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by storm
Mon May 07, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Keel pins snapped
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

Re: Keel pins snapped

My keel pin has just snapped this morning.
Can anybody tell me how long the pin should be as I will have to get a new one made?
by storm
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Website
Replies: 5
Views: 3701

I would just like to thank you for all your hard work in keeping this website going. It is a valuable resource for all of us who own Swift's.
Regards,
Norman
by storm
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Launch Sites
Topic: Kingsbridge Estuary
Replies: 0
Views: 2363

Kingsbridge Estuary

http://www.swift18.org/Swift18/phpBB2/gallery2.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1483 We have owned Count Down for just over one year now and enjoyed some fantastic days sailing her in the Kingsbridge estuary. We live just five minutes’ walk down to the quayside where she is moored, nose end ...
by storm
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mast and Genoa Sheets problem solved
Replies: 0
Views: 1030

Mast and Genoa Sheets problem solved

While sailing Count Down, I notice one very irritating thing. The genoa sheets keep getting stuck around the cleats that are fixed on the mast, this is probably due to me not getting my tack changes exactly right and the length of sail past the mast doesn't help. If you are very careful when going a...
by storm
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Lubrication of keel Thread / Bush
Replies: 3
Views: 3268

Thanks for this tip. I reckon this should be on the top ten list of to do's I greased up the screw before putting her in the water, back in March but last week the winding gear became very stiff. I had thought I would tie a rope underneath the keel and then wind the screw down which would lift it ou...
by storm
Thu May 28, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Cockpit Cushions

Thanks for that, I've done the deed now though. The guy has been and measured up and he is going to make them fit with the small angled bit at the stern up to the outboard hole as well. His revised quote is £120, the material cost is half that, so I dont think I am being charged too much. Would I, c...
by storm
Wed May 27, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Cockpit Cushions

In case anyone else is interested I had quotes varying from £250 - £120 from 7 different companies for making these. The local upholsterer won the deal at £140
by storm
Thu May 14, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cockpit Cushions
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Cockpit Cushions

I would like to get a couple of full length cockpit boat cushions made for 'Countdown' has anybody got any useful info, to work from?
Thanks
Storm
by storm
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Antifoul the keel?
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Keel a real Success

Well that was really easy. They left me alone for an hour with the boat hoisted high The boatyard had a great bit of kit for liftup, I had greased up the mechanism through the inspection hatch, but I was surprised how good the screw and bush operated, no play and nice and smooth. I feel very confide...
by storm
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Antifoul the keel?
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

I have just done a deal with the boatyard.
They are going to lift it with a couple of slings with their adapted fork lift truck on Saturday for the morning for £35. That seems a reasonable answer in the circumstances.
by storm
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Antifoul the keel?
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Thanks guys,
Countdown is in a boat storage place, even assuming I was as brave as that to do your circus trick, I cant get the bits there to do that, if only it was in my drive.
Looks like its do a launch and crane it out at the end of the year for a wash scrub and paint.
by storm
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Antifoul the keel?
Replies: 7
Views: 3417

Antifoul the keel?


Anyone got any bright ideas how to antifoul the keel?
I cant think of any simple way without getting the boatyard to do a lift off the trailer with their crane.
Nearly ready to go for a sail
Storm - Countdown