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by cberdie
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Running Free AC 40 still for sail
Replies: 0
Views: 1110

Running Free AC 40 still for sail

She's in the water, fully rigged and ready to cruise. $59,900 asking price. All systems are working. Please call or write for further information. 612-825-4741, cberdie@yahoo.com.

She's listed on yachtworld if you want pictures and full details. Lying in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin.
Carl Berdie
by cberdie
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Adjustable boom choker on a CK; is it really necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 3374

Re: Adjustable boom choker on a CK; is it really necessary?

Rafa; It looks like you've got a combination plan. The boom choker is used on the nonsuches as you use your outhaul. You do need something to hold your boom forward, the boom lash works on the wrap around sails for this. It looks to me that you can eliminate either the choker or the outhaul, as long...
by cberdie
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Running Free
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: Running Free

Erik; I'm 300 miles from Running Free, so I can't help you accurately. It is original equipment from Freedom and I am told similar to a John Deere part. The distance from the rudder centerline couldn't be more than a few inches. I'm sure there are pictures in our website; Runningfree.us but it would...
by cberdie
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Running Free
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: Running Free

I'm pretty sure it is the original name. We met the woman who owns one hull number up, (there was no hull no 39) and she seemed to recall it being one of many to leave the factory with "free" some how incorporated into the name.
Carl Berdie
by cberdie
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Running Free
Replies: 6
Views: 3015

Re: Running Free

I'm the third owner of Running Free and am under the belief that insuring carbon fiber masts was very expensive, because no-one understood the risks in 1980. Aluminum was an option that was not uncommon. In my 21 years of sailing her I have only heard of one unstayed mast coming down. I talked to th...
by cberdie
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Stayless Cat Ketch -- Change My Mind
Replies: 5
Views: 3334

Re: Stayless Cat Ketch -- Change My Mind

Hi; I think you are pretty much on key. Production boats get a bad reputation. frequently, because when that fin keel hits bottom the floors at the aft end of the keel will crack or break. This is the way they are designed and most fin keel boats will do the same if they hit hard enough. When I boug...
by cberdie
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: 1980 Aft Cockpit Freedom 40 still for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

1980 Aft Cockpit Freedom 40 still for sale

We have listed her after 22 years of cruising all the Great Lakes and the East Coast from Conception Bay to Trinidad. She is ready to go, will sail herself on all points of sail and is fully equipped. She is listed at: https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1980/Freedom-40%27-CB-Cat-Ketch-3109598/Sturgeon...
by cberdie
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F40 centreboard weight
Replies: 11
Views: 6612

Re: F40 centreboard weight

I'm guessing at a few hundred pounds. Mine uses a 3/8" line spliced to a 1/8" 7x19. Best to tie the line to the board (twice around with a bowline) as anything stainless will corrode in the box. The 7x19 is only to go into the winch. I seem to remember lifting it by myself when it was in the slings....
by cberdie
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Fixing the Traveler or at least trying to.
Replies: 7
Views: 3919

Re: Fixing the Traveler or at least trying to.

I'll bet there's a nut on the other side.
by cberdie
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Cat Ketch or Cat Schooner?
Replies: 6
Views: 3684

Re: Cat Ketch or Cat Schooner?

You really should contact the designer or a naval architect for this answer. If you put more sail area in your aft sail you will have more weather helm and you won't be able to make use of the extra sail. If you have a large barndoor rudder, correcting for the weather helm will slow you down conside...