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by RadioZephyr
Wed Dec 08, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar

Ohh right, because Alaska
by RadioZephyr
Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar

Sailing-61-North wrote:
Wed Dec 08, 2021 6:04 pm
$14,800 for beta 30
Wow, that’s more than I expected. If I recall correctly, my Yanmar 3YM30AE was somewhere around $12,500 shipped.
by RadioZephyr
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: My first sailboat is a Freedom 28 Mull
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: My first sailboat is a Freedom 28 Mull

I just found that I also have a version of the F30 manual as a Word doc, and it appears to have a few more diagrams, including one that shows the reefing setup in the Isomat boom.
by RadioZephyr
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: My first sailboat is a Freedom 28 Mull
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: My first sailboat is a Freedom 28 Mull

As far as a manual goes, I don't know if they ever wrote a manual specific to the F28, or just gave people the F30 manual with a couple of different pages. I suspect the latter, as I understand that the two boats are very similar. I've attached the F30 manual, and you can have a look for any inconsi...
by RadioZephyr
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: My first sailboat is a Freedom 28 Mull
Replies: 11
Views: 384

Re: My first sailboat is a Freedom 28 Mull

Hell yeah, that’s awesome! Welcome to boat ownership. Welcome to the Freedom family.
by RadioZephyr
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar
Replies: 15
Views: 344

Re: Repower time - Freedom 32 Yanmar

My vote is to repower with the current model Yanmar, for two reasons: 1. Despite having the most expensive parts, Yanmar makes the best marine diesel engines. Ask any marine diesel mechanic and they’ll tell you the same thing: they just run. 2. The engine mounts are in the exact same place as the 3G...
by RadioZephyr
Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: freedom M28
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: freedom M28

What kind of boom is it? If it’s an Isomat, it may have “single line reefing,” and there is a separate section of diagrams and instructions that were included with the later owner’s manuals. It’s a somewhat complicated setup, but it works well if you set it up right and maintain the blocks that are ...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast split
Replies: 11
Views: 1607

Re: Mast split

I was emailing with Paul Dennis of Warren River Boatworks when I saw your post, and I passed it along to get his take. Paul was the production manager at Freedom for many years, and he's seen (and likely repaired) just about every type of issue that these boats can have. He gave me permission to pos...
by RadioZephyr
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F38 engine replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 516

Re: F38 engine replacement

Yes, I did in 2018. It was an excellent decision, and the new engine (3YM30AE) fits the compartment perfectly. The oil filter is a bit tricky to access, but still doable.
by RadioZephyr
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Wire slapping in mast....halyards too
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Wire slapping in mast....halyards too

The foam disintegrates for sure, but zip ties do not. I used very heavy duty ones, and they've been doing their job for years.

I wouldn't drill any more holes in my mast than I absolutely have to.