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Sweet new lid for the locker! I was able to rebuild mine and get it up to snuff, but they live a hard life - especially racing. 

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Zebra, she looks beautiful. Have a blast.

B.C.

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time for some SK 55 porn, after all Swede 55 was intended as a SK 55 derivative

Here we have Ninni to the left, built 1917 - 100 years! Still sailing. The one to the right is of course older (I have forgotten the name):

 

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The right one is gaffed. Heavy sailing.  Ninni's mast do have a pre-bend, don't you think?

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The show continues ....

 

//J

 

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Here we have the Reimers' 40 Jubilee

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something between the S30 and Swede 55. This boat is exceptional, the owner (or builder) removed all the plastic top and re-made it in wood. Looks lovely, of course.

//J

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the last one this evening will be

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The one to the right (the left was shown earlier) is probably a SK 30. The number refers to the sail area in sq meters. Notice the length - is is longer (LOA) then the much earlier SK55 to the left. Lwl ... is another matter.

It could be a SK 40, I am not sure. Sometimes the SK are registered to another class for various reasons. I am far from an expert on these matters, just some pics for you enjoyment.

 

//J

PS: do you see the cat in the background. That is for a completely other thread - if someone is interested. Me, I am thrilled.

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On 2017-06-20 at 4:22 PM, Zebra said:

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

Hi Zebra,

I have to be somewhat pedantic here:

There is no S30 in any of these pictures, no Swede 55 and no S40 - the Reimers Jubilee could be said to be a S40, that would be logical, but it isn't, it's called Jubilee sometimes " Jubilee 40".

I now checked, and the oldest boat of these, the one with the gaff rig, it is actually a SK 75. Build year 1896, registered as a SK 75 in 1921.

The varnished boat (probably the one you note as S30) is a SK 40.

//J

 

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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.

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4 hours ago, Zebra said:

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 ...

Well, I see you are trying to sail uphill from South Baltic, going north then?. At least you most often have the SW .... Here, somewhat north got your weather now, don't appreciate it. 

Congrats to your boat, BTW. Looks well maintained, and Swede 55 is nice. One for sale here, but not as well maintained as yours, the asking price is somewhat high. Myself I already have a (or 2) sailboat.

I'll see what I can do regarding pics, but this is most what is available in the long & slim area in this harbour. OK, there are some Wasa 55, and one or two Omega 42.  

Weekend forecast doesn't look too good.

Cheers!

//J

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On 6/27/2017 at 4:22 PM, gullwinkle said:

I think I saw a Swede 55 at the Shelburne Shipyard in Vermont the other day.

That is Rosina, Slowboat's Swede 55. It is beautiful. He put a lot of work into that boat.

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1 hour ago, Streetwise said:

That is Rosina, Slowboat's Swede 55. It is beautiful. He put a lot of work into that boat.

Yep, Rosina was launched today after putting in a new Sole in the galley area. Hard to tell from the pictures, but it tapers and curves up the side of the hull with a rolling bevel. Hell of a job to make sure all 6 pieces line up perfectly. 4 coats of clear epoxy to make sure water doesn't get the best of it. Last thing I wanted to get done before I list it for sale. Been an awesome 11 years, but I think I'm ready to try something different. 

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On 2017-06-29 at 8:57 AM, Zebra said:

love to see more fotos from that jetty in Sweden with nice boats.

OK OK, I will, then after all this nagging. We start with 3 Wasa 55

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Quit nice, but not the same thing as Swede 55, not at all. Still long  & slim. Were marketed as you could go water skiing after these, and of course you can. 

(Pano, are you reading this? Some things I want you to look at, and you know what, don't you?)

 

After this we can go back to S, this time to S30, here are 3 in a row, hope Pano (if he is reading) likes the colors:

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Noticable that 2 out of 3 are re-painted. Due to the in-famous cracking of the gelcoat. The white one also has these (I have been close when at the hard). Nice boats, somewhat dated now. But, with the price level they do offer  nice family sailing on a budget.

 

To be continued ....

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Oh, well, there are many boats in this world, and as a friend of mine remarked: GRP doesn't rust, so you have no reason to buy a new one.

