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by Fishy23
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: voyager KEITH JACQUES
Replies: 0
Views: 24

voyager KEITH JACQUES

Anyone have contact with this guy very interested in taking my Swift 18 around some of Keith’s trips around Hebrides. Years ago a group of us thought of kayaking to st Kilda.
by Fishy23
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: New keel lift mech supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: New keel lift mech supplier

Yes I found them very helpful and considering the work included a new ss frame to support the thrust lifting bearings and also welding strengthening pieces onto the alloy rudder frame I thought it was a cheap deal.
by Fishy23
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: New keel lift mech supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: New keel lift mech supplier

Hi as it was winter I didn’t really bother with time as I was installing new headlining and cabin side van carpeting. Just looked at my diary it was two and half weeks. They did have to order the acme lead screw thread in as I wanted 20mm dia. As I said they fabricated new support plate and beefed u...
by Fishy23
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: New keel lift mech supplier
Replies: 6
Views: 1205

Re: New keel lift mech supplier

Hi David yes it cost me £470 but that included welding strengthening pads on alloy rudder stock holder he also made up a complete new support frame that straddles the internal keel housing that takes the weight of the keel when using the lead screw lift. He made an impressive job. It is a while back...
by Fishy23
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

Brio hi I was lucky or maybe not as I had to replace all the headlining and I carpeted the interior as everything was down to bare fibreglass I replaced my blocks with short alloy tracks and small blocks from Barton. But I did solve all the small through deck leaks by doing this work and in the sche...
by Fishy23
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Boat for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Re: Boat for sale

Sorry for late reply as I’ve stopped looking at this site as it’s not used. But here is my twopenorth no one replies here so I’ve sold my old Hurley on this this website it’s free apart from adverts and unlike here you will get replies as I certainly did good luck with sale. https://www.boatsandoutb...
by Fishy23
Thu May 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Pushpit
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Pushpit

Steve best idea is to look around for other small yacht push pits as swifts seem over the hill now for getting replies or answers on this forum. I’m thinking it’s dead in the water so I’ll not be asking anymore questions. I find local marinas have some yachty guys with a wealth of knowledge the best...
by Fishy23
Thu May 16, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ready to launch, but!
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Ready to launch, but!

Don’t worry watchers I forgot there is only one guy who replies to these subjects, but I’ve worked it out.
by Fishy23
Thu May 16, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ready to launch, but!
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Ready to launch, but!

What length please are the genoa sheets also no topping lift just a clip onto rear back stay wire, is this ok as otherwise I’d have to run topping lift down haul outside of the mast which I don’t really want to do
by Fishy23
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

Thanks for your reply yes I’m looking forward to getting her in this Easter. I’ve replaced keel mech I’ve sealed all the through deck fittings replaced new headlining and used megavanmat carpeting for the rest of the internals. Well replacing the keel mech etc was easy compared to the headlining and...
by Fishy23
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

Thanks Bob glad to know it’s not all deserted. I’m halfway through refurbishing old swifty I’ve installed new head linings keel mech has all been renewed, I’ve even found an old spinnaker made by a company in Wigan of all places.
by Fishy23
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: Curious about Swifties demise

Funny how spam “weight loss before and after women” gets most current hits 146 sad! yet there doesn’t seem to be any current swifty boatie comments, oh well I’m off back to my Bmw bike forum, happy sailing if anyone does it on here.
by Fishy23
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curious about Swifties demise
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Curious about Swifties demise

Hi is this site now about defunct what has happened to all the Swifts or have everyone move on to other boats? Just curious as there does not seem to be any responses etc
by Fishy23
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Boat Launching and Retrieval
Topic: breakback trailer
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: breakback trailer

Hi what I did with my old Hurley trailer wheels/hubs I installed hozlock fittings onto the brake drums and connected them via hoses to adapters linked to a quick fit hose connector. After four years of launch and recovery the fresh water flushing along with some judicial wd40 spray kept everything c...
by Fishy23
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone have old yahoo emails
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Anyone have old yahoo emails

Thanks Rob I’ve cracked the little probs that I was wanting to look for I suppose the Swift is a bit old hat now and lots of owners will have moved on . I’ve just renewed keel lift screw and support frame and half way through head and cabin lining ( looks good up till now)