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by SimonH
Sat Dec 17, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Gel coat colour
Replies: 5
Views: 1159

Re: Gel coat colour

Did you come to decision on repair and if so, how did you do it? Mine was crazed when I bought her last year and the PO said he didn't have any until he had the gel coat painted a new color a few years ago. Went from white to navy blue so perhaps overheated? Anyway, the yard said lots of $ to fix an...
by SimonH
Sat Dec 17, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Freedom 39 Info and Owners?
Replies: 10
Views: 11638

Re: Freedom 39 Info and Owners?

Very late to this thread but bought our 85 39PH last fall and sailing on the Chesapeake. So far we really like this boat but there is a definite learning curve compared to traditional rigs. Would love to take her to New England or down south at some point but no rush we hope. Jenny Sue II is the for...
by SimonH
Sat Dec 17, 2022 3:00 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Freedom 39 transmission
Replies: 3
Views: 555

Re: Freedom 39 transmission

Not sure the difference between the 39 express and 39 PH but I have an 85 version of the latter:

- 4JH5E
- Kanzaki KM 35P
- 2.36:1
- No idea about angle of deflection
- FWIW - 3 bladed bronze prop, 18" with 15deg pitch
- Running at 2100 RPM does about 6.8 - 7kts boat speed
by SimonH
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Boom Vang mast collar
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Boom Vang mast collar

Thanks Geoff. Rubber sheet makes sense and is easy. Interesting issue with your collar riding up since mine has had the opposite problem. I have to get some welding work done for a different project so might make sense to have the "hold down" fitting made up at the same time just in case. Much appre...
by SimonH
Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:24 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Boom Vang mast collar
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Boom Vang mast collar

New owner of PH39. The collar supporting the boom vang on the main mast gradually slid down onto the mast boot crushing the tape (even more than in the pic). I removed the collar and fixed the tape before any damage was done to the actual boot. Now it is time to remount the collar and here is the pr...