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1991 Freedom Yachts Freedom 38

Listed
Expired
$78,500 USD

Seller's Description

Polaris is a sailboat designed by Gary Mull and built by TPI, Rhode Island, USA. Bay sailing or blue water, shes weatherly, stiff and fast and easily handled. She features a large roach mainsail with a fractional self-tacking headsail. Easily single-handled with all lines leading to the cockpit (I have sailed her alone from Portland, Maine to Bristol Rhode Island and several times from Portland, Maine to Penobscot Bay). The large Doyle Slackpack mainsail is raised with the help of a Harken #44 electric winch on her 57 Foot carbon-fiber mast. The sail glides easily with low friction Harken luff slides. The head sail is self-tacking on a custom-made aluminum jib-boom controlled from the cockpit. She also has a Cruising Spinnaker in Sock. Shes an excellent sailor in all airs.

Equipment: FIN KEEL CAT sloop LOA: 38, LWL: 30 7. BEAM: 126, DRAFT: 46 HULL: Fiberglass White with Blue Waterline and Blue Sail Covers ENGINE: Yanmar 3 GMF 3-cylinder diesel and 3-blade Max prop. DESIGNER: Gary Mull Sails and Rigging: Fully battened Doyle “Stack Pac” mainsail with low friction luff slides, “Camber Spar” self-tending jib and jib down haul, Cruising spinnaker in Sock, All sail controls lead to cockpit through stopper banks, Harken #44 electric winch for main halyard and main sheet, Barient #48 winch, Hall Quickvang, ELECTRONICS: Raymarine C125 Multifunction Displays, Raymarine Radar, Autohelm 6000 Autopilot, Autohelm wind, depth, speed, log in cockpit with nav station repeater, all instruments integrated with C125 Display. Icon VHF Radio, “Polaris” has an Edson radar post mounted aft, with Raymarine radar. Deck HW: Simpson Lawrence “Sea Wolf” electric windlass, bow roller with Bruce anchor; swim/boarding platform with shower; radar pole with dinghy, hoist and bracket, dark blue dodger and sail cover. OTHER: 3 batteries in 2 Banks, Racor fuel filter, Marine toilet w/Y-valve and 40 Gal holding tank, Force 10 three burner stove with oven, Grunert 110V/12V refrigeration/freezer, microwave oven, pressurized and manual water.

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Specs

Designer
Gary Mull
Builder
Freedom Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Spade
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
37 11 / 11.6 m
Waterline Length
30 7 / 9.3 m
Beam
12 7 / 3.8 m
Draft
4 7 / 1.4 m
Displacement
13,400 lb / 6,078 kg
Ballast
5,530 lb / 2,508 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
572′² / 53.1 m²
Total Sail Area
572′² / 53.1 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
378′² / 35.1 m²
P
45 6 / 13.9 m
E
16 7 / 5.1 m
Air Draft
?
Foresail
Sail Area
194′² / 18.1 m²
I
33 9 / 10.3 m
J
11 6 / 3.5 m
Forestay Length
35 8 / 10.9 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Yanmar
Model
3GM
HP
27
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?
Engine Hours
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
3

Calculations

Hull Speed
8.7 kn
Classic: 7.41 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Formula

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.68 knots
Classic formula: 7.41 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.2
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

Formula

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
16.22
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
41.3
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

41.26
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
208.6
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
208.57
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
21.7
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Formula

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
21.67
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
2.1
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
2.11
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Free standing sloop rig with ‘Bierig’ jib.
Extended version of the FREEDOM 36.

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