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by bob clarkson
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

High All. Well we made Saundersfoot mid September. We arrived safe and well after getting lost near Crossgates mid Wales but that's another story😎. The trailer and boat were fine. On reaching Saundersfoot Harbour the relevant paperwork (insurance) checked and approved. We started to unpack and rig t...
by bob clarkson
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

Hi fellow owners and Swift sailors. Last September I purchased boat 407 and with great help and support from my brother have completed many jobs on her. Order of completion as follows. SBS trailer had rectangle support replaced as rotten. New tyres including spare. Keel removed de rusted and painted...
by bob clarkson
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ready to launch, but!
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Ready to launch, but!

How did the launch go?
by bob clarkson
Wed May 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

Hi Mark. Boat was test launched only with kind permission of Telford Sailing Club. It was on the water for approximately 10 minutes and then put back on the trailer (not sailed). Contact details on TSC website. We plan to sail over a weekend at Carrington or Bala. How are you getting on with your bo...
by bob clarkson
Fri May 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 407 update
Replies: 0
Views: 882

407 update

Hi all Following a winter working on our boat and trailer it was successfully trailed and test launched at a local sailing club. Slight leak from screw holes in rear keel as rubbing strip removed. It's amazing how seeing the boat on water lifts the enthusiasm up a notch it two! Now back on dry land ...
by bob clarkson
Fri May 03, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 407 update
Replies: 0
Views: 914

407 update

:D Hi all Following a winter working on our boat and trailer it was successfully trailed and test launched at a local sailing club. Slight leak from screw holes in rear keel as rubbing strip removed. It's amazing how seeing the boat on water lifts the enthusiasm up a notch it two! Now back on dry la...
by bob clarkson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Outboard Well Size -
Replies: 10
Views: 5876

Re: Outboard Well Size -

Swift 18 sail number 407 now has a Yamaha 5hp with charging system.
Bob.
by bob clarkson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

||Hi All. Progress report on 407. Boat was lifted off trailer as corrosion had taken hold of the cross members and side supports. A new frame has been made to original spec and now fitted so now to paint and re fit all rollers etc. While boat is on supprts we have removed keel for painting with epox...
by bob clarkson
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have old yahoo emails
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Anyone have old yahoo emails

Hi Fishy.
Have a look at swift 18 org.
Top left of first page has link to many old news letters that have given me information.
Bob
by bob clarkson
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

Hi Fishy.
Keep going , I will post progress as it happens, we will attract one or two more like minded owners eventually.
All the best from sunny the Midlands!
Bob.
by bob clarkson
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 16
Views: 3176

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

Hi. New Swift 18 owner here! I took ownership late last year the autumn and winter period has seen work on recommisioning the boat. Main areas found needing work are leaks from deck and windows causing staining to upholstery. All fittings were straightforward to remove clean and re fix. With the fab...
by bob clarkson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: contact please
Replies: 1
Views: 680

contact please

Hi I have recently purchased boat number 407.
Interestingly it appears on the flickr site on page 5 photo taken by Andrew Valentine some years ago!
Does anyone know Andrew or how to make contact.
Thanks in advance.
Bob.
by bob clarkson
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: contact please
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

contact please

Hi I have recently purchased boat number 407.
Interestingly it appears on the flickr site on page 5 photo taken by Andrew Valentine some years ago!
Does anyone know Andrew or how to make contact.
Thanks in advance.
Bob.
by bob clarkson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Back with my little old swift
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Re: Back with my little old swift

Good to read about you with the Swift.
I have recently purchased one and currently working on it with the help of my brother.
we hope to launch it spring 2019.
Bob.