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by jlodolce
Fri May 20, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe

At the end of the season we removed the jib halyard block apparatus at the mast head and found that the block itself was broken and that there were very sharp edges cutting the jib. We rebuilt the whole apparatus with a new block. We will be putting the sails on in a couple of weeks. Hopefully that ...
by jlodolce
Fri May 20, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Freedom sail replacement Is there a consensus is there a consensus
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Freedom sail replacement Is there a consensus is there a consensus

I believe Quantum bought out the company that made the original Freedom sails and have the original patterns and make a lot of freedom replacements. I had mine made one year ago by Quantum in Rochester New York and are very happy with them. What a tremendous difference the new sales made compared to...
by jlodolce
Wed May 18, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dinghy Mounts for F38
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Dinghy Mounts for F38

Sounds good Josh. I do not know your boat and did not realize your davits were not Kato. Glad your setup does not have sway. I do see a lot of people improperly use davits, such as hanging their inflatables about 2 or more feet from the davits, allowing it to swing freely. I would not want that. Bil...
by jlodolce
Wed May 18, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dinghy Mounts for F38
Replies: 11
Views: 3499

Re: Dinghy Mounts for F38

Bill, Attached are a few photos. I absolutely love my davits and would never want to tow again. There is never a concern about the tow line when motoring, sailing or docking. I takes me no more than 5 minutes to raise and secure the inflatable onto the davits and about 2 minutes to launch. However, ...
by jlodolce
Mon Jan 31, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Lithium ion batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Lithium ion batteries

I have 1995 40/40 #16: I have to replace my batteries this year due to their age and not holding charge. This will be my third replacement in 15 summers with the boat. I have three house 4D AGM's (200Ah each x 3 = 600Ah) and a group 31 AGM starter battery and monitor them with a Victron. We commonly...
by jlodolce
Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 40/40 boom vang adjustment (?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Re: Freedom 40/40 boom vang adjustment (?)

Bruce, I have 40/40 #16, season #14 for us. I had the same problem when I first took ownership, but eventually figured it out. Before dropping the main, have one person push the clew end of the boom up as far as you can (using a boat hook or a broomstick helps) while standing in the cockpit, while a...
by jlodolce
Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Jib halyard being cut by broken mast head block
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: Jib halyard being cut by broken mast head block

I am using a chafe guard https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LAGV3V8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Wrapped with clear T-rex tape https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06Y6PHWY6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to get me through until winter. I have to re-tape it ever...
by jlodolce
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Jib halyard being cut by broken mast head block
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Jib halyard being cut by broken mast head block

Freedom 40/40 #16 We have a problem with our jib halyard being severely chafed/lacerated to the point where I have to cut a couple feet off every few times we sail. It is hard to pull the jib down. I can feel the halyard binding on something, presumably at the mast. We are wrapping it with a chafe g...
by jlodolce
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe

I have F40/40 #16 tall rig. My main halyard snapped 2 days ago in light wind. I am blaming it on the halyard being 13 years old (my bad), but will have my rigger check the hardware at the masthead tomorrow when he goes up to replace the halyard. However, I have been having a chafe problem with my ji...
by jlodolce
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: New sails
Replies: 5
Views: 2729

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.