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by unfetteredalexandria
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: f25 boom pin size and mast wedge
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: f25 boom pin size and mast wedge

There is also some good info on this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=64&t=13338
by unfetteredalexandria
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: f25 boom pin size and mast wedge
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: f25 boom pin size and mast wedge

The F25Manual.pdf, which you can get here https://www.freedomyachts.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=10100, if you don't have it, shows a 3/16" mast wedge on pp.12-13. I definitely have one in my boat, which might be the original from 1984. If yours has gone missing, there is a product from SparTite ("Spart...
by unfetteredalexandria
Sat May 14, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: F25 Running Rigging Rope Sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: F25 Running Rigging Rope Sizes

Just replaced the image with larger size and higher resolution. LMK if still illegible; it looks fine on my browser. Sorry for the delay in fixing this!
by unfetteredalexandria
Thu May 05, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F25 Wingmast spinnaker setup
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: F25 Wingmast spinnaker setup

Here is a photo showing how the reins are routed to a cam cleat on the port side of the front end of the coaming:
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Starboard side is same. The stanchion holding the block is behind the dock piling on the right in the foreground.
by unfetteredalexandria
Thu May 05, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F25 Wingmast spinnaker setup
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: F25 Wingmast spinnaker setup

I just posted something on this to the manuals/doc area: https://www.freedomyachts.org/viewtopic.php?p=54495#p54495 These are measurements made by the PO of my boat. I am still using much of this as-is, although I did shorten the (single-line) reins by a few feet. Basically, I shortened that line so...
by unfetteredalexandria
Thu May 05, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: F25 Running Rigging Rope Sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 619

F25 Running Rigging Rope Sizes

These were measured by the PO of my boat when he replaced the running rigging in 2005.



It's interesting to compare prices, then vs now.
F25 running rigging sizes
F25 running rigging sizes
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by unfetteredalexandria
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker
Replies: 0
Views: 1529

Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker

I’m curious to hear from folks with offshore experience running off the wind with the gun-mount spinnaker. I assume this will primarily be the F32 crowd. I’ve found that my F25 handles really well under spinnaker alone going downwind in heavy conditions for inshore daysailing, probably better than w...
by unfetteredalexandria
Sun Mar 20, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Maximizing Freedom 21 windward performance
Replies: 6
Views: 1545

Re: Maximizing Freedom 21 windward performance

What might be a possible source those cruciform battens?
by unfetteredalexandria
Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Electric motor inboard
Replies: 8
Views: 3057

Re: Electric motor inboard

Looking at the Aquamot website, I can understand why you'd be tempted to choose AGMs, assuming you are thinking of buying their "house brand." It seems they have developed their own brand of AGM's with "massive" plates that they claim are designed for "750 cycles at 75% discharge at 25°C". Compare t...
by unfetteredalexandria
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Repairing a broken mast on an F30
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

Re: Repairing a broken mast on an F30

Thanks for sharing the story, including many details that will not doubt inform others' endeavors to keep these wonderful old boats sailing on! Our community is so lucky that treasures like Eric Sponberg and Paul Dennis maintain an interest and willingness to help!