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by mike cunningham
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: New Freedom 30 owner in Puget Sound
Replies: 7
Views: 4918

Re: New Freedom 30 owner in Puget Sound

There seems to be a growing Freedom community in the Puget Sound. Must be due to all the smart and practical people who live in Washington and eastern Canada.

Welcome, and glad you made the right choice regarding your sailboat purchase.
by mike cunningham
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Port windows F32
Replies: 20
Views: 1326

Re: Port windows F32

Zepher yes I'm wondering if it needs a bonding tape as you mention. I can't tell what the original was because it is now hardened but it is obviously stuck on. With the plexiglas and no frame I can't tighten down on those screws much at all, the plexi will crack. The screws were certainly not in ti...
by mike cunningham
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Port windows F32
Replies: 20
Views: 1326

Re: Port windows F32

Tom, on my 30 and I think this is common, there is an aluminum trim ring around the interior of the fixed portlights. Machine screws are inserted into this ring and screw into an exterior frame which bears down on the window as the interior screws are tightened. In our case the frame is a somewhat c...
by mike cunningham
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Port windows F32
Replies: 20
Views: 1326

Re: Port windows F32

That looks like a bit of a mess. But you have a perfect opportunity for a beautiful replacement job. Can you show us a pic of what this looks like on the inside of the boat? There seems to be quite a bit of open space between screws so that might be something to think about. Hopefully this area is n...
by mike cunningham
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Miscellaneous stuff you can't do without
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Miscellaneous stuff you can't do without

Tom, here's the link to Pbase bed-it byutl - and obviously, I don't know how to spell butyl. Well, now I do. As an added bonus, The guy's website has a lot of interesting boat project details too. https://pbase.com/mainecruising/butyl_tape edit: he has changed his website since I last visited. The t...
by mike cunningham
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Miscellaneous stuff you can't do without
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Miscellaneous stuff you can't do without

Well, there is a downside to sitting around the house during lockdown and that downside is thinking up things to post on the Freedom board. So I wanted to list things I keep on board that really come in handy 1. pocket rubber (tape) goofy name but extremely useful self amalgamating vinyl tape. If yo...
by mike cunningham
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: solar panel system setup - request for advise
Replies: 24
Views: 12108

Re: solar panel system setup - request for advise

Just saw the update to this thread and happy to have something to write about given the Covid lock down. I have now had my el cheapo (Amazon) HQST 100 watt panels on board for almost four years. They are still going strong although, as mentioned in my original post, I have never come close to gettin...
by mike cunningham
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: News
Topic: Forum Updated
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Forum Updated

As always, thanks for what you do Geoff.
by mike cunningham
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Yanmar Parts

Hey Mike, hope you and your family are all doing well. I recently purchased Yanmar parts from Svens. They only get these shipments in twice a month (15th and 30th, I think) though that might also have changed recently given overall delivery issues. It's also not exactly an easy drive for you so let...
by mike cunningham
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: Yanmar Parts

Thanks guys, I'll check recommended sites.

Mike