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by gamayun
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11613

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

With Tony as our most recent Bay Area Freedom owner (F40/40), we need to get a committed date on the calendar to do a raftup at Aquatic Park. The April weekends include an SSS race, the Pacific Sailboat Show and Easter, so I'm leaning toward the last weekend in March (30-31), which just coincidental...
by gamayun
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Hoyt 32 light wind head sail - suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 4194

Re: Hoyt 32 light wind head sail - suggestions?

Thanks Camino! I actually have a small spinnaker like that, which came with the boat, but the sock was toast so I tossed it. I borrowed an ATN from a friend but just never got comfortable with flying the spinny. I'm a bit of a wimp about them. How does the spinnaker differ from the jib top reacher?
by gamayun
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Hoyt 32 light wind head sail - suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 4194

Re: Hoyt 32 light wind head sail - suggestions?

Peter, can you post more when you decide on a head sail? I've been tolerating the camberspar set up, but can't decide on an alternative, mainly because they would likely create large counter forces on the mast.
by gamayun
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Mast creak ... again
Replies: 15
Views: 7475

Re: Mast creak ... again

Did something somewhat similarly, although in my case, I used a set of decent calipers, measured base and mast interior diameter and added epoxy to the interior of the mast for 3 inches or so to build it up to the base diameter -- didn't need much -- probably a 16th or so, but haven't noticed any i...
by gamayun
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: Freedom 40/40 Mast Inspection Photos
Replies: 5
Views: 2999

Re: Freedom 40/40 Mast Inspection Photos

Tony, I'm just now noticing the flat head bolt in the mast track. Curious about that because I would think it would be really hard to tap and there's no way to get a nut on it. When I was coming back from Kauai, the rivets (3/16-inch?) in my mast track started shearing as well as popping out whole. ...
by gamayun
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11613

Re: 2019 Bay Area Meetup

You both have mapped out some of the issues, but we're interested. Thought about anchoring for New Year's Eve and watch midnight fireworks. Carole said, "Too far, too cold." She wasn't wrong based on what we saw on TV that night. My son was visiting from DC and had brought his new camera with large...
by gamayun
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Events and Announcements
Topic: 2019 Bay Area Meetup
Replies: 22
Views: 11613

2019 Bay Area Meetup

This article came out today in 'lectronic Latitude requesting that more sailors need to visit Aquatic Park so the NPS can justify providing amenities. I have always steered away because of the "no motor" signage, but have been told (and it's reiterated below) that this does not apply to sailboats. W...
by gamayun
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Sailing
Topic: Freedom 32 vs 32-2
Replies: 4
Views: 3124

Re: Freedom 32 vs 32-2

I think the 84 is a Hoyt boat. I think you'll find both of them to be spacious. I would have gotten the F32 had I not planned to eventually liveabaord and wanted the additional cabinet space the F38 provides. The Mull designed Freedom is a very decent sailing boat, not slow comparatively, but it can...
by gamayun
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: mast head
Replies: 19
Views: 8153

Re: mast head

Lew, if you don't have a functioning halyard, I really only see two choices: drop the mast or get hoisted up there on a crane. If you feel confident, then it might be possible to shimmy up with a klemheist/prusik type of arrangement around the mast itself. I've seen it done on trees where you can ge...
by gamayun
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Rigging and Sails
Topic: mast head
Replies: 19
Views: 8153

Re: mast head

Perhaps I should mention the new jib sheave box that we also built. This required an expert in CF repair. What an ordeal, but the old sheave box was barely hanging on inside the mast (bad design to begin with) and the sheaves were a constant source of friction because of the way they were right on t...