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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-14-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,325
Posted By somers12
I've owned a 22 for the last four years. They are...

I've owned a 22 for the last four years. They are good to windward and ruggedly built. They'll take any blow in stride.

I highly recommend, but I can't wait to move up to the 26.

Steve
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 9,387
Posted By somers12
I'd also vote for the impeller. I have a Nissan...

I'd also vote for the impeller. I have a Nissan 9.9 and have had some problems with it. I found this site: Here (http://www.marineengine.com/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi)

A fellow there called...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 2,758
Posted By somers12
You'll find all the info you want and more at...

You'll find all the info you want and more at chryslersailors.com. The site specializes in chrysler boats. I've found the guys there are more than helpful.

Steve
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By somers12
When I was 10, I saw an old man sailing a 8 foot...

When I was 10, I saw an old man sailing a 8 foot pram back and forth across the wind at campsite near my home. At the time I owned a rowboat, so in the next couple of days, I fashioned a sail from...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-14-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 5,258
Posted By somers12
Politics aside, I truly hope that Cuba is opened...

Politics aside, I truly hope that Cuba is opened up to you guys.You'll love it. The people are great, most speak English, and the food, sand and water is fabulous. I'm Canadian and have been there...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-11-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By somers12
Cat... Not Dog! Steve

Cat... Not Dog!

Steve
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-09-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 11,910
Posted By somers12
A Chrysler 22 or 26 might suit your needs. A 22...

A Chrysler 22 or 26 might suit your needs. A 22 has adequate sitting head room down below, while the 26 has standing head room. They stopped making them in 1980, but you can still find them fairly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 8,969
Posted By somers12
I use the "Cheap tiller tamer" as described in...

I use the "Cheap tiller tamer" as described in don's link. It works well for me. Sure you have to drill a couple of holes, but a bit of silicone leak proofs the system.

Steve
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 7,270
Posted By somers12
I lost a set last fall, and have to replace them...

I lost a set last fall, and have to replace them before I sail. Usually clip them to the toe rail, and move them to the lifelines when sailing.(clears the side of the boat) Unlike the old set the new...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-04-2009
Replies: 412
Views: 109,068
Posted By somers12
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-28-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By somers12
IMHO Definitely get a hitch that attaches...

IMHO Definitely get a hitch that attaches directly to the frame and rated for a minimum of 5000 lbs. This way you won't be limited to hauling distance or areas. To be on the safe side buy a trailer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-28-2009
Replies: 40
Views: 3,894
Posted By somers12
Someone walked off with three bumpers from my...

Someone walked off with three bumpers from my boat last year. I wasn't too happy until I found them on a boat in the same marina. I identified them by the same attachment ropes and fittings I had...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By somers12
Thinking out of the box here... Perhaps, the...

Thinking out of the box here... Perhaps, the instructor whom the students had put in a sack... escaped and jumped overboard. The person at the helm, knowing they'd be in big trouble, yells "Bearing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,863
Posted By somers12
I've used silicone spray on my slugs for a few...

I've used silicone spray on my slugs for a few years now, and it seems to work just fine.

Steve
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-24-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By somers12
I believe that doctors who give Colonoscopy’s...

I believe that doctors who give Colonoscopy’s should be on that list. Ouch!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By somers12
My swing keel does that too. Try tightening the...

My swing keel does that too. Try tightening the winch one turn. The banging should stop. Wind her a bit more if it doesn't

Steve
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2008
Replies: 47
  Mooring
Views: 5,105
Posted By somers12
The only anchor system I'd trust for mooring is a...

The only anchor system I'd trust for mooring is a screw placed into the seabed. My dad used a large mushroom as his mooring base, and through time it moved more than 30 feet. He hired a diver to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,709
Posted By somers12
This type of furler is exactly what I use on my...

This type of furler is exactly what I use on my Chrysler 22. You definately need the luff wire in your jib to make it work. Without it... I don't think so, unless you have a method to ridgidly attach...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 9,685
Posted By somers12
I had much the same problem with my 9.9 Nissan....

I had much the same problem with my 9.9 Nissan. It sat for a year, and I guess the gunk built up. Oh it ran just enough to make me confident enough to take it out to the lake. Damn thing left me...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,549
Posted By somers12
Thanks for the help. The attachment point where...

Thanks for the help. The attachment point where my jib/ genoa normally is placed is too close to the forestay point for the roller. I do have a ring further back. It's possible that this is what the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-26-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 1,549
Posted By somers12
Anyone know how to set up this roller furler

I found these in my boat. If the picture don't show up, one item is a cylinder with coiled rope and the other is the top connector. Both swivel about their top and bottoms. I'm now sure its a roller...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-08-2007
Replies: 3,423
Views: 916,643
Posted By somers12
Ghost Lake near Calgary Alberta Canada

Ghost Lake near Calgary Alberta Canada
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-13-2007
Replies: 236
Views: 15,490
Posted By somers12
In Canada, anyone operating a boat with a motor...

In Canada, anyone operating a boat with a motor must be licenced with a Canadian Boat Operator's Card. The course covers collision regulations, rules of the road, lights and shapes, all types of...
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