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by fritz3000g
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Performance?
Replies: 5
Views: 5228

Re: C26 Performance?

Thanks Dan!
by fritz3000g
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Performance?
Replies: 5
Views: 5228

Re: C26 Performance?

Thanks Skipper Dan! I'm a little surprised about the upwind performance being worse than downwind given both the shoal and swing keel (i.e. minimum slippage), but I suppose the lack of a traveller and the lack of a foil-shaped keel doesn't help. Has anyone ever seen a polar diagram for a C26? I saw ...
by fritz3000g
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 Performance?
Replies: 5
Views: 5228

C26 Performance?

I've been looking into getting a C26 and wondering about performance. Given an unloaded Sail/Displacement ratio of just over 16, I would expect it to be slow (especially compared to my current ratio of 24). Given this, is an oversize Genoa and a Spinnaker required equipment? Are there any other tips...
by fritz3000g
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 20149

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. I've got an outboard on my boat behind the rudder, and I do have to turn it in close quarters, especially when windy. Rudder just doesn't turn the boat that fast. Agree on it coming out of the ...
by fritz3000g
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 20149

Re: Motor down, rudder up

To return to the original question, here's another potential solution: Image

You could use a hydraulic lifting bracket (or a regular bracket with a 3:1) as well. With the motor so far back a throttle extension would be helpful.
by fritz3000g
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 20149

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Thanks! I think your idea is really cool, and will think about doing it myself when I get my next boat (hoping C26). I'd been under the impression that the Great Loop was primarily about motoring, and that the Mississippi required a pretty large motor to overcome the sometimes very strong current. D...
by fritz3000g
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 20149

Re: Motor down, rudder up

I think you mean 60v DC motor per the product page. That motor shows 3 kW (4 hp), drawing 50A at full power. If you had (5) 12v 200AH ($300 and 120 lbs each) batteries that would exhaust them in 4 hours at full power, wouldn't it? Do you have bigger batteries than that? I suppose you could run it fo...
by fritz3000g
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 20149

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Wow Skipper Dan that's fascinating. What kind of motor did you get?
by fritz3000g
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 20149

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Thanks everyone. This is helpful. I was able to find two pics of modified rudders online. http://www.sailingtexas.com/Picsb/picchrysler26ba.jpg http://www.sailingtexas.com/Picsb/picchrysler26dc.jpg Both look like the made the rudders much wider, so slightly less than ideal (more pressure on the pivo...
by fritz3000g
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 20149

Re: Motor down, rudder up

Do not put the rudder all the way up. Just high enough that it is higher than the keel. Thanks Skipper Dan. It sounds like the rudder can be raised up higher than the keel, so there's enough room to leave it down just a bit (below the level of the prop) and still motor. Is that right? And you can s...
by fritz3000g
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Motor down, rudder up
Replies: 21
Views: 20149

Motor down, rudder up

Didn't get any bites on the Rudder forum, so thought I'd try this here. This seems like an obvious question, but I've yet to see it asked on the forums. I'm starting to save up for a Chrysler 26, and the one thing I can't figure out is how you motor in shallow water with the rudder up and motor down...
by fritz3000g
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 38
Views: 153128

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Thanks Skipper Dan and Darklin. That's really encouraging.
by fritz3000g
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 38
Views: 153128

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Darklin wrote:Been sailing my C26 fixed keel on Lake Michigan and have no issues as of yet with the ability to handle the water out there mate. I am just across from you little north of Muskegon.

What kinds of conditions have you faced on the Lake Michigan? Have you ever been uncomfortable?
by fritz3000g
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What bodies of water do you sail?
Replies: 38
Views: 153128

Re: What bodies of water do you sail?

Thanks CaptainScott for the link! Great read on the trip to Cuba and the Bahamas. Seems like the '26 is just stable enough for a resourceful skipper to brave the northern Caribbean. I'm a few years away from my next boat, which I anticipate will be a 26. Love the fact that it's got both a heavy swin...
by fritz3000g
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Rudder Up, Motor Down
Replies: 0
Views: 21058

Rudder Up, Motor Down

This seems like an obvious question, but I've yet to see it asked on the forums. I'm starting to save up for a Chrysler 26, and the one thing I can't figure out is how you motor in shallow water with the rudder up and motor down. It seems like the rudder would hit the motor when it's straight. Thanks!

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