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by Hamblesailor
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Keel pins snapped
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Re: Keel pins snapped

PS, I have subscribed to this topic so will be emailed any activity, So if you are reading this months or a year later than my original posting and know the answers- then please do tell me! I see this forum has little regular traffic- but I do believe there will be a number of people who are occasio...
by Hamblesailor
Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Keel pins snapped
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Keel pins snapped

Hi, While winding up the keel after a club race this autumn, it was just getting near to the top when it started getting a bit stiffer. I carried on and CLUNK- the keel dropped like a stone- something had snapped :(( . I was sat astride the keel box when winding and can confirm, through the seat of ...
by Hamblesailor
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Shoebox skeg
Replies: 7
Views: 2933

Hi John, I live in Hamble and work in Swanwick so if you are also in Hamble we could compare thoughts. I wonder if you are the other chap that is talking to Crusader sails about improving the sailing performance of their Swift? I am now in (sporadic) communication with Colin Silvester and through wo...
by Hamblesailor
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handicap woes
Replies: 11
Views: 4637

Handicap woes

Wondering why I got hammered in the last club cruiser race (we sailed reasonably well) I took a look at the RYA's latest NHC baselist for handicapping. According to this the S18 is a smidge slower than the GK24 and Hawk 20. S-18- 0.832 Gk and Hawk 0.835) I had a GK 24 a couple of boats ago and raced...
by Hamblesailor
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Shoebox skeg
Replies: 7
Views: 2933

Shoebox skeg

While broadly happy with my S 18, I feel somewhat distressed by the hydrodynamic shape, or lack of it, to the 'skeg'. It has a vertical leading and trailing edge and bottom, making it, in actuality, a box. 1) Are all these skegs the same shape, I know keel shapes varied? Has anybody got a better sha...
by Hamblesailor
Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Boom reefing padeyes
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

Boom reefing padeyes

Hi, What are the boom slab reefing arrangements that people have on Swifts? Mine looks like it has 2 reefs in the main, both of which have lines which terminate at sliding padeyes in the groove under the boom. Both reefs are led to sheaves in the end of the boom. I'm wondering how well this will wor...
by Hamblesailor
Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Boom reefing padeyes
Replies: 0
Views: 1217

Boom reefing padeyes

Hi, What are the boom slab reefing arrangements that people have on Swifts? Mine looks like it has 2 reefs in the main, both of which have lines which terminate at sliding padeyes in the groove under the boom. Both reefs are led to sheaves in the end of the boom. I'm wondering how well this will wor...
by Hamblesailor
Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New swift 18 owner
Replies: 6
Views: 3458

Thanks,
I'd really like to see the drawings if possible Mike.
I think making the rudder and stock is within my capabilities- just need some idea as to size and shape.
Jake
by Hamblesailor
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Cooker base
Replies: 5
Views: 4193

No, I have never owned a Swift called Red Mist. My Swift is Nok and I've never had one before. I think you must have read my post first and confused them. (I have also been posting as an excited new owner!) I wonder if many Swift owners have got rid of any of the bouyancy areas for more storage thou...
by Hamblesailor
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Rudder blade dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 2434

Re: I also seem to remember seeing the dimensions on this forum somewhere but also can't find them now!! It was a photograph of a sketch of the measurements. It was somewhere weird on the site where I didn't expect it to be. I remember thinking "I'll probably be needing that at some point"- hey pres...
by Hamblesailor
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Electrionics
Topic: Battery location
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

Thanks Guys, Sounds like port rear locker it is then. My outboard fuel tank is currently in there though so I'll have to find somewhere else for that, both in terms of space and the spark potential of connecting, disconnecting the battery! On the starboard side I have the gas bottle, so that's proba...
by Hamblesailor
Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Electrionics
Topic: Battery location
Replies: 5
Views: 4328

Battery location

My Swift does not have a battery. It does however have a 12 volt depth sounder so I guess it has had a battery at some point. The sounder's power lead has a long cable with a cigar lighter attachment at the end of it, but no sign of where it leads to and therefore where the battery was located. Wher...
by Hamblesailor
Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Rudder blade dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 2434

Rudder blade dimensions

Help! earlier today I saw somewhere on this site a sketch of the Swift rudder blade dimensions. Just spent an hour searching for it again to no avail. I'm thinking quite seriously now of making a rudder blade out of a dinghy centreboard- perhaps off a trapeeze boat like a 505. I initially doubted th...
by Hamblesailor
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Who's Swift?
Topic: Nok numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

Was possibly called Esperanza

I have found a logbook aboard Nok called log for Esperanza/ Nok. Either Esperanza was the guy's previous boat or she was renamed from Esperanza.
Jake
by Hamblesailor
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Rigging
Topic: Roller furling halyard tension
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

Roller furling halyard tension

I have an early Swift 18 that seems to want its jib halyard tensioning by leading the halyard round the block at the top of the foil then back down to the eye on the top of the furling drum. I understand that later ones have a top swivel that you hoist up the foil with the sail (like every other (la...