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by F32Circle
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Virtual Raft Up - Nov 5 @ 7 PM Eastern
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: Virtual Raft Up - Nov 5 @ 7 PM Eastern

Really sorry to have missed it. Was it Zoom? I could not find the link or meeting code to join. Thanks for the idea and for going to the effort to organize it. Hope you will try again soon. Maybe post a reminder and a link to the meeting a day or two before the event?
by F32Circle
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Virtual Raft Up - Nov 5 @ 7 PM Eastern
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: Virtual Raft Up - Nov 5 @ 7 PM Eastern

I don’t see a link to the call
by F32Circle
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Intake water cooling system antifreeze
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Intake water cooling system antifreeze

Some of the pink RV/marine antifreezes contain alcohol. Avoid those. Be sure to read the labels. You want propylene glycol.
by F32Circle
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Virtual Raft Up - Nov 5 @ 7 PM Eastern
Replies: 19
Views: 1798

Re: Virtual Raft Up Interest Group ?

Sounds good. I especially like ideas of gadgets and upgrades And on-board meal ideas.
by F32Circle
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Water intrusion around ports
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Water intrusion around ports

Re the MaxProp, the pitch needs to be adjusted. It is readily doable. There is very good tech support and advice on settings from the distributor PYI in Seattle, A good website, and clear video for step by step if you wish to do it yourself. I’ve been very pleased with the MaxProp for performance, f...
by F32Circle
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: DIFFERENT MODELS OF 32
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: DIFFERENT MODELS OF 32

Thanks Alan. I guess by that classification I have a Hoyt F34. Wonder how many 32s have the added sugar scoop...
by F32Circle
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: DIFFERENT MODELS OF 32
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: DIFFERENT MODELS OF 32

We have hull no 67. A 1985 model. My understanding is that about 100 of these Hoyt-designed 32s were made, all in the 1980s. Ours is 1985. Some had the “sugar scoop” swim platform added, but I’m not aware of any other significant variations.

Other F32 models? Somebody fill us in.
by F32Circle
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Cruising
Topic: New Freedom 30 owner in Puget Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 7809

Re: New Freedom 30 owner in Puget Sound

Just curious about the year and hull number of your recently purchased F32. What I’ve seen indicates these Hoyt-designed F32s were only produced in the mid 1980s. Also how many hours were on your Yanmar, was it original and what killed it? Mine F32 has the original 3GMF and it seems healthy though I...
by F32Circle
Sun May 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Cutlass Bearing
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Cutlass Bearing

OMG I finally understand what you are all telling me. Sorry to be so dense. The stiff black material is the actual bearing surface. It lines the tubular bronze shell that seemed to me to look so durable. So yes, my cutlass bearing is failing and I’m lucky to be able to replace it before it goes comp...
by F32Circle
Wed May 06, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Cutlass Bearing
Replies: 10
Views: 2173

Re: Cutlass Bearing

Thanks Bob and Geoff. I certainly subscribe to the wisdom of preventative maintenance. I found some informative video on UTube. It appears that changing the cutlass bearing in a strut without removing the shaft is, whenever possible, the modern form of surgery. It requires a special tool set and som...