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by pbfein
Sun Dec 11, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower F45 CC
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Repower F45 CC

More pics. Sink and plumbing going back in.
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by pbfein
Sun Dec 11, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower F45 CC
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Repower F45 CC

More pics. The yard built custom brackets for the 4jh57 to drop on the holes of the 4jhtbe including dealing with the height difference between front and back. No real glasswork in this project. We also installed a 1" intake seacock and a 8 gallon isotemp water heater. IMG_1295.jpeg IMG_1300.jpeg IM...
by pbfein
Sun Dec 11, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower F45 CC
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Repower F45 CC

This project is complete. It has been quite a journey and we sea trialed in early November before putting her back to bed for winter. The normally aspirated 4JH57 is super smooth and quiet and powers at about 7 knts at 2K RPM in flat water with 3 bladed max-prop. Lots of cleanup work in wiring and p...
by pbfein
Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Sail material F45cc
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Sail material F45cc

I am shopping for some new sails for an F45CC. Anyone go beyond dacron sails for these boats? With the bendy rigs do they benefit much from more exotic sails? The quotes I have now include radial dacron, radial hydranet and North laminate Cruise Xi. The boat has a roller furling boom as well. Peter ...
by pbfein
Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Gel coat colour
Replies: 5
Views: 1152

Re: Gel coat colour

I recently purchased a F45CC as well. Would be happy to compare notes if interested. My boat has some cabin top crazing as well and needs some chip repair on the transom edge. My hull and cabin top look like your typical just off white. Previous owner notes say 952 Buffback gelcoat. "Sport Yacht Whi...
by pbfein
Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower F45 CC
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Repower F45 CC

Old engine ready for the crane. Thank you Archimedes. Cabinetry demo was not as bad as I thought as yard was able cleanly remove the front panel.
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by pbfein
Mon Aug 15, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F45 Anchor washdown system
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: F45 Anchor washdown system

I though it might be unique to my boat but the blue F45 for sale on YW has the same holes in the bow. When I saw that, I figured this might have been an option and more boats out there have it installed.

F45 1991 #25
by pbfein
Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F45 Anchor washdown system
Replies: 3
Views: 729

F45 Anchor washdown system

Is anyone familiar with parts/workings of the anchor rode washdown spray tubes that exist on some Freedom 45s including mine? See the attached picture. In the anchor locker the tube ends have removable plugs. There is also a standard spigot with hose thread but no hose. Just unclear how the water co...
by pbfein
Sat Jul 23, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Repower F45 CC
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: Repower F45 CC

This is finally happening. Working off of the yard's punch list, I have started dismantling the plumbing around the engine and the galley itself. New 4JH57 has just arrived. Will likely be a few more weeks before the the old engine is out.
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by pbfein
Fri Jul 15, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Boat Insurance Freedom 45
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: Boat Insurance Freedom 45

I bought a Freedom 45 this past April and we were able get insurance through our local agent who specializes in yachts. http://www.burkeins.com/. The policy is underwritten by Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company. There was never any questions about the rig but they needed the purchase survey (obvio...