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This is a Lady Helmsman, often just called Lady. ~41 ft, long & slim. Not as fast as many hoped, a rather wet boat. Still, somehow I like it.

The boat in the background is a Diva 399. Interesting design, also slim and rather fast. The Divas have had some quality issues, but this one is made in Kevlar and is this much more durable.
(and in the far background you find a Dehler 38 of the former generation. A bit fat, that must be admitted. But fast ... oh, my.

A more extreme variant of the very same designer are these three

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OK, there are only two now, the one in the middle is out sailing (hmpf! Sailing when you are to be photographed?? ). Now, these are wet, that is clear. One can actually sleep 4 in these, believe it or not.

Here we can note a difference in style:

The Lady is a bit of a SK but the Carrera is more leaning towards a R-meter. And, yesm the Carrera is a lead-mine. An R-meter goes through the wave whereas an SK goes on the waves. At least in theory, and in some waves. But also an SK can be very wet.

Probably I have used all my memory budget now, so for the last pic of today - a new pic!

 

//J

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So, after - or in the middle of, dinner, this session is ended with the Ylva:

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It is a very charming Danish design. A bit on the low budget, myself I prefer the Molich things, mainly due to legacy: the famous MOD (Molich One Design, a thing from the 60-ies; a real sailing boat).

Ahh well, time changes. The are many other long & slim from the end of the 1970-ies. They are lovely to sail, no doubt. But not all are as fast as anticipated, all are slim on the inside as well. Today, the requirements have changed, not so many want to be wet while sailing and at the end of the day a drink at the aft deck is expected and then a nice dinner n the salon and so on.

 

//J

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On 6/29/2017 at 4:12 PM, Slowboat said:

Yep, Rosina was launched today after putting in a new Sole in the galley area. Hard to tell from the pictures, but it tapers and curves up the side of the hull with a rolling bevel. Hell of a job to make sure all 6 pieces line up perfectly. 4 coats of clear epoxy to make sure water doesn't get the best of it. Last thing I wanted to get done before I list it for sale. Been an awesome 11 years, but I think I'm ready to try something different. 

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Looks awesome. I was at a birthday party at the Shelburne Farm inn last Friday.

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thanks for the boat porn jaramaz. I like these boats. I can see their limits in term of comfort but I think it is worth the sacrifices. 

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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/

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Hi Zebra,

 

looks great those pics. Fehmarn, oh yes that was one of the sailing goals in my youth. Most often Burgstakken, with a nice walk up to the restaurant in Burg (the restaurant was not so nice, but after some hours sailing ...). And there were other benefits of coming to Burgstakken, or more precisely leaving ...

These slim and long boats are more eye-candy than for family sailing. The inside of a SK 55 is often just two beds, not much more. Even a Folkboat is larger on the inside! To get close to anything for a family one has to go up to something like Swede 55.

Myself I have what I think you would call a mobile home. Even so it is quite fast ... the SK 55 most often doesn't have a chance. Not everything is about speed, quality of experience is certainly not the same. Typical, life is full of compromises, in particular when it comes to sailing.

//J

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Jaramaz,

I would like to add my thanks to you and others for posting the photos of the lovely Skerry Cruiser inspired boats. As you may know, I sail an H-Boat, a cousin of these lovely boats, in North Carolina. I love narrow beams, overhangs, and tillers.

B.C.

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Off Center Harbor (http://www.offcenterharbor.com/) recently added a video of the 2012 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta shot aboard the Swede 55 VORTEX. She must have been built of wood. Nice video. Beautiful boat.

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From August 10 Swede 55, S-18 got new owner:

Ulf Torberger 2/3 (me at wheel below)

Fredric Paus 1/3

Location is Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm, Sweden.

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44 minutes ago, Ulf Torberger said:

From August 10 Swede 55, S-18 got new owner:

Ulf Torberger 2/3 (me at wheel below)

Fredric Paus 1/3

Location is Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm, Sweden.

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You made it, congrats! 

Now you have something to look forward to in fall, winter & spring.

Hope to see you out there.

