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  1. Original Swede 55 wheel available outer Ø 33 inch – 830 mm wheel one inch, 25 mm six 12 mm spokes, raked 7 degrees to helmsman 12,5 lbs, 5,7 kg acidproof 316 stainless steel Made in Sweden Fitting to original Fisksätra axis and gearbox (conical form, drawing available) Shipping in strong cardboard box http://swedesail.de/zubehoer
  2. Smålandsfarvandet (southern Denmark) this summer: http://swedesail.de/impressionen/filme
  3. Congratulations Ulf, to your choice and the decision to share the burden of maintenance and more. Encosed a foto of pleasant spinnaker sailing – still proudly flying swedish colours – on our way back from Denmark to the island of Fehmarn. Lemkenhafen being the new hot spot in northern germany for real boats like S30, Lotus, Molich, Smaragd, Luffe, Faurbys, Swede 41 and 55 and a nice collection of classy and true sqzaremetre boats ranging from 15 zu 40 sqm. Best, Zebra PS: I disagree with that double binocular holder. Could be misused for bottles, cans or even jars with questionable content
  4. Jaramaz, what a collection of boats, instead of floating moble homes ... The Molich X is fast indeed - perhaps not as pretty as a true sqm boat. Got some form stabilty which helps up and downwind. Thank you for the fotos. Enclosed 2 pics taken last weekend during the "Schlank & Rank" Race, held biannually at the Island of Fehmarn, northern germany - border to denmark. This year for the fifth time. The club hosting it becomes a kind of hub nice looking and trie sailing boats: http://www.svlf.de/ Repairing, improving a boat like Swede 55 is nice. Sailing it with nice fellows mostly doing what they are asked for and aboard is even better. Best from Hamburg, Zebra http://swedesail.de/
  5. Jaramaz, you are right. My remark regarding a cruising squaremetre boat between the S30 and Swede 55 did not refer to your foto. I presume the boat being seen there is a Reimers Jubilee (S40). It is mostly the role of the germans to be particular or meticulous, isn't it? Enclosed a Swede 55 pic from last weekend. We have a wet and windy season so far here at the southern baltic sea. Stormjib and main reefed 2 x ... http://swedesail.de/ I would - by the way - love to see more fotos from that jetty in Sweden with nice boats.
  6. The boat between S30 and Swede 55 seems to be an S40. Here you find some beef about Swede 55 history, for the time being in German only. English version of the relaunched homepage will follow some time this year. http://swedesail.de/beratung/knud-reimers http://swedesail.de/beratung/wissen
  7. Swede 55 # 27 ready for another season. http://swedesail.de/
  8. New lid for portside locker http://swedesail.de/
  9. Most of the Swede 55 deckhardware was mounted with imperial screws by Fisksätra Varv in the 70ties, i.e. the deckorganizers. Here 5/16“ UNC screws with a countersunk/linsen head were used. There is a mix of imperial and metric screws throughout the boat. Some can be changed, others not. This makes repairjobs sometimes tricky. To avoid trouble with new holes drilled into the cabinroof while keeping the position of the sheaves, I decided to renovate the old 5 sheave deckorganizer on port side with new sheaves at a lathe workshop and new inserted sleeves. To be mounted with new metric M8 screws.
  10. Original stainless steel Swede 55 wheel - Made by Wargia, Sweden outer diametre 83 cm (approx 33 inch) six 12 mm spokes spokes rakes 7° backwards (destroyer type wheel design) wheel 25 mm, one inch 5,7 kg – 12,5 lbs Fitting to original Fisksätra axis/steering mechanism (conical form, details available) Shipping from Hamburg in rigid cardboard or wooden box. more via: http://swedesail.de/ Best from Hamburg, Zebra
  11. Sundreamer, famous 75 sqm skerrycruiser „Bacchant“ being a predecessor to the New Zealand built „Fidelis“ and later resulting in Swede 55: LOA: 63′ 11″ / 19.23 m LWL: 51′ 0″ / 15.54 m Beam: 9′ 10″ / 2.98 m Draft: 8′ 4″ / 2.56 m Displacement: (original 11 Tons) current 28,500 lbs./ 12,9 t Built by well reputed Plym Yard near Stockholm 1936 for keen racing sailor Eric Lundberg I won’t forget the afternoon aboard with Bill Emery and the owner in a fresh westerly breeze - kind of Nirwana on Lake Michigan. After decades being actively raced and nicely kept in Chicago, the boat is now back to Stockholm waters, where all these lovely toys come from.
  12. Panoramics, I can contribute with six numbers regarding Swede 55 1. Yardstick due to German Sailing Association (DSV) 89 2. Scandicap due to Sailing Association of Finland ‘87 without/ with Spinnaker 10,20/10,95 3. Lidingö Yardstick (LYS) Swedish Sailing Association April 97 1,27 4. TCF - Channel Handicap System C.H.S. (measured 1988) 1.129 5. KLR German Classics Association Time Correction factor) 149 6 PHRF (for american Swede 55 „Excalibur“) 81,0 Most factors are based on yard or design numbers which do not meet reality regarding weight and draft. Swede 55 is heavier and floats deeper than planned. These factors are prohibitive and Swede 55 needs a long course with ideal conditions, plus able sailors to overcome, make it and and win.
  13. Interesting. Looking forward to the season now - flying swedish colours with the 130 sqm Spinnaker.
  14. I have never seen such a builders plate on my boat. Was that label underneath the garage for the sliding hatch (main companionway)? Your boat seems to be No 18, probably built 1978, first name „Columella II“ berthed in Uppsala, then named „So Long“ berthed Resarö/Stockholm, now named „Skuggfaxe“ I guess.
  15. 16,30 m finest Honduras Mahagony, nice ... As can be seen from this shot taken in August 16 approaching Denmark from the german seaboard, this design from 1975, manufactured 1979, just needs to be kept, polished, maintained with occasional hardware replacements and sailed as ever. It even got some wood - located almost maintenance free below deck and in the centre cockpit. Happy new year to all Swede 55 maniacs.