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by Elwyn Williams
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Which outboard in well with no mods
Replies: 5
Views: 4131

Re: Which outboard in well with no mods

An update on this, I decided to chop in my old Yamaha 4HP Long Shaft 2 stroke (4AC) and replace with a Yamaha F5 4 stroke, took the carrying handle off (2 Bolts) fits into the well great, no issues, the standard shaft model is more than adequate. External & internal fuel tank as standard, I also had...
by Elwyn Williams
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Which outboard in well with no mods
Replies: 5
Views: 4131

Re: Which outboard in well with no mods

Warning Guys & Girls be careful the latest 4 stroke Honda 4,5 & 6 Models definitely do not fit in a standard Swift18 well, I have more info & drawings if you want them. The latest F4, F5 or F6 Yamaha will fit if the rear carrying handle is removed. Although the well closure flap may interfere with t...
by Elwyn Williams
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loggin on problems
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Loggin on problems

Said the same myself, there should be a contact us (an administrator) option on the site Kind Regards Elwyn Williams Sent from my Nokia phone From: phil@tob ( forum-general@swift18.org ) Sent: ‎12/‎04/‎2015 16:55 To: forum-general@swift18.org ( forum-general@swift18.org ) Subject: [Swift 18] L...
by Elwyn Williams
Mon May 14, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Air Draft

Approximately 30ft or 9.15 metres, BUT depends on your actual draught/displacement or mast mods etc this is based on the original Holt mast set up. If I were you I would allow at least 0.3m or 1ft safety clearance Elwyn Williams email :- elwyn.williams@hotmail.co.uk This e-mail contains information...
by Elwyn Williams
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swift 18 User Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Swift 18 User Guide

PS I did obtain a Rigging / Sail Plan these are on the website somewhere, if you can’t find them, come back to me & I’ll see what I can do. Elwyn From: Pompey [mailto:forum-general@swift18.org] Sent: 23 July 2011 18:58 To: forum-general@swift18.org Subject: [Swift 18] Swift 18 User Guide Hi Although...
by Elwyn Williams
Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Swift 18 User Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

Swift 18 User Guide

Sorry to the rain on the parade but as one of the few original owners around SO16 from new when it came to “setting up” there was no user manual it was very much “learn as you go” there was a typed note on how & what to use to clean the boat but that was about it. Elwyn Williams From: Pompey [mailto...
by Elwyn Williams
Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Outboards
Topic: Outboard 'bang'
Replies: 11
Views: 3028

Outboard 'bang'

I have a slightly different view to this one, Apus Melba’s outboard well hull hatch Is virtually a full hatch flap with nothing more than a three or 4 finger slot removed on it’s leading edge (as standard) made from the same material as the surrounding hull aperture. The purpose of the flap was to r...
by Elwyn Williams
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Googled! For or Against? Swift 18 Apus Melba Googled
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Terry wrote:If you click on "ship cottage, Pont Rhythallt" (not my address by the way) then go north a little bit and turn around, you can see me on the fergie tractor I use to tow Seren about on (tenuous connection). I bet you're all dead interested!
Head bowed with a brimmed hat on?
by Elwyn Williams
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Googled! For or Against? Swift 18 Apus Melba Googled
Replies: 6
Views: 1400

Googled! For or Against? Swift 18 Apus Melba Googled

Yes Apus Melba Caught on Google Maps (Street View) just been moved out onto the road ready for a trip to the Solent believed to be June Last year. Dose'nt look to bad for 27yrs old. To view, see Google maps WR11 7RZ outside 28 (Not my address but fairly close just a good place to park for a few minu...
by Elwyn Williams
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Centre board dropped off end of screw URGENT HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 2450

Centre board dropped off end of screw URGENT HELP!

Yes you are on the right lines, beach the boat, obviously bow 1st remove covers to centreplate housing to take any upward pressure off the rest of the winding gear, if you are lucky it has just unscrewed off the thread. If you can get a rope or even better a strop under the lifted keel. As you are i...
by Elwyn Williams
Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: rudder stock /rudder blade
Replies: 25
Views: 6558

rudder stock /rudder blade

A word of caution if I may, many years ago when my swift (Apus Melba) was about 18 months old I was returning to the Hamble from Cowes, 4 well built persons on board in heavy weather, (We had to get back to college otherwise probably would not have chanced the crossing) However I digress, Having mad...
by Elwyn Williams
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Boat Launching and Retrieval
Topic: Can the swift 18 been trailered and rigged single handed
Replies: 3
Views: 2719

Can the swift 18 been trailered and rigged single handed

Hi, I have been trailer / sailing my swift for the past 25 years (not as much as I would like to but as allows, As a youthful 20 something when I got my swift I found it a struggle but possible to raise the mast, rig, ship the loaded rudder, outboard & the rest. But now? hmm, I would definitely say ...
by Elwyn Williams
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Tiller / Keel
Topic: Lubrication of keel Thread / Bush
Replies: 3
Views: 2455

Lubrication of keel Thread / Bush

Personally I would not recommend a mineral oil I use a silicon grease once a year never had any problems Elwyn Williams email :- elwynjrwilliams@aol.com Or :- elwyn.williams@hotmail.co.uk (MSN Video Messaging Enabled) Tel: Home 01386 831471 Mobile +447762 600486 (MMS Enabled) This e-mail contains in...
by Elwyn Williams
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Flooded boat and now foam buoyancy tanks full of water HELP
Replies: 1
Views: 2503

Flooded boat and now foam buoyancy tanks full of water HELP

Not Sure if this helps - depends when built I believe. When mine (S016) was 1st launched had one of John Charnley's builders come and have a look as it appeared it was possible for water to enter the keel (Skeg) void from the area just in front of the outboard well in the lockers, the fix was to fib...
by Elwyn Williams
Wed Mar 25, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Mast
Topic: Mast rake again
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Mast rake again

the only way I can think of checking this is when the boats were manufactured by JCA they scribed the Waterline marks into the outer gell coat layer, I would attempt to level off the boat on these marks & then check the cockpit sole level. My best guess is that the Cockpit floor has a slight gradien...