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by GeoffSchultz
Wed Jan 11, 2023 5:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Relocating the Waterline
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Relocating the Waterline

First, I would try to offload some of the "stuff" (I'm using a nice word) that has accumulated on your boat. You might be amazed at how much stuff you have on board that you don't use or need to carry. After doing that, I would go around the boat and place pieces of tape at 2" above the water. Then ...
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Jan 02, 2023 7:07 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel Water Separator F32
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Fuel Water Separator F32

If there's one thing you should have on your Racor, it's a vacuum gauge. That will show you if there's a problem way before it becomes one. As nice as a dual filter setup is, I've never had a need to swap fuel filters underway, and BlueJacket's motor has 5500+ hours on it.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Dec 12, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: dismasted freedom 39 ph
Replies: 46
Views: 1858

Re: dismasted freedom 39 ph

I'm very glad that you decided to of public with this, as all of us carbon-fiber mast owners need to try to understand what happened. There's absolutely no reason to hide this. To me, it's amazing to see the actual failure. It certainly looks a lot different close-up than what I would have imagined ...
by GeoffSchultz
Sat Dec 03, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: dismasted freedom 39 ph
Replies: 46
Views: 1858

Re: dismasted freedom 39 ph

I'm also curious as to why you've had the mast "inspected prior to every departure"? Was there something that you were concerned about? What experience did the person have with carbon fiber masts that was doing the inspections? Given that this occurred in light conditions, just after departure, I wo...
by GeoffSchultz
Thu Dec 01, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: dismasted freedom 39 ph
Replies: 46
Views: 1858

Re: dismasted freedom 39 ph

This is the area I was asking about. There certainly does seem to be something other than halyard slap going on. Not that it really matters, as that isn't where it broke, but I'm just curious. And I'm just amazed at how clean the break is.

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by GeoffSchultz
Thu Dec 01, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: dismasted freedom 39 ph
Replies: 46
Views: 1858

Re: dismasted freedom 39 ph

I deleted the duplicate post in "Random Chatter" to keep all conversations related to this in a single post. First off, so sorry that this happened, but I'm glad that no one was hurt. Did you continue to Hawaii or return to MX? Next, I see what appears to be another crack higher up on the mast, and ...
by GeoffSchultz
Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: New Account Requests
Topic: New Account Requests
Replies: 0
Views: 3219

New Account Requests

Some how or another this topic disappeared, so I will re-create it. If you want an account on this forum, please send an e-mail to account_request@FreedomYachts.org with the following information: Username - not an e-mail address Password - optional. If you don't provide one, a random password will ...
by GeoffSchultz
Sun Oct 23, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: How to use website features
Topic: Disabling Digests
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Re: New Account Requests

I can't do it, but if you look at the VERY bottom of the digest which gets mailed to you, you'll see a line that reads:

You can change or delete your subscription from the forum’s User Control Panel

And the "User Control Panel" is a link. Just follow that and remove yourself.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Thu Oct 20, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 22
Views: 2778

Re: Camber spar

Personally, I've found that tying a lanyard on to it through the provided hole works fine.

-- Geoff

P.S. I've never lost one in 24 years of ownership.
by GeoffSchultz
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Wing keel
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Wing keel

There's no doubt that the wing keel is a great anchor. I've gone aground several times and simply waited for the tide to rise. So, don't go aground at high tide! :D The biggest problem is that you can't tip the boat to shorten the draft of the wing keel, as the edges just dig in deeper. Right now, w...