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by jamesorr
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Cruising in Summer 2020 ?
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Cruising in Summer 2020 ?

Speaking for myself, same amount of cruising (perhaps a bit more), although different destinations. On the southern shore of Lake Ontario, so the Canadian locations are unavailable this year (we normally spend equal times in U.S. and Canadian ports of call). Therefore, we've been looking for additio...
by jamesorr
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 21 Mast Creaking and movement
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Freedom 21 Mast Creaking and movement

To be honest, it was kind of simplistic. I first acquired a decent caliper large enough to measure the inside of the mast and the outside of the tophat -- which I measured in several directions. Then I proceeded to mix up a small batch of West System epoxy (no filler), which I "painted onto the insi...
by jamesorr
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 21 Mast Creaking and movement
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: Freedom 21 Mast Creaking and movement

Just some quick feedback on how I resolved my creaking problem (Mull 32). As opposed to building up the mast tophat, I took a number of measurements on the tophat and the inside of the mast, and built up a bit of epoxy on the inside of the mast to match the difference as measured about 3 inches up t...
by jamesorr
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Electrical Panel Meters
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: Electrical Panel Meters

As a previous poster noted, I also used a Blue Sea Systems Mini OLED Voltmeter to replace my Weems & Plath one that went bad -- not a perfect fit, but used a bit of plastic cut to the right size to mount it on -- works fine.
by jamesorr
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: And it begins
Replies: 37
Views: 2070

Re: And it begins

Performed this task a decade ago on my Mull 32 (i.e. use the existing luan (1/8") as a template for new sections of luan. Glue new vinyl to same and remount. Still looks great, and no problems to date. The only recommendation I would make would be to directly glue vinyl to the replacement luan (and ...
by jamesorr
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: sheaves in boom of F30
Replies: 3
Views: 746

Re: sheaves in boom of F30

My sheeves on my F32 were also starting to look fairly ratty, so I swapped them out for custom ones (8, 4 forward and 4 aft) in 2012. They weren't exactly cheap (I think for all 8 including tax and shipping, it came to $320), but they really are nice looking, were far better built them the original ...
by jamesorr
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Prop, what would you do?
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Prop, what would you do?

A bit different setup (i.e. Freedom 32 (Mull), same engine, 3 bladed Max Prop), but I normally cruise around 2800 RPM, which on a clean hull translates to low 6 knots. If in a hurry, I might run at 3000-3100 for a short time period, which moves me into the mid 6's -- so there is that as a data point...
by jamesorr
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast shifting at the bottom
Replies: 9
Views: 3624

Re: Mast shifting at the bottom

I believe the "plug" at the base of the mast is referred to as the "tap hat". On my F32 (Mull, 1988), it is approximately the diameter of the inside of the mast and approximately 3 inches in height, with a slot cut in it to accept the bolt which comes through the mast and would stop the mast from ro...
by jamesorr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Masthead loops
Replies: 4
Views: 2402

Re: Masthead loops

Ditto my Mull 32, although in my case, there wasn't a block when I bought the boat, and I have been using the same messenger line for the last dozen or so years with no problems raising/lowering various flags -- although I personally would not think of using it for anything other then small flags...
by jamesorr
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast creak ... again
Replies: 15
Views: 6516

Re: Mast creak ... again

Did something somewhat similarly, although in my case, I used a set of decent calipers, measured base and mast interior diameter and added epoxy to the interior of the mast for 3 inches or so to build it up to the base diameter -- didn't need much -- probably a 16th or so, but haven't noticed any is...