Howdy and Ahoy Jacques! Welcome aboard CF!
The Freedom 40 is one of my favorite boats to see. Back in the 1980s I thought of buying
one, went aboard one and looked it over carefully. This was after seeing it sail on San Francisco
Since then, the Freedom boats and others with Free Standing Masts have interested me. In CF I started a thread or discussion on the topic of Boats with Free Standing Masts. I invite you to look it over and add something to it.
Here is a link to that topic discussion:
Sailboats with Free Standing Masts
There is a vast amount of information here and many helpful members who have extensive experience.
How do you find those earlier threads or discussions?
My Favorite CF Forum Tip: Use the Google Custom Search Function
I know that most people who are new to this forum might try the ordinary search function of the forum when they have a question in mind. Unfortunately that always yielded few results for me when I tried that when I first joined this forum. In contrast, a standard Google
search outside of the forum can produce a bewildering list of links too. It was only later that I learned to quickly and easily find great links to archived or previous threads on a topic.
I only use the Google Custom Search field on this forum when searching this forum, and I find all the answers I need here too using that.
I find it superior to an ordinary search using the standard "search" field and usually get the answers I want very quickly. So, it is my "number one tip" to newer forum members.
Note! The Google Custom Search field is found under the "Search" menu seen at the top of your browser window when you are in the CF forum on any page. However, it is NOT shown as an option if you are viewing the Forum site using the CF Mobile app. Use a browser like Safari instead.