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by RadioZephyr
Fri Apr 05, 2024 2:09 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Comparing Freedom 35 with Freedom 38?
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Comparing Freedom 35 with Freedom 38?

The 35 sails much better in light winds, the 38 needs at least 10kt of breeze to do anything. Above 15kt, a 38 is right in its prime, and I imagine the 35 is reefed or close to it. From 12kt to 20kt, it is a very fast boat, handles excellently, and is quite comfortable. A 38 is also much better in h...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Mar 28, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Deck fill
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Deck fill

I just do what this guy says to do: Marine How To. His posts on electrical terminations are also worth a read.
by RadioZephyr
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anchoring
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Anchoring

Hopefully you'll never get to the point where this fitting is needed!
by RadioZephyr
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:45 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F21 mast swaying
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: F21 mast swaying

I think I might have mentioned this to you, but Paul Dennis has a mast from that red F21 that he scrapped. Getting the mast to you would be tricky, but he would probably ship you the masthead piece. I'm not sure if it's the same design as the mastheads on the bigger Freedoms, but if it is, there ain...
by RadioZephyr
Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: very low water bilge pump
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: very low water bilge pump

I built one using this pump and a hose barb threaded into a piece of starboard as a pickup. Works great.
by RadioZephyr
Sat Jan 27, 2024 1:03 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup

Thanks for this diagram, as it appears that I've been tying it wrong for 25 years. Having said that, what's the difference in actual operation? I think that between the two setups shown, the "wrong" version would make it more difficult to access and untie the bowline if needed, as it would be hidde...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Jan 25, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup

It took me a while to figure this out, and I still have to do it at least twice every spring. This picture from UK Sailmakers demonstrates it pretty well:
credit: UK Sailmakers
credit: UK Sailmakers
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by RadioZephyr
Tue Jan 23, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup

Ahh, ok. I assume you mean tack when you said clew, yes? While it's probably not ideal to put slightly more outward force on that last sail car than the luff normally does when the sail is fully raised, I don't think it's necessarily a problem. It looks like the reefed tack is only about 3" aft of w...
by RadioZephyr
Mon Jan 22, 2024 1:06 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup
Replies: 17
Views: 1133

Re: Freedom 32 Continuous reef setup

Can you post some pictures showing what the setup looks like?