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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:53 pm

Anne is my 1970 Freeman 23 moored on the Thames at Abingdon

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I'll add some photo's later and update the thread as I do things to her
Give us a wave if you see us out on the river
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:06 pm

A few more pics

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Re: Freeman 23 - Anne

Post by Prof Pat Pending on Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:49 pm

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:12 am

Moored on a lovely little island mid Thames


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Post by F23 flittermouse on Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:47 pm

Looks really lovely..... but not sure what the young lady(?) is doing that can be seen through the cabin window scratch

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:53 pm

LOL, I hadn't spotted that.....I'm pretty sure she was playing a game on her phone
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Post by Tricky Dicky on Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:31 am

Nah --- Designing the next burgee !!!!! Laughing
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:53 am

lol!
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:28 pm

Had a cracking day today Smile


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Post by Dermot on Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:25 pm

Looks great!

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:41 pm

Thanks, and welcome to the forum Smile
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Post by Olive on Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:36 pm

Wow, she's pristine! Very lovely indeed Smile

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:52 pm

Thanks Olive Smile

I need to catch up on the exterior woodwork this season
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Post by Dermot on Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:50 pm

I agree with Olive, she is indeed pristine Pat.

I will have my work cut out trying to emulate her with my new F23, 'Kate.' We will be on the Great Ouse where 'Kate' is at the moment but I will eventually bring her to The Thames.

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:11 pm

I was very lucky to buy her that way Dermot, a previous owner spent 5 years restoring her, and added a few improvements while he was doing it. The next owner added that bloody stereo, which will be ripped out, when I decide what to replace it with. Then I like to think I've added a few more along the way, at least they suit me Wink

All these boats on the Thames, we'll have to arrange a get together like the Broads guys did last year Smile
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Post by sneddie on Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:15 pm

Hi all, great idea to get together on the Thames next year, count me in. Pat I was at the marina yesterday and checked on Anne and thought she looked a bit stern heavy and slightly down on the port side. May have just been the way she was moored with the wind blowing stright down the pontoon but thought I would mention it.

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:23 pm

Hi Kevin

She has a tank full of fuel and no water, but she's been listing to port a little since I added the extra battery. She's always sat a little low in the water at the stern...either that or the exhaust is lower than on other 23's (must measure that against another one day)

I have a load of ballast to bring over to sort it out over winter and I have some for you too Smile
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Post by sneddie on Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:54 pm

Cheers Pat the ballast material will be very useful and appreciated. What you have said explains the way Anne is sitting at her mooring at the moment. I will be back down in a few days to finish wintering White Orchid. Will of course pop along the jetty. After Christmas I intend taking windows out for rebuilding in order to stop a few leaks that can be down to nothing else. Hope all is well with you and the family.

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:26 pm

The exhaust is usually 1/2 in the water if that makes sense, sound about right?

Be careful on your pontoon, I checked White Orchid a couple of weeks ago and your pontoon is really slippery about half way along. Even more slippery than the rest of the pontoons, Sandra ended up on her butt the other week Sad

Everyone is good here thanks, getting ready for Christmas, but missing getting out on the boat. How’s things with you?

I reckon I have about 120Kg's of ballast if anyone else needs any, but you'll have to collect from Oxfordshire.
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Post by sneddie on Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:54 pm

Everthing is good thanks. Looking forward to Christmas with Barb and her boys but missing both of my girls terribly. Finding retirement a big adjustment. Not used to unstructured days and having so much time to do things. Have spent a lot of time on the house and garden. We can now get cars into the garage and I now have a great man shed at the bottom of the garden. Looking forward to getting stuck into jobs on the boat and Simon is inspiring me with the work he has done on Ifal. Boat safety in March!!! Decorating the bathroom before Christmas and then a big push on White Orchid repairs and improvements.

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sat Dec 06, 2014 6:08 pm

I bet you are Sad

You've got plenty on then, no reason to have unstructured days Wink My dad always said that the secret to retirement was never to go to bed not knowing what you were going to do the next day
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:12 am

Unfortunately the day job means I rarely get the time for winter work, so the spring refresh started today

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Post by Chris Meyer on Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:10 am

aaaaaaaargh, just read Sneddie's post on 6th of Dec, definitely never going to let my wife on this forum in case she sees it, it has taken me years to convince her that garages are not, never have been, never will be,  for cars, they are for boat bits, varnishing, workshop, and other stuff that might come in useful one day.

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Post by RichK on Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:21 am

What's the cutaway part on the front of the mast for Pat, mines same as that but just rounded on the front fins (if that's what they are called)
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Re: Freeman 23 - Anne

Post by Prof Pat Pending on Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:12 am

When you fold the mast down, it's a perfect fit over the bump on the back of the search light.

I'll snap a pick when I put it back on the boat Smile
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