Re: [junkrig] Re: Freedom 32
- On 7/19/13 10:19 PM, bhilpholger wrote:> Thanks for the thoughts, all. I
suspect I probably don't know enough to
> jump into this project - I was hoping someone would say it was easy,Actually, I think that by far the biggest part of the job would be
> just hoist a junk sail on the existing mast, using the existing
creating a junk sail, battens, yards, and all the rigging. The rest
wouldn't be too much work. There is a single sheave at the masthead for
the main halyard, and I'd recommend a 3:1 or possibly 5:1 purchase for
the halyard. I'm not sure how difficult that would be to install.
The mast track might chafe on the battens & parrels too much...if so,
you would need to drill out rivets to remove it. But you could probably
do a test hoist and test sail with them still intact.
Any mast work would be a lot easier to do if you had a boatyard or
somebody with a crane pull the mast first, but you might be able to do
the whole thing with the mast stepped, especially if you like working
from a bosun's chair or harness :)
It will *change* the market/value of the boat, but it may not be a big
reduction. Some people actually want to buy a junk-rigged boats, which
are hard to find and Freedom's are not a completely conventional rig
Switching it back to a standard Freedom rig will probably involve
backing out some of your work.
Good luck if you try it....if you don't, I'm sure that buying a
junk-rigged boat is a much faster way to get sailing on a junk!
Junk rigged Freedom 33 cat ketch
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bhilpholger" <dwknoedler@...> wrote:
> And, the idea that converting would immediately substantially reduce the value of the boat seems likely to be true, and would have to be taken into consideration. Anyone know of a Badger for sale?