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by gregcrawford
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: NC Sailors
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: NC Sailors

Gus: I don't mean to hijack this thread, but how does your C22 do on the Pirate Sail? I was in Beaufort in early October, (several years ago, on my C22) and started out the inlet to head toward Cape Lookout. I made it to the Queen Anne's Revenge buoy before chickening out. To my untrained eye, the w...
by gregcrawford
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 Window Question
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: C22 Window Question

But, per your suggestion, I will attempt to remove the outer frames carefully. Someone else may need them at some point. C22 Bob, didn't I give you the mast hook from my boat after I installed a mast hinge? Or was that someone else? I took Blues Image to the Outer Banks several years ago, and I hope...
by gregcrawford
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 Window Question
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: C22 Window Question

Thank you for the replies. I don't plan to use the original frame, but rather use the 3M VHB tape method. I hope to make some mahogany trim for the inside. I've thought long and hard about Wiley windows, but that would necessitate filling the gap between the hull and inner liner with epoxy and wrapp...
by gregcrawford
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 Window Question
Replies: 5
Views: 162

C22 Window Question

I know many of you have replaced the port lights (windows). I am about to do the same, and I need to order the acrylic prior to removing the port lights since the boat is outside in the weather. This is my question: Is the window cut out on the outside of the boat the same dimensions as the cut out ...
by gregcrawford
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 Aluminum Toe rail slot dimension needed
Replies: 14
Views: 3265

I have raised and lowered the mast on my C22 in the water on several occasions when I was trying to limit the time spent in the launch ramp parking area. As others have posted, caution must be exercised, and a weather eye directed for incoming boat wakes. Otherwise, it is no more difficult than rais...
by gregcrawford
Mon May 02, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: rudder lines...
Replies: 6
Views: 1842

I have 3/8" braided nylon lines on mine. I have them run through two pieces of 3/4" electrical conduit about four inches long to act as handles. The handles are marked as to which is "up" or "down". There is a cam cleat on the tiller that secures the lines in the desired position.
by gregcrawford
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Culmination of 5 years work.
Replies: 12
Views: 4603

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the mast hinge. It was pricey, about $100.00 with shipping, but worth every penny. It gives you complete control over the mast. Without it, the mast continues to fall over the rear pushpit rail into the water. I welded on a polyurethane bow roller on my pushpit rail, and...
by gregcrawford
Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Culmination of 5 years work.
Replies: 12
Views: 4603

Bill: I would definitely keep the shelves. They are the closest thing you can reach from the cockpit. I keep my wallet, cellphone, GPS, binoculars, signal horn- well, you get the idea. The transducer should work fine. I epoxied mine right next to the keel pocket in the space under the dinette seat a...
by gregcrawford
Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Proud new owner
Replies: 17
Views: 6742

If you search my name, there is a post from 2009 where I described how to repair that mast base. I took a piece of 1/8" stainless strap, drilled some holes in it, and wrapped it around the mast base securing it with four 1/4" stainless stove bolts. I drilled a 5/8" hole for the mast pin to go in. I'...
by gregcrawford
Wed May 06, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Cockpit Scuppers
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

The previous owner, Jeff ----- from Ohio, did a great job building these doors. They were originally mahogany and ash. Unfortunately, last year the ash developed extensive wood rot, so I rebuilt the doors using new mahogany. The triangular panels are still the original. Jeff rabbetted out the inside...
by gregcrawford
Mon May 04, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Cockpit Scuppers
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

Yes, I would most definitely move the fuel tank and the battery. I have two 3 gallon plastic tanks in the lazarette. My battery is under the forward dinette seat. It used to be under the cockpit, but I moved it forward to distribute the weight better. It works well there in its own battery box. I in...
by gregcrawford
Mon May 04, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Cockpit Scuppers
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

As far as what they are for, they do two things. First of all, they trim out the huge holes in the lazarette for draining any cockpit water. Secondly, they screen out items which you may have rolling about but don't want to go into the deep. My boat also had trim rings on the exterior, which I repla...
by gregcrawford
Sun May 03, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: New Cockpit Scuppers
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

New Cockpit Scuppers

Since I check the forum daily, and not much is happening lately, I thought I would throw something out there. My old cockpit scupper screens were brittle plastic, and broken in several places. Now I know I sound like a broken record, but I love to use HDPE to make all kinds of things on the boat. Af...
by gregcrawford
Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 forehatch screen
Replies: 10
Views: 3611

I can't get to it to measure it, but simply measuring your hatch in the open position will give you all the information you need. I've attached the only picture I have of it currently. This is a photo of my friend Rich taken on our Outer Banks sailing trip. You can zoom in and see the screen on the ...
by gregcrawford
Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 forehatch screen
Replies: 10
Views: 3611

