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by Castaway
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: F33 Cat-Ketch Mizzen Staysail
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: F33 Cat-Ketch Mizzen Staysail

Castaway came with three staysails, one large, spinnaker-like cruising chute, of which the tack goes to the weather toe rail by the main mast and the sheet to a block on the mizzen boom, as shown in Manuel's picture. The middle one we never use (christened the "sh*ts'l" by my daughter), and a blade ...
by Castaway
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 33 Cat Ketch traveler
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: 33 Cat Ketch traveler

We have always found the 2:1 purchase adequate, but we don't usually try to adjust the traveller if the main is sheeted in hard, unless we can briefly luff-up. With the mizzen, we usually pull the traveller across using the sheet above the traveler block in one hand and the traveller control line in...
by Castaway
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Manuals and Documentation
Topic: Need HIN for Freedom 35 built in UK
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Re: Need HIN for Freedom 35 built in UK

On my boat the HIN is moulded into the transom a few inches below the gunwhale, I think on the starboard side (from memory), followed by the date of manufacture. The mark is only about three inches by 1/2 an inch, and not very deep. Mine is FB35/037 9/9/86, and yours should differ only in the last n...
by Castaway
Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: F33 cat ketch +centerboard Pre-Purchase Checklist
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: F33 cat ketch +centerboard Pre-Purchase Checklist

Like any boat, there are a thousand things, but you can look at most of the F33 (F35 in the UK) fairly easily. Worth looking into the forward compartment which is also the chain locker, and seeing if the main mast step looks OK. Check that you can also raise the centreboard without too much difficul...
by Castaway
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: beating at 45 degrees - advice from experts
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: beating at 45 degrees - advice from experts

Rafael, I'm not sure how the G10 rig will affect windward performance; does the luff slacken as increasing wind flexes the mast? This may reduce efficient pointing. You may well do better to trade pointing-up for VMG. We found that with new wrap around sails, beautifully cut by Geoff Hill at Solent ...
by Castaway
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: double skin/sail
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: double skin/sail

Cher Hatuey,

On veut avoir une assistante pour vous aider!
Bonne chance!!

Gerald
by Castaway
Wed May 26, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Photographs and Drawings
Topic: Big pictures!
Replies: 12
Views: 3721

Re: Big pictures!

Pictures of "Castaway"; we don't have any large pictures of her under sail, that weren't taken from on board, but one under power shows the whole boat and permanent crew. We have a few with a wide angle lens showing some of the sail, one here, too.
by Castaway
Wed May 26, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Boom crutch or gallows
Replies: 7
Views: 2759

Re: Boom crutch or gallows

We use a folding "x" shape boom crutch, which lies on the side deck when not in use, and doesn't fly about even in rough seas! On hot sunny days, we can rig a 'bimini' over it, and it's perfectly stable, or a tarpaulin to keep the rain off if we don't want to put up the cockpit tent.
by Castaway
Wed May 26, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33
Replies: 10
Views: 1044

Re: Windlass on an 1981 Freedom 33

On the UK built F 33's/35's, the windlass was mounted on the 'bowsprit', with a hawse pipe running down to the chain locker. You can see the layout from the photo taken when the windlass was removed for servicing. "Castaway" has a non-standard pulpit, but the bowsprit is original, and the same as th...
by Castaway
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: deck crazing solution
Replies: 8
Views: 4796

Re: deck crazing solution

On a previous boat, which had this problem, I used two pack deck paint with sand added to the mix (International 501, I think). It worked really well, and lasted for years – I saw the boat ten years later. Two drawbacks; it sanded through my oilskin trousers where I had used it on the cockpit side d...