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Forum: General Cruising Forum 11-04-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,217
Posted By Seafarer
The unstayed masts on Freedom boats are made of...

The unstayed masts on Freedom boats are made of carbon fiber and are much lighter than you would think. Add up the weight of all the standing rigging on a stayed masts and you would be amazed!...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 10-18-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,217
Posted By Seafarer
Check out the Freedom 39 Pilot House ...

Check out the Freedom 39 Pilot House

https://naiade5.cyberquebec.ca/Description_files/Freedom_39001s.jpg
Forum: Power & Electronics 09-24-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,264
Posted By Seafarer
I am looking at getting an Android device and was...

I am looking at getting an Android device and was wondering if there are any navigation programs that would work on these? It would be nice to just plug my phone into a larger display and use it as a...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-12-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,664
Posted By Seafarer
Freedom 28, Freedom 32, Freedom 33 (Basically any...

Freedom 28, Freedom 32, Freedom 33 (Basically any cruising boat with a freestanding mast built by TPI...)

Watkins 32/33

CSY 33
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-29-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,281
Posted By Seafarer
I had to double-check and was happy to find that...

I had to double-check and was happy to find that my 55LB Rocna has a "Made in Canada" label on it.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-20-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,420
Posted By Seafarer
Thanks for the tip, but could you be more...

Thanks for the tip, but could you be more specific?

I'm not sure what you mean by "on their side". Simply blown ashore, or blown ashore and filled with rain and basically sank and then stripped...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-20-2011, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,420
Posted By Seafarer
A friend of mine has been cruising for 11 years...

A friend of mine has been cruising for 11 years now, and recently lost his boat to a drunken powerboater running into him at high speed at anchor (neither boat is insured). The guy had basically...
Forum: Other Equipment 07-13-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,343
Posted By Seafarer
Found someone on Craigslist selling "300' of G3...

Found someone on Craigslist selling "300' of G3 chain used less than 1 year on large sailboat. $1/ft"

I offered him $250 for all and he accepted, but I need to know that this is the right chain to...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-10-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,078
Posted By Seafarer
A place to park my car. My boat stays at anchor...

A place to park my car. My boat stays at anchor and finding a place to park, especially overnight, is a pain.
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 07-10-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,053
Posted By Seafarer
The Morgan Out Island 33 has external chainplates...

The Morgan Out Island 33 has external chainplates so these were easy to inspect.

I wasn't impressed with the interior layout on this particular boat, but had the chance to go aboard another one in...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 06-23-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,053
Posted By Seafarer
A friend and I will be doing a delivery from...

A friend and I will be doing a delivery from Tampa Bay, FL to Vermilion Bay, LA early next week. We went to the boat today to meet with the new owner who will be joining us, install a GPS, and...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-09-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,354
Posted By Seafarer
Batteries don't outlast engines, and it costs...

Batteries don't outlast engines, and it costs just as much, or more, to replace a battery bank big enough to run an electric motor that can push a sailboat for a sustained period of time. Basically,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-07-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,354
Posted By Seafarer
I'm not sure where you are getting the idea that...

I'm not sure where you are getting the idea that you'll be safer in rough seas in a larger boat, especially one that is only 2-6' larger. There are 24' boats that are perfectly safe enough to take...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 06-07-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,399
Posted By Seafarer
So I just got a call from Spotless Stainless...

So I just got a call from Spotless Stainless thanking me for my order and wondering where I got the coupon code from. Apparently he had set it up for a gentleman in B.C. and never advertised it. He...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 06-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,399
Posted By Seafarer
I've used OSPHO before, but am hoping this stuff...

I've used OSPHO before, but am hoping this stuff works better and am willing to give it a try. I just ordered some, and totally guess the coupon code "freeship" and saved the $4 for shipping. Expect...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 06-06-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,354
Posted By Seafarer
I think if you go aboard more boats you will find...

I think if you go aboard more boats you will find that 32' is not that much smaller than 34', and indeed it all depends on the make and model of the boat. Some 34' boats will have a much bigger...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 06-02-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,399
Posted By Seafarer
I think I found it: Spotless Stainless ...

I think I found it: Spotless Stainless

https://www.spotlessstainless.com/

It removes both rust and surface iron which prevents future rust. No scrubbing needed and it's environmentally friendly....
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 05-30-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,399
Posted By Seafarer
Does anyone know the name of the company that...

Does anyone know the name of the company that makes the stainless steel cleaning dip? You just toss your stainless into the bucket of this stuff and a couple hours later it's spotless. They used to...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 05-30-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,812
Posted By Seafarer
Awesome Orange with Oxygen boosters has worked...

Awesome Orange with Oxygen boosters has worked reasonably well. Great on the wood, especially.
Forum: General Cruising Forum 05-11-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,993
Posted By Seafarer
Thanks, I've been wondering where to reasonably...

Thanks, I've been wondering where to reasonably get chain re-galvanized, because it sure isn't possible in FL!
Forum: Power & Electronics 04-10-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 24,628
Posted By Seafarer
I have a pair of OLD Kyocera panels from the 70s...

I have a pair of OLD Kyocera panels from the 70s or 80s. Back when they used individual cells and separate aluminum casings. Very primitive design and manufacturing. They still produce their rated...
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 04-03-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,642
Posted By Seafarer
So what is a fiberglass-safe brand name of...

So what is a fiberglass-safe brand name of solvent degreaser for sale in the US?
Forum: Repairs & Maintenance 03-28-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,642
Posted By Seafarer
The previous owner of Starquest drained the...

The previous owner of Starquest drained the engine oil into the bilge. Despite using the "giant tampons" to absorb as much as possible, there is still a considerable amount floating around, clinging...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-27-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,910
Posted By Seafarer
I've currently scheduled my departure date for...

I've currently scheduled my departure date for (any day in) 2014. Mostly likely June if I'm still working for a school, so I can still pick up a paycheck for the first three months.

However, I'd...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 03-27-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,910
Posted By Seafarer
This is a Cal Cruising 35 It does not have a...

This is a Cal Cruising 35

It does not have a high-aspect fin keel like a racing boat, maybe I should have called it a "modified full keel".
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