Restoring a 1976 Chrysler Dagger c14

Posted: March 5, 2016 in Boat restoration
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I have always had a interest in sailing. Back in college I got a chance to crew on a small sailboat during a local club race. I fell in love and it has never left me.

After turning 49, I decided to not wait any longer and start making a long time dream come true. The first step would be to buy a small boat and learn the basics. Being short on cash made me decide between putting the dream to rest now or go after it on minimal cash investment.

I found a 1976 Chrysler Dagger on Craigslist for $100. I didn’t think I could get much cheaper than that even though the rudder, daggerboard and sails were missing.  We drove 3 hours to Charleston, SC to pick up the boat.

Let the fun begin!

  1. kcmwordpress says:

    I left a message to this effect elsewhere, but I have a dagger I’m planning to sell soon and I have a spare dagger board, tiller and sail. Let me know if you’re interested in any of them.

  2. Richard Ostrosky says:

    I have the same boat as yours. It doesn’t have a drain in the cockpit and I was wondering what I could put in it so the cockpit doesn’t have water in it every time it rains.

    • robmarks says:

      I also have an 16ft Oday that I had to replace the self-bailer on. You could install one on the Chrysler. When the boat is sitting out of the water, it would drain because of the design of the self-bailer.

  3. Travis says:

    Hi! Would you have any idea where I can find the mast plate for the chrysler dagger?

  4. robmarks says:

    I actually broke mine and had to make a new one. It isn’t hard. I took a flat plate and cut the “hook” shape that goes inside the bottom of the mast. Welded it to a bolt that I bolted through the middle of the plate. That probably doesn’t make sense

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