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by jamesorr
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Original Harstick/F30 aft reef lines

I have the same boat and have used both loose footed as well as "footed" mains (although mine just used about a 8-10 slides to hold the foot to the boom), and regardless of the main, have rigged it just as shown in the diagram. The reef line goes up and through the main reef grommet, then down aroun...
by jamesorr
Wed Jul 20, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Boom Vang mast collar
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Boom Vang mast collar

Not sure it would have any different effect, but I used a truck inner tube (softer rubber for sure) as my rubber source between my vang collar on my F32 (Mull) and the mast which I first glued to the inside of the vang collar (but used no glue between it and the mast) -- and I personally haven't exp...
by jamesorr
Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Will jib hanks bind on new forestay
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Will jib hanks bind on new forestay

2 things to look for that I have experienced in the past: * Make sure that none of the hanks are inverted -- as this will cause binding. * On my boat, I have different size lines for the jib and spin halyards -- and when I re-did the lines one year, I assumed that the jib halyard should use the bott...
by jamesorr
Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Apparent short on starting
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Apparent short on starting

Very much agree -- very helpful insight -- and I will definitely add this "fix" to my re-commissioning tasks for the spring (I do have the "stretched" F30, i.e. sugar scoop, so 1988 F32)
by jamesorr
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Apparent short on starting
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Apparent short on starting

I have a Freedom 32 (Mull), which has lately developed an apparent short on attempting to start the engine -- but typically only on restart after either running or sailing some distance. In the morning at the slip, seems to work fine, press the starter button, engine turns over and starts normally. ...
by jamesorr
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe
Replies: 10
Views: 1932

Re: F40/40 Main Halyard Chafe

I had a similar issue with my jib halyard, which for me ended up being the exit from the jib box. I had no issues with halyard chafe for a number of years, until I was forced to re run the halyards due to a rodent chewing through my messenger lines in the off season. When I re-ran then, I had the ji...
by jamesorr
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Wire slapping in mast....halyards too
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

Re: Wire slapping in mast....halyards too

I would concur. I needed to replace all my mast wiring when a rodent wintered over in my mast and chewed through all of them. Haven't had any slapping noises in the new wiring (the OEM foam they used had mostly disintegrated regardless)...
by jamesorr
Tue May 11, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: New F21 owner in Tampa Bay
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: New F21 owner in Tampa Bay

Your mast creaking might not be a mast flaw, but rather an issue with how the mast fits over the "top hat" in the bottom of the boat. If there is even a mm of gap present between the top hat diameter and the inside of the mast, then it can tend to "walk" back and forth in typical sailing conditions,...
by jamesorr
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: DIFFERENT MODELS OF 32
Replies: 12
Views: 7018

Re: DIFFERENT MODELS OF 32

Mostly correct, would not quibble, however, I believe the Mull F30/32 started production by at least 1987 (I have a Mull F32 with sail number 85 which was built in 1988 (at least to my knowledge) (also believe it might have been sent back to have the sugar scoop added post production, as some of the...
by jamesorr
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast Collar Deck/Bolt Issue - has anyone repaired them ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2431

Re: Mast Collar Deck/Bolt Issue - has anyone repaired them ?

Similar problem -- a number of different solutions (of course). My suspicion is that the mast ring (the bottom fitting), which looked to me like a cast aluminum part -- probably suggests why it might be somewhat brittle (my already had cracks in it, and getting it out caused it to break into multipl...