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by hxschiller
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: using a drill for raising the main
Replies: 14
Views: 7913

Re: using a drill for raising the main

Note that there are two flavors of Loctite. Blue Loctite is intended to secure the screw/bolt; red Loctite is intended for much more serious/severe vibration, and is much more resistant to being removed. I only use red Loctite when it's critical or dangerous if the screw becomes undone. BTW both Loc...
by hxschiller
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hollow keel leak
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Re: Hollow keel leak

You failed to state the type of boat, I assume it's one of the second generation of Freedoms. These have sumps/hollow keels because they don't need that much ballast, but need sufficient draft to make them go to windward. The leak is probably around the keel bolts that are at the bottom of the hollo...
by hxschiller
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: RACING A F-25
Replies: 9
Views: 5945

Re: RACING A F-25

Unfortunately, the round mast version of the F25 is somewhat of a dog when compared with the wing-mast version in spite of increased sail area of the round-mast version. You can get an understanding of this when a Hobie 14 or an F25 mast not rotating because the vang is too tight. When this happens ...
by hxschiller
Sun May 03, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: freedom 28/35 cat ketch rudder trim tabs or?
Replies: 4
Views: 2900

Re: freedom 28/35 cat ketch rudder trim tabs or?

Please refer to Mr. Hoyt's more recent creation for a solution. The Alerion Express Cat 19 has a (relatively) high aspect rudder concealed inside the "barn-door" rudder which drops down like a centerboard. It lets you have your esthetics and your performance too. With a lot of effort such a rudder c...
by hxschiller
Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Freedom Information
Topic: 1988 Freedom 28 info
Replies: 3
Views: 4501

Re: 1988 Freedom 28 info

I owned a 1987 Freedom 28 for about 5 years, and my comments are based on personal experiences, and the oddities of this particular boat. Firstly, the stock 2-bladed propeller is NOT optimal. I traded it for a 2-blade feathering propeller which resulted in much better acceleration and deceleration. ...
by hxschiller
Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Wondering about a F25 outboard to inboard conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 8804

Re: Wondering about a F25 outboard to inboard conversion

Forget the discussion about horsepower; THRUST is what you need. The F25 needs about 6 HP with an appropriate propeller (which never come standard with the usual outboard motor). Look to the aftermarket prop manufacturers such as "Michigan Wheel" for a large-bladed low pitch prop that is generally i...
by hxschiller
Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Freedom 30 engine size options
Replies: 7
Views: 5380

Re: Freedom 30 engine size options

Has anyone addressed the vast difference the propeller makes? I had a Mull 28 with the usual Yanmar 2GM, and the stock prop. Thrust was not up to measure I desired. I found a 14" feathering propeller at a local yard sale which I cleaned up, greased, and set to PYI's recommended pitch values. This pr...
by hxschiller
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Fairways Marine built freedoms. history, numbers, variations
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

Re: Fairways Marine built freedoms. history, numbers, variat

If the name is Fairey, and they once built in molded plywood, I suspect that there is an association with Fairey Aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s.
by hxschiller
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wasps!?
Replies: 6
Views: 3355

Re: Wasps!?

To make sure you kill the insects, put a few moth balls in the vacuum cleaner bag.
by hxschiller
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Freedom 40' parts available; engine, pumps...
Replies: 3
Views: 2451

Re: Freedom 40' parts available; engine, pumps...

I am guilty of the act of alerting Shellman about the Freedom 40. We worked together in the same building in IBM Poughkeepsie. I had acquired the Freedom literature of the day, with my interest in the Freedom 25. I shared this with Shellman, and shortly thereafter he purchased a sailaway "kit" boat ...