1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby Brad » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:53 pm

Hi guys,

Looking to purchase a carbon fiber or composite forward/main mast for a 1981 Freedom 33 Cat Ketch.
Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
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Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby CrazyRU » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:30 am

I also would look for any freedom masts starting with Freedom 30 sloop. Longer masts can be just cut to the size.
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Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby arrancomrades » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:03 am

Brad,
This may be difficult - but see the recent posts by Saorse (?) in Findhorn if you really want carbon. His came from Australia and the mandrel should be available. There's also a very small company called Freewing Masts at Clachnaharry Road, Inverness, Scotland IV3 8RA. I have popped my head into their workshop but not a lot was happening. In the past they have produced some very large spars.

I suggest joining the Junk Rig Association to get at their archives.

What look like very usable spun/tapered alloy sections are now widely used as lamp posts (lighting columns) in the UK. Get a JCB and a dark night?

Happy New Year.
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Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby peaceandfreedom » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:51 am

Brad, where are you located. I believe there is a F36 mast available in Boston Ma.
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Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby Brad » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:55 pm

Thanks for all of the great information.

I live in the panhandle of Florida and will be using all of the input provided.

All the best!

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Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby Brad » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:32 pm

Hi Jim,

Would you happen to know if that F36 is from a cat-ketch?

Also, who might I contact in that area to follow up?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby peaceandfreedom » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:51 pm

Hello Brad,

I was mistaken, the mast in Boston is for a Freedom 30 sloop. I saw the mast in May and it looked fine. Not 100% sure if it is still available. You should be able to adapt it for the F33 main mast. Only reason I have not purchased it is because it is so hard to transport a mast of this length. I will PM you the the phone #.

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Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby Teke's Pride » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:57 pm

Hi Jim,

I'm a professional truck driver and I thought that I'd let you know that flatbed trucks in the U.S. can transport loads up to 54' in length without any trouble nor special permits for oversized loads.
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Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby Brad » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:53 am

looking for folding prop for a FREEDOM 33 CAT-KETCH???

thanks to all!
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Re: 1981 FREEDOM 33 CAT KETCH MAIN MAST

Postby CrazyRU » Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:40 pm

Are you sure folding prop will fit into spot? On F28, identical, but smaller, there is no way folding prop can fold without hitting the rudder.
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