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by RadioZephyr
Mon Nov 28, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Support Paul Dennis
Replies: 1
Views: 159

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: 105

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: 222

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: 260

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: 14
Views: 646

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: 14
Views: 646

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: 14
Views: 646

Re: Prop Suggestions for 28M

I believe that's a MaxProp.
by RadioZephyr
Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: F40-40 how many were made?
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: F40-40 how many were made?

Mark is still around, he helped me buy my boat! I believe he's still at Cape Yachts in South Dartmouth, you should give him a call.
by RadioZephyr
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: CC45 ports
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: CC45 ports

Man Ship Marine in Taiwan. I believe they have an importer in CA.
by RadioZephyr
Thu Sep 01, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Dangers of offset companionways??
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Dangers of offset companionways??

& please don't tell me that never happens with these boats! I sail my F38 hard . I sail in real weather, and I'm not afraid to go out when it's blowing 30kt. In my six seasons of sailing this boat, I have wet the rail exactly once. I cannot speak for other models, but the F36/38 just doesn't go ove...