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by gar
Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: self steering vanes on barn door rudder boats?
Replies: 17
Views: 10320

Re: self steering vanes on barn door rudder boats?

Hi Rafael, I had a Fairways freedom 35 with a Sailomat windvane mounted on a bracket about 3 feet from the transom on the centreline.This was an independent unit which had its own pendulum oar and separate steering oar and was well clear of the mizzen wishbone boom and barn door rudder.A continuous ...
by gar
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom 44 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Freedom 44 for sale

Hi ,
Freedom 44 for sale , 1981 hull no. 7 , full battened single ply sails, fully equipped for ocean cruising.
Lying on hard in Faro Portugal.
Euro 65K . Vat paid Europe
For more details please contact me here.

Many thanks
Gar
by gar
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: FR 28/30 CK mast step
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: FR 28/30 CK mast step

Hi Andy, I think most of the early freedoms had the same tabernacle arrangement . I used to own a 1981 Fairways F35 wrap around sails Hull 107 and it had exactly the same base as yours. Eventually I had to trim about 1/4 inch off the base of the main (front) mast and build it back up with epoxy as t...
by gar
Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: 1989 Freedom 33 cat sloop for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4244

Re: 1989 Freedom 33 cat sloop for sale

hi Crossjack, best of luck with the sale and the new boat. We are thinking of trading our F44 down to a smaller one and the F33 catches our eye!
Best regards
Gar
by gar
Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: 1989 Freedom 33 cat sloop for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4244

Re: 1989 Freedom 33 cat sloop for sale

Hi Crossjack,
are you thinking of moving up to a bigger freedom ?
regards
Gar
by gar
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Prospective New Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 2749

Re: Prospective New Owner

Hi pastasimon, if the masts are carbon fibre check mast base for movement in the tabernacle which can cause the base to grind and delaminate/crumble especially the foremast. Also check the deck tabernacles are not up against the mast wall as this will cause a hard spot and ultimate failure. Check ma...
by gar
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: F21-Reefing
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

Re: F21-Reefing

hi Rick,
when you put the reefing hook through the luff cringle, tape up the hook stem with insulation tape which increases its diameter and which prevents it falling out accidently when you raise or lower the sail.
cheers,
Gar
by gar
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: freedom 44
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

Re: freedom 44

Thanks George - we've been reading and enjoying the site for a while now. Our old Freedom 35 was sail number 107 so 7 seems to follow us!
Gar
by gar
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: freedom 44
Replies: 2
Views: 1957

freedom 44

hi everybody, I"m a new member to the group and I would like to say hello. I currently sail a Freedom 21 in Ireland and used to own a Fairways freedom 35 on which my wife and I circumnavigated (94/98). We are in the process of buying a Freedom 44 "PING" which is hull no. 7 built by TP in the USA. I ...