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by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Saloon/Cabin/Comfort
Topic: Cabin floor repair what to do???
Replies: 3
Views: 13096

Re: Cabin floor repair what to do???

I used soft sand sprinkled over a coat of wet paint followed by a top coat of paint. Nice under bare feet but I have mixed feelings about it. It is difficult to sweep.
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Gotta replace the broken keel cable
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Gotta replace the broken keel cable

Great information. I’m going to follow your suggestions. Thanks. I’m ready to barrier coat and paint the hull. I just replaced the plywood platform in the rear berth. Replacing the cockpit floor backing is next. Then comes the dreaded task of dropping the swing keel out of the boat. I need to study ...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Fri Jan 21, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Gotta replace the broken keel cable
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Gotta replace the broken keel cable

I need the C26 keel cable pendant diameter and length. I’ve been searching the forum but can’t seem to find that specific information.
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Deck/Hull joints?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Deck/Hull joints?

Good advice. My circumstances dictate getting her river worthy. She’s never going to sea. I don’t anticipate trailering her. I’ve got a short window in time to introduce my grandsons to sailing. I’m blessed with my own dock in a protected canal with direct access to a wide spot in the St. John’s riv...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Wed Jan 12, 2022 5:49 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Deck/Hull joints?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Deck/Hull joints?

Yes, I’m subscribed to his channel but I haven’t watched the entire playlist. I’m finding it difficult to decide where to draw the line on this renovation. At what point would I rather be sailing instead of sanding? Also there’s the financial consideration of how far should one continue to spend mon...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Deck/Hull joints?
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Deck/Hull joints?

It seems that the standard approach to addressing a leaky hull to deck joint is to remove the toe rail, recaulk the joint and reattach the toe rail. But - has anyone ever considered fiberglassing a continuous tab of fabric over the seam and then reattaching the toe rails? I wonder if that’s a practi...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Easiest cockpit floor fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Easiest cockpit floor fix?

I’m visualizing everything you described. Regarding the fiberglass tab that wraps around and under the three sides of the plywood edges - I assume you cut that away? Did you cut along the top edges at the sides or just the bottom edge of the plywood and leave the sides of the tabs? Cutting this out ...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New year
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: New year

Happy New Year. It’s actually unseasonably warm here in northeast Florida. I’ve been working on my C26 restoration and getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. That’s normal for spring, summer and fall. But unusual for January. I usually avoid bug repellent and sunscreen because I was raised without them....
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Thu Dec 30, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mid boom sheeting - how critical is the traveler location?
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Mid boom sheeting - how critical is the traveler location?

Thanks for your input. I’m leaning towards staying with the original position. The key is to be mindful when going up or down the cabin steps.
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Mid boom sheeting - how critical is the traveler location?
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Mid boom sheeting - how critical is the traveler location?

I’m adding a cabin top traveler to my C26. I can mount it exactly where the original main sheet attainments are or move it few inches forward to allow move room for entering the cabin. What’s your thoughts?
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Easiest cockpit floor fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Easiest cockpit floor fix?

Unfortunately only a small portion of the original plywood is left. The part nearest to the bridge deck. I pulled the two windows, obviously one was leaking. I’ve decided to cut out the entire floor. It will be easy to securely install the new plywood base because I can add dadoed oak sides to it th...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Thu Dec 23, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Is it practical to recut sails?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Is it practical to recut sails?

The seller measured them and it turns out the foresail will work just fine. The mainsail is two foot shorter than a C26 but has a 6” longer foot. Fortunately I have a spare boom that will accommodate that. When I posted the question I was thinking the sails were taller. For $250 shipped I’m going to...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Wed Dec 22, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Is it practical to recut sails?
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Is it practical to recut sails?

I’ve stumbled onto a good deal on a complete set of good used S2 8/meter sails. I compared that boats sail plan to my C26 and determined that the sails are a little larger than what is specified for the C26. Is it possible to to resize them?
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Need a tiller..or ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 3379

Re: Need a tiller..or ideas

An inexpensive substitute would be a wooden replacement wheel barrel handle.
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Mon Dec 20, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Vertical play in the rudder post?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Vertical play in the rudder post?

