Freeman 22 Mk2 Beam

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Post by BotleyBouy on Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:03 pm

Has anyone actually measured the beam on their Mk2. The Freeman Cruisers data page (https://www.freemancruisers.com/boats/model/freeman22mk2/) says 7' 6". How accurate is that? Is the beam measured on the hull sides or the outside of the rubbing strakes?

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Post by JohnR on Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:15 pm

Would normally be the overall width at the widest point, I would have thought.
Bit difficult to put a tape measure over it!!

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Post by steviemurf on Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:33 am

There is also the narrow beam at 6' 10".   You could measure across the back to the outside of the rubbing strakes; or through the cockpit.  With a helper.
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Post by F23 flittermouse on Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:44 am

Easy enough, a 3M wood batten and two plumb bobs.
Tie the batten across the cabin, move the plumb bobs until they just shave the outsides, mark the batten both points, measure at your leisure .

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Post by Minerva on Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:17 pm

I always assumed 7’6” was the widest point where the toilet is.
I got a feeling it’s 7” at the transom.

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Post by F23 flittermouse on Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:18 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I always assumed 7’6” was the widest point where the toilet is.
I got a feeling it’s 7” at the transom.
I must admit I assumed around midships too .

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Re: Freeman 22 Mk2 Beam

Post by BotleyBouy on Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:46 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Easy enough, a 3M wood batten and two plumb bobs.
Tie the batten across the cabin, move the plumb bobs until they just shave the outsides, mark the batten both points, measure at your leisure .

Genius! Thanks for the suggestion. If you've done that on your 23 how did the actual measurement compare with the Freeman data sheet?

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Post by F23 flittermouse on Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:15 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Easy enough, a 3M wood batten and two plumb bobs.
Tie the batten across the cabin, move the plumb bobs until they just shave the outsides, mark the batten both points, measure at your leisure .

Genius! Thanks for the suggestion. If you've done that on your 23 how did the actual measurement compare with the Freeman data sheet?
No haven't done it on a boat.. but with a civil construction background it was obvious, and used in other situations. ( More likely prior to the high technology used in engineering these days)

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Post by Minerva on Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:10 pm

I am pretty sure Andrew told me once there were only 3 F23 hull moulds in the factory. He used to have one of them out the front at SM. Dunno where it is now. Why’s that relevant...? Er well the hulls at least are going to have limited variance!
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