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by RadioZephyr
Thu May 21, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Dinghy Mounts for F38
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Dinghy Mounts for F38

I've had two, and I really like my current setup. On my first F38, the previous owner had installed St. Croix model 300 removable davits (since discontinued), which were just sturdy enough to handle my 9.5' RIB and 9.9hp outboard. When I bought my current F38, I decided to go with the larger model 5...
by RadioZephyr
Fri May 15, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber Spar rigging
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Camber Spar rigging

Yes. Mine came with fender washers instead of the regular sized ones, and an additional pair so there's a washer on either side of the sail. On my setup it goes as follows: bolt head, fender washer, sail, fender washer, stainless clip, camberspar clevis, camberspar sheave/forestay, camberspar clevis...
by RadioZephyr
Fri May 15, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Fuel fill idea

That makes sense! I guess I could put it lower (as suggested above), but I’ve decided to keep it high and just get a small electric pump to do the transfers. I will report back with pictures once everything is installed.
by RadioZephyr
Mon May 11, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Fuel fill idea

To use your 'shaker siphon', the ball fitting would need to be below the level of the cans, or they would not empty by siphonic action. Are you sure that would be a problem? The outlet of the siphon is the fuel tank, which is a few inches below the bottom of the cans. I'm not a physicist, but I was...
by RadioZephyr
Sat May 09, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel fill idea
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Fuel fill idea

I had this idea during my last passage, and I wanted to run it by the forum and see what you folks thought about it. It seems sound to me, but I could definitely be missing some fatal flaw, and I’d rather find that out before I start making cuts. The problem that I’m looking to solve is that on the ...
by RadioZephyr
Fri May 01, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F32: what are these “circular cutouts” on the deck?
Replies: 7
Views: 375

Re: F32: what are these “circular cutouts” on the deck?

On the later F38's they added side deck drains connected to hoses, which went to thru-hulls just forward of the cockpit drains. You can see where the drains are on my boat, though I can't say that's where they put them for everyone.
by RadioZephyr
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Refinish sole
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Refinish sole

Looks great! Mine are in desperate need of such a treatment, but I have absolutely zero experience with refinishing interior wood so it keeps getting pushed to “next winter.” I even have a brand new, unfinished panel from the bottom of the companionway steps ready to go. When the previous owners too...
by RadioZephyr
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Freedom 40/40 taking on water only while engine running
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Freedom 40/40 taking on water only while engine running

I actually had a similar problem on my F38 last season, though on a much smaller scale. On the F38 the cockpit drain hoses go to 2" Marelon thru-hulls, which are just aft and inboard of the side deck drains, and the emergency bilge pump outlet and propane locker drain on the port side. Last season I...
by RadioZephyr
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Port windows F32
Replies: 20
Views: 1308

Re: Port windows F32

I think the tape that’s used is 3M VHB, which stands for “very high bond.” Then silicone fills in the gap around the glass on the outside.