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by Salacia
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Antal two-way traveler winch install
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Antal two-way traveler winch install

The parts are all Harken. For the traveler car, use HBB197 Big Boat Non-captive Bearing Car Rebuild Kit. Yes, big boat. This is a big main. The major problem I had was removing the control cars at the end of the track as I mentioned in the prior message. Be gentle with an impact drill. If they loose...
by Salacia
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Antal two-way traveler winch install
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Antal two-way traveler winch install

If you are having a lot of trouble with the traveler, it is time to change the ball bearings. I have a '97 Pedrick 35. The ball bearings definitely needed replacing. Changed them this spring. Follow the Harken instructions. The only trouble I had was the screws holding down the control cars at the e...
by Salacia
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F35 Spinnaker Hardware Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: F35 Spinnaker Hardware Questions

Hi Mark, I run an asymetrical on my F35 Pedrick, used to run a symetrical spinnaker on my previous boat, a Freedom Mull 30 and was foredeck on a C&C 40 when I was racing. You definitely want to go to ATN for a sock. That is where the sailmakers buy their socks that they will sell to you. Turning blo...
by Salacia
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: F32 Gunmout boom spinnaker camber spar jib
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

Re: F32 Gunmout boom spinnaker camber spar jib

Most of the sailmakers don't make their own spinnaker sock. They get it from ATN Sailing Equipment. He does fine work. I've never had a problem, either with a symmetrical or asymmetrical. BTW, the owner is a Frenchman named Etienne. When he opened business in the US, people screwed up his name so ba...
by Salacia
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Mast track for F30
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Re: Mast track for F30

Many years ago, I had a Mull 30. It was our second Freedom after owning a 25 and cruising the coast of Maine in it. I remember asking this question of Mark Edwards several years after Freedom closed and he was working as a yacht broker. (And still is!) He immediately said "Yours is a MetalMast 30." ...
by Salacia
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Walk-through transom on a F38
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

Re: Walk-through transom on a F38

Interesting work, Josh. Who did the work? Paul?
by Salacia
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar too long?
Replies: 10
Views: 4258

Re: Camber spar too long?

I discovered (the hard way) not to connect the luff of the sail to the forestay until after the camber spar is fully attached to the sail, fore and aft. Sounds simple but it works.. I thought my sail was not cut right until I tried this.
by Salacia
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: F35 (Pedrick) Windlass
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

Re: F35 (Pedrick) Windlass

I have the Lewmar Pro Fish installed by Paul Dennis. He said it is better to have the windlass above deck because it will corrode "less fast" than one below. Been trouble free. You do have to watch the pile in the locker. I have 100' of chain and 100' of rope. (When I sail near the Bay of Fundy, I w...
by Salacia
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 35 flag halyard
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

Re: Freedom 35 flag halyard

I took a piece of stainless tubing like used on a bow pulpit and mounted it to my masthead. One bolt thru the tube into a flat piece forward of the wind vane. Two u-bolts on either side to keep it from spinning. A small block on either end. I run a club flag or courtesy flag up one side and carry a ...
by Salacia
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Manual bilge pump
Replies: 5
Views: 2795

Re: Manual bilge pump

I replaced mine with a Whale Gusher Urchin last summer with no memorable problems.