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Bob Weeks
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Lola left a comment for Bob Weeks
"Another question, or if you could put me in touch with someone who may have done this. My new owner of the Freedom 30 was told to have mast taken out ,so as to add items to the top. Has this been done b4?..kinda scares me.what do you think? Thank…"
Nov 11, 2021
Lola left a comment for Bob Weeks
"Hello Bob. Touching bass after being away for a long time, due to breaking my leg  and being handicapped.  I sold my Freedom 30 to a new novice sailor. He is adding many extras, and doing a great job. The sails need cleaning.Any advice on…"
Nov 11, 2021

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Profile Type:
Vessel
Homeport:
Rock Hall, MD
About Me:
Current owner of a Freedom 30 s/v Freebird. Single-handed sailor, wife hates sailing and sailboats but she still loves me!
Current location:
Long Cove Marina, Rock Hall, MD
Destinations visited:
FT Myers, Fla, Stuart, Fla, Cape Canaveral, Fla, St Augustine, Fl, Charleston, SC, Georgetown, SC, Beaufort, NC, Boonedocks Marina, Oriental, NC, Bellhaven, NC, Columbia, NC, Elizabeth City, NC and Rock Hall, Md
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Looking to sail every inch of the Chesapeake Bay

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At 10:04am on November 11, 2021, Lola said…

Another question, or if you could put me in touch with someone who may have done this.

My new owner of the Freedom 30 was told to have mast taken out ,so as to add items to the top. Has this been done b4?..kinda scares me.what do you think?

Thank you.

At 1:13am on November 11, 2021, Lola said…

Hello Bob. Touching bass after being away for a long time, due to breaking my leg  and being handicapped.  I sold my Freedom 30 to a new novice sailor. He is adding many extras, and doing a great job. The sails need cleaning.Any advice on your experience on sail cleaning is appreciated.  Hope you are doing well. Regards, Lola

At 4:28am on May 23, 2010, LOLA said…
Good Morning Bob...are the sails correct now?

http://seaknots.ning.com/video/sails-set-properly-myrtle
At 12:31pm on November 24, 2009, LOLA gave Bob Weeks a gift
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Thanks for all the good advice
At 5:28pm on November 5, 2009, LOLA said…
Hi Bob, ok I went and did the w d 40 on the large and small sea cocks, under port settee.

Question...it is a little stiff but moves fine...not like a water faucet.

When you open the big one does yours turn in both directions when open. i presume when it is up means open. So does that mean it is closed if I close it in either down direction?

Good to have advice from another Freedom owner...thank you.
At 11:05pm on June 28, 2009, LOLA said…


The one i have.

RPM's a little over 3600...works GREAT.
At 9:58pm on April 23, 2009, Ken Van Camp said…
Hey Bob, thanks for mentioning SeaKnots on NSCPA. I hadn't heard of it!
Ken
At 4:15pm on April 3, 2009, LOLA said…
Hi Bob nothing left over yet...that may be stage 2...we are staring off slow...what parts do you need?
 
 
 

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