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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 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

    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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    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...
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    Which is forward and which is aft lower shroud?

    I am finishing some renovations on my new to me catalina 22. I am going to put the mast back on the boat to bring it to the marina. I want to connect the shrouds before raising the mast. How do I know which shroud goes to which chain-plate while the mast is laying on the boat? The main thing...
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    Painting bottom side of Catalina 22 - Anti-fouling

    I am going to soon apply anti-fouling paint to my Catalina 22 (new to me). I have only two boat jack stands. I have a trailer that supports the boat with one long bunker on each side of the boat. I was thinking of lowering the front of the boat as much as possible using the trailer hydraulic...
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    Non-Skid paint

    Hi everyone. I getting ready to brush on non-skid paint on my catalina 22 after another coat of semigloss. How many coats of non-skid should I lay? I am using the Pettit product line.
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    Re-bedding hardware after applying non-skid paint on deck

    Hi All. I am going to be finishing painting the deck of my catalina 22 in the next week or so. I will then of course need to rebed the hardware. I am using butyle tape. Is it okay to rebed hardware over non-skid paint (pettit product line). My real question is would the non-skid cause...
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    Registration and Name lettering for new to me boat

    Any suggestions on getting lettering for registration and printing boat name? Any websites that have worked for you guys in the past?
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    Catalina 22 sliding galley question

    Hi everyone, first off, this forum has been so helpful! Thank you all for your help! Here are my questions. I just got a "new to me" sliding galley. I am re-working it. I would like to replace the water tank. Any suggestions on a replacement that would work well? Or, if I were to keep...
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    Catalina 22 hatch gaskets

    I’m replacing the gaskets for the forward v berth hatch as well as the lazarettes of my Catalina 22 (1974). Any recommendations ? I forgot to measure the thickness of the old ones.
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    Recommendations for a solar battery maintainer

    I have a Catalina 22. I have a 12 volt battery that powers for LED cabin lights and to low current air circulating fans. All other navigation lights, etc. have their own D cell batteries. So, I would like to purchase a solar maintainer to keep the marine battery charged since we often camp...
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    Sliding Galley Catalina 22

    IS there anyone that lives within a respectable distance of western PA have a sliding galley for a Catalina 22 and willing to part with it?