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by jlodolce
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: New sails
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: New sails

Anthony,

I am having trouble replying to your PM. I am not sure why.

Can you use this anonymous email address for me and I will reply with my identity and usual email address

dordoc456@gmail.com

Thanks.
by jlodolce
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Haliard wear in outer covering
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: Haliard wear in outer covering

18 years is a long time for halyard life expectancy
by jlodolce
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar too long?
Replies: 11
Views: 5248

Re: Camber spar too long?

It took me a few years to figure this out on my 40/40 #16. I attach the camberspar to the aft/mast end of the the camberspar first, raise the jib, run a small heavy twine through the grommets to the bow rail, pulling the sail forward until I can get the bolts through the grommets and metal clip. The...
by jlodolce
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: New sails
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: New sails

Anthony,

I am looking at new sails for me Freedom 40/40 #16. Was quoted $9,500 for both sails. Do you mind me asking what quotes you received? If you mind, simply ignore this posting
by jlodolce
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camberspar storage
Replies: 3
Views: 1991

Re: Camberspar storage

I have a Freedom 40/40. I have a halyard which clips to the hardware on the mast end of the camberspar. As soon as I release the jib halyard as I am taking down the jib, I fully tighten the jib sheet as tight as it will go. The camberspar then automatically assumes an upright position. I then go for...
by jlodolce
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?
Replies: 18
Views: 6118

Re: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?

Tony, I have had 40/40 #16 (1995) for 13 seasons on Lake Ontario with the original camberspar rigging. I have no experience with a furling jib on the 40/40. I do love the way it sails. Do you mean that you are having a problem sailing off the wind with your current roller furling jib, or that you th...
by jlodolce
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: vang attachment to boom on 40/40
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: vang attachment to boom on 40/40

Paul,

Thank you for your reply. Mine are definitely rivets. Changing to machine screws is one option for me to consider. The other loops look ok, but will check again.

Camino,

Thanks for the drill/tap thoughts.

Jim
by jlodolce
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: vang attachment to boom on 40/40
Replies: 3
Views: 697

vang attachment to boom on 40/40

The point at which vang attaches to my boom has 10 rivets hold it in place, 3 fore of the attachment plate (2nd photo) and 7 aft (first photo). The three fore rivets are partway out. Of the 7 aft, 3 are gone, one is slightly out, and the other 3 look as they should. See attached photos. Since most o...
by jlodolce
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: port light screens
Replies: 4
Views: 1396

Re: port light screens

I bought one and installed it this weekend. It was an exact match, so I am buying 4 more, since the old ones fall out very easily.

I have jury rigged them the last few years by covering the rubber part of the old screens with white vinyl tape, which helps, but they still fall out at times.
by jlodolce
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dinghy Mounts for F38
Replies: 6
Views: 1429

Re: Dinghy Mounts for F38

Very easy to handle. Very fast, solid boat. Sister ship to Geoff Schultz's Blue Jacket, and he has cruised half the world in it. Electric winch, auto pilot, self tacking jib all makes it a cinch to handle. The biggest issue is learning how to raise the massive main sail. Second issue is having to ge...