Gun Mount Spinnakers

Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby Teke's Pride » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:19 pm

The Gunmount poll on my F21 is not tapered. This has an advantage (IMHO) of not needing to unship the pole to store it. Just swing the pole all the way parallel to the port or starboard life line and the retract the pole if you wish. I usually don't bother with retracting and leave it extended like a bowsprit since my marina requires one tie up stern in to the pier and it isn't in anyone's way.
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Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby rvivian » Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:43 am

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Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby mike cunningham » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:27 pm

Thanks Teke. Thanks RV,

Teke, any chance you could send me some photos of your setup?

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Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby Rick Simonds » Tue Nov 17, 2015 8:48 pm

I did measure my pole again and confirm that it is 18' long x 4" OD but looks to be at least 3/16" wall thickness. Spinnaker pole supplier RigRight lists their 4" pole as .120 thickness so mine is over half again as thick. That seems right to me, given it must resist a bending load.

I took some pictures of the running rigging but when I try to reduce the file size to make them a post-able they turn blobby. Could I email them to you?
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Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby UBETCHAII » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:55 pm

There has been a lot of discussion on the Digest lately. I have the a gun mount, pole and sale that I would like to sell. It is listed on the site so feel free to go to the site and contact me if anyone is interested.

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Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby Teke's Pride » Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:33 pm

Mike,
Here is a link to an earlier post that has some photos in an attachment...
http://www.freedomyachts.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1039
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Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby mike cunningham » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:29 pm

Clark.

That seems to be a dead end link??

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Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby sheld » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:33 pm

I am new to the Freedom line and thinking of purchasing an F36. I am trying to find a pole for the gun mount. Does anyone know its length and the dimensions of the spinnaker pole. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks. Steve
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Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby ewsponberg » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:06 pm

I know this is an old thread, but maybe it's the best area to post. I have a Hoyt Gun Mount spinnaker pole on Corroboree that I would like to sell. Corroboree is my very first commissioned design that I now own, a custom one-off. My wife and I are currently in Puerto Rico (Punta Del Rey) about the head through the islands of the Caribbean. Our boat is very similar to, and came out about the same time as the Mull-designed Freedom 36/38. Corroboree is not a Freedom, but it has a free-standing carbon fiber mast in a sloop rig, and I am a member of this forum since I was once Chief Engineer at TPI, the original builders of Freedom Yachts

Our spinnaker pole is 4" diameter aluminum and 22' long. We are selling it because it is actually a bit much for us to handle. Is anyone interested in taking it off our hands? There is the pole, of course, and Gun Mount fitting. The plastic bearing strips inside the Gun Mount are broken, but they can probably be rebuilt. It likely would be quite difficult to ship the pole anywhere, so selling it might not be so easy. But the Gun Mount, if anyone wants it, would be easier to box up and ship. I am thinking $100-$150 for the aluminum pole, and perhaps $50-$100 for the stainless steel Gun Mount fitting. The buyer pays for shipping. If anyone is interested, you can contact me through this forum or directly at my number and email below.

If no one is interested, then it will likely all get recycled.

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Re: Gun Mount Spinnakers

Postby Teke's Pride » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:57 pm

Good grief, has it been 7 months since I was asked for photos? I am so sorry! Hopefully these links to the photo albums on the Freedom 21 Yahoo group site work...
This one to link you to my main photo album: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/freedom21/photos/albums/246673799
And this to my album on replacing the gun mount lining: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/freedom21/photos/albums/847673677

As great as Freedom Yachts.org is, IMHO if you own a 21 you should join the Yahoo group, if for no other reason than the photo albums of other F21s from around the world!
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