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by TonyB
Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom Decals - how many to order?
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Freedom Decals - how many to order?

I will also take 4!!

Thanks!
Tony
by TonyB
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Freedom 40/40 roller furling jib forestay tension
Replies: 5
Views: 4244

Re: Freedom 40/40 roller furling jib forestay tension

I am going to kick this up again! I have had Circe, a 40/40 for two years now. The headstay seems to be getting longer! She has roller furling and I think the bolt is unscrewing under the drum of the roller furler. But before I attempt to fix it I was hoping someone might have input on how tight it ...
by TonyB
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms
Replies: 6
Views: 5118

Re: PHRF Adjustments for Freedoms

Here in SF Bay where I am the only F40/40 they gave me a base rating of 91 and a penalty for a spin pole longer than J (which is stock for the F40/40). Which brought me to 81. Brutal. I plan on challenging it but haven’t done so yet. I think the base rating is tough. And the penalty on the spinnaker...
by TonyB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?
Replies: 18
Views: 7390

Re: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?

Hey Chris,
I would definitely be interested in the sail. I have already obtained a spar. If you want to discuss feel free to DM me and we can talk.

Thx.
by TonyB
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?
Replies: 18
Views: 7390

Re: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?

Thanks for the reply Jim. Great info. Yes the roller fueled jib, once you are off the wind a ways, just doesn’t do much. It is hard to give it any kind of shape. If I am reaching for a ways, I will sheet it over to the rail which helps. But at a certain wind angle it pretty much becomes useless with...
by TonyB
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?
Replies: 18
Views: 7390

Re: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?

Just FYI, I have started down this path of replacing the roller furling with a camber spar set up on my Freedom 40/40. I bought a used camperspar from someone who decided to go from camberspar to roller furling. They both have their advantages and disadvantageous. But just FYI, Paul Dennis at Warren...
by TonyB
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Manual bilge pump
Replies: 9
Views: 4301

Re: Manual bilge pump

Hi Bad, that was our thinking on next step. Try to seal the pick up end and pressurize it. Maybe even pressurize it with colored smoke (we have a friend who works on HVAC systems and this is what they do). But the hose seems to run such a "buried" route I am not sure we would find it, but worth a tr...
by TonyB
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Manual bilge pump
Replies: 9
Views: 4301

Re: Manual bilge pump

Still troubleshooting Manual Bilge Pump on my F 40/40. Finally found the pickup in the rearmost section of the deep bilge, which on my "Anniversary Model" means pulling up the floor and removing the center 4D battery to access. And really the rearmost 4D as well since who wants to lay across a batte...
by TonyB
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Manual bilge pump
Replies: 9
Views: 4301

Re: Manual bilge pump

Kick starting an old thread here. My manual bilge pump isn’t working. After a bunch of researching I figured a Whale gusher Titan has the same hole pattern as the deck plate that fits into the molded cutout in the combing of my F 40/40. So I bought one online (returnable of course). Just wanted to h...
by TonyB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 2338

Re: Battery Woes

Great! Good luck. Check the water levels in the cells when you install it. I made the mistake of not checking once and ruined a good set of new batteries.
Who knew batteries would take up so much of our sailing consciousness?!