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by hotstonp
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2:1 main halyard
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: 2:1 main halyard

Many thanks. I think I may well give that a go then.

Keep well
Peter
by hotstonp
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2:1 main halyard
Replies: 11
Views: 2384

Re: 2:1 main halyard

How has this worked out for you over time? My rigger has just suggested that same thing but I am concerned by all the extra string. Also how do you replace the halyard? Is is the dead end attached to the top of the master is fed back down?

Keep well
Peter
by hotstonp
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Any tips on a GB circumnavigation?
Replies: 5
Views: 3602

Re: Any tips on a GB circumnavigation?

Thanks again for the information. Chadrider - Yes I have started to look at keep turning left. I had looked a while back but need to revisit - with an eye to having a fin keel instead though. Mike - I keep looking out for the CCC Directions for Orkney and Shetlands, though I do have the 2016 version...
by hotstonp
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Any tips on a GB circumnavigation?
Replies: 5
Views: 3602

Re: Any tips on a GB circumnavigation?

Hi Gerald Thank you very much for your reply. The review of travel from locations is something you can never find in books or web sites. Not yet sure of the entire GB though Lerwick is most definitely a goal. We definitely intend heading to the Orkneys and have discussed the possibility of Shetlands...
by hotstonp
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Any recommendation for Solent based Riggers for Freedoms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: Any recommendation for Solent based Riggers for Freedoms

Thanks for your responses.

I ended up using AllSpars Solent. The mast is now out and being worked on. Feronia was not lifted out of the water when the mast came out and it came out very easily which is a relief.
Mastless Freedom 33 Sloop
Mastless Freedom 33 Sloop
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She is now looking sad without her mast.....
by hotstonp
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Cruising
Topic: Any tips on a GB circumnavigation?
Replies: 5
Views: 3602

Any tips on a GB circumnavigation?

Happy New Year, This year I intend sailing round Great Britain over a period of 5 months but having to make a break of 4 weeks in the middle. I am thinking of going anti clockwise and of course spending most of the time on the west coast. So any advice, recommendations of places to visit, things not...
by hotstonp
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Helping to pay for FreedomYachts.org
Replies: 16
Views: 15672

Re: Helping to pay for FreedomYachts.org

Hi Geoff

Many thanks for keeping this forums going. I find it immensely useful. Donation has been made.

Keep well
Peter
by hotstonp
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Any recommendation for Solent based Riggers for Freedoms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: Any recommendation for Solent based Riggers for Freedoms

Hi Crossjack

I will have to have a chat with Deacons then as that sounds like a plan.

Hi Alan

Thanks for that information - it does make me feel happier about that.


Keep well
Peter
by hotstonp
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Any recommendation for Solent based Riggers for Freedoms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Any recommendation for Solent based Riggers for Freedoms?

Greetings all,

Looks like Feronia needs a mast pull to fix the top sheaves. Consequently I thought I would get as much work done as I can whilst the stick is out. Any one recommend any Riggers in the Solent area? Pulling the mast makes me nervous ....

Keep well
Peter
by hotstonp
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Has anyone added a Solent rig to their Freedom Sloop?
Replies: 1
Views: 728

Re: Has anyone added a Solent rig to their Freedom Sloop?

Sounds interesting especially as AllSpars here in the Solent are suggesting I put in another top halyard to act as a man hoist for repairs. My current sheaves at the mast head have failed and the only way to change them is to pull the mast. What advantages does the rig give on an unstayed mast?