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by GeoffSchultz
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines

I have a 40/40, but I assume that the same logic applies. Personally, I have found that a loose-footed main performs better than the alternative. I assume that Freedom found the same thing, as that's what they show in their diagrams. The reefing system gains a 2:1 pull-down, and one of the key thing...
by GeoffSchultz
Wed Aug 03, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Pulling the motor in a 40/40
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Pulling the motor in a 40/40

I need to replace the motor mounts on my Yanmar 3JH2-TBE on my 40/40, and I want to pull the motor to do this and other maintenance. Has anyone pulled motor, and how did you do it? I was thinking about an A-frame, but the water tank (shown in 1st picture) is in the way. The engine drive refrigeratio...
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Boom Vang mast collar
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Boom Vang mast collar

I have a 40/40, which utilizes the same boom vang collar, and mine sits on top of the mast ring. I use probably 1/4" extremely stiff sheet rubber to go between the boom vang collar and the mast. I crank that down as tight as I can make it. My biggest issue is the collar rotating in high winds. I hav...
by GeoffSchultz
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 40/40 anchor chain roller
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: 40/40 anchor chain roller

I have replaced ours several times. I make it out of HDPE and drill it out, on a lathe. If you don't have a lathe, bring it to a machine shop and they should be able to do it quickly.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Camber spar

On my 40/40 I have the long end attached to the jib sheet so that there's sufficient force to keep the camber spar arched upward so that the hatch (and Breeze Booster) can be open without rubbing sailcover.
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by GeoffSchultz
Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Impeller puller for Yanmar 3JH series
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Impeller puller for Yanmar 3JH series

If you're like me and curse every time that you have to change your impeller, I just (hey, I've *only* owned BlueJacket for 23 years...) found this impeller puller for a Yanmar 3JH motor. It is part #129671-92110. This may fit other impellers. s BlueJacket has been stuck in Guatemala for the past 2 ...
by GeoffSchultz
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:45 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: SYNTRON SHAFT SEAL MAINTENANCE
Replies: 7
Views: 945

Re: SYNTRON SHAFT SEAL MAINTENANCE

You shouldn't need a custom shaft seal. The PSS shaft seal has worked great for me.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Jan 03, 2022 6:02 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar
Replies: 33
Views: 3916

Re: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar

Re that video that you linked: Sue & I met Tony Flemming on Venture when we were going down the St. Lawrence. We shared several marinas as we worked our way down. We're still friends on Facebook. Nice guy!

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 40/40 boom vang adjustment (?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: Freedom 40/40 boom vang adjustment (?)

There's no doubt that it can be challenging to raise the main when headed into seas. The vast majority of the time there are 2 of us on board and when we have conditions like this, Sue will raise the main while I will stand at the wheel, reach up and grab the boom (I'm 6'3") to steady it and make su...
by GeoffSchultz
Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: 3GM30F tachometer not working
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: 3GM30F tachometer not working

Are you sure that it's the tach that isn't working, or is it the wiring in between? I have frequent issues with my wiring/connectors.

-- Geoff