//J

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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

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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

 

 

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Chance of a lifetime, how often does a Swede 55 come up for sale? Not in the market, but I would love to have this boat.... heck the steering wheel alone is probably a rare item as well..

 The Dragon is hard enough to single-hand, is it possible to single-hand Swede 55?   

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11 minutes ago, Kraftwerk said:

Chance of a lifetime, how often does a Swede 55 come up for sale? Not in the market, but I would love to have this boat.... heck the steering wheel alone is probably a rare item as well..

 The Dragon is hard enough to single-hand, is it possible to single-hand Swede 55?   

I found it pretty easy to single hand hull #34. Furling jib and lazy-jacks on main. I usually just flew the working jib when short handed. 

Great boat BTW. My Swede55 was the inspiration to pursue the SLIVER project.

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Hi Kraftwerk,

That is my Swede 55 (Rosina) that someone posted - feel free to ask any questions about the boat. 

As for single handing, the Swede is a great single handed sailboat. 95% of the pleasure sailing/cruising that I do on Rosina is single handing. For the first 8 years I did it without an autopilot, but now it has one which makes things slightly easier. I have very comfortably single handed in up to about 35 knots without concern, but I do reef a bit early if I'm alone. I rarely start the engine, but prefer to sail on and off the mooring - it is just nicer that way. 

Why is it such an easy boat to sail alone? I think it is because it is extremely well behaved - it can turn quickly when you turn the helm over hard, but otherwise it stays where you want it to for enough time do what you need to do. It has very good directional stability, and low windage, so you can park the boat head to wind while you handle sails, etc. It is easy to judge how much speed you need to carry into a mooring, and it gives you plenty of time to walk up and grab the pennant before the boat starts going somewhere you don't want it to. I don't have lazy jacks or roller furling, and still have no problem. I fly the spinnaker alone in winds up to about 16-17 knots. After that you might want a second hand to get it down...

On a long course point to point race we once got 2nd place in the spinnaker division sailing against fully crewed boats, and have won the doublehanded race a couple of times - basically because the boat does what you want it to. You can take your hands off the wheel and it will keep going where you want it to. No nasty weather helm, no round-ups, etc. Just always balanced and in control. 

I'm sure that others who have sailed them will agree. 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Slowboat said:

Hi Kraftwerk,

That is my Swede 55 (Rosina) that someone posted - feel free to ask any questions about the boat. 

As for single handing, the Swede is a great single handed sailboat. 95% of the pleasure sailing/cruising that I do on Rosina is single handing. For the first 8 years I did it without an autopilot, but now it has one which makes things slightly easier. I have very comfortably single handed in up to about 35 knots without concern, but I do reef a bit early if I'm alone. I rarely start the engine, but prefer to sail on and off the mooring - it is just nicer that way. 

Why is it such an easy boat to sail alone? I think it is because it is extremely well behaved - it can turn quickly when you turn the helm over hard, but otherwise it stays where you want it to for enough time do what you need to do. It has very good directional stability, and low windage, so you can park the boat head to wind while you handle sails, etc. It is easy to judge how much speed you need to carry into a mooring, and it gives you plenty of time to walk up and grab the pennant before the boat starts going somewhere you don't want it to. I don't have lazy jacks or roller furling, and still have no problem. I fly the spinnaker alone in winds up to about 16-17 knots. After that you might want a second hand to get it down...

On a long course point to point race we once got 2nd place in the spinnaker division sailing against fully crewed boats, and have won the doublehanded race a couple of times - basically because the boat does what you want it to. You can take your hands off the wheel and it will keep going where you want it to. No nasty weather helm, no round-ups, etc. Just always balanced and in control. 

I'm sure that others who have sailed them will agree. 

 

 

 

My experience with Hull #34 confirms everything Slow says above.

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The answer to the question if Swede 55 can be sailed singlehanded depends on where you would berth it: If you have a buoy or a place that is easy to depart and approach, yes.

Due to its dimensions, the gear required to move it, the time to hoist, handle and fold sails, a 52 ft boat is not ideal for singlehanded sailing.

