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by RadioZephyr
Sun Jan 29, 2023 11:26 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: New (to me) 1982 Freedom 39 PH owner
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: New (to me) 1982 Freedom 39 PH owner

Pretty sure it’s the same boat, due to the “2” on the sail. Freedom used the production numbers of their boats as the sail number.

Yeah, Paul rules.
by RadioZephyr
Sun Jan 29, 2023 12:35 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: New (to me) 1982 Freedom 39 PH owner
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: New (to me) 1982 Freedom 39 PH owner

I think there’s a picture of this boat hanging in the bathroom of Paul Dennis’s shop. I’ve been looking at the picture for years, and then I saw you mention that you have hull #2.
Freedom 39 PH, number 002
Freedom 39 PH, number 002
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by RadioZephyr
Tue Dec 20, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Profile to F21 lifting rudder
Replies: 38
Views: 13456

Re: Profile to F21 lifting rudder

Oh yeah, I was wondering that when I saw your posts about it.

Don’t worry, I was down there on Sunday and it’s still there. The hardware isn’t on it, but I think Paul removed it and put it aside when he scrapped the boat.
by RadioZephyr
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Support Paul Dennis
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Support Paul Dennis

Here here. Paul is an endless source of knowledge, and being able to benefit from his decades of experience has been invaluable for me. While I’ve had him do a good amount of work over the years, what I’ve learned from him has allowed me to make a ton of really substantial improvements and repairs m...
by RadioZephyr
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 40/40 Vang attachment slides?
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: 40/40 Vang attachment slides?

I don't think it's supposed to slide. Do you see any holes for fasteners in the sliding piece that would fix it in place? Or any holes in the track on the boom? When I replaced my vang, I had to affix the new under-boom fitting to the boom. Finding the correct location in the track was a bit tricky....
by RadioZephyr
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Alternative to an Edson Wheel Cover???
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Alternative to an Edson Wheel Cover???

I’ve done two now, a 32” and a 40”, both from kits made by a guy in Seattle. I think it was boatleather.com. A very satisfying experience, and a high quality product.

Probably not cheaper than Edson’s kit, but higher quality in my opinion.
by RadioZephyr
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: OMG he is talking about the camberspar again and needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: OMG he is talking about the camberspar again and needs help

Hey Mike, A few things: 1. Paul tells me that according to Dave Bierig, Freedom used tubing that was a size smaller than what he had spec'd. He's not sure why. The camberspar that came with my first Freedom had a quite severe curve in it, and I think that that has to do with the lighter duty tube be...
by RadioZephyr
Mon Oct 24, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Prop Suggestions for 28M
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Prop Suggestions for 28M

One other advantage that came to me about the max prop is the outstanding performance in reverse. The blades go into a much more optimal position when reversing than a fixed prop, and the result is that you can really feel it bite when backing down. A couple seasons ago I was operating a friend's F3...
by RadioZephyr
Tue Oct 18, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Prop Suggestions for 28M
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Prop Suggestions for 28M

If I were you, I'd stick with the Maxprop. It's a really great device, as long as it's properly greased every year. You might want to check with PYI about what the pitch setting should be, and then confirm that that's what you have. They are very responsive. As far as fighting the current goes, it m...
by RadioZephyr
Sun Oct 16, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Prop Suggestions for 28M
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: Prop Suggestions for 28M

I believe that's a MaxProp.