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by Terry
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1991 that was a good year for us!
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

Hi Gary, Ruth & Skip Happy days. Like you, I look back fondly to my Seren days. There's a lot to be said for cheap trailer sailing! Didn't Cherry pie look smart then? Still, summers will soon be here. We must meet up again. Terry Hi Gary / Ruth Yes you always have fond memories of your first boat we...
by Terry
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Website help
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Hi Andy While on the subject, two issues arise: I have noticed that there are now quite a number of duplications of boat names on the register and suspect they are, in most cases, the same boat under different ownership. In the past, as a moderator, I have tried to sort this problem out but found th...
by Terry
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: She's left me
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

She's left me

Today I ended my 6 year relationship with Seren. I can't help thinking that I've done the wrong thing. I've had a lot of fun with her over the years. I only hope that Mike (her new purchaser) will get as much out of her as I did. Still, life goes on and so my attention can turn to my new boat Sassa ...
by Terry
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Photos
Replies: 2
Views: 919

Hi Longdog?
I have just tried both uploading from the gallery and as an attachment and found there is a problem. I'll contact the Andy(administrator)
Terry
by Terry
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Mainsail
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Hi Simon & Jannet Don't say that, it makes me feel a traitor to the cause! As it happens, my new boat has Jeckels sails and a stack pack. I've not sailed it yet as it's stuck in Dartmouth for the winter. One thing I have noticed is that the pack seems a bit on the short side and about a foot or so o...
by Terry
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Furling Jib
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: Furling Jib

If it were mine I'd want to have a look at it first before shelling out for a new furler. 5 years ago my furler jammed. It turnedout to be a shreded forestay and a rigger friend of mine sorted it for about £30. Terry Hi, Happy New Year to one and all. My furling jib has stopped furling due to some f...
by Terry
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Launch Sites
Topic: Berths in South Devon
Replies: 3
Views: 1989

Berths in South Devon

|Received the following email. Can anyone help? "Hi, I am considering purchasing a Swift 18, but finding a berth is proving to be rather difficult. Would it be possible to ask your membership whether they know of any suitable berths in the South Devon area? Thank you for your assistance. Kind regard...
by Terry
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Swift Departure (Cherry Pie For Sale)
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Actually, I think that Gary & Ruth should only be allowed to sell to someone as nice as them but lives nearer to Port Dinorwic.
by Terry
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Cocker Spaniel forces sale of our beloved Swift 18
Replies: 1
Views: 3142

O dear, Is this the end of the swift regatta!
by Terry
Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Cheers Phil. I think I understood all that.
Terry
by Terry
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Re: want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion

Hi Phil, after reading your points about mico’s cruisers target AVS as 105 I came across a calculator for AVS on www.sailingusa.info/cal__avs.htm and decided to key in a swift’s data, derived from JCA brochure, which was as follows; Displacement weight (1450 lbs) Ballast (375lbs) Beam (8 foot) Draft...
by Terry
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Outboard 'bang'
Replies: 11
Views: 3022

Re: Trap door

Hi Kevin, Yes there should be a hatch which surrounds the outboard leg. It stops a lot of the outboards wash from being diverted into the well. I'm in to my second so far. The screws tend to vibrate loose and then you notice its disappeared. I've scoured the gallery for pictures and the best one is ...
by Terry
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Re: want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion

I’m not quite sure whether you’re taking umbrage over my comments but on the issue of swifts being heavy or light these are really subjective terms. It all depends on what previous experience one has had. When I moved from a wanderer dinghy to a swift it felt a massive move up. No doubt if ones expe...
by Terry
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: want to buy a swift 18 - need your opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 2813

Actually, the theoretical weight of a swift is supposed to be 660k but when I actually weighed mine at a weighbridge it came out at 720k and, with the trailer, 1120k. I don't think mine is exceptional. I've seen several other boats lower in the water than mine carrying similar amounts of gear and cr...
by Terry
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tracing history
Replies: 8
Views: 1924

Try trawling through the register section of the old news letters in the site library. My trailer tips back if i'm not careful. SBS trailer attached. I put a new axle on it a couple of years ago but I didn't change the wheel positions.
Terry