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by RadioZephyr
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Wire slapping in mast....halyards too
Replies: 3
Views: 56

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

The answer is zip tie “spiders.” If you search my posts you’ll find a picture of them installed on my wiring when I replaced everything in my mast.
by RadioZephyr
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel guage vs actual fuel in F36/F38
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Fuel guage vs actual fuel in F36/F38

Here’s a drawing of the original fuel tank. I believe it’s a 35 gallon tank, though mine was replaced by the previous owner and only a 30 gallon version could fit through the companionway. The weld at the lower forward end tends to corrode and develop pinhole leaks, due to water collecting there. As...
by RadioZephyr
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 21 Traveler End Controls
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Freedom 21 Traveler End Controls

I have installed Harken end controls before, and it requires drilling holes down through the aluminum track, with the end stop as a guide. It's pretty straightforward, and it allows you to put the end controls exactly where you want (unless there's a screw hole in the way). Tripping shouldn't be an ...
by RadioZephyr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Prop shaft seal ID
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Prop shaft seal ID

Oof, yeah, that's a tough break. At least it's one less thing to worry about going forward! Hopefully it'll also work in reverse.
by RadioZephyr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Prop shaft seal ID
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Prop shaft seal ID

I know that the earliest Gary Mull-designed Freedoms used a Syntron shaft seal, which was indeed an industrial part, not a marine-specific design. It looks like this: Syntron.jpg The problem with the Syntron seals is that over time the two lip seals inside wear grooves into the prop shaft. If that's...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F36/F38 running rigging lists
Replies: 1
Views: 183

F36/F38 running rigging lists

I was looking through some records at Paul Dennis's shop, and I came across a couple of running rigging lists for the Freedom 36/38 that he had modified at some point. The one in the manual is for the very earliest boats, and does not account for the switch to single-line reefing on the Isomat booms...
by RadioZephyr
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F21 running rigging beginner questions
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: F21 running rigging beginner questions

For the aft reefing line, I'd suggest putting a nice strong padeye on your boom, just below where the grommet is in your picture. If you can reach inside the boom that far, it would be fairly easy to add a backing plate for it, which would be a good idea. Once installed, you can terminate your reef ...
by RadioZephyr
Mon May 31, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: SS Marine Hot Water Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: SS Marine Hot Water Tank

I believe this is the replacement:
https://www.mcmaster.com/35555K21/
by RadioZephyr
Tue May 11, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Inner boom blocks
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Inner boom blocks

If you have Isomat booms, he's probably referring to the single line reefing setup. This picture is from the F45 manual, but it's the same system.
by RadioZephyr
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Freedom 36 battery location and number?
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Re: Freedom 36 battery location and number?

It's underneath the chart table. I have three group 31 batteries under there, after extending the shelf about an inch.