Freedom 40 centerboard

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by F Seco, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. F Seco
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    F Seco Junior Member

    I have not been on the Freedom 40 hull # 4 that I purchased last month. How is the centerboard raised and lowered and is there a manual back up?

  2. Timothy
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    Timothy Senior Member

    On mine its strictly manual, originally a bronze captive winch with a wire pennant mounted on the side of deck house in front of the mizzen mast ( a real knuckle biter ) . I changed to a self tailing winch with a spectra pennant mounted on the deck beside the mizzen mast. It has much more mechanical advantage and saves the knuckles.
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