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by Paul Langevin
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: vang attachment to boom on 40/40
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: vang attachment to boom on 40/40

Jim, we have F 40/40 hull #11. The attachment for our boom is held in with threaded SS machine screws. A few years ago the attachment point for the vang snapped off the fitting in a sloppy seaway and we had a new vang attachment fabricated at our marina. I would recommend changing to a machine screw...
by Paul Langevin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom 40/40 for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2723

Re: Freedom 40/40 for sale

Philip, thanks for reaching out. We love our boat and we are not looking to downsize. We just winterized her and I guess will be sailing her again next season. Our plans include moving to the Caribbean on a 75% basis and keeping a “bigger” boat in the northeast isn’t going to work for us. St Croix i...
by Paul Langevin
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: doing work on the 40/40 mast
Replies: 7
Views: 3491

Re: doing work on the 40/40 mast

Tony, when Paul Dennis refitted our boat he installed a back up main halyard (including spare shackle) which came in very handy when our main halyard broke at the sheave while sailing to windward. The main came down in the lazy jacks and we simply redeployed the spare main halyard to the rope clutch...
by Paul Langevin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Engines and Mechanical Systems
Topic: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Re: F 40/40 Engine Raw Water intake

Hi Tony, we have Freedom 40/40 hull #11 Star Struck. When she was refitted by Paul Dennis in 2012 one of his improvements was to install a 90 degree elbow with a removable plug facing upwards at the location where the raw water intake comes through the hull(before the raw water strainer). This allow...
by Paul Langevin
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: Freedom 40/40 for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2723

Freedom 40/40 for sale

Hello fellow Freedom fans. After nearly a decade of ownership we have made the difficult decision to sell our beloved 40/40 Star Struck. She is a beautiful boat and given us many years of great memories but life circumstances have led us to the decision to sell. She was refitted in 2011 by Paul Denn...
by Paul Langevin
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Problems with the web site?
Replies: 1
Views: 2017

Re: Problems with the web site?

Jeff, all looks good on this end. Hope all is well with BlueJacket
by Paul Langevin
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?
Replies: 12
Views: 4839

Re: Restoring modified Freedom 45 CC to self-tending jib?

Rich, we have a 40/40 with a camberspar. I don't see anyway that you could use a camberspar with roller furling. While the roller furling is convenient and frees up the foredeck for handling ground tackle, I have found that the camberspar is far superior to roller furling when under sail- especially...
by Paul Langevin
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Grohe faucet in pedrick 35
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

Re: Grohe faucet in pedrick 35

FYI, I had an ugly Grohe faucet in our aft head and purchased a brand new Grohe at Costco that was a perfect replacement. Years ago had a Grohe in our kitchen at home and the diverter valve never worked right after the first 2 years. Replaced it with a Delta which has a lifetime warranty..Paul Lange...
by Paul Langevin
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Lazy Jacks issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Re: Lazy Jacks issue

Not sure what a "contrast" is but what I was trying to convey is that with the main raised and the main sheet pulled in tight, I adjust the lazy jacks so that there is just a little slack in them using the cleat on the underside of the forward third of the boom. When you release the main halyard the...
by Paul Langevin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Lazy Jacks issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Re: Lazy Jacks issue

We Have a Freedom 40/40 and here's how we handle the lazy jacks. Our system has a cleat on the underside of the fwd third of the boom. Th lazy jacks are one continuous line which starts at that cleat,runs up to the block on the port lazy jack, down to a stainless eye on the rear third of the boom, t...