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by RadioZephyr
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Camber spar
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Camber spar

by RadioZephyr
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pre-1989 Freedom 36 or 38?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Pre-1989 Freedom 36 or 38?

I've grappled with the same mystery, glad I could help. I found a couple pictures of how the two configurations look from the inside, in case anyone is wondering. They show roughly the same area. The black hose in the background in both pictures is the starboard cockpit drain. Sugar scoop, inside.jp...
by RadioZephyr
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pre-1989 Freedom 36 or 38?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Pre-1989 Freedom 36 or 38?

Freedom modified the mold to add the swim platform in 1988. Prior to that, the swim platform was an option from the factory, and it was bolted on and the seam was glassed over. The dimensions are identical. The only difference between the post-1988 F38 and the F36/38 was that the latter required ins...
by RadioZephyr
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast boot okay?
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Mast boot okay?

Naa, that beige thing is supposed to be stretched over the white powder coated ring that's bolted down below it. If the rubber is still supple enough to pull back over the ring, it can be held in place there with a very large hose clamp. If it's hard as a rock (seems likely), then it should be repla...
by RadioZephyr
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Random Chatter
Topic: Video tour of UK-built Freedom 35
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Video tour of UK-built Freedom 35

Youtube's algorithm suggested this video to me, and I thought you folks may be interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4X6pa_VM0k

It's interesting to see the differences in the build and components between the UK and US-built Freedoms.
by RadioZephyr
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Keel sheathing on F36/38
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Keel sheathing on F36/38

The only version with an encapsulated keel is the shoal draft; the deep draft and wing keels are bolted on. As far as I know, they came from the factory with just barrier coat on the lead part of the keel, so any fairing on that was added afterwards.
by RadioZephyr
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: How to use website features
Topic: Just Joining
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: Just Joining

Oh good! I was worried my reply was too late. I absolutely love my 38, it's fantastic. I sail the hell out of it, and it has performed admirably. I do envy the engine access and athwartship double bed of the F35, but I think the overall performance of the F38 makes up for it. Oh, and the anchor lock...
by RadioZephyr
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: How to use website features
Topic: Just Joining
Replies: 12
Views: 1846

Re: Just Joining

Paul Dennis told me about one issue they had with the early Pedrick F35s, which was water ingress at the aft end of the keel stub. It owes to the difficulty of making the acute angle of that narrow feather edge out of fiberglass. The two sides had trouble bonding, and would separate, letting in wate...
by RadioZephyr
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Mast step replacement needed
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Mast step replacement needed

I'd replace all of them with 316 stainless, which is what I did. They've held up great so far, and the added weight doesn't matter much since it's so low on the mast.

Details and pictures here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=13075
by RadioZephyr
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: 2 reefing points
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: 2 reefing points

Are you waiting to put the cap on after you're done filling the water tank? If you put the cap on the deck fill immediately after filling, it will create a siphon and empty itself into the bilge.