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by newt2u
Tue Oct 04, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Better sail shape on a reefed mainsail - F21
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Better sail shape on a reefed mainsail - F21

Thanks for the feedback. I had not considered the friction up the track, but yes the Cunningham would put more tension on the lower part of the sail due to that and I guess it can be significant and give the effect you describe. As to the comment on the video, yes my attach points are directly below...
by newt2u
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Better sail shape on a reefed mainsail - F21
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Better sail shape on a reefed mainsail - F21

Amazingly, after quoting 4-5 day delivery on the rope, it arrived today. So that's another job complete. I am still interested in people's views on the Cunningham.
by newt2u
Wed Sep 28, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Freedom 32 throttle shift control
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Freedom 32 throttle shift control

Click on the "attachments" tab below the text box, "add file" and, if you wish, use the cursor and "place inline" button to position it in your text.
by newt2u
Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Better sail shape on a reefed mainsail - F21
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Better sail shape on a reefed mainsail - F21

There seem to be two approaches for the Cunningham, firstly to ignore it and tension the luff with the halliard and winch. Alternatively I could use the 1st reef as a Cunningham and the second reef line in the first reef point, n.b. I have never used the second reefing point. I wonder, Is there any ...
by newt2u
Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:05 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Better sail shape on a reefed mainsail - F21
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Better sail shape on a reefed mainsail - F21

I came across this video today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUJ_eQU6z5Q and as I have Rockin in the front yard for the winter decided to implement a detachable outhaul that can be used on any clew cringle, when reefed, as per the video. My current outhaul is at the mast so to make this practical ...
by newt2u
Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker
Replies: 9
Views: 2381

Re: Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker

Thanks for that, yes feathering the pole to wind sounds like a good technique to have. I too had plenty of rudder authority. I used to have a flat plate rudder but profiled it with foam and GRP, (see here https://www.freedomyachts.org/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=13205 ), which made a big difference. I did ...
by newt2u
Wed Aug 31, 2022 5:34 am
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker
Replies: 9
Views: 2381

Re: Offshore Downwind with Gunmount Spinnaker

I was wondering what conditions other F21 or other gunmount spinnaker Freedoms would consider flying their spinnaker. In the past I have balked at flying mine in anything over 10-12knts. Yesterday however we had a glorious day with wind 15knts gusting up to 20 at times. We had a dead downwind run to...
by newt2u
Sat Aug 27, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Freedom Videos
Replies: 9
Views: 11283

Re: Freedom Videos

Enjoyed another day on the F21 yesterday and took some more video. The day started wet and grey but turned out nice by the end. F4-5 and full sail including the blade jib. Not sure if people want more links to these videos. I put them up for family and friends but am happy to continue to post here i...
by newt2u
Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Old Freedom 21 Sails (St Petersburg, FL or shipped anywhere)
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Old Freedom 21 Sails (St Petersburg, FL or shipped anywhere)

Hi Ian,

probably not really worth it given the condition of the sail but thanks for getting back. Shipping to/from the US seems high compared to China for example.

Best wishes in selling your stuff.

Chris
by newt2u
Sat Aug 20, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Old Freedom 21 Sails (St Petersburg, FL or shipped anywhere)
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: Old Freedom 21 Sails (St Petersburg, FL or shipped anywhere)

I have repaired a rip like that in the jib on my spinnaker with tape it is easy and seems to hold well. I'd be interested to know what it would cost to ship to the UK.