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by CrazyRU
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 28 CK with extra ballast?
Replies: 18
Views: 9400

Re: 28 CK with extra ballast?

On my 1980 f28ck floor just glued to underlying fiberglass.
It is 1/4 inch sheet of plywood.
Also mizzenmast step is set on top of the plywood.
by CrazyRU
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: engine sizing for an F28 ck Hoyt
Replies: 13
Views: 4418

Re: engine sizing for an F28 ck Hoyt

I have original yanmar 2qm15 13 hp motor.
I have no problem to cruise at 5.5 knots with max just over 6 knots in ideal conditions.
Not sure about prop size, it is two blade, I believe original one.
by CrazyRU
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Plywood rot below port?
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Re: Plywood rot below port?

I have f28 ck 1980 Hull #10. My sides are cored . You might have a problem with side thickness and ports. Make sure, if you keep the wood, that your mounting bolts are long enough. I replaced plywood in v-birth and I patched rotten spots everywhere else using bongo 2-parts wood repair product from H...
by CrazyRU
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: 28 CK Ice box drain location?
Replies: 2
Views: 1917

Re: 28 CK Ice box drain location?

Since it is hull#4 it is centerboard model and the icebox is on port side next to a companionway, right? The drain is very much directly into bulge via short hose exiting into engine compartment. I took my box apart, so I don’t recall where the drain was exactly, but it terminated either into engine...
by CrazyRU
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: My survey
Replies: 3
Views: 3605

Re: My survey

Could it be Freedom 32 Mark 2?
There were two Freedom 32 models produced
One, designed by Garry Hoyt, it’s production run ended around 1985
Another one designed by Gally Mull, with production run started around 1984.
I guess yours is newer Mull design.
by CrazyRU
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST
Replies: 10
Views: 5616

Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Are you sure folding prop will fit into spot? On F28, identical, but smaller, there is no way folding prop can fold without hitting the rudder.
by CrazyRU
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Freedom 32 vs 32-2
Replies: 4
Views: 3267

Re: Freedom 32 vs 32-2

Hoyt’s f32 is a spacious boat with decent sailing characteristics. Mull’s f32 will be a smaller boat. I didn’t sail mull f 32, I spent some time on F36. overall mulls boats are very very good boats. I suspect that the boat will be faster and a better boat overall. Mull’s boat are very well designed....
by CrazyRU
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SEACOCKS
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Re: SEACOCKS

Really? You can’t just go and count all of them? Why would you buy an old boat then? There are at lest three discharge ones. Head (I mean toilet), galley (I mean kitchen) sink and a head sink. There are at least two intake ones. Engine. Head(toilet) . Previous owner could add one for raw water washi...
by CrazyRU
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST
Replies: 10
Views: 5616

Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

I also would look for any freedom masts starting with Freedom 30 sloop. Longer masts can be just cut to the size.
by CrazyRU
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Careening for maintainance or mooring in tidal regions
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

Re: Careening for maintainance or mooring in tidal regions

I have done it many times. The key is to pickup a quiet bay with no wakes and with shallow banks. It’s good to anchor in a deep spot of the bay and observe a low tide and exposed bottom. Pick the stop, relocate the boat into the spot on high tide, make sure it tilts toward higher ground on ongoing t...