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Re: Swift restoration

Post by alan williams » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:28 pm

Looking good
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:48 pm

The decks are now on, gunwhale trim on and primer coat.
For the gunwhale trim I used Robbins 'solid hardwood lippings' in mahogany which are very close to the originals.

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Re: Swift restoration

Post by diana » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:04 pm

She's looking fantastic.

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Re: Swift restoration

Post by Rupert » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:14 pm

Just amazing!
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:08 pm

After what seems like months of varnishing I can now start the enjoyable bit, bolting and screwing things on. Then I need to put the mast up and sort out some rigging.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by Michael4 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:58 pm

She looks excellent!

You have very 'modern' looking rudders. Are these a later addition?

Are your dagger board rectangular or do they have a curved or angled front corner?

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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:37 pm

Yes, rudders are a more modern shape, the originals would have been rounder with a straight leading edge. The dagger boards are rectangular, with only a little shaping, not very advanced at all. I have the original mainsail from number 5 but I think most of the gear came from a later cat which was destroyed, possibly number 468 looking at the marks from the old numbers on the sail.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by Michael4 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:36 am

Hmm regarding rudders.

I'll post some pics in the 419 thread of mine that have a curved leading edge in a very traditional way. I have two sets, both the same and they are visible in one of the old beach pictures. On other boats I have been known to turn rudder blades around to get a vertical leading edge which seems to reduce weather helm. Don't know if this would be any different on a cat...maybe I shouldn't fiddle until I've tried.

Found this amongst the paperwork. I've seen an article about dagger boards (more later) but no mention yet of rudder blade shape.

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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:54 pm

The rudders in that sketch look even more modern than mine and I note that has the lower foot jib as well. We just need Giles to chime in now, I suspect he has the more traditional rudders.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:46 pm

Bit more progress. The main isn't all the way up, the halyard jammed and needs some work, the gooseneck doesn't fit yet so that needs some work as well. And I need to fix the holes in the jib! A very different jib shape than the later plan.

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Re: Swift restoration

Post by Michael4 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:23 am

If you weren't so far away you could nip round and borrow a jib and even an old main if needed.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by giles » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:36 pm

I think I do have original rudders both from the wooden one 339 and the fibre glass one which is now mostly down the tip! I also have two different length dagger boards again one from 339 and one from FG.
I would love to take some photos and attach them but haven't the faintist idea how to, IT muppet!! Any instructions greatfully received.Or I could just ring Pat??
At the moment 339 hull etc is all ready. The mast from fibre glass needs new shrouds and a revised mast foot, which I may be able to do this weekend if I can get 339 out of the boat shed.
I have carried out sail repairs to the original main and jib, both a lovely soft terylene with timber battens. When I picked up the fibre glass one it had two very knackered mains which I need to look at sometime.
Photos to follow as and when I find out how to attach, I await further instruction.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:37 pm

I find the easiest way is to put the photos onto photo bucket and then copy the IMG code and paste it in.
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by Pat » Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:47 am

Giles - Get Kate to put the photos on the cvrda Facebook page!
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Re: Swift restoration

Post by PeterV » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:32 pm

Don't you have a small child handy?
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