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by mjwalek
Wed Mar 27, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anchoring
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Anchoring

Unlike our prior Freedom 30, our current Pedrick 35 has an anchor locker but no where to attach the bitter end of our anchor line. The 30 had a cleat after the hawse pipe and the bitter end secured below in the V berth anchor locker. The 35 only has cleats port and starboard at the bow. Has anyone e...
by mjwalek
Mon Oct 30, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel tank “gunk”
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Fuel tank “gunk”

This summer we unfortunately allowed the fuel level for our diesel get a little too low and on a good heel sucked crap into the fuel line. Being 30 years old, one would expect some sediment at the bottom. Has anyone had their diesel tank cleaned? Does anyone know of a company that does this in the R...
by mjwalek
Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mold!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2711

Mold!!

Seems no matter how much elbow grease applied in the Spring we just can’t seem to get better control of mold. We’re not out frequently enough to keep opening hatches during the season, but when we do get out it’s obvious it’s humid down below. We shrink wrap in the winter and are thinking of opening...
by mjwalek
Sun Sep 17, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Updating electronics/mast question
Replies: 3
Views: 3900

Updating electronics/mast question

The time has come to upgrade all the electronics on “Take Five” and the question asked by installers was would we put the radar on the mast or on a post attached to the stern. We’ve heard various comments regarding drilling holes in the carbon fiber spar and was wondering what other Freedom owners h...
by mjwalek
Mon Jun 19, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Carbon fiber spar/ cleat
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Carbon fiber spar/ cleat

Probably a simple question with similar solution, but I want to attach a nylon cleat to the mast to tie off my pennant halyard. I googled this and found multiple solutions but wish to avoid drilling if possible. Would an adhesive be sufficient, and if so, suggestions on which to consider. Thanks
by mjwalek
Fri Apr 28, 2023 11:44 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom 35 winter cover - FREE
Replies: 4
Views: 3415

Re: Freedom 35 winter cover - FREE

I know it’s likely a long shot, but if the other inquiries fell through, I’d be more than glad to drive over and pick it up!
by mjwalek
Mon Apr 24, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Seeking RIB inflatable
Replies: 0
Views: 4290

Seeking RIB inflatable

Looking to see if anyone is planning on selling a used but in very good condition inflatable. Preference would be a RIB around 9 feet in length. I live in eastern Massachusetts but sail out of Narragansett Bay so willing to travel if boat located in greater New England area.
by mjwalek
Fri Oct 28, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Replace batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 2513

Replace batteries

Seems like it’s time to replace my batteries. With all the newer technologies now available, I’m wondering if anyone has some good advice on suitable replacements. Does one buy a cranking battery and a deep cycle or can a deep cycle fill both roles? Any thoughts on the new lithium batteries?
by mjwalek
Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Halls Spars Quickvang
Replies: 0
Views: 1819

Halls Spars Quickvang

Our Halls Spar Quickvang “snapped” last outing. Looking for replacement. Was looking at new forespar vang but curious if anyone happens to have a replacement for the original.
by mjwalek
Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: stack packs for Freedom Yachts
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

stack packs for Freedom Yachts

We’ve been thoroughly enjoying our Freedom35 but as the years go on, the task of removing then putting sail covers back on has become quite tedious. Has anyone had any experience with a stack pack? Any recommendations on dealers and sail lofts in the Newport, RI area would be appreciated.