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by walterg
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Stepping the Mast
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Stepping the Mast

The yard that hauls Nova Vita for me has done this a number of years, here's where they position the sling.
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by walterg
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast Collar Deck/Bolt Issue - has anyone repaired them ?
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: Mast Collar Deck/Bolt Issue - has anyone repaired them ?

I have the 28' sloop which has a little different hardware, but the same concept for the ring and the collar. I went a little bit different route and had a new ring fabricated out of stainless steel, with the SS studs welded on instead of tapped as they were on the original aluminum ring. The origin...
by walterg
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: New sails
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: New sails

I had a new set made this past year by Thurston (Quantum) in Bristol RI for my F28. Am very happy with them and they know their way around Freedoms.
by walterg
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 33
Views: 5180

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Thank you Ron, that clearly explains what happened to me. I will add that to my long list of lessons learned the hard way :lol:
by walterg
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 33
Views: 5180

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

The rudder was a little under $5K all in with shipping duty, etc. I did all of the installation work myself. The total cost to me of the incident including towing, storage, haulout and relaunch, etc. was about $7500. Insurance (Geico/Boat US) paid out $2700 to me. I'm not very knowledgeable about in...
by walterg
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 33
Views: 5180

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Well my F28 rudder replacement post comes to an end. Drilled the mounting holes and applied some bottom paint: new rudder_5_small.jpg Installed and re-launched after 72 days on the hard: new rudder_6_small.jpg new rudder_8_small.jpg Fit is very good and CCI did a great job, especially with the lack ...
by walterg
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 33
Views: 5180

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

New rudder has arrived from CCI!

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by walterg
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel tank gauge failed F28 (Mull)
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Fuel tank gauge failed F28 (Mull)

Does your tank have an access port like mine (4-5" in diameter, adjacent to the gauge)? I was never sure if that access port was original or if it was cut into the tank by a previous owner. The gauge is pretty simple, it's just a wire rod with a plastic float on the bottom that actuates the needle. ...
by walterg
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 33
Views: 5180

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

CCI is doing the build with Phil (Phil's Foils) doing the design. Although I had thought that the original rudderstock was a FRP/carbon composite, Phil told me that there was no carbon in mine, just FRP. So the new carbon stock should be much stronger than the original. I'd hate to have to go throug...
by walterg
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 33
Views: 5180

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

First pics of my new rudder under construction. This is after they have built the carbon post and milled the foam, in preparation for vacuum-bagging the skins on.

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