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by SunnyIsleMark
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines

Thanks so much for the responses. After looking at the single line reefing solutions presented by various builders and sailmakers, it does seem clear that the best option is reef line brought down to the boom and simultaneously pulled aft by via the line from the sheave at the end of the boom. My cu...
by SunnyIsleMark
Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines

Thanks Geoff. Agreed on the tight fit to the boom, which is why I wondered about the original Freedom setup. I’m not sure when they started supplying loose footed mains but there must be several years worth of production prior to that. They do mention a reef related grommet added to the foot of the ...
by SunnyIsleMark
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines

At the risk of bringing up yet another single line reefing discussion, I have searched through prior posts but have not seen anyone actually using or suggesting the arrangement that my boat came with, which is simply a bowline tied directly to each reef point. I figured it was done improperly by the...
by SunnyIsleMark
Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: On Deck Staysail badly Freedom 21
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: On Deck Staysail badly Freedom 21

That sounds pretty much the way many of the larger Freedoms are set up normally, although I’m not sure you really want the bag lashed to the foredeck while sailing, nor would you necessarily want it to open from the top. The camber spar does keep things more rigid and easier to bag.
by SunnyIsleMark
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Camber spar

Maybe this will help…
by SunnyIsleMark
Fri Jul 08, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Camber spar

Unless you are in really light air and want to keep the clew suspended, you should keep slack in the topping lift to avoid fighting the sheet when you need to go upwind or when the wind picks up. As for flipping during a tack, make sure the sheet is attached to the long part of the clew fitting and ...
by SunnyIsleMark
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Camber spar

Had my jib raised at the dock today to install a piece of chafe protector on the forestay and manually pushed the jib between port and starboard tacks. It was pretty easy to see why the sheet block should be attached to the extended eye facing down, as it gave the sheet block just enough leverage to...
by SunnyIsleMark
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Camber spar

Lots of good ideas here. Here’s a shot of my setup after the sail is flaked and covered.
It occurs to me that a simple chafe protector commonly used of shrouds (on non-Freedoms of course 😎) might be a simple solution for the headstay issue.
by SunnyIsleMark
Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 20
Views: 1258

Re: Camber spar

I was looking at mine this week and wondered the same thing…
I think the long side goes towards the deck but it seems as it would work either way. That’s how I’m set up anyway.
by SunnyIsleMark
Tue May 31, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Seeking Opinions-First Time Rigging my m28'
Replies: 6
Views: 446

Re: Seeking Opinions-First Time Rigging my m28'

I think mine is pretty much the same as Walter’s.