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by dwight
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thank you all
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Thank you all


No need to leave. I resigned from Freedom Yachts in 2003 and sold my Freedom 36 in 2009. I enjoy reading about everyone's projects and exploits with Freedoms and occasionally, when time allows, offer advice.
by dwight
Fri May 01, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F32: what are these “circular cutouts” on the deck?
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: F32: what are these “circular cutouts” on the deck?

These deck recesses allow water to drain under the toerail. Without them standing water would buildup until it was high enough to drain through the holes in the side of the toerail. The biggest problem with these is if the boat is not "trimmed" properly. If the boat is "down by the head" or "down by...
by dwight
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 40/40 Companionway Slider
Replies: 4
Views: 839

Re: 40/40 Companionway Slider

Google: "self-adhesive Teflon strips"

Remove the slider, clean underside with alcohol, apply strips, and replace slider.
by dwight
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: F35 (Pedrick) Windlass
Replies: 9
Views: 2757

Re: F35 (Pedrick) Windlass

Email some photos of your Muir windlass to me, and I'll see what I can find.
by dwight
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rebdding and riveting mast track
Replies: 5
Views: 2736

Re: Rebdding and riveting mast track

Carbon fiber is very cathodic and will cause galvanic corrosion of every other metal, including stainless steel. Monel rivets are a better choice.
by dwight
Fri May 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: 3YM30 Alternator Belt question
Replies: 11
Views: 6395

Re: 3YM30 Alternator Belt question

Ed You possibly have a rusty pulley. If the engine is not run for a period of time, often the pulley will develop surface rust. The portion of pulley covered by the belt is protected, so little or no rust will develop under the belt. As the pulley rotates, the tension forces the belt deep into the g...
by dwight
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Replacement Windlass for 4040
Replies: 3
Views: 2385

Re: Replacement Windlass for 4040

Geoff I am the systems engineer on staff at Imtra Corp, the distributor for Muir in the US. In addition to training at the Muir factory, I am a former Freedom owner and former engineer at Freedom Yachts, thus have a better than average understanding of what you are facing. I am available to answer q...
by dwight
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Propane tank
Replies: 23
Views: 11408

Re: Propane tank

The old valves are illegal in the USA as well. That's why you need to change it. I just Googled "replacement OPD propane valve" and see an OPD valve is available online for $26.58. In the same Google search results was a website describing the replacement procedure. Could be DYI. All propane tanks n...
by dwight
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: zinc stink
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

Re: zinc stink

Corrosion is far too complicated to resolve on an email forum. The basic tenants are simple to understand but how they occur in the real world is the problem. I suggest you Google ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) and use their website to search for a Certified ABYC Technician. You can search b...
by dwight
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Tight shifter
Replies: 12
Views: 7245

Re: Tight shifter

Sounds like the neutral safety switch. This is required to insure the transmission is in neutral before you can crank over the engine. It is a standard component on many shifters but is not required on sailboats.