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by CraigWik
Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Door County Trip 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3470

Door County, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan

How did your trip to Door County go? I'm planning to take my C-26 up there in early October for a 4-day trip with some friends. Then I'm thinking about leaving the boat out there for a week, and coming back for another short (2-3 day) trip with my wife. I was thinking about launching at Ephraim or s...
by CraigWik
Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Saloon/Cabin/Comfort
Topic: mounting details for chain plate covers
Replies: 0
Views: 2097

mounting details for chain plate covers

Does anyone have a photo or sketch showing how the padded covers are mounted over the chain plate screws in the cabin? When I bought my C-26 last summer, the previous owner had just had these padded covers recovered in new fabric, but they hadn't been re-mounted in the boat. It looks like I could dr...
by CraigWik
Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 26 boat and trailer weight
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

by CraigWik
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: material and repairs for C-26 rudder cheek plates
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

material and repairs for C-26 rudder cheek plates

Does anyone know what grade of stainless steel is used for the cheek plates on a C-26? Does anyone have any photos or sketches showing repairs done on their cracked cheek plates. Or even better, can you also report on how well the repairs have held up since then? I need to repair mine. Thanks, Craig
by CraigWik
Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 26 boat and trailer weight
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Thanks for the replies. My friend thinks the towing capacity of his older Suburban is between 6500 and 7000 lbs. Evidently they don't all have the same capacity. He'll be towing it on "average" terrain for Minnesota and Wisconsin. Mostly flat, a few hills, no mountains. I don't have a vehicle that w...
by CraigWik
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Chrysler 26 boat and trailer weight
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Chrysler 26 boat and trailer weight

I've searched several posts by keyword and haven't found the answer. What does a Chrysler 26 weigh? What does the matching EZ Loader trailer weigh? I know that the published displacement for the C-26 is 5000 lb. But I don't know if this is a minimum or a maximum, or if it includes all the people, ca...
by CraigWik
Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: C26 trailer
Replies: 16
Views: 3641

Richard, Nice work on the trailer keel support. You mentioned doing some more work on guides to motivate the swing keel to line up in the right position. Did you ever implement these guides? Do you have pictures and/or drawings? The PO of my boat had some supports for the fixed part of the keel, but...
by CraigWik
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: c26- rudder floats and wont go down in the water lol
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

roller for improved function of rudder downhaul line

I couldn't find any plastic sleeves or rollers the right size. So I ended up making a roller out of wood. I used lignum vitae, because it is very dense and oily. Got a small piece for a few dollars from the local Woodcraft woodworking store. Cut a plug (roller) out of the wood using a hole saw. Cut ...
by CraigWik
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Great trip to the Apostle Islands with my C-26
Replies: 16
Views: 3971

Glad you enjoyed it. Yes. We launched at Little Sand Bay without a tongue extension, and it was actually pretty easy. The Suburban was in the water as far as we wanted to back it, though. I have an EZ Roller trailer. Is that what you have? It would have been more difficult with a bunk-style trailer....
by CraigWik
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Great trip to the Apostle Islands with my C-26
Replies: 16
Views: 3971

Sorry the video won't play. If you have an iPhone, try that. It works best if you install and use the google plus app on the phone.

I've had a little hassle with the video sound when playing them back on my laptop from Google Plus. They all seem to default to mute, and I have to turn it on.
by CraigWik
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: drain holes to bilge in C-26?
Replies: 6
Views: 1975

Thanks for the quick detailed reply. I'm really surprised there were no drain holes originally from the cabin sole to the bilge. That tells me the original setup must have been completely effective at keeping water from spurting out of the tube that the keel cable runs through. Do you know how large...
by CraigWik
Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: Great trip to the Apostle Islands with my C-26
Replies: 16
Views: 3971

Glad you enjoyed it. The camera setup for the last two videos was very simple. I used an Olympus Stylus Tough waterproof camera, though it was away from the water and could have been any small, light digital camera. I mounted it on a small plastic table-top tripod (REI Ultrapod II). I folded in the ...
by CraigWik
Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: drain holes to bilge in C-26?
Replies: 6
Views: 1975

drain holes to bilge in C-26?

