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by mike cunningham
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A flock of Freedom 30s at Berkeley Marine Center
Replies: 0
Views: 271

A flock of Freedom 30s at Berkeley Marine Center

Wow, Three Freedom 30s (one may be a 28) at Berkeley Marine Center! That's a first time I've seen so many 30s in one place. There was a fourth Freedom there but she was a larger boat. Two of the 30s were out of the water, one at the dock. I am one of the two on the hard. The other boat on jacks is b...
by mike cunningham
Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: 3GM30 Manual -
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: 3GM30 Manual -

Well that was easy.

Here is parts catalog PDF for the 2GM20F

http://j30.us/files/Yanmar-2GM20-Parts-List.pdf
by mike cunningham
Tue Nov 01, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: 3GM30 Manual -
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: 3GM30 Manual -

Hi, You should able to get both the manual and parts catalog here on J109.org https://j109.org/docs/Yanmar_3GM30F3.pdf https://j109.org/docs/Yanmar-3GM30-parts-catalog.pdf I have the hardcopies of the manuals but these are sweet! Thanks for posting the links. I am going to try to find the 2gmf part...
by mike cunningham
Mon Oct 31, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: 3GM30 Manual -
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: 3GM30 Manual -

My 2gm20 manual is on the boat but I think it covers 3gm20 as well. I can confirm that. If so I could take it to Kinkos and copy it for you. Not sure how much that would cost these days but I would do it if you ran out of other options. I think the whole service manual is about 200 double sided page...
by mike cunningham
Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Camber spar patent #4,503,796
Replies: 5
Views: 703

Re: Camber spar patent #4,503,796

Mark, last sentence of your post is right on. I finally understood that as we get closer to the wind and sheet in we are taking draft out of the sail. Duh on me. I also remeasured the draft and I am around 14 inches. If I use the formula CS length in inches ( mine is 96) then multiply by 13% you win...
by mike cunningham
Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: OMG he is talking about the camberspar again and needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: OMG he is talking about the camberspar again and needs help

Hey Mike, A few things: 1. Paul tells me that according to Dave Bierig, Freedom used tubing that was a size smaller than what he had spec'd. He's not sure why. The camberspar that came with my first Freedom had a quite severe curve in it, and I think that that has to do with the lighter duty tube b...
by mike cunningham
Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: OMG he is talking about the camberspar again and needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: OMG he is talking about the camberspar again and needs help

Thank you guys very much for the excellent information. I had not seen the article Geoff had posted, that is really helpful. I have see bits of this write up but not the whole story. How the heck much is there to learn about this darn rig. Jeeze, it seems like I am working on a Phd or something. Cou...
by mike cunningham
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: OMG he is talking about the camberspar again and needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 471

OMG he is talking about the camberspar again and needs help

Sorry about this obsession with the camberspar, but here is another request for one of my Freedom 30 owning colleagues. If you have an original Camberspar, I would be really interested in the "chord" of the spar on your boat. I would like to confirm the rebending of my spar was done correctly. This ...
by mike cunningham
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: the most lost bit on a Freedom
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: the most lost bit on a Freedom

BTW, if you do not make any mods, the standard retaining clip can be purchased from Paul D as others have pointed our. Failing that, they are available on e-bay (somewhat surprisingly) although not particularly cheap with shipping added. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=camberspar&ssPageName=GSTL.
by mike cunningham
Tue Oct 25, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 22
Views: 2767

Re: Camber spar

The wrap this topic up I have confirmed the longer "tacking arm" (that is what the patent calls it) must be affixed to the sheet and the small loop affixed to the topping lift. OK, now I know what everyone else knew years ago. Reading the patent gave a much better understanding of how this thing is ...