Recent content by Erbardy

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    Swing keel cable replacement

    Hi, I have a Chrysler 26 and I am going to replace the swing keel cable. I know the thickness of the stainless steel cable (3/16"), but I would like some input on the type of cable "winding," etc. Any input would be great. The keel weights 950#. Erik
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    Chrysler 26 hull work

    Hi, There are a few things I would like to do to complete my 1978 Chrysler 26 restoration. Here is a video I made of the work thus far. The work I would like to do at the end of the season if to do the following: 1. Take off the old ablative paint and repaint the bottom 2. Replace the swing...
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    Rebedding Tow Rails on Chrysler 26

    You don’t have problems of water pooling due to the toe rail being bedded with caulk?
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    Rebedding a toe rail (Chrysler 26)

    Question. I am partially restoring a 78 Chrysler 26. I am at the point of rebedding the toe rails. I wanted to confirm that it is important not to seal the tow rail to the deck since it seems like water flows from between the deck and the toerail and through holes on the bottom of the toe rail...
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    Rebedding Tow Rails on Chrysler 26

    Question. I am partially restoring a 78 Chrysler 26. I am at the point of rebedding the toe rails. I wanted to confirm that it is important not to seal the tow rail to the deck since it seems like water flows from between the deck and the toerail and through holes on the bottom of the toe...
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    Need new motor throttle

    Any advice on a side mount outboard motor throttle? I would like to to be flush (low profile) and it just needs to have forward and reverse and neutral with the ability to give it some gas for warm up. I looked at the following model below but need one that can be installed on a deck wall that...
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    New portlights

    Do you think it will be okay with 1/4" vhb tape?
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    Replace acrylic portlights

    I have a question. I have a 1978 Chrysler 26. I just replaced all eight of the port lights. I used quarter inch tinted acrylic and attach them to the boat using very high bonding tape. I used the old port lights as a template to have the acrylic custom cut. The new acrylic windows are a half an...
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    New portlights

    I have a question. I have a 1978 Chrysler 26. I just replaced all eight of the port lights. I used quarter inch tinted acrylic and attach them to the boat using very high bonding tape. I used the old port lights as a template to have the acrylic custom cut. The new acrylic windows are a half an...
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    Replace acrylic portlights

    Hi, I just received an order for acrylis cut-outs to replace my old portlights on my '78 Chrysler 26. I traced the old window frame as a template for the acrylic. The lip I have around the "window hole" is approx. 1", maybe even 3/4." Could I get away with 1/2" VHB tape, or even 1/4" and get...
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    Need advice- Repair swing keel trunk - Chrysler 26

    Hi. I hope someone can point me in the right direction. I have a new to me 1978 Chrysler 26. Love the boat! But, I just recently was sailing and the swing keel hit the bottom of the lake on an old concrete road. The swing keel trunk vibrated like crazy for a moment. a few days later i...
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    Water intrusion from swing keel well (Catalina 22)?

    Hi, I am posting this to get advice. I have some water coming in from the swing keel well I believe on my 1974 catalina 22. The water accumulates in the storage area under the bow most dinette seat. It is not much water. I can soak it up with 5 or 6 bounty towels. It does not come in from the...
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    Getting small amount of water from keel well (Catalina 22)?

    Hi, I am posting this to get advice. I have some water coming in from the keel well I believe. The water accumulates in the storage area under the bow most dinette seat. It is not much water. I can soak it up with 5 or 6 bounty towels. It does not come in from the rain. It accumulates...
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    Question on water in storage area catalina 22

    I just renovated my 1974 catalina 22. Looks great and I remounted all the hardware. I do notice water accumulating in the storage area under the dinette seat that is located towards the bow. It seems to be coming from the enclosure where the swing keel is located. Anyone have any experience...
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    Just finished new renovations - Need Advise

    Enjoying sailing very much since we put the boat in the water last Sunday. This is the first time we are sailing it after six months of renovation on the sailboat. We took off all hardware sanded the whole boat repainted and then put all the hardware back on with new bolts and screws. We even...