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Adding jib sail

Hi! I became the owner of a 1983 Freedom 21 last year that came with a spinnaker, but I want to add a jib sail. This boat has a carbon-fiber mast, is it possible to rig it to handle a jib? I want to participate in local races and think the jib would certainly add some speed. Thanks!
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It would probably subtract more from your rating than it would add in speed. You probably could add a jib but you would also probably need to add running backstays as well if it was going to do you much good.

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I suggest posting this question on the Freedom email list here on Sailnet. You''ll get a lot better information from F-21 owners in that forum. You also may want to check with Freedom Yachts. While the carbon fiber masts are tough, they do fail, and when they do, replacing them is not cheap.
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I know that this post is a little late, but here goes. they did design one for the f-21. If you google Freedom21info you can find a file with the correct class approved sailmaker instructions for the jib.

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Forgot to mention that there is also a Yahoo group just for the F21. Lots of good info there also.

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