I love my Freedom 28. I sailed it singlehandedly from Houston to NYC last year. They are very good boats, easy, lavish, well behaving, capable.
There is a time bomb within these boats. It is not the masts. It is the balsa cored hull. So make sure you survey hull well, and take care of it.
By the way, Freedoms are not slow boats (for cruisers) and, generally do well in distance racing.
Lissen, I'm russian, so i kinda understand you, you know, we, language challenged should stick together, after all.I have written in many of the forums and threads on this site passing on my many year's of expierence and have been thanked by many on this site what don't you understand maybe I can try to explain as I've never had any trouble before [maybe us OZZIE'S talk a differant lingo we certainly call some parts of yachts by differant names but maily everything is the same] cheers kerry:laugher :laugher
Dear Mr. Sandboy;
[In this letter, I will do my best ] As I pointed out to you in the first place this is a sailing site I didn't read and won't read anything further from you in fact I deleted it as it had nothing to do with sailing I will also complain to the Sail Net Site about your stupid carry on which has nothing to do with this site as you obviously have way to much time on your hands or maybe your doing something else with your hands other than writing can I suggest you go sailing and stop trying to give people ENGLISH LESSON'S :laugher uke
All new fully rigged yachts now being built come with swept back spreader's I have done 17 Sydney to Hobart's and i know what I prefer for a start you don't need any runner's [running backstay's ] Its also interesting not one yacht wether in the cruising division or racing division have ever tried to do that race or any other in Australia with a Freedom Mast surly this say's something about them cheers KerryLissen, I'm russian, so i kinda understand you, you know, we, language challenged should stick together, after all.
However I can not agree with your push for swept back spreaders. I believe that swapt back spreaders, without other considerations of boat's design, is plainly complicated, compare to freestanding masts.
Sure, there is no Freedom in Australia, I’m figurative now.in Australia with a Freedom Mast surly this say's something about them cheers Kerry