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by giraffe
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Which outboard in well with no mods
Replies: 5
Views: 4152

Thanks for suggestions. Still thinking. The 2012 Tohatsu has a front placed gear shift which is tempting...
cheers,
martin
by giraffe
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: headlining/maintenance
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Thanks Rob,
very useful links, I've just bought some edgeing for the outboard lid from one of them
cheers,
martin
by giraffe
Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Which outboard in well with no mods
Replies: 5
Views: 4152

Which outboard in well with no mods

Hi everyone Out for a sail yesterday the gearbox failed on the trusty old Yamaha, and I think that's probably the catalyst for me to buy a new motor. I want a new 4-stroke 4hp that fits in the well of my sno 313 boat and to be able to use the lid - preferably without any modifications to transom or ...
by giraffe
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sailing suspended at Rudyard Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Sailing continues on Pennington Flash!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DmaHg2d ... dded#at=38

best wishes,

martin
by giraffe
Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tracing history
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Hi, Newsletter no. 26, (Oct 1988) p2 has an advert for 116 as follows: Name - Puffin , Sail No. 116, De Luxe Version fron SWIFTCRAFT Rotostay rolling reefing Genoa, anchor, chain & warp, Contest bulkhead compass, Seafarer 5 Echo Sounder, Yamaha 4 hp outboard engine, Braked Trailor with Lights Price ...
by giraffe
Thu May 07, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NEW BRONZE WINDING GEAR /OUTBOARD INSERT
Replies: 8
Views: 1546

Hi Mike
yes i think i'd be interested in both.
Not sure what the difference is between bronze saddle pre-threaded,or a complete unit?
Also, sorry but I can't quite picture the grp insert height?

cheers,
martin
by giraffe
Tue May 05, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Mast Erection
Topic: Mast Crutch
Replies: 6
Views: 2640

Hello Martin and Stephanie, When I bought 313 it came with a smash in the cabin top gelcoat where the gooseneck had slammed down at some point, so I think some kind of precaution is a good idea. The previous owner had an A frame roped to the pushpit for trailing. It has a U shaped top to hold the ma...
by giraffe
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Check List when buying a second-hand Swift 18
Replies: 12
Views: 6381

yes i'm also wondering about getting a working jib (partly because my large genoa creates such a big blindspot)

martin
by giraffe
Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Who's Swift?
Topic: Tracing History?
Replies: 7
Views: 3247

some snippets that full text search revealed - apologies for any duplication of info: Yassou was sold in 2006 She was registered on the Small Ships Register 112292 and was lying at Lymington. NL 27, page 25: Aquapus had sail no SO 19. Bob Godard sold it at the end of 1983. NL 5, page 2c: Does captio...
by giraffe
Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Website Enhancements + Hints & Tips
Topic: Boat Registry
Replies: 6
Views: 2927

Hi Elwyn, The entry # is irrelevant - it simply numbers the rows. By default the register displays sail number in ascending order. There are options in the drop down boxes top right to display the results in other ways eg by Boat name. As i understand things it's never going to be the kind of defini...
by giraffe
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SPRINGER SPANIEL SEA DOG?
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

Hi Terry,
there's a picture of a springer spaniel in a life jacket at the back of this month's PBO!

I guess you might need guardrail netting?
by giraffe
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speed!
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

winter sail

What with our new baby, I haven't had much chance to sail Aperitif since buying and then finally launching her in October. However, yesterday I had a smashing sail on Coniston. SE F4 gusting F6, two up, one reef in main and half the genoa, we were regularly getting 5.5kt on the log and maxed at 6.5k...
by giraffe
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Boom preventer
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

Boom preventer

Hi, and Happy New Year to all.

There's an interesting discussion on the PBO forum at the moment about boom preventers, and I was wondering, do any of you ever rig a preventer when sailing your Swift downwind? If so, how do you rig yours?

martin
by giraffe
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Portable VHF, GPS and Swift's pointing ability
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Hi, PBO did a test of 10 handheld VHFs in the Jan 2008 issue. The standard horizon HX270E came out best on test despite being substantially cheaper than some other sets. Features they liked included being able to plug in some ordinary AA batteries in an emergency if there's no charge left, dual watc...
by giraffe
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Which engine?
Replies: 20
Views: 6622

Hi Rob, I'm curious what are the bits of cable coming out of the cockpit lockers? It looks like the port hand cable might be the charging circuit from the outboard but it looks as if it's looped to something else when the motor isn't there? Just wondering how you have it arranged as i'm considering ...