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by GeoffSchultz
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast collar clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Mast collar clearance

This is what my Spartite ring looks like.
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by GeoffSchultz
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast collar clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Mast inspection

Mast leakage seems to be a very common issue on Freedoms. We have pretty much solved this with 2 mast collars. We have 1 rubber mast collar that you can buy at West Marine, etc which goes around the mast ring at the bottom and then is secured to the mast with a large hose clamp. Over the top of that...
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: How to use website features
Topic: How to use Digests (daily/weekly emails of new posts)
Replies: 3
Views: 8341

Re: How to use Digests (daily/weekly emails of new posts)

I'm just posting an article here to remind people that this feature exists on the forum. This allows you to receive daily/weekly e-mail compendiums of posts without having to log into the forum.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Forum

There are lots of posts on a daily basis. Why do you ask?
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom 32 1984 Eclipse For sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: Freedom 32 1984 Eclipse For sale

If you click on the "pencil", you can edit it. I edited it for you and changed "avoid boat" to "solid boat", which is very different!
by GeoffSchultz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Battery Woes
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Re: Battery Woes

I'm going to disagree with the suggestion for AGMs, in particular when you're discharging to the level that you're doing. You won't get many cycles out of them. What you really want is Ni-MH batteries which can be heavily deep-cycled, many, many times and they accept huge amounts of charging current...
by GeoffSchultz
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: 30,000 posts and counting!
Replies: 2
Views: 553

30,000 posts and counting!

I happened to note that we just passed 30,000 posts in this forum! That's a tremendous amount of information! Thanks to everyone for their contributions, either in form of questions or answers.

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: Fuel tank gauge failed F28 (Mull)
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Fuel tank gauge failed F28 (Mull)

The gauge should be easy to pull out. Note that the bolt pattern isn't linear, so place a mark on the gauge and the tank, so that you can reposition it when you put it back together. My fuel tank sender has an arm that swings up and down 90 degrees. My water tank has a float that just moves up and d...
by GeoffSchultz
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Thank you all
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Thank you all

Ed,

Thanks for all of the knowledge that you provided members of the forum. And I personally want to thank you for helping me sign up new forum members. That was greatly appreciated. Good luck with your new adventures and check in every once in a while!

-- Geoff
by GeoffSchultz
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Changing from Roller Furler to Camber Spar
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: Changing from Roller Furler to Camber Spar

I wonder why they couldn't just wrap the camber spar heavily with sill insulation and then with plastic wrap and just ship it that way.