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by brico
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Original engine running hours?
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Original engine running hours?

Hi, As some may have noted i have listed my 1986 F36 for sale with original Yanmar 3GM30F running strong even after 3400 hours. Just done the oil sample analysis which returned with excellent results. What sort of hours are you guys having out there on your original engines? The dealer is a bit scep...
by brico
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Mirage, my 1986 Freedom 36/38 is on sale $59900
Replies: 0
Views: 1732

Mirage, my 1986 Freedom 36/38 is on sale $59900

Anyone interested or knows someone who may be interested, direct them at this website. http://www.steeleaweigh.com/steeleaweigh_yachts.php?rPage=/privatelabel/listing/pl_boat_detail_handler.jsp?slim=pp282618&units=Feet&boat_id=2519002&primary_photo_id=0&primary_photo_url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewimages.yacht...
by brico
Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coaming seat modification on F36/38
Replies: 7
Views: 4569

Re: Coaming seat modification on F36/38

Sailmon,

thank you so much. This is great and simple design. i'll definitely make something similar for next summer.

Petar
by brico
Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coaming seat modification on F36/38
Replies: 7
Views: 4569

Re: Coaming seat modification on F36/38

Hi Sailmon,

thanks, i'd love to see that design as well. Whatever is easiest and quicker to do will be my choice.

Petar
by brico
Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coaming seat modification on F36/38
Replies: 7
Views: 4569

Re: Coaming seat modification on F36/38

Hi Jim, Thank you. This is great idea and I can male this myself over the winter months. I really struggled to and from Desolation sound this summer where most of the time I motor due to lack of wind. I see the front fastener is same as lifeline one with quick disconnect/open latch. How easy is it t...
by brico
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coaming seat modification on F36/38
Replies: 7
Views: 4569

Coaming seat modification on F36/38

Hi, On my 1986 F36/38 i had a pretty good view sitting at the nicely rounded coaming and railing extruded backwards to lean against. Now that I have fitted my Raymarine C120 chart plotter above the compass binnacle, my view from that sitting position is gone and I either have to stand to see clearly...
by brico
Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Rivet dimensions for boom on F38
Replies: 1
Views: 1786

Re: Rivet dimensions for boom on F38

Thew thickness of the boom wall is maximum 1/8" but i believe even less than that. That is plenty anyway. I have installed the Garhauer rigid boom vang last spring and initially used 3/16" aluminium rivets which have eventually failed in strong wind. Then I went with 1/4" SS rivets but needed specia...
by brico
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Lofrans Leopard windlass failed
Replies: 0
Views: 1582

Lofrans Leopard windlass failed

Hi, On my 1986 F36 Lofrans Leopard windlass failed. Mortor is running but shaft and gypsy is not turning. I suspect the worm gear or the other one in the case under deck is either worn out or something broken. There was no indication of trouble and I only changed one foot switch on the deck last yea...
by brico
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Boom topping lift
Replies: 11
Views: 6412

Re: Boom topping lift

I guess those sailing on F25 cannot appreciate the size and weight of 17 Ft long boom which is understandable. So "the 2 small blocks built into the masthead, they can be used for a flag halyard, but I believe they were actually included to provide for an emergency (temporary) main halyard" those bl...
by brico
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Boom topping lift
Replies: 11
Views: 6412

Re: Boom topping lift

I guess it is not only remembering or forgetting to do this prior lowering the main sail but also the fact that I would prefer to do this from inside the cockpit as I do a lot of singlehandling. Boomkicker largest mmodel would not ba able to effectively suupport the 17 ft long boom and main sail onb...