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by robvega
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 16
Views: 3174

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

Well done Bob & Mike, it sounds like a lot of work but it will all be worth it when you get her on the water, shame the seasons almost over!
Good luck.
Rob
by robvega
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tiller extension
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Tiller extension

Hi, Mine is 2ft, but if you want to steer whilst sitting under the spay hood to keep dry when its raining, then another 6 inch would help! :D
by robvega
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have old yahoo emails
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Anyone have old yahoo emails

Fishy,
Old Swift 18 Yahoo group is here https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Swift_18/info
Been spammed to death now so wading through will be a chore :(
Rob
by robvega
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: contact please
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: contact please

Bob,
Andrew Valentine is 'Noodle' site admin, he created the Flickr page and posted all the Swift pics on there.
Rob
by robvega
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Outboard Well Hatch
Replies: 1
Views: 765

Re: Outboard Well Hatch

There is a diagram on page 4 of newsletter 18, don't know if this helps.
http://www.swift18.org/docs/newsletters ... 0NL018.pdf
Rob
by robvega
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sprayhoods
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

Re: Sprayhoods

Hi Rick, I just picked up my new sprayhood from www.starcovers-leeds.co.uk Local to me so took my old cover which they used as a template, and I'm reusing my old frame. Cost £325 cash, I've got to check the fit and mark the exact position for the holes which he will then punch for me. I wont be doin...
by robvega
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Keel pins snapped
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

Re: Keel pins snapped

Hi,
Have you seen the articles about keel problems in the technical section of the library on this site?
Here http://www.swift18.org/library/technical/37-keel.html
Rob
by robvega
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:49 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Lifting from trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 3005

Re: Lifting from trailer

Hi Martin, I build cradles to lift and support Vega off the trailer, the rear one supports the boat under the skeg with pads under the hull to stop it tipping. This has worked ok with no apparent flexing. Have you tried placing the jacks under the bulkhead? It may not be suitable because of the doub...
by robvega
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water in the bilges
Replies: 5
Views: 2573

Re: Water in the bilges

Hi,
There is a small gap, sometime ago I remember someone had fitted an inspection hatch in the floor, to remove water from between the skins.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/131709460 ... l-swift18/
Hope this helps
Rob
by robvega
Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bunk cushion thickness and foam type
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: Bunk cushion thickness and foam type

Hi Tom, I just replaced the foam in the side bunk cushions on Vega, I got 3" foam to fit in the original covers but I guess you could go to 4" if replacing the covers as well. I got the firmest foam they had (ebay seller) and am glad I did,the old foam was gone where you sit all the time, new stuff ...
by robvega
Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Solar panels and regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

Re: Solar panels and regulator

Hi Martin, The isolator switch needs to be able to handle the maximum current of everything electrical on the boat turned on at the same time, regardless of the battery rating! These are rated at 100amp which will be more than enough, and are cheap enough! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BATTERY-ISOLATOR-...
by robvega
Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Solar panels and regulator
Replies: 4
Views: 3639

Re: Solar panels and regulator

Hi Martin, You shouldn't need a voltage regulator for a small solar panel, the battery will act as a regulator. I have a small solar panel wired via a fuse directly to the battery so it is always connected, an isolator switch disconnects everything else when the boat is not in use and I always have ...
by robvega
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Spreader/shroud attachmentt
Replies: 3
Views: 1614

Hi Andy, Which mast have you got? Mine is the tapered (Holt?) as supplied with the earlier boats. There is a plastic fitting in the end of the spreader secured with a self tapper through the small hole, see pic. I think I would be inclined to make new plugs for the end from hard plastic or aluminium...
by robvega
Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Sails
Topic: Cruising Shute wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 2637

Hi David, Sorry I can't help you with a sail but try this PDF from Kemp sails about using a cruising chute. http://www.kempsails.com/technical-data/11-using-a-cruising-chute/file.html This is how I have mine rigged. I also have a spinnaker pole, with uphaul and downhaul, which I use to pole it out o...
by robvega
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Seated Headroom
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

Hi Malcolm,
The brochure quotes the max headroom as 4' 3".
I thought I'd seen the seated headroom somewhere but can't find it now, so measured from top of seat cushion to headlining just behind the cooker is 2' 8", slightly more further aft. I'm 5' 10" and that's plenty for me.
Hope this helps
Rob