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  1. Bilbo

    C22 New Style "Stormwatch" Purchase and Refit

    Hello folks just checking in. I haven't been on forum for some time and was visiting Leeward Rail's C-22 bulkhead mods. Looks like good work. I did that mod a long time ago and mine are still holding up really well.
  2. Bilbo

    Ok fellas how bad is it?

    This seems to be a pretty common issue with upper shroud chainplate leaks. It's a structural issue and it may also affect the deck core. Epoxy the deck core for rot, fix the leak and then ensure that your bulkheads are strong. I know that sailors hate silicone caulk but I've used this in that...
  3. Bilbo

    Anyone ever heard of such a thing

    Nice sunfish but no porta-potty...maybe the guard was trying to do you a favor. Seriously, in our Pymatuning lake on the border of Pa. and Ohio, they post state park people at the launch ramps in an effort to stop the Zebra mussels. I'd expect that it's only a matter of time before some seagull...
  4. Bilbo

    C22 New Style "Stormwatch" Purchase and Refit

    Mine is the same and I considered the same but I really don't use that Halogen deck light much. On our lake, sleeping aboard isn't really allowed but one can fish out there all night. This reg. is for good reason since there was a recent boating accident / death on a nearby lake where a drunk...
  5. Bilbo

    C22 New Style "Stormwatch" Purchase and Refit

    We did the LEDs for the nav lights....all but that halogen deck light. They've been good for 6 years so far....Well I did have to replace one after the dock incident when the neighbor boat's shroud slid up the forestay and lassoed my original windex and mast light in a storm.
  6. Bilbo

    C22 New Style "Stormwatch" Purchase and Refit

    That's not a bad place for the battery box really as fa as weight goes. With our 86 new style it is in the stern Stbd locker. and with the 6hp Yamaha motor the weight's a bit too much back there for her to sit level. I see the scupper hoses there. Have you considered adding the rear scuppers...
  7. Bilbo

    Upper shroud chain plate placement

    Just for the record, this new style is basically like mine as far as mast/compression post and shroud chainplates attached to the bulkheads. When I drop the first thing that I do is loosen up the forestay and backstay, all shrouds about 4 full turns each. Then remove the forward lowers...before...
  8. Bilbo

    C22 New Style "Stormwatch" Purchase and Refit

    Yes, remember that the upper shroud causes some movement when the boat heels to port & stbd. I will have to check on the new CD chainplates and see if they solve the issue of that slight movement or if they just move along with the chainplates. One thing that I will say is that the shrouds...
  9. Bilbo

    Wood rot

    The Chainplate leak seems to be common on the 2nd gen new styles. It will run down the front of the bulkheads into the V-berth area and rot the fabric and the bulkheads at the bottom screws...at least. There is a SS rectangular cover over the chainplates that is screwed to the deck and there...
  10. Bilbo

    C22 New Style "Stormwatch" Purchase and Refit

    Glad that you found my idea and that you're enjoying your bulkhead mods :-) If I remember, I was inspired after buying the Sea Dog because the bulkhead was rotting. The chain plates can leak as they run down through the deck. My advantage in the full wall on the port side is still good. It...
  11. Bilbo

    Windex bent up

    a decade ago. Ken was an active member and he was somewhat incisive but I'm not much interested in stirring an old pot. :) BTW: The instrtuctions for that backstay that he didn't read are now located at the bottom of this page here: http://www.c22pdx.org/200006-2 It included tapping the...
  12. Bilbo

    Windex bent up

    Well, that was ten years ago ST. I may have found that post. I don't think that this Ken (or Joe) were responding to my post but to the one above. I've not changed my opinion on the backstay and the pig tail. The reason is that a few years ago I tried a cascading boom vang. Heading to dock when...
  13. Bilbo

    Windex bent up

    Smaug is kinda upset with me since I decided not to have any Propane stove bottles aboard.
  14. Bilbo

    Windex bent up

    It probably did give the bird a headache. Come to think on it, there was white stuff all over my sail cover too. I wouldn't use the Windex but I kept peekin up the mast at it trying to figgr why it was so cock-eyed lookin. the spinney thingy was stuck on the bent thingy and it was pointing to...
  15. Bilbo

    Windex bent up

    Well, today I had to drop the mast at the dock to unbend one arm of my Windex. Somehow it got bent up at about 45 degrees. I'm guessing that some bird or flying dragon ran into the thing.
  16. Bilbo

    The things you find on Craigslist

    Storm surge?
  17. Bilbo

    The things you find on Craigslist

    and now we know what happened to Noah's brother's boat.
  18. Bilbo

    Built in bouyancy/flotation

    With my most erudite observation on a locking screw stopping the possibility of the 550 lb keel dangling about....Nopey. I've seen pics of the locking screw bending and tearing a curved slot into the keel. Some would think that it may help in heavy seas but I believe that you'd have to have...
  19. Bilbo

    Built in bouyancy/flotation

    That one pic of the guy hanging on is from the Catalina Org. mag cover. Since then, I've seen some strange things on my lake (Pymatuning). but not worried about flotation. We do have our life vests though and we do sail carefully. and the lake is generally no deeper than about an average of 20...
  20. Bilbo

    Keel lifting cable tube and guide ball

    "that the threaded portion of the tube is facing the inside of the boat and the ball with its pin is totally inaccessible buried in the rather large mass of fibreglass around the tube." I find this weird. The ball and pin are in the fiberglass a bit but my boat has a reinforced rubber hose...