Freedom 36 Carbon Fibre Mast - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-27-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Rustyf is an unknown quantity at this point
Freedom 36 Carbon Fibre Mast

As you may know from previous posts I am interested in Freedom 36 sailboats and am told that one of the disadvantages of the mast is that if it breaks it is very expensive to replace. Two questions:

1. Where would you even get a replacement mast and
2. Any idea of the cost or where I could get an answer to this.

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-27-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Jupiter, FL
Posts: 56
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
amarinesurveyor is on a distinguished road
Have you ever heard of one breaking? I haven't. I'm not sure if Freedom would still build one, but I would start there first.
Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-27-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 85
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 9
Mirari is on a distinguished road
Rare, but carbon fiber masts do break. An older Freedom lost one of it's masts in the last Bermuda 1-2. Very expensive part to replace!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-27-2009
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Rustyf is an unknown quantity at this point
I have not heard of one breaking but the posts do talk about the expense of replacing one. Hence I assumed that there were some instances. I wil check but I had also heard that Freedom was no longer in business.

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 02-27-2009
JohnRPollard's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 5,680
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough JohnRPollard is a jewel in the rough
Aluminum masts are fairly expensive to replace, too. Normally a catastrophic mast failure would be covered by insurance, no?

Hall Spars might be a good source of info on replacement costs.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62

NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 02-27-2009
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,282
Thanks: 1
Thanked 29 Times in 29 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tommays will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnRPollard View Post
Aluminum masts are fairly expensive to replace, too. Normally a catastrophic mast failure would be covered by insurance, no?

Hall Spars might be a good source of info on replacement costs.

You really have to read the fine print as many insurance companys will take a your mast does NOT last forever POV and at some age start to pro-rate coverage
__________________
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck stepped Mast-Always Bad ? Mrs Mutiny Boat Review and Purchase Forum 24 10-05-2009 08:55 PM
Southern Cross 31? db27513 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 35 09-24-2007 11:58 PM
30ft Catalina BigRuss Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 09-09-2006 06:33 PM
what mast? jrwright Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 03-14-2004 09:19 PM
Is one better than the other? gandydancer Gear & Maintenance 7 07-11-2002 07:08 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:46 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.