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by andygc
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Silicone around mast boot?
Replies: 14
Views: 926

Re: Silicone around mast boot?

I doubt a replacement will be cheap since I'll have to get rig-rite to make one. No you won't. I used flexible drainage pipe connectors. Details in this thread: https://www.freedomyachts.org/viewtopic.php?p=52016#p52016 Of course, you can only fit it if you pull the mast, or get up the top and wrig...
by andygc
Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:24 am
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Need HIN for Freedom 35 built in UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Need HIN for Freedom 35 built in UK

string I may be looking for would be FR33 (in uk this was a 33 not a 35) 023 ../../85. Wrong way round - the US original was the 33, the UK version was the 35. The difference is merely marketing - the bowplank is about 2 feet long. My boat was sold as a 30, but the moulding is the 28. The fairly cr...
by andygc
Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Need HIN for Freedom 35 built in UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: Need HIN for Freedom 35 built in UK

If it is built in the UK you wouldn't expect to find a US style HIN. On my UK built Freedom 30 the identification number is on the top left outside surface of the transom and repeated low down on the inside surface, just above the drainage opening. The writing is small. It's FR28 107 5/11/80 FR28 - ...
by andygc
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: double skin/sail
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: double skin/sail

My 30CK is rigged the same. This is how I fold the sails for rigging: Fold sails.jpg That is, roll each side separately to the middle. Stand the roll up in front of the mast, inside the wishbone, and then just unroll each side. When you discover you have the roll upside down or facing the wrong way,...
by andygc
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: double skin/sail
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: double skin/sail

Have a look at the Freedom 33 manual here: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=68
by andygc
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F38 Mast Leak, Ready to admit defeat
Replies: 19
Views: 9865

Re: F38 Mast Leak, Ready to admit defeat

Don't you have a collar attached to the deck? Like this (that's on a 30CK) collar.jpg The connector fits round the collar above the rings that take the blocks. The same place you'd stick tape if you wrapped it. I don't have a picture of that part of my boat - I don't have a moulded plug between coll...
by andygc
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mastboot Tape
Replies: 5
Views: 1252

Re: Mastboot Tape

I used flexible drainage pipe connectors. Details in this thread:
viewtopic.php?p=52016#p52016
by andygc
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Tohatsu SailPro 6hp Outboard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: Tohatsu SailPro 6hp Outboard?

I suggest that comparing an F21 with an F28 CK is probably not a good way to go. My F30 CK (the UK-built version of the F28) when fully equipped weighs around 7 tonnes on the crane. I don't know if any F21 weighs more than 1 tonne. 6HP is not going to push an F28 anywhere near hull speed except in a...
by andygc
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 28 CK mast cap questions
Replies: 2
Views: 718

Re: 28 CK mast cap questions

Hi Jeff The stub of the mast cap is bonded into the mast. I didn't think to see how far into the mast the stub goes when I had the masts down - but it was pretty obvious that trying to take it out would be a bad idea. There are no conduits - there's no internal rigging for the cables to interfere wi...
by andygc
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Is this a G10 rig?
Replies: 39
Views: 7482

Re: Is this a G10 rig?

Sailing-61-North Can I just toss in a couple of small points? The word "rakbanden" is plural. The original design of the rig does not use a spiral line down the luff, it uses a series of short lines, using the method used by Dutch sailing barges. If I remember correctly they were the outer sheath of...