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by Holiday
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Deck gear installation question
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: Deck gear installation question

I have been trying to decide how I could add a bow roller to my 1977 C26. The problem I see is there is very little space between the two forward uprights on the bow pulpit.
by Holiday
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Rudder modification
Replies: 8
Views: 2241

It is interesting that your motor mount seems to have an added section that moves it a couple of inches back from the transom. Looks like this gives you some extra clearance. Mine is just screwed directly to the fiberglass transom.
by Holiday
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Batteries and Charging - How do you power your boat?
Replies: 16
Views: 4201

You probably want to leave the battery on if it powers your bilge pump. I changed my running light bulbs to LED bulbs and it makes a great difference for night sailing. In the past I have had a 5W fence charger solar panel and a 30 amp hour gel cell wheel chair battery. This ran the lights maybe onc...
by Holiday
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Epoxy a Depth Finder TRANSDUCER INSIDE THE HULL OF A BOAT
Replies: 11
Views: 3010

You can place the transducer in a zip lock bag of water and move it around to see how different areas work before you epoxy it in place.

Also remember the signals spread out in a cone as they leave the transducer so you have to be far enough away from the keel to avoid interference.
by Holiday
Wed May 18, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: hitch extending for a swing keel
Replies: 9
Views: 5895

Actually it is difficult to steer a long steel extension. You are as likely to bend the extension as turn the trailer. Gravity usually takes care of everything if you get it set up straight on the ramp. For a muddy ramp I sometimes time one rope to the trailer tongue and one on the rear and let a he...
by Holiday
Tue May 17, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Trailers/Towing/Systems
Topic: hitch extending for a swing keel
Replies: 9
Views: 5895

I have only pulled the C26 out once. Then I used a 10 ft steel extension along with the jack wheel. No problems. I would suggest the heaviest duty nose wheel you can find. The C26 has been and will be a long term project so I have not launched yet. I have two other boats and the Ensign draws 3 ft si...
by Holiday
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Where to find electric marine grade trailer brakes?
Replies: 10
Views: 3176

Fulton used to sell their "Shark Skin" submersible electric brakes. I have not seen them advertised lately and have not tried them myself. Electric brakes are much better than the hydraulic surge breaks when driving. Surge brakes are not that great for submersion either. I just put my 3rd set of sur...
by Holiday
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Removing C26 Rudder Head
Replies: 5
Views: 3116

My C-26 rudder collar is steel with just three bolts for set screws on the stainless steel shaft. No key or holes for the set screws in the shaft. I just removed some frozen set screw bolts from my trailer poppets. On the one with a broken off bolt I used a combination of a left hand drill bit and a...
by Holiday
Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Sew what?
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Sewing shops sell basting tape for sticking seems together before you stitch them up. You can also order it from SailRite.
by Holiday
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Rigging Tips
Topic: Rigging component?
Replies: 5
Views: 2208

I believe that is the vang attachment. It goes in the slot below the goose neck to attach one end of the vang.
by Holiday
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Stern to Aft Berth gaps in C26
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

Sorry for the typo. It should say piece of glass. Just a piece of window glass for a flat surface to mold a flat piece of fiberglass. Sorry I don't have pictures. Its hard to take pictures when your hands are all sticky with resin.
by Holiday
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Stern to Aft Berth gaps in C26
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

if those gaps are between the berth and the motor well that is what I am currently working on. My concern is carbon monoxide leaking in from the out board. It is hard to get to but I sanded arond the gap on both sides as best I could. Then i laid up a sheet of fiberglass on a piece pf glass. i plan ...
by Holiday
Mon May 19, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: cushion measurements?????
Replies: 8
Views: 2446

Here are the directions I used to make patterns. They worked well for me. I used a roll of brown craft paper from lowes. Tape multiple widths together to make the larger patterns.

http://Www.newjsi.com/HTML/pattern_instructions.htm

Holiday
by Holiday
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery location - C-26
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Looking at your post again I see you are putting your batteries in the aft end of the locker. I am puting mine in the forward end. You may have more height to work with. I agree that the factory location is close to the outboard but bad for sailing preformance and the listing problem. I have two oth...
by Holiday
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery location - C-26
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