It is another league compared to a Dragon, a classy 15, 22 or 30 sqm boat - quite a ship. This is what sailing friends, familiar with such boats, tell me when being aboard my Swede 55.


 

But: As a 52 footer Swede 55 is fairly light, requires comparably little sailarea to move. If equipped with a furling headstay and an autopilot, hoisting, reefing or lowering the main which has just a little more than 40 squaremetres is not a problem for a person of regular fitness.

I consider a couple (not to old and timid) or three people as ideal crew for Swede 55.

I am sailing Swede 55 for decades now. Besides the charme and ambience of the design – stretched spoon bow, low freeboard, decent sheerline heading towards the elegant counter, the modest height of the cabin roof, the visibility forward – I removed the Sprayhood - there is the sensation to sail it. You are close to the water, you feel the wind, speed.

Two beaufort, 6,2 knots (just numbers) no helmsman -

original wheel:

 

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I want one.

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18 hours ago, Bull City said:

I want one.

Then there is this one https://www.blocket.se/stockholm/Swede_55_75738083.htm?ca=11&w=3

current owner has equipped it for sailing by "an older couple" with bow thruster, electrical winch for the main, furler for the head sail, electrical anchor winch for the 18 kg CQR anchor (+ endless amount of chain).

Asking price 750 kSEK ~ $90 k (maybe a bit less).

Most boat ads on "Blocket" has 6 picuters. Here all are external, none show the status of the internal. Engine is a bit old, propbably has had extensive use so a new one has to be factored in.

//J

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Thanks. As much as I want one, there's no place within 200 miles where I could sail a 55-foot boat with a 6.6-foot draft. I would have to move, brainwash Mrs. Bull, and win the lottery.

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Sailed #34 and miss her dearly.  We raced and beat Maxis and down the coast 2 handed. Not my choice in November, years ago.  She is still in my dreams.  True love.

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1 hour ago, CBGK said:

Sailed #34 and miss her dearly.  We raced and beat Maxis and down the coast 2 handed. Not my choice in November, years ago.  She is still in my dreams.  True love.

Was she named Kyte when you sailed her? Was the owner Andy or Jean-Pierre when you were aboard?

She was Die Nadel when I had her, that was the name she had when I purchased her in the early 1990’s (we never got around to changing it.)

Sailing her convinced me to pursue the SLIVER project because I loved the performance and ease of handling a long narrow light weight vessel.

A while back I had the opportunity to raft a Swede 55 alongside my new vessel, interesting comparison.

10 more feet of LOA, 15 more feet of LWL, a couple inches more beam (9’10”), lots more draft (10’) and only a bit more displacement (19,076 lbs), lots more SA at 1185 sq ft. Quite a bit more room below with full head room forward.

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I think a Swede 55 got second overall in the last Hot Rum race in Dago. A real light air exercise while avoiding kelp. We weren't so fortunate. 

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One of my all time favorite boats. Wish I could afford slip rent for a 52 foot slip.

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After ALL this

Turns out a boat I consider umonst the Most Beautiful ever raced in DAGO

Is ......

 

READY ??

 

 

 Joe Markee’s Swede 55 Ohana   ;-O

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So that’s her name now, thanks Woody, I like to keep track of Hull 34 (I understand she is the last of the original Swede 55’s built. I am pretty sure she was built in 1984.)

She was Die Nadel in San Diego and lighter blue when I bought her in about 1994. I trucked her to Seattle. 

I sold her to my friend Andy U some years later who renamed her Kyte and painted her dark blue. Later he sailed her back down the coast to California and then sold her to Jean-Pierre who I kept in touch with until he sold her and I lost track of her.

Glad to be back up to date on her. She is a great boat. Lots of great memories with her.

Cheers!

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6 hours ago, kimbottles said:

So that’s her name now, thanks Woody, I like to keep track of Hull 34 (I understand she is the last of the original Swede 55’s built. I am pretty sure she was built in 1984.)

She was Die Nadel in San Diego and lighter blue when I bought her in about 1994. I trucked her to Seattle. 

