is a Freedom 28 sloop, hull # 24, designed by Gary Mull and built by TPI in 1987. She spent her early years on the New Jersey coast and in Raritan Bay until we brought her through New York Harbor, up the East River, past Hell Gate and out Long Island Sound and back to New England in May, 1998.

Before Jabberwocky, we were daysailors and "fiberglass puptent" cruisers. Now our cruising grounds are Buzzards Bay, the Elizabeth Islands, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and the New England coast as far north (and east) as Mt. Desert Island. We look forward to the next step.

All in all, I feel the Freedom 28 should provide her owners with many good miles of safe and really enjoyable sailing with all of the comfort and ease of handling so well known in the Freedom line.

Gary Mull


Freedom Yachts Freedom 28

Year: 1987
Current Price: $33,000
Location: Onset, MA
Hull material: Fiberglass
Engine/fuel: Single diesel

Builder: Tillotson-Pearson

LOA. 27' 6"
Displacement 6370
Cruising speed 6 kts
Fuel 16 gal

Designer: Gary Mull

LWL. 23' 4"
Draft 4' 6"

18 HP
Max speed 6.5 kts

Water 40 gal

Beam 10' 3"
Ballast 2540


Holding 13 gal


Sails & Rigging
Fully-battened Haarstick mainsail
Self-tending camberspar Haarstick jib
Gunmount spinnaker
110% fractional jib
Lazy jacks
Harken traveler
Isomat boom with single-line reefing
Schaefer vang
Schaeffer Battslides

Electronics & Navigation
Datamarine speed and depth
Edson pedestal and wheel
Ritchie compass
Autohelm ST4000 wheel autopilot
Standard Eclipse+ VHF
JVC CD/MP3 player and A/D/S speakers
VHF/FM splitter

Electrics & Lighting
AC shore power with GFI
DC charger
Balmar alternator and ARS IV regulator
West Marine combiner
Bass AC 6 circuit breaker panel
Bass DC 6+7circuit breaker panels
BlueSeas DC 3 circuit breaker remote panel
UniSolar panel on sea hood
Blue Seas ammeter
Group 27 deep cycle batteries
Shore power cable, 50 ft w/adapter
ABI halogen dome overhead nav lights
ABI halogen reading lights
Masthead anchor/steaming light
Foredeck light
Bow and stern running lights

Galley & Head
Trash bin
Origo alcohol stove with oven
Stainless steel 6 gal hot water heater (engine and AC)
H/C pressure water
Raritan PHII head
Whale waste diverter valves
OdorSafe hose
Ronco holding tank
Whale manual pumpout

Deck & Hull
Dodger with side panels and elkhide grab rail
Sail, binnacle and winch covers
Cockpit cushions
Cockpit coaming box and 12v outlet
Cockpit table with binocular/drink holder
Folding padeyes in cockpit
Propane locker
Swim ladder
Dual lifelines
22# Simpson-Lawrence Claw anchor
20' chain and 150' nylon rode
Lifesling 2
Dock lines, fenders, life jackets, etc.
Micron CSC Extra bottom paint

Yanmar 2GM20F diesel
Maxprop 2-blade prop
Syntron dripless shaft seal
Racor fuel filter/water separator
Brass fresh water Y-valve

Port and starboatd settees
Quarter berth
V-berth shelves and door
Fold-down dining table
Saloon cabinet and many shelves
Cabin handholds, overhead and companionway
Nicro 3000 powervent in main hatch
Vetus mushroom vents in head and forward hatches

Major Maintenance and Upgrades
Maxprop classic 2-blade feathering prop
Syntron shaft seal, cutlass bearing and prop shaft
Balmar alternator and smart regulator
Ronco holding tank, OdorSafe hose and Whale pump
Haarstick OEM sails used since 1999
NER Sta-Set halyards, reefing and vang lines
Canvas restitched and glassed

Original Haarstick sails and battens as spares

Email David G. Evans at sailonset@earthlink.net

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