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by Castaway
Wed May 26, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Big pictures!
Replies: 10
Views: 2614

Re: Big pictures!

Pictures of "Castaway"; we don't have any large pictures of her under sail, that weren't taken from on board, but one under power shows the whole boat and permanent crew. We have a few with a wide angle lens showing some of the sail, one here, too.
by Castaway
Wed May 26, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Boom crutch or gallows
Replies: 7
Views: 2398

Re: Boom crutch or gallows

We use a folding "x" shape boom crutch, which lies on the side deck when not in use, and doesn't fly about even in rough seas! On hot sunny days, we can rig a 'bimini' over it, and it's perfectly stable, or a tarpaulin to keep the rain off if we don't want to put up the cockpit tent.
by Castaway
Wed May 26, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33

On the UK built F 33's/35's, the windlass was mounted on the 'bowsprit', with a hawse pipe running down to the chain locker. You can see the layout from the photo taken when the windlass was removed for servicing. "Castaway" has a non-standard pulpit, but the bowsprit is original, and the same as th...
by Castaway
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: deck crazing solution
Replies: 8
Views: 3897

Re: deck crazing solution

On a previous boat, which had this problem, I used two pack deck paint with sand added to the mix (International 501, I think). It worked really well, and lasted for years – I saw the boat ten years later. Two drawbacks; it sanded through my oilskin trousers where I had used it on the cockpit side d...
by Castaway
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: toilet removed in a freedom 35 Pedrick
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: toilet removed in a freedom 35 Pedrick

I did this job on my F35/33. Since I had decided to replace the board on which the toilet sat, I cut it open with a jigsaw to get at the bolts below. When replacing the base, I carefully placed the toilet on the new, unfitted, board, and marked the hole positions. Then I put coachbolts in from below...
by Castaway
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Electric head replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 2478

Re: Electric head replacement

I've already replied on the next thread, which you started, but looking at your picture here, and checking back through my notes, I think the the original base for the heads unit was only screwed in place, and, after unpicking all the silicone bathroom sealant, I could actually lift it out. (Of cour...
by Castaway
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Tapered aluminum light/flag pole
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Tapered aluminum light/flag pole

"Castaway" originally had two aluminium masts; two part tapered spars made by Proctor Spars in the UK, joined by an internal sleeve about 1/3rd of their length from the base. The main mast broke at the join; the PO felt this was due to sails cut with a curved luff, which kept the mast tensioned with...
by Castaway
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: F44 vs F39 Debate
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: F44 vs F39 Debate

I've never seen an F44, or a 39 Express, but looked at both the F40 and the 39PH – which is a schooner, not a cat ketch. The PH had a pilot house/saloon, which would have been great for sitting at anchor in a beautiful place, or sailing in inclement weather. Fast, but with a deep fin keel. The F40 (...
by Castaway
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cover to chain pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Cover to chain pipe

If you just want to keep the water out, try using "BluTack", a sort of thick, non-marking adhesive for holding posters on the wall. Bit like putty, moulds well and doesn't harden. Just peel it off and roll into a ball when not in use. Not so elegant as the fittings shown in other posts, but an awful...
by Castaway
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Freedom 44 wishbone set up
Replies: 1
Views: 511

Re: Freedom 44 wishbone set up

Look in "Manuals & Documentation"; if there is nothing specific about the F44, or F40, the way the wishbones are rigged is the same for all the cat-rigged ketches, and the F33 (or F35 in UK) manuals will show how it's done, though the line lengths will not be appropriate. The mast harness to which t...