Don't get me wrong. I am not anti Freedom rig and in fact I sailed the early Freedom 40 in the mid 70's and I was impressed. But that model just did not work and the rig was one one component of why that boat did not work.
07-15-2011 03:06 PM
Thank You Bob Perry
I assumed a performance issue when I saw the boat and it is now confirmed
07-15-2011 12:58 PM
That Freedom model was , in my opinion, the worst boat they ever built. It is very slow. A friend of mine, big John, tried to race one to Hawaii single handed. He is a very good sailor and he was the dealer for Freedom. I think he dropped out of the race after three days. I have another story about that boat's performance but I think you get my drift.
07-14-2011 09:33 AM
I've explored the site.
What I'm interested in is to find someone who actualy has experienced the Freedom 35 on sea.
07-14-2011 08:14 AM
to find our more information on Freedom boats I would suggest joining FreedomYachts.org • Index page
where you will get a more informed answer ans support from owners of these boat.
07-14-2011 06:55 AM
Freedom 35 Cat ketch
I'm in the process of buying a used boat and found a boat that woke my interest. I'ts a Freedom 35 Designed by Gary Hoyt.
Are there anyone out there who has any expeeience of such a boat ?