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1983 Freedom 21

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

The Freedom 21 is a cat-rigged boat with carbon fiber mast originally designed for one design racing where the rules required you to not leave the cockpit. All sailing can be done from the cockpit including raising and lowering the spinnaker. It has a fixed keel of 500 pounds and draws 3′ 9″. We do not have a cradle or trailer.

We have sailed it in all wind conditions and have been able to sail her safely utilizing the jiffy reef system to shorten the main in heavy winds. Like all Freedom sailboats she is very sturdy and solidly built.

The boat is in need of new bottom paint, and repair to one stanchion. It also needs some minor interior wood repair and a new main sail cover.

Equipment on Board:

The boat was equipped with just about every stock option when purchased including dual winches, exterior seat cushions, Portapottie, full life rails, and navigation lights. We have made numerous improvements including adding a 8 HP outboard motor, and interior 12v lighting in V berth and main cabin. We also made screens for the hatches for cruising and have an anchor. It has a sink with pump handle and 5 gallon tank, an area for a stove, a removable table that can be used inside or outside, full interior cushions on births, privacy curtain for the head, manual bilge pump, built in knotometer, compass, and tiller hiking stick among other miscellaneous odds and ends. The boat is also equipped with a life sling and additional flotation cushions.

The spinnaker uses a Gary Hoyt gun mount rig that is stainless steel. Because of the carbon fiber mast there are no stays or shrouds, so there is no forward rigging for the spinnaker to become entangled in. The hardware was all top end at the time it was built including Harken blocks and traveler.

Freedom 21
Freedom 21
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