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by monroe
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)

How do you like the beta? That was top of my list in terms of potential replacements. We will do compression/blowby and oil testing once we haul for the season and if the news isn't good, we'll probably go that route. I was wondering if the 38 was enough power because I'd hate to have to go up 150-...
by monroe
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)

I too have a Fredom 39 ( deck salon, hull number 27). I re-powered in 2014, when I was tired of mopping up oil from the engine, not able to run at rated RPM without overheating, the noise, and was on the way down the west coast to Mexico. A rebuild would have cost $11k, I was able to replace it with...
by monroe
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: 1983 Freedom 39 Deck Salon schooner hull #27
Replies: 1
Views: 467

1983 Freedom 39 Deck Salon schooner hull #27

Hola, I am in the preliminary stages of getting Spartan ready to sell. I have some questions for our collective wisdom: 1. Anybody interested? 2. She's currently in La Paz, Mexico. My belief is there would be a better market for her in San Diego or Los Angeles (or San Francisco or Seattle). Anybody ...
by monroe
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Strut Prop Shaft Alignment Freedom 39
Replies: 2
Views: 1979

Re: Strut Prop Shaft Alignment Freedom 39

The shaft is offset slightly so it can be removed past the skeg.
by monroe
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: What wax to use on TPI carbon fiber mast?
Replies: 1
Views: 1771

What wax to use on TPI carbon fiber mast?

What wax to people recommend for treating TPI carbon fiber masts? Ours do have the typical radial cracking, and I'd like to prevent any water ingress. Also, any other maintenance tasks for the masts? I have read Eric Sponberg's article, he does mention proper maintenance but does not say what that m...
by monroe
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Sails for Freedom 39
Replies: 0
Views: 2248

Sails for Freedom 39

I have a set of sails for a Freedom 39 Cat Schooner. They look to be the originals. Cursory look says they are in fine shape, some chafing on the main (on what?) and the mask bolts have some chafing. Not sure why the PO didn't just have the sails serviced. I'll be in the San Francisco bay area this ...
by monroe
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Filling both water tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 3262

Filling both water tanks

We have a Freedom 39 Deck Salon, with two "saddle tanks" for water, one on either side of the cabin behind the setees. We believe they are about 90 gallons each. They are attached through the outlet hoses when both selection valves are open. When we slowly fill one tank, both tanks fill. However, wh...
by monroe
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Strut alignment, Freedom 39 PH
Replies: 2
Views: 2407

Strut alignment, Freedom 39 PH

Our strut is not in proper alignment with the propeller shaft and shaft log, thus causing wear on the cutlass bearing. Yes, we have adjusted the engine and shaft as much as possible, and we're still off. Looks like it might have been a day one issue, there's no indication that there's been any damag...
by monroe
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F39 PH deck drainage?
Replies: 12
Views: 5763

Re: F39 PH deck drainage?

Thanks PH39, looks like this was a known problem. Glad to know it wasn't the cabin settling, couldn't really see how it could be other than the lack of drainage. I'm reluctant to drill any holes, so I'll continue with the mop, and sailing to dryer places ;-) Doug s/v Spartan currently Newport Beach,...
by monroe
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F39 PH deck drainage?
Replies: 12
Views: 5763

Re: F39 PH deck drainage?

We have the same problem with our 39DS #27. It looks to us like the cabin top might have settled, thus causing water to puddle next to the cabin sides. When docked, moored, or anchored I mop up dew/rain almost daily.

Doug Monroe
s/v Spartan