Update - it’s was difficult but I managed to finally get the collar off. It took shearing off two of the set screws (Phillip’s head 1/4-20 bolts), applying heat with a torch and using a wheel puller and a hammer. You are correct. The collar was too high on the shaft. I’m going to have to drill and t...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Hot water heater for C26
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Hot water heater for C26

Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas.
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Easiest cockpit floor fix?
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Easiest cockpit floor fix?

The cockpit plywood backing beneath my C26 is 60% rotted away. I can visualize a number of approaches to make this repair. Undoubtedly working from below to cut out the remaining damaged wood and then replace the entire backing in one piece would preserve the original floor visually intact. This wou...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sun Dec 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Saloon/Cabin/Comfort
Topic: Cabin floor repair what to do???
Replies: 3
Views: 13096

Re: Cabin floor repair what to do???

2016 was a long time ago but it’s 2021 and I happen to be finishing up my C26 floor repair. My plywood was already covered with a terrible coat of delaminating glass, resin and paint. I ground it down as smooth as I could and built it back using polyester resin, 3 layers of glass and fairing compoun...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Lone Star 13 Rigging
Replies: 1
Views: 2926

Re: Lone Star 13 Rigging

There’s not much to it. Jib sheets and a main sheet. I have my main sheet led through a swiveling jam cleat on the cockpit floor just aft of the mast. I added fixed jamb cleats on the port and starboard side decks aft of the stays. The main sheet attaches to the end of the boom and runs through a si...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Is longer better?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Is longer better?

My wife hates the idea of straying from the original design. The boom I want to use can easily be shortened to mimic the length of the original boom. One reason I want to use it is it’s designed for single line reefing with two reefs. To keep things simple I’ll probably stick with the specified main...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 anatomy
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: C26 anatomy

When I acquired my boat the floor was in awful shape. Apparently a former owner had replaced part of the plywood over the rear bilge and troweled some fiberglass resin over the top of it. I have put a lot of effort into smoothing out the entire cabin floor with additional resin, layers of fabric and...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Is longer better?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Is longer better?

I have the option of rigging my C26 with a boom that is 1-foot longer than the stock Chysler boom. It’s a really nice Kenyon boom with an internal outhaul cable. I can always shorten the end and get back to standard length. Since I don’t have a mainsail yet, I’m wondering if having a larger main wit...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 anatomy
Replies: 3
Views: 726

C26 anatomy

Am I correct in thinking the C26 centerboard version has two distinct and separate bilges? One in the front ahead of the keel and the second one in the rear under the companionway ladder. I’ve discovered that on my boat the area directly along both sides of the centerboard trunk is a poured mixture ...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Vertical play in the rudder post?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Re: Vertical play in the rudder post?

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Upon closer examination I can see I need to replace the bearings. I’ve got the tiller bracket soaking with penetrating oil so I can drop the rudder. It appears to be seized to the shaft.
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Vertical play in the rudder post?
Replies: 4
Views: 693

Vertical play in the rudder post?

My C26 has about 2” of up/down vertical play in the rudder post shaft. The boat is on the trailer and the weight of the rudder assembly has the excess play exposed where the rudder shaft exits the hull. The lower synthetic rudder bearing can be slid up and down 2” on the post until it seats in the b...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sat Nov 27, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Board Discussion
Topic: Thanks for keeping this forum going
Replies: 0
Views: 810

Thanks for keeping this forum going

I’m the owner of two Chysler sailboats. I completely restored a Lone Star 13 about 25 years ago and I’ve still got it. Unfortunately it’s overdue for a new paint job. Back in 1997 I acquired a C26, hull only. It was suffering from hull blisters. I built a boat shed over it and ground out all the bli...
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: Sails
Topic: looking for Lone Star 13 sails
Replies: 1
Views: 2040

Re: looking for Lone Star 13 sails

Do you need the sail measurements for your quest? I can measure mine for you.
by Gary w/C26 & LS13
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Repair help - 22'
Replies: 7
Views: 2077

Re: Repair help - 22'

Were the toerails difficult to remove? I’ve got to do mine on a C26?

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