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by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 33
Views: 3934

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

Hi Mike - thank you for the offer, but I think the F30 rudder may be larger than the F28 one. This thread from 2005 mentioned that the F28 and F30 have different rudder stocks and were built in different shops. Maybe somebody may be able to shed some light on it? Those are some great stories about ...
by mike cunningham
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time
Replies: 23
Views: 4171

Start button - I swear I'll fix it this time

OK, dag nabbit, I am still experiencing problems with the start button. The classic: you push it, a little click, and nada. I push it a few more times and eventually I get a start. This is not a battery or starter problem and all the wiring/connectors are squeaky clean. I know there is a relay and s...
by mike cunningham
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Replacement rudder for Mull 28
Replies: 33
Views: 3934

Re: Replacement rudder for Mull 28

I have a spare F30 rudder from an F30 which was parting out in Mass. a couple of years ago. I paid $500 for it and would sell it for same if someone could use it. II was doing some ocean racing and did not want a broken rudder to get in the way of my goal to do the singlehanded transpac in 2016. Two...
by mike cunningham
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Electric head replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Re: Electric head replacement

Sounds like the set up is similar to the F30. The head (and pump) sits on a FG shelf with no access to underside of molding. I needed to get at the head bolts and I just wanted to be able to access the space in general. I purchased a screw in plate similar to the one covering the emergency tiller ac...
by mike cunningham
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: New Freedom 30 owner in Puget Sound
Replies: 10
Views: 7792

Re: New Freedom 30 owner in Puget Sound

There seems to be a growing Freedom community in the Puget Sound. Must be due to all the smart and practical people who live in Washington and eastern Canada.

Welcome, and glad you made the right choice regarding your sailboat purchase.
by mike cunningham
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Port windows F32
Replies: 30
Views: 4636

Re: Port windows F32

Zepher yes I'm wondering if it needs a bonding tape as you mention. I can't tell what the original was because it is now hardened but it is obviously stuck on. With the plexiglas and no frame I can't tighten down on those screws much at all, the plexi will crack. The screws were certainly not in ti...
by mike cunningham
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Port windows F32
Replies: 30
Views: 4636

Re: Port windows F32

Tom, on my 30 and I think this is common, there is an aluminum trim ring around the interior of the fixed portlights. Machine screws are inserted into this ring and screw into an exterior frame which bears down on the window as the interior screws are tightened. In our case the frame is a somewhat c...
by mike cunningham
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Port windows F32
Replies: 30
Views: 4636

Re: Port windows F32

That looks like a bit of a mess. But you have a perfect opportunity for a beautiful replacement job. Can you show us a pic of what this looks like on the inside of the boat? There seems to be quite a bit of open space between screws so that might be something to think about. Hopefully this area is n...
by mike cunningham
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Miscellaneous stuff you can't do without
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Miscellaneous stuff you can't do without

Tom, here's the link to Pbase bed-it byutl - and obviously, I don't know how to spell butyl. Well, now I do. As an added bonus, The guy's website has a lot of interesting boat project details too. https://pbase.com/mainecruising/butyl_tape edit: he has changed his website since I last visited. The t...
by mike cunningham
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Miscellaneous stuff you can't do without
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Miscellaneous stuff you can't do without

Well, there is a downside to sitting around the house during lockdown and that downside is thinking up things to post on the Freedom board. So I wanted to list things I keep on board that really come in handy 1. pocket rubber (tape) goofy name but extremely useful self amalgamating vinyl tape. If yo...