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by ketch22
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F39PHS Staysail?
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: F39PHS Staysail?

Good Morning Gamayun, So you're doing the Pac Cup? Kewl! Ketch 22 and crew did it in 2004. The race crew all flew back to the mainland in short order after arrival, but I stayed aboard in the Kaneohe YC marina for nearly 8 weeks before sailing off to the mainland. Naty flew over for part of that (an...
by ketch22
Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F39PHS Staysail?
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: F39PHS Staysail?

The image of the Freedom flying the staysail was taken circa 2007 in San Francisco Bay. It was taken by a friend of mine when I was the owner of the boat in question. The yacht is F39 Ketch 22, a Freedom Express, hull number 22. The camera is looking north with Sausalito/Richardson Bay in the backgr...
by ketch22
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast shifting at the bottom
Replies: 9
Views: 5898

Re: Mast shifting at the bottom

Not sure about the designer's intent. I never took pics when the masts were removed. Regarding the mast work, I am about 190 lbs. I've been up both masts multiple times for different reasons. I use a top climber, usually with a safety line wrapped around the mast. The top climber line is tied to a s...
by ketch22
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast shifting at the bottom
Replies: 9
Views: 5898

Re: Mast shifting at the bottom

Hello Wolle, I am the owner of Ketch 22, F39 hull number 22. I bought her in 1997 near Houston. Shortly after, I sailed to Ft Myers Beach FL through short, choppy seas for hours on end. It was nauseating, but I didn't have the problem you described. Unknown to me the PO had put epoxy inside the mizz...
by ketch22
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: mast head
Replies: 19
Views: 10747

Re: mast head

Looks beautiful Gamyun. Great job. Should be good for another 30 years.

tm
by ketch22
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Yanmar 3gm30f water pump
Replies: 4
Views: 3635

Re: Yanmar 3gm30f water pump

YOYO for removing it, but I have a good trick to re-install. First, lube up the spine and the blades of the impeller. Get yourself a rightsized hose clamp and collapse the impeller blades with it until they are small enough to fit in the pump housing with little or no friction getting them in. The c...
by ketch22
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: F35 Pedrick. Has Anyone Added an Auto. Backup Bilge Pump?
Replies: 2
Views: 2974

Re: F35 Perrick. Anyone Add a Backup Bilge Pump?

Hello Mark, Ketch 22 has two electric and two manual bilge pumps. One of the electric pumps uses a" float switch", the second is a water witch style. Each pump has its own thru hull, one at the stern and one on the starboard side. The wiring is separate as well. Each pump has its own breaker. Ketch ...
by ketch22
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anchor rode attachment point
Replies: 11
Views: 6837

Re: Anchor rode attachment point

I use two nylon lines that form a V. The apex of the V has a large chain cleat that grabs the chain. The V assembly lowers the attachment of "boat to chain" to near the water line. While true that the stress of the anchor line is at deck level, the actual attachment level of the chain is closer to w...
by ketch22
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Anchor rode attachment point
Replies: 11
Views: 6837

Re: Anchor rode attachment point

My 200 feet of chain is tied to the mast with a short piece of nylon anchor rode. I've never had a problem and like the freedom of being able to cut the chain loose in an emergency. I also am mindful of how much chain I release so that I don't allow the rode to rub on my mast under stress. I also us...
by ketch22
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: Bay Area meet up
Replies: 64
Views: 38331

Re: Bay Area meet up

Thanks for arranging all this Gamayun.

Ketch 22 is 39' by 12.5'.

She'll need about 5.5' of depth.

Tom and Naty