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by RadioZephyr
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: How to use website features
Topic: Just Joining
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: Just Joining

Oh good! I was worried my reply was too late. I absolutely love my 38, it's fantastic. I sail the hell out of it, and it has performed admirably. I do envy the engine access and athwartship double bed of the F35, but I think the overall performance of the F38 makes up for it. Oh, and the anchor lock...
by RadioZephyr
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: How to use website features
Topic: Just Joining
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: Just Joining

Paul Dennis told me about one issue they had with the early Pedrick F35s, which was water ingress at the aft end of the keel stub. It owes to the difficulty of making the acute angle of that narrow feather edge out of fiberglass. The two sides had trouble bonding, and would separate, letting in wate...
by RadioZephyr
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Mast step replacement needed
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Re: Mast step replacement needed

I'd replace all of them with 316 stainless, which is what I did. They've held up great so far, and the added weight doesn't matter much since it's so low on the mast.

Details and pictures here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13075
by RadioZephyr
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2 reefing points
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: 2 reefing points

Are you waiting to put the cap on after you're done filling the water tank? If you put the cap on the deck fill immediately after filling, it will create a siphon and empty itself into the bilge.
by RadioZephyr
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom 38 Fairclough Cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1886

Re: Freedom 38 Fairclough Cover

If not, I have one as well, it's just missing the frame. Made in 2017, only used one season.
by RadioZephyr
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Jibe Preventer for Freedom 32
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: Jibe Preventer for Freedom 32

I added a permanently rigged preventer to my boom 2years ago, and it’s been quite handy. I say that it’s “permanently rigged” because it is eye spliced to a pad eye on the underside of the aft end of the boom and runs to a cleat about 3/4 of the way to the mast. That way, it’s always ready to use. I...
by RadioZephyr
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: Fuel fill idea

Ahh, ok, that makes more sense. Having recently repowered, I tend to run my new engine at its optimal output nearly all of the time, which I didn't always do before. I also replaced the soundproofing in the engine compartment at the time, so it's much quieter now, which may have something to do with...
by RadioZephyr
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: Fuel fill idea

Thanks! It's actually a gear pump. Yes, I'm still untying the cans and refilling them in the cockpit. This is partly because I need to put together a separate hose to swap in for filling the cans (with a shutoff valve near the end), and partly because I've been sailing alone this summer and I would ...
by RadioZephyr
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 33
Views: 3134

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Woah, that’s crazy, I’m so sorry to hear it! Where did it separate? Do you have any pictures of what’s left?
by RadioZephyr
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Current Boat Location Photo.
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Current Boat Location Photo.

Goddamn. That might make me forget about the cost of shipping, at least for a little while.