet of stable depth (TVA's already lowered the levels and Marina reports my side of the slip...
by DizzyG78
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: OEM Standing Rigging ?
Replies: 4
Views: 956

OEM Standing Rigging ?

One of the next projects I'm considering is the standing rigging on Lady Anne. During the initial re-fit, I inspected the OEM rig and naively rated it "good enough" to save the time/cost/hassle of replacement at that point. Four months "wet" on, I'm now taking a longer, more educ...
by DizzyG78
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: My take on swing keel repair
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: My take on swing keel repair

Thanks Bob...there really should be a shoulder patch, team jacket or something :) Seriously though-Couldn't have done it without the right equipment and support. In my very humble opinion, the swing keel design is the first of two major design "flaws" in the Chrysler design (the second bei...
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Reporting Aboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Reporting Aboard

Thanks Bob...I'll certainly contact him
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lessons Learned-Handling
Replies: 0
Views: 412

Lessons Learned-Handling

So, when I first obtained Lady Anne, I went around looking for any advice from 'Old Salts' regarding what to expect from her in ways of handling. At that point, I had significant power vessel experience and some sailing time in smaller, racing boats...but hadn't crewed anything larger than a 15' sai...
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Reporting Aboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Reporting Aboard

Thanks Dan!
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mi Amor restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 1736

Re: Mi Amor restoration

Simply awesome job!

The motor conversion is impressive...dang it, now you've got me thinking LOL!
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Crewmember
Replies: 0
Views: 346

New Crewmember

He's still too small to go out with Daddy, but Edmund, aka, "Bug" is showing intense interest in S/V Lady Anne already :)
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: The right power
Replies: 0
Views: 544

The right power

So one of the topics I had lots of question on when I started researching outboards for S/V Lady Anne was which OB to select. She came with a mid-1990s Nissan 6 hp two-cycle which (despite what PO stated) refused to start. After taking down the block, I found lots of burned sand in the cooling void ...
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anchoring technique discovered
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Anchoring technique discovered

That's pretty neat...was thinking on this situation the other night.
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: My take on swing keel repair
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: My take on swing keel repair

The boat on the DIY bunks and at home on Watts Bar at last
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: My take on swing keel repair
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: My take on swing keel repair

The keel back in place
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: My take on swing keel repair
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: My take on swing keel repair

The finished brackets, CS with coating and re-done slot
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: My take on swing keel repair
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: My take on swing keel repair

The old brackets and lathing the new ones
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: My take on swing keel repair
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: My take on swing keel repair

More pics
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Keel
Topic: My take on swing keel repair
Replies: 8
Views: 659

My take on swing keel repair

Hello, Having just joined the forum, I thought I'd add in a few posts on my restoration of S/V Lady Anne; particularly the swing keel repair. To begin...When I obtained her, un-named and gnarly, the swing keel brackets were rusted severely...looked OEM and exposed to saltwater long term (boat histor...
by DizzyG78
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Reporting Aboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Reporting Aboard

..and finally...

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