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by captairman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)

I too have a Fredom 39 ( deck salon, hull number 27). I re-powered in 2014, when I was tired of mopping up oil from the engine, not able to run at rated RPM without overheating, the noise, and was on the way down the west coast to Mexico. A rebuild would have cost $11k, I was able to replace it wit...
by captairman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)

The good news is, the engine is running again. The bad news is the mechanic confirmed water in the cylinders and it had been sitting a few days. I plan to head down and check the exhaust elbow, and design of the exhaust where the outlet is on the port side, as well as changing and testing the oil. T...
by captairman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)

Thanks all for the replies, I'm not the most experienced with diesels but I know similar situations with gassers have ended poorly (but thats mostly from driving into a pond or the like). Gives me a bit of hope to hear that people think this could mean a bum starter. I have a mechanic who was recomm...
by captairman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)

I was on Block Island from 7/20 to 7/24 anchored near the Lady L megayacht. What makes you think its not the starter? Belanich Dolcetto F38 Wow, small world. We spent a nice weekend there, on a mix of private/town moorings. I believe the starter motor is OK, solenoid engages and it does try to turn...
by captairman
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Minor disaster aboard F39PHS (Perkins 4108)

Greetings all, Two weeks ago we had a glorious sail to Block Island, running at 7-8 kts for what seemed like most of it. We motored back against the westerlies in Long Island sound for about 20 hours. No issues to report, temps nominal and good oil pressure and level throughout. We buttoned up the b...
by captairman
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F39PHS Staysail?
Replies: 0
Views: 1130

F39PHS Staysail?

Hello, I've done some looking around and I've found a picture or two, but I have never been able to find dimensions or drawings for the staysail that is alleged to have accompanied the F39PHS. Both our masts seem to have a sturdy block and halyard on the fwd side of the masthead. I'm not entirely su...
by captairman
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: using a drill for raising the main
Replies: 14
Views: 9416

Re: using a drill for raising the main

Sorry to bump an old thread but I found it helpful and perhaps could add some insight: the very ubiquitous (here in the US) line of Ryobi One+ tools has a pure DC car charger which can eliminate some of the conversion loss going from dc/ac/dc, plugs right into a cigarette lighter. The tool line also...
by captairman
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Freedom 39 Info and Owners?
Replies: 6
Views: 6116

Re: Freedom 39 Info and Owners?

Congratulations, I too am new to the cabal. We bought the F39PHS "Shiloh" earlier this year and decided to keep the name as it's been on the back since the initial commissioning. It's a pretty name and we're superstitious enough to keep it around! You may see us and our admittedly tuckered out sails...