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by mike cunningham
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 21 Mast Creaking and movement
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Freedom 21 Mast Creaking and movement

I had a Freedom 21 and sold it and bought a used Mull F30. I had no issue with the bottom of the F21 mast. On the 30 the very first sail from City Island NY to Cape Cod the bottom of the mast was banging in heavy seas downwind. What I did was KISS. I pull the mast each winter. I found a rolled up c...
by mike cunningham
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar Parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Yanmar Parts

Long overdue follow up on this. None of the online places will sell to Cali although I do note Amazon now carries some parts. Not comprehensive but they have a few items. Same with ebay although that is catch as catch can. I called Svendsen's, they were happy to take my over the phone and fedex them...
by mike cunningham
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Boat insurance question
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Boat insurance question

Yea, dealing with the insurance company is my concern re agreed value. If the boat was lost I am positive they would do everything in their power to avoid paying. My agreed value is $35K. I am not exposed to severe storms or lightning strikes where I live so the significant risks would be fire, dism...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

Geoff, thanks for responding. OK, you put new relay in to activate the larger relay. Do I just follow the relay wiring in the manual wiring diagram and stick the new relay in the middle? Is the original wiring OK re awg, just need to add the relay? Stupid question, what do you call the required rela...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Boat insurance question
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Boat insurance question

Hi all, I am hoping there is someone here that can give me a little advice re insurance. Any of us who use marinas or transit marinas usually have to demonstrate liability coverage in order to tie up for any length of time. I have this coverage and don't intend to change it. I do a lot of marina hop...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Hi Mike, Thanks for the interesting info....from the few drawings or other info I have been able to track down, the F28 rudder shares the same rudderstock dimensions, with three 3" OD SS collars that go through the upper and lower bearings, and the middle collar that attaches to the steering quadra...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Walter, Your are right. It is extremely difficult to deploy an effective emergency rudder offshore in a seaway. You can come up with all sorts of clever solutions but a cassette mount on the transom with a blade stored inside the boat is the best way to go IMO. You punch the damaged rudder out throu...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Hi Mike - thank you for the offer, but I think the F30 rudder may be larger than the F28 one. This thread from 2005 mentioned that the F28 and F30 have different rudder stocks and were built in different shops. Maybe somebody may be able to shed some light on it? Those are some great stories about ...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

OK, dag nabbit, I am still experiencing problems with the start button. The classic: you push it, a little click, and nada. I push it a few more times and eventually I get a start. This is not a battery or starter problem and all the wiring/connectors are squeaky clean. I know there is a relay and s...
by mike cunningham
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

I have a spare F30 rudder from an F30 which was parting out in Mass. a couple of years ago. I paid $500 for it and would sell it for same if someone could use it. II was doing some ocean racing and did not want a broken rudder to get in the way of my goal to do the singlehanded transpac in 2016. Two...