Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-05-2006, 18:06   #1
Registered User

Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1
New member - Freedom 35 sailboat based in RI

Hi, We've just bought a 1996 Freedom 35 sailboat which will be based in RI this summer. She's new to us and so is much of her equipment. We'll have quite a few questions and hope people can help us out. We'll also have some extraneous equipment to sell and shall post it to the classified - like, for instance, a water maker used once for a trans-Atlantic crossing and then not used for 5 years.

Regards, Faith and Bob

faith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2006, 18:37   #2
Registered User
CaptainK's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Phoenix, Arizona... USA
Posts: 2,386
Images: 7
Welcome aboard cruisersforum, Faith & Bob.

Glad to hear about your boat. Hope that you'll get plenty of sailing time aboard her. Once you get everything situated?



"Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin
CaptainK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2006, 14:47   #3
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tasmania
Boat: VandeStadt IOR 40' - Insatiable
Posts: 2,316
Images: 91
Welcome aboard, and congratiulations on your new boat!
Weyalan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-05-2006, 06:09   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Wakefield Rhode Island
Posts: 266
Images: 25
Faith & Bob,

Welcome aboard - we also live in RI. We will be keeping our boat in Dutch Harbor. Some day we will meet.

Scott & Juli
By Invitation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2006, 12:14   #5
Senior Cruiser
SkiprJohn's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kea'au, Big Island, Hawaii
Boat: Cascade, Sloop, 42 - "Casual"
Posts: 14,169
Aloha Faith and Bob,
Welcome aboard. I'm new to this group too. This is a great site for friendly folks and good information. You'll love it.
Regards, --John--
SkiprJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2006, 13:02   #6
Registered User
Lightfin's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Kentucky
Boat: Ensenada 20
Posts: 178
Images: 1
Congratulations on the purchase of your "new" boat, and welcome to Cruisers Forum.

I learned to sail on Long Island Sound, (spent lots of weekends at Block Island) and am envious of the adventures you will have this summer, and look forward to hearing your reports about them on the forum.

Fair winds!!
Lightfin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2007, 11:31   #7
Registered User
daysailj's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Recently moved to Stonigton, CT
Boat: 1995 Freedom 40-Elizabeth
Posts: 42
Welcome from Another RI Freedom...


I have been sailing a 1995 Freedom 40 in and around the Jamestown, RI area for four years now. I would be happy to pass along anything I can on either the boat or the area. I love the boat, and I hope you enjoy yours as much as we have ours. I also have learned a few things the hard way (how not to anchor at Cutty Hunk, for instance) which I would be happy to share.

daysailj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-08-2007, 16:16   #8
Registered User
Factfind's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 17
Your Freedom

You have a great boat! I owned a 1988 Freedom 36 that I bought new,sailed her to Bermuda and back and sailed her 50k miles up and down the N.E. coast over the next 15 years. A very forgiving sailboat,solid as a truck off the wind. I still have a spare prop for that boat..I had her rebuilt in Warren R.I. in 2001 and then foolishly convinced myself I needed a new boat. I know her new owners are enjoying her. Too bad Freedom went power with the Legacy line. Anyway..enjoy your boat!


The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen
Factfind is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:40.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.