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by Colne Bar
Thu May 28, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Compass
Replies: 2
Views: 3176

Re: Compass

Hi Geoff, there is currently a thread about refilling compasses on the PBO forum...

http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.ph ... y-compass!
by Colne Bar
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bart's Bash
Replies: 0
Views: 3016

Bart's Bash

Anyone else taking part with their Swift?
by Colne Bar
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Who's Swift?
Topic: Gosport
Replies: 0
Views: 5042

Gosport

It was great to meet the crew of TARIM 2 at Gosport the other day (22nd August). I was crewing on a friend's boat rather than on my Swift Redbug which I hope to be 'reunited' with soon! We left early the next morning and made it all the way to Eastbourne which we were very pleased about. I hope you ...
by Colne Bar
Mon May 26, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Halyard Lenths
Replies: 1
Views: 2031

On mine, the genoa halyard is 13 metres and the main was 16 metres when cleated to mast, but I replaced with 20 metres so it could be led back to the cockpit & some to spare. Both 8mm braided polyester.
by Colne Bar
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Leak - Water between the hulls, in the foam
Replies: 9
Views: 6000

It's well worth checking out other possible causes of leaks such as deck fittings and windows before you go to a lot of effort. I sometimes find that a little bit of water has weeped in around the keel bolt, I'll disassemble it and add some more grease next time it's on the trailer - could the same ...
by Colne Bar
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handicap woes
Replies: 11
Views: 7242

Could I also ask has anybody fitted a transom mounted bracket for the outboard ? So the well can be faired in with dinghy bailers for self bailing.If so what make ? I've fitted a lifting transom mount bracket (sorry I don't know the make, but it is a fairly standard design) for a Yamaha 2.5. Defini...
by Colne Bar
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Mariner or Tohatsu 4, 5 or 6hp
Replies: 11
Views: 7866

Slightly off-topic, but I happily use a 2.5hp yamaha to get in & out of harbour and hoist the sails as soon as possible. It can push the boat through the water at about 4kts as long as the hull is clean! It's a nice light engine, starts easily and is economical on fuel. I agree that a more powerful ...
by Colne Bar
Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Sails
Topic: Sails
Replies: 11
Views: 11061

Following up from my previous post last September... I bit the bullet in the autumn and got a good deal for a new furling genoa from Crusader Sails made to 'original' dimensions they had on record plus measurements from my boat. I have been very pleased with the sail, it has been just right for the ...
by Colne Bar
Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Keel Removal.
Replies: 5
Views: 4637

I don't know how much the keel weighs, but I do know that the winding hole is just above the static waterline, so a good blob of grease will be a sufficient seal. Any good waterproof grease should do the job. To prevent excess grease finding its way into the cabin I use a jam-jar lid as a cover for ...
by Colne Bar
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Halliard wrap
Replies: 4
Views: 3883

I can report that the rope-stopper beads threaded onto the halliard above the shackle are still doing a reasonable job in preventing wrap after several months use :)
by Colne Bar
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Sails
Topic: Sails
Replies: 11
Views: 11061

Genoa size

I think my genoa may be a bit oversize (for coastal sailing at least) as I frequently need 3-5 rolls of furling to keep the boat balanced in say Force 3-4. Measurements are Luff 6.05m leech 5.80m foot 3.35m and PD 3.15m making it 134% overlap (J=2.35m) Does anyone know how these measurements compare...
by Colne Bar
Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Halliard wrap
Replies: 4
Views: 3883

Thank you for that Rob, I have the later type so I shall have another go at fitting the halliard diverter when the mast is next down (not keen on bosuns chair method suggested in the manual!)
James
by Colne Bar
Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Halliard wrap
Replies: 4
Views: 3883

Halliard wrap

I've experienced some difficulties with furling & unfurling the genoa due to halliard wrap at the top of the rotating foil caused by the narrow angle between the halliard and the forestay I've tried a number of solutions, but none of them are perfect... 1) Attach a downhaul line to the halliard to p...
by Colne Bar
Wed May 16, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air
Replies: 4
Views: 3653

I measured Redbug's mast over winter and it was 8.1m excluding windex etc, so that tallies with the comments above.
by Colne Bar
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swift 18 moulds for sale on Boats and Outboards
Replies: 12
Views: 9028

Looks great ... look forward to seeing more photos as the build progresses!