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Hoyt Cat ketch F28/30

Started by Tore Gislen. Last reply by Arthur E Lusignan Dec 21, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by LOLA on May 17, 2014 at 11:45am

Just wanted you to know TIDES MARINE refunded me on that shaft.  They altered   for Paul D.  and 5 have been refunded.  I had put on a standard Dripping one we had cut down.,  F30.

Comment by Arthur E Lusignan on December 21, 2011 at 4:52pm

This is my Garry Hoyt designed 28CK "Raven". I am almost 2 years into my restoration. It has the original wrap around sails and wishbones. I am new to sailing . I taught myself the last 2 years on a Dyer 7-11 sailing dinghy. Raven should be back on Narragansett Bay in May 2012 after 5 years on the hard. I can't wait to sail her.

Comment by LOLA on July 14, 2011 at 3:27am
I'd like to share a great video on U Tube by Freedom Owner Lance Ryley:
Comment by LOLA on July 13, 2011 at 5:55am
I had the dripless just installed..bought from Paul Dennis, through Warren Boat Yard, in Warren , RI.
Comment by LOLA on November 5, 2010 at 7:05pm
Yes that is the advice I am receiving, so i will get by for a bit and then spring for a boat buck.
Comment by kenneth John Cooper on November 5, 2010 at 6:54pm
Hi Lola
I have a Hoyt Freedom 33 UK built i fitted a PSS dripless seal 7years ago and have had no problems . I bought it in the US as your prices are much cheaper than the uk and had it sent to my daughter in laws parents in houston and then they sent to UK. Hope this helps John
Comment by LOLA on November 3, 2010 at 12:55pm
Hi,

Question on my packing in Stuffing box


My SB is as tight as can. still leaks too much.

Mechanic says the key does not come out. He wants to slide the engine out to do so.

He will do in the slip.

Why does the key not come out.. Is there a secret? to get the key out? Seems strange that the engine has to be pulled to change the packing.

Those of you in the know, please advise.

Need help and advice.

Thank you, Lola F30
Comment by LOLA on October 20, 2010 at 11:20am
Maybe its time to change the sail lugs on the main, as Bob Weeks suggests,,,before I take the boat out for a few days...I have one broken, which was told no problem when I don't go too far.
Comment by LOLA on June 21, 2010 at 10:58pm
Comment by LOLA on April 18, 2010 at 7:30pm
Freedom for sale
My F33, 1982 Freedom Cat Ketch with wishbone booms at Jacksonville, Fl,
Naval Air Station is now priced for quick sale at 25K.
Call me, John Jones, at 904-424-2490 or e-mail at a1john@comcast. net.
 

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James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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