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by moy
Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:44 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: dismasted freedom 39 ph
Replies: 46
Views: 1835

Re: dismasted freedom 39 ph

Running backstays, I think maybe you mean...?
by moy
Wed Dec 28, 2022 6:34 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Cheap F25 for sale on Facebook (UK)
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Cheap F25 for sale on Facebook (UK)

Not mine & I have no connection to the seller.

They want £700. Bit of a project. Let me know if you can't get this link to work:


https://www.facebook.com/groups/Yachtsa ... 6556899670
by moy
Sat Dec 03, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: dismasted freedom 39 ph
Replies: 46
Views: 1835

Re: dismasted freedom 39 ph

Freedom 39 ph masts were constructed in 2 pieces and then joined together at the factory ( as per eric Schonberg) you may confirm this with him if you like, dont know about the other boats , the splice consists of an approx 1/8 inch x 3 foot internal sleeve, the wall thickness of the sleeve is supp...
by moy
Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: dismasted freedom 39 ph
Replies: 46
Views: 1835

Re: dismasted freedom 39 ph

So is this a Tillotson Pearson mast? I don't know about your F39, but I know the TP carbon fibre masts on the F35 / F33 have known issues with circumferential cracking, for which Eric Sponberg devised a remedy. Had yours ever shown sign of that circumferential cracking? Has it been through Eric's re...
by moy
Thu Dec 01, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: dismasted freedom 39 ph
Replies: 46
Views: 1835

Re: dismasted freedom 39 ph

Oh dear.... Good job you've got 2...!

What material is the mast made of, & what were the circumstances that led to this, if I might ask?
by moy
Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Cutlass (Morse) Bearing Removal - F-33
Replies: 21
Views: 1404

Re: Cutlass (Morse) Bearing Removal - F-33

You can try knocking it out with a wooden drift first, but if it won't come out easily then yes, you'll have to make yourself a puller with a long bolt with a washer on the inboard end, as you say. You'll need a short section of (e.g.) scaffold pole to go over your stern tube (otherwise how does the...
by moy
Wed Aug 31, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Dangers of offset companionways??
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Dangers of offset companionways??

So, the Hoyt F33/35 (at least - don't know about other models) has the companionway offset to starboard. Does this not represent something of a vulnerability to having large volumes of water entering the vessel - in the event of a knockdown to that side, for example. Or in any other circumstances wh...
by moy
Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:52 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Trailer wanted!
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Trailer wanted!

Hi. Long shot here, but just wondering if there might, by some chance, be any UK based F35+ owners here who happen to have a trailer (that would definitely fit / take the weight) that they might be willing to either (ideally) hire out for a very short term while not in use, or potentially even sell?...
by moy
Tue May 10, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SE England surveyor
Replies: 0
Views: 662

SE England surveyor

Hi all.

Does anyone happen to know a yacht surveyor they would particularly recommend in the Essex / SE England / E England area?

Thanks!
by moy
Mon May 09, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Freedom 33/35 weight (centreboard version)
Replies: 5
Views: 1139

Re: Freedom 33/35 weight (centreboard version)

Thanks Castaway, for your very complete answer!