I sold her to my friend Andy U some years later who renamed her Kyte and painted her dark blue. Later he sailed her back down the coast to California and then sold her to Jean-Pierre who I kept in touch with until he sold her and I lost track of her.

Glad to be back up to date on her. She is a great boat. Lots of great memories with her.

Cheers!

I absolutly Love the lines of that boat ( & I dont mean the strimgs) and as such my Photo Gallery is Full of Pix of her from all angles

Look throug most any Beer Can race like this page  ,http://da-woody.com/17BC09/2017BC090005.html  She won class in the Hot Rum Regatta I just posted

A girl drives ut wearing what looks like Gold Rubber Pants and often her little kid does too

Dark Blue looks Perfect on that Ride

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She was also a great cruising vessel for a couple. My wife and I cruised her all through the Salish Sea in considerable comfort. Very easy to handle. One of our sons took her on his honeymoon 20 years ago.

Thanks again Woody!

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2 hours ago, kimbottles said:

She was also a great cruising vessel for a couple. My wife and I cruised her all through the Salish Sea in considerable comfort. Very easy to handle. One of our sons took her on his honeymoon 20 years ago.

Thanks again Woody!

I will try to put them intouch with you/this thread or I can pass along your contact info if you want to PM that along, or if I have there's Ill send to you

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10 hours ago, olaf hart said:

What’s the guy doing lying on the lee deck?

he might have drank the last beer the last time out

thus demobilized where he can be watched till needed :rolleyes:

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On 12/4/2017 at 1:37 PM, kimbottles said:

Was she named Kyte when you sailed her? Was the owner Andy or Jean-Pierre when you were aboard?

She was KYTE #34 and it was A.  Saw her once on doc in Alameda, just sold.  Cried.  It was quite the rowdy down coast in Nov, lots of work (rudder mainly and keel bolts etc.) once in the bay area.  Then....  saw the post on that beauty for sale, again. Was with A at the time and a heart wrench.   She was glorious and we were out most days on the sound and about as you know.  Heard about your new beauty from A.  Back in the area and would like to see her.

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On 12/5/2017 at 10:38 AM, DA-WOODY said:

I will try to put them intouch with you/this thread or I can pass along your contact info if you want to

What happened to the transom?  We had put a Sail-0-mat on.  Did not work well at all including all the Spectra lines.  But that looks sheared off to flat.  Curious.  And the Spinnaker not the original.  Darn.  I will get over this lost love.

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8 hours ago, CBGK said:

What happened to the transom?  We had put a Sail-0-mat on.  Did not work well at all including all the Spectra lines.  But that looks sheared off to flat.  Curious.  And the Spinnaker not the original.  Darn.  I will get over this lost love.

I wonder if the new owner was trying to fit her into a 50’ slip, so eliminated some of that extra stern overhang.

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13 hours ago, kimbottles said:

I wonder if the new owner was trying to fit her into a 50’ slip, so eliminated some of that extra stern overhang.

Cutting off your nose to spite your face.   Ha!  

We Used to get strange takes on KYTE for docking and going through the locks.  From above and at distance such a narrow gal surely '25.  Then for the 55 vs '52 for docking costs, and then put near some crazy massive power boats (docking was often screaming on board and always possibility of us being smashed)..  At Bell Harborwe  had people step aboard to take pics without permission, and then asked if they could look at the staterooms. and hot tub  Another group got into Bell Habor and told us that a brother had a sound cam and "we were dessert to watch."   That was kinda scary.

She did not look cared for in the last sale pics.  Glad she is loved again (?) and getting to do what she was built for.  I was spoiled for many other makes because KYTE was exceptional.  2 handed off shore rowdy quartering seas, lots of sail adjusts with reefing at 3AM.  Ahhh, miss you lovely lady.

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Wow, I didn't really fathom how much they chopped off the back - looks like a substantial amount. I would miss that healed waterline aft... and the change in lines. 

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Looks like six feet. Boat butchery.

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Looks cut off from that sexy transom taking out the lazarette to the aft cabin.  Beer run boat. Adjusting and sorry for being mean.

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I hope he consulted with a NA before doing that.....