The previous owner of my C22 made a really nice triangular shaped (from the side view) cover with screen on three sides. This covers the entire hatch lid, and when the hatch is open, the three open sides are screened. It has weighted edges on all four sides, so no snaps, ties, or zippers are needed....
by gregcrawford
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Make my own galley for C22?
Replies: 9
Views: 3182

I used a 1/4 x 20 stainless bolt connecting a piece of HDPE material to the aluminum angle you can see in the picture. The HDPE plastic is very slippery and it is cut to fit inside that track. There is one on each end of the galley. You can also see two of the four black HDPE slides that are screwed...
by gregcrawford
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Make my own galley for C22?
Replies: 9
Views: 3182

Thanks! I thought it turned out nice. The white hose you see is a camper water hose with a quick disconnect that hooks to the bladder tank. The galley can slide all the way back in the starboard locker without disconnecting the hose. The bronze galley pump folds down inside the galley so that it wil...
by gregcrawford
Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Make my own galley for C22?
Replies: 9
Views: 3182

Someone on the forum posted some dimensions and I built my galley based on those. I scored a brass galley pump at Sailor's Exchange in St. Augustine and plumbed it via a flexible hose to a 13 gallon collapsible water bladder stored under the cockpit. It works great and holds all the water I need for...
by gregcrawford
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Weather Helm on C22
Replies: 10
Views: 2953

Yes, I think so. I have sailed mine in 20+ winds with 35 mph gusts before. That is, of course, an interesting little bit of sailing, and I don't recommend it. 10 to 15 mph is ideal in my book. If you are sailing in winds higher than 10-15, you should have one hand on your mainsheet to spill wind any...
by gregcrawford
Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Weather Helm on C22
Replies: 10
Views: 2953

The only weather helm I ever have is when I have the main up but not the head sail. Previous posts have dealt with sails, but the swing keel may also be part of the equation. I generally lower the keel all the way, and then crank it back up four or five turns on the winch. This will move the balance...
by gregcrawford
Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Swim Ladder for my C22
Replies: 13
Views: 4367

Yes, I predrill. I have been doing woodworking, machining, welding, and commercial construction for about 40 years now. I have quite a bit of experience in doing things the wrong way the first time...
by gregcrawford
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Swim Ladder for my C22
Replies: 13
Views: 4367

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, I had thought about the leverage aspect. A narrow ladder like this puts a lot more stress on a joint than a wider one. I was thinking about either adding screws or some oak dowels into the end of the treads. I'm also a little bit concerned about the handholds in the t...
by gregcrawford
Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Swim Ladder for my C22
Replies: 13
Views: 4367

Updated picture on the swim ladder. Ready for CPES and varnish. And varnish. And varnish...

Image

Dang, I just can't get that picture on there!
by gregcrawford
Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Swim Ladder for my C22
Replies: 13
Views: 4367

I left them at 12" wide. They fit on the stern on the starboard side of the outboard. I was considering bolting them on, but it looks like they are stout enough to hold up with just the wood hooking over the gunnel. By leaving them loose, I can take them in out of the sun when not in use and maybe n...
by gregcrawford
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Swim Ladder for my C22
Replies: 13
Views: 4367

Swim Ladder for my C22

I needed a swim ladder to replace the cheap rickety plastic one that came with the boat, so I repurposed some salvaged mahogany from a bar top in North Myrtle Beach I remodeled. It's still under construction and should be on the boat next week. Sorry, I was unable to post the picture directly. Not s...
by gregcrawford
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Electric Bilge Pump Placement
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

As others have already said, those holes are critical to safe operation. And yes, you will get water in the lazarette while motoring. I have sailed in both salt and fresh water with no issues. My fuel tanks (plastic) tend to float around a bit while motoring, so be sure to close the vents on the unu...
by gregcrawford
Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 vertical clearance on a trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

So I am going to need a 10' door to clear that. With 10' studs and three plates that puts me at 10'-4-1/2" wall height. I'll probably have to go to 11' studs to fit the door tracks under the ceiling.

Thank you for the information!
by gregcrawford
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 vertical clearance on a trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

I've pasted a link to a picture here. It is the factory Chrysler trailer that came with the boat, although I have added another axle.


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4-b2N5i-czU/T ... 11+003.jpg
by gregcrawford
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C22 vertical clearance on a trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 1946

C22 vertical clearance on a trailer

I have moved and am starting construction on a new garage/workshop. My old shop had 9x7 roll up doors and obviously I could not get my C22 in there on the trailer (or my F350). So this time I figured that I would get a tall enough ceiling height and door opening to get the C22 inside for winter stor...
by gregcrawford
Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Parting out '76 C22
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

I PM'd you about the winches. How much did you want for them?

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