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Mi Amor restoration

Jan 24, 2017
150
Chrysler C26 Lake Sakakaweea
I figured it out it is a snap shackle block I have one, the other one was not with the boat. Trying to find one on eBay.
 
Jan 24, 2017
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Chrysler C26 Lake Sakakaweea
Splash down alert! Not really shoving off, just checking for leaks. I had all the rigging in place. Sail drive is attached. Just want to check for leaks before I hook up the motor as I will not be able to see after it is in place. Well until it is too late.
 
Jan 24, 2017
150
Chrysler C26 Lake Sakakaweea
Well I got it in the water with no leaks. Found out the main sail was not the correct one the foot is too long and it is not tall enough. so I have to order a new main sail. The new electric motor works great!
 
Feb 3, 2017
48
Hunter 25.5 Lake Thurmond, South Carolina
I feel your pain. The person showing me this boat (the previous owner was deceased) said there was a set of new sails, but I found out better. It appears to have anew jib, which I have not pulled out of the bag and inspected yet, however it looks like someone swapped out the main. That figured into my decision to buy this one as I could see on initial inspection it needed a lot of work. I made a new lexan companionway door and put a new hasp and lock on. I may be looking at having to purchase a new main. Live and learn, even at my age.
 
Feb 3, 2017
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Hunter 25.5 Lake Thurmond, South Carolina
I will try a refurbished one first; and then maybe a new one. Is this the price for a custom job or are you doing the sewing yourself?
 
Jan 24, 2017
150
Chrysler C26 Lake Sakakaweea
That is from Sailrites sew myself, but I just got a quote from presision for less all ready to go.
 
Feb 3, 2017
48
Hunter 25.5 Lake Thurmond, South Carolina
If I had a HD Sewing Machine I might attempt it, but I don't and don't have all that money to put into one. You have to look around and you may stumble upon a deal and save a few or a bundle. Either way, I have to look around. If I can buy second hand I will pursue it. Some of these guys want crazy prices for second hand stuff though. Good luck with your sail shopping.
 
Jan 24, 2017
150
Chrysler C26 Lake Sakakaweea
That is what I have found it is not worth it to get used. You only need an older sewing machine. Mine is a Brother Coronado I then bought a larger wheel from a very old Singer so it goes slower and has more power. I paid $5.00 for the sewing machine and $12.00 for the wheel. The thing is you can make more than just sails. I already made a sailbag and tiller cover. Plus I fixed one other sail that I bought from eBay.
 
Feb 3, 2017
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Hunter 25.5 Lake Thurmond, South Carolina
You really must tell me how you did this. I have several very old sewing machines that probably have heavy duty parts because they were made around the 1940s/
 
Jan 24, 2017
150
Chrysler C26 Lake Sakakaweea
I think it was a J3 or J5 singer. I can look when I get home. You also can switch to a DC motor which has 5 times the power. Almost all wheels are the same.
 
Jan 24, 2017
150
Chrysler C26 Lake Sakakaweea
You really must tell me how you did this. I have several very old sewing machines that probably have heavy duty parts because they were made around the 1940s/
you can also look on Sailrites web site. under parts I think. they have three wheels the middle one is about what I have, or go really big but the price is kinda steep.
 
Jan 24, 2017
150
Chrysler C26 Lake Sakakaweea
Just bought a new main from presision sails. $478.00 partial battons one reef. That's less than I can see myself.
 
Jul 25, 2017
47
MacGregor 25 Madison, WI
Great thread thanks! Really enjoyed it. If you happen to have a video walkthrough of the boat at this point, that would be really interesting to see.