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by unfetteredalexandria
Wed Sep 07, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker
Replies: 9
Views: 2374

Re: Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker

I have often sailed my F25 under chute and full main in the upper teens; boat speed of 8+ knots is pretty readily obtainable. As my original post sort of suggests, it's a lot of fun unless the waves get big enough to start us rolling, especially when they come on the aft quarter. I have found that b...
by unfetteredalexandria
Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker
Replies: 9
Views: 2374

Re: Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker

That would be a shame. On my F25 I had a sunbrella bag made to so I could leave it rigged all the time. Everyone who comes out marvels at how easy it is to fly the chute. Even if you have to rig it ever time, it's still way easier than a traditional spinnaker.
by unfetteredalexandria
Mon Jul 04, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: f25 boom pin size and mast wedge
Replies: 3
Views: 303

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: 303

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: 749

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: 473

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: 473

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: 749

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: 9
Views: 2374

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: 1717

Re: Maximizing Freedom 21 windward performance

What might be a possible source those cruciform battens?