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by Salacia
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Leaky Gudgeon Bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Leaky Gudgeon Bolts

Another source might be the just above water line thru hull drains. Exposed constantly they can crack and leak. Worth checking even if they aren't the culprit. They have a 15 to 20 year life.
by Salacia
Tue Jun 07, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Camber spar

Hi Rikki,
Maybe I used the wrong term. Wire rope clamp is a better term. I think this is about the right size.
by Salacia
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Forestay Tension ?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Forestay Tension ?

Hi Pat,
To avoid the "dreadful banging on the mast", tie the tack of the jib to the forestay. That pulls the spar forward enough to miss the mast.
by Salacia
Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 16
Views: 585

Re: Camber spar

Hi Gamayun,
To keep the camber spar off the deck, attach a cable clamp to the forestay the height of the bow pulpit and below the spar. That plus the topping lift will keep it up for mooring or anchoring.
by Salacia
Tue May 31, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F35 Maxprop settings
Replies: 2
Views: 116

F35 Maxprop settings

Hi all,
I don't get the performance I think I should get from my Max Prop. I think I have had mine set at 16 degrees.
What setting do you have for your Max Prop on a Freedom 35 Pedrick?
by Salacia
Fri May 20, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Freedom engine shut off length
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Freedom engine shut off length

Hi Bob,
Any more information would be helpful. Who made the cable? (Assume Telflex.) Who did you buy from?
by Salacia
Thu May 19, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Freedom engine shut off length
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Freedom engine shut off length

My F35 is 25 years old. I’m updating the steering and engine cables. Anyone know how long the shut off cable is?
by Salacia
Thu May 12, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Radar Mast for F40/40
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Radar Mast for F40/40

I recommend the Edson Manual Leveling Kit for Radar Masts. It uses a retractable button to change the angle. Easy. Simple. Works. BTW I sail in Maine.
Mine isn't for sale.
by Salacia
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Freedom 35 - Bent Prop Strut?
Replies: 9
Views: 1069

Re: Freedom 35 - Bent Prop Strut?

I replaced my shaft last year. The most time-consuming part of the job was getting the coupling off the shaft. Here is a pic of the tool I used. I borrowed it from my car mechanic. I've since bought one on Amazon. You want two fully threaded bolts of two different lengths. There is little room to wo...
by Salacia
Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: worn gooseneck bracket F35P '97
Replies: 6
Views: 908

worn gooseneck bracket F35P '97

My gooseneck started wearing on the bracket on the mast. See photo. The pin steps down to a very small size at the bottom. When the boom lifted the pin, it allowed the pin to wear against the bracket. I should replace the bracket. Or drill out the bracket and use a larger pin. Has anyone faced this ...