Sounds like a good idea to me. I have a small ski locker hatch from a power boat that I put in over that location on Holiday. This is to make it easier to get batteries in and out. The big problem is there is not quite enough height for regular battery boxes. There was 140 lbs of iron bars in this l...
by Holiday
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Masthead maintenance - recommended fixes/addons?
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

I have my masthead on the workbench down in Lincolnton. Let me know if you need me to measure the sheaves etc.
by Holiday
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: splicing wire rope
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

The first issue I had with Holiday was the crimp on the keel pennant. The figure 8 crimp was hitting the plastic through hull and pulled it out the first time I raised the keel. I contacted Jamie White in the video and he made a spliced keel pennant without the crimp for me. If I remember correctly ...
by Holiday
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Electric quesiton
Replies: 5
Views: 1744

Regarding the tinned copper wire. All production boat wiring I have ever seen used bare copper conductors. The tinned copper may help with corrosion but sealing the connections well is more important and tinned wire is sold at a high premium. try to find a good quality adhesive lined shrink tube to ...
by Holiday
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Most gavanized trailers still have painted axles and other parts. Washing down the trailer after use in salt water is the best thing you can do along with keeping up the paint. I have used ramps that had fresh water availble for wash downs. The nearest car wash will work. My father inlaw used to alw...
by Holiday
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Is 60 grit sandpaper to abrasive?
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

If you can't see blisters through the bottom paint I doubt that you have any problems. For the blistered bottoms I have done I use really course paper, 36 or even 24 grit on a DA sander. For really thick bottom paint 60 grit is probably OK. If you want to explore a few spots try the 80 grit. I have ...
by Holiday
Thu May 17, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Help..me recover my jib halyard
Replies: 25
Views: 5638

I have used lengths of shoe molding taped together with a really big fish hook taped to the end. if you can fasten your spinnaker halyard about a foot below the hook you can use one hand to pull it up and one to guide the stick. This worked well for me more than once.
by Holiday
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Designing a new electrical system, input please!
Replies: 22
Views: 8366

The small battery box is a nice touch. Where did you find it? I use a similar size wheel chair battery,but I have been using a full size box with shims inside to hold the battery still. I have one of those fluoresent lights they work great.
by Holiday
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Questions regarding storing my boat in a slip
Replies: 21
Views: 4677

A fresh coat of bottom paint might be a good idea. Since you are in fresh water you should not need to go crazy with high priced paint. West marine works OK for fresh water around here and is much lower in price. You are right you will sail more with the boat in the water.
by Holiday
Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: launching without an extension
Replies: 3
Views: 1185

launching without an extension

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... QZUDFXtrs#!

I ran across this video. A good example of launching without a rigid extension. I find a stout rope or towing strap to be much quicker and easier on the back than a length of 3x3 steel.
by Holiday
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Shopping at West Marine and SAVING MONEY!
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

I have done the same thing at West Marine. It also can save on shipping charges.

Please let us know how the pump works out. This looks like the best type of pump for pumping the C 26 bilge dry. My factory pump is mounted way above the bottom of the bilge.
by Holiday
Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Out of curiosity...
Replies: 10
Views: 2736

I scrapped an ODay 25 this fall. I briefly considered using the stern mounted tiller on the C 26 but if I remember correctly the slope of the C26 transom compared to vertical ODay transom seemed like it would be a problem, Although I really didn't give it much though. The ODay rudder is gone now.
by Holiday
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Chrysler 26 motor mount
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

Thanks for the reply. That sounds like a great idea. I need to do some reenforcing and repair on my mount but that might make it much easier.
by Holiday
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Chrysler 26 motor mount
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

Thanks for the reply. That sounds like a great idea. I need to do some reenforcing and repair on my mount but that might make it much easier.
by Holiday
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Chrysler 26 motor mount
Replies: 3
Views: 3032

Chrysler 26 motor mount

I got a chance this weekend to mount a 1987 Yamaha 9.9 4 stroke on the Chrysler motor mount. I noticed When I tried to tilt the motor the top hit the top of the motor mount hole. This suprised me I thought the sides would be the problem. I have seen several rebuilds on this sight where the mount was...
by Holiday
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Rudders/Tillers/Wheels
Topic: Length of C26 rudder shaft?
Replies: 16
Views: 7190

Be sure to use 316L or 304L. On Line Metals is top dollar you will do better if you can find a local fabricator that works in stainless and has stock material.

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