Does anyone have any drawings or sketches or photos showing the locations of drain holes to the bilge in a C-26? During a recent 4-day trip in the Apostle Islands, we were taking on at least 2-3 gallons of water every day. I believe most, if not all, of this water was coming from the top of the tube...
by CraigWik
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: placement of bow chocks on C-26
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

placement of bow chocks on C-26

My 1977 C-26 has no bow chocks. I purchased a pair to install, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the best placement to avoid conflicts with toe rail, jib furler, forestay, and corner of the deck. Does anyone have pictures of bow chocks on their C-26?

Thanks,

Craig
by CraigWik
Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Saloon/Cabin/Comfort
Topic: reconnecting head in my C-26--seeking advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

There's a seacock on the inlet.
How high does the loop need to go?
I know I can't discharge into the lakes. That's why I'm interested in hooking up the holding bladder and pump out hose.
There is room to sit on the head with the door closed without hitting my head on the ceiling.
by CraigWik
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: c26- rudder floats and wont go down in the water lol
Replies: 7
Views: 2637

rudder won't go down

I had the same problem yesterday after re-installing the original kick-up rudder on my C-26. It wouldn't go down when pulling on the "down" line. I could force it down with a boat hook, and then cleat it (with the clam cleat I installed on the tiller). The bolt isn't too tight through the cheek plat...
by CraigWik
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Saloon/Cabin/Comfort
Topic: reconnecting head in my C-26--seeking advice
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

reconnecting head in my C-26--seeking advice

I would like to reconnect the head in my C-26. I assume it's original equipment (Headmate, by Wilcox Crittenden), but don't know for sure. The previous owner removed all the hoses, but left the black Nauta holding bladder in the boat. He wrote down the dimensions of the outlet hose, pumpout hose, an...
by CraigWik
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: reverse lock on Chrysler outboard
Replies: 0
Views: 1712

reverse lock on Chrysler outboard

Does anyone have a picture of the spring, link, and spacer used for the reverse lock on the Chrysler Sailor 10 HP? My reverse lock isn't working, so when I put it in reverse, the motor kicks up out of the water. I think all the parts except possibly the spacer are intact and in place, but either the...
by CraigWik
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: support beam for C-26 keel on EZ Loader trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

support beam for C-26 keel on EZ Loader trailer

I bought a C-26 in July and the trailer had been modified to add a couple of treated 6x6 beams to support the fixed part of the keel. The beam on the starboard side was screwed to the trailer when I bought it, and the starboard side of the fixed part of the keel rested on it. The one on the port sid...
by CraigWik
Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: fuse values and assignments in C-26
Replies: 1
Views: 1881

fuse values and assignments in C-26

Does anyone have a list of the original fuse values and circuit assignments in a 1977 C-26? The fuses on the panel under the sink are labeled (left to right) NAV LIGHTS, INT LIGHTS, ACC, ACC, ACC. I bought the boat in July and I'm just getting around to fixing some electrical problems. The fuse on t...
by CraigWik
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: water in cabin sole
Replies: 11
Views: 2642

I didn't notice any water under the forward dinette seat.
by CraigWik
Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: water in cabin sole
Replies: 11
Views: 2642

Thanks! The pictures and sketch are very helpful. I don't think I have any significant water in the bilge, because when I turned on the bilge pump and could hear it running, nothing came out. If I understand this correctly, the bottom end of the tubing must be clamped to the through-hull fitting, th...
by CraigWik
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:09 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: water in cabin sole
Replies: 11
Views: 2642

wet carpet at bottom of stairs

Does anyone have a sketch of the cork to fix the problem with water coming out of the tube in the keel trunk? I've just had my C26 for a week and ran into the problem with wet carpet at the bottom of the stairs today. I want to make sure I understand before heading back to the marina in a few days. ...
by CraigWik
Sun Jul 21, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What to look for when buying a C26?
Replies: 8
Views: 2242

Thanks for the advice. I bought the C26 this afternoon, and it's sitting in my driveway in Bloomington, MN, now. Wish I had a couple more days left in the weekend to get it into the water. Seems to be in very nice shape given the age. The previous owners took good care of it. I've been up on Lake Su...
by CraigWik
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: General Chrysler Sailing Discussion
Topic: What to look for when buying a C26?
Replies: 8
Views: 2242

What to look for when buying a C26?

I'm looking at a C26 Sunday that I'm thinking about buying. Does anyone have any specific suggestions on what to look for or look out for? It's a 1977 model. Sorry if this question has already been posted before. I don't see a way to search for text in old postings.
Thanks,
Craig

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