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by dwight
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Nav Lights Freedom 25
Replies: 9
Views: 7974

Re: Nav Lights Freedom 25

Slide the mast aft so you have access to it. Nothing says it needs to hang out in space. I would place a saw horse or some other support on the deck so I could sit or stand on the deck while working on the mast. If you overhang too much of the mast off the other end of the boat, you may need to lash...
by dwight
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: I would like to host a Winter GTGing in RI
Replies: 9
Views: 4365

Re: I would like to host a Winter GTGing in RI

I would like to come but already have three conflicting events that day.

Please keep me in mind if you plan another get together.
by dwight
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: F36 Single line reefing reefing question
Replies: 8
Views: 7461

Re: F36 Single line reefing reefing question

I had no problem pulling the single reef line on my F36. No blocks on the sail. The line was dead ended by tying around the boom, then led through the reef clew grommet and back to the sheave at the end of the boom. I twas led forward to the shuttle block and then dead ended at the end of the boom. ...
by dwight
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom 36 for sale in Wakefield, RI
Replies: 1
Views: 3011

Re: Freedom 36 for sale in Wakefield, RI

Early Start was sold this year.
by dwight
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F21 Staysail
Replies: 5
Views: 3837

Re: F21 Staysail

Your sailmaker can help you make this decision and can provide a sail with the proper dimensions regardless of where you want the clew. He/she should be willing to come sail the boat to help with the decision. Also ask for someone from the loft to sail with you after you receive the sail to explain ...
by dwight
Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Reefing Lines Hard to Pull
Replies: 7
Views: 4450

Re: Reefing Lines Hard to Pull

I had a birds nest in the boom when I bought my boat. I had to remove the casting from the end of the boom, hang the boom over the side, release the lazyjacks to rest the boom on the lifelines and spray a high pressure hose from the gooseneck. This blew the bird crap out the end. I also removed the ...
by dwight
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Replies: 3
Views: 4775


The "J" in the date code is October. So your boat is an 1982 model year molded in October 1981.
by dwight
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F36 Bimini
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

Re: F36 Bimini

Many years ago, I formed stainless steel tubing into the required shape for a bow pulpit using a rented tubing bender. These tools are used by electricians to bend metal conduit. Be sure and cover the tool with a layer of tape to prevent scratching the tubing. After the bows are installed, use a str...
by dwight
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Couldn't start 3gm30 today
Replies: 12
Views: 8031

Re: Couldn't start 3gm30 today

Ed When wrapping the Teflon tape, be sure to wrap in the same direction you tighten the fitting. This will prevent it bunching up. Check that you are getting fuel through the mechanical pump by cracking the fitting on the inlet to the metering pump. If you don't get fuel there, the problem is in the...
by dwight
Wed May 19, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: testing engine out of water
Replies: 6
Views: 4563

Re: testing engine out of water

Be very careful applying pressure to the water inlet. It is possible to force water through the pump to fill up the muffler and the cylinders. When you turn the key to start, you get water hammer doing very bad things to the cylinder, pistons and the injectors. The safest way is to put the inlet hos...