”Sir, your boat is going to be doing wheelies when you’re heeled over reaching”

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On 1/7/2018 at 5:30 PM, jackolantern said:

I hope he consulted with a NA before doing that.....

”Sir, your boat is going to be doing wheelies when you’re heeled over reaching”

I doubt that the overhang was doing much even when the boat was heeled.

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On 2/11/2018 at 10:25 AM, Panoramix said:

I doubt that the overhang was doing much even when the boat was heeled.

Disagree, it makes her look great :)

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3 hours ago, sam_crocker said:

Disagree, it makes her look great :)

You can see it this way also!

TBH, I don't find the chopping off that bad, IMHO it even makes the design timeless.

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It actually adds a couple of feet of waterline - especially down wind or reaching. I would think it is definitely a performance hit. 

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5 hours ago, Slowboat said:

It actually adds a couple of feet of waterline - especially down wind or reaching. I would think it is definitely a performance hit. 

What if it (the chopped end-cut) was sitting in a garage until a run off-shore

Then bolted back on ???

 

Be nice to have it flip up in the slip (when Doc Mister walks by) then flop down when ya leave B)

I have only seen this boat like than and always admired its lines & paint

it get to Play all the time year around and "THAT" is what a boat is supposed to be for .... Yes !!!!  B)

 

Then again, Horses for Course's

How often are you going to get that ride on its side in DAGO ??? 

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7 hours ago, Zebra said:

If you read german you might enjoy the blog dedicated to sailing Swede 55 at the german baltic seaboard.

 

http://malsegeln.de/blog/

 

 

Nice, good show.

 

But, you know: Großbaumhochhalter  :) 

(it is like  "guleböj")

 

//J

 

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Jaramas, you are right but in german there is no such word like „topping lift“. It is called „Dirk“ instead (a male surname). And if you ask a sailing greenhorn „pull or ease the Dirk“ he won’t understand what to do.

Beef added featuring Swede 55 inspired boats in Sweden, Africa and the US at: http://swedesail.de/swede-55/inspiration

Nice easter weekend (lets hope for more sun and less snow)

Best, Zebra

Screenshot Inspiration.jpg

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Swede 55 inspired sailors, boatbuilders and naval architects to go on:

1985: Super Swede 53 a Peter Norlin design in the wake of Jim Waltons success with „Temptress“ (two boats planned, one finished)

1989: Swede 75, as a matter of fact a Swede 55 Mk II with more sailarea and more ballast

1990: Vortex, a wooden replica of Swede 55 by Steve White/Brooklin Boat yard

1994: Joel White Design # 50 (not jet built)

2005: 76 ft Goshawk a Stephens/Waring design following the light displacement principle

2008: Swede 68, Håkan Södergren design # 268 still to be built

2014: 62 ft double ender Francis Lee, a Bob Perry design, sailing in Puget Sound/Seattle

Thanks to the help of Kim Bottles and Bob Perry I added some content to: http://swedesail.de/advice/inspiration

Looking forward now to learn more on "Goshawk" ...

Screenshot Swedesail.jpg

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4 hours ago, Zebra said:

1994: Joel White Design # 50 (not jet built)

This is the nicest one! A shame it was not built.

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5 hours ago, nroose said:

This is the nicest one! A shame it was not built.

It was a real pleasure working with Mr. White on that design, but after we finished it I realized I had him design the wrong boat for me. I wanted a longer waterline and more of a daysailer than a cruiser. The things we learn from actually doing a custom design. 

I still have the half model John Guzzwell made for me of that design.

By the time I had finally settled on what I really wanted, Mr. White had passed away. Very tragic as he was a delightful fellow and left us at way to young of age.

Fortunately my long term pal Bob Perry was more than willing to work with my concept and the resulting vessel has been a great success. Bob and I are very happy with her.

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Kim Bottles old Swede 55 just did the Ensenada Race and won the President of USA trophy for lowest corrected time, monohull:

 

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1 minute ago, Somebody Else said:

Kim Bottles old Swede 55 just did the Ensenada Race and won the President of USA trophy for lowest corrected time, monohull:

She was a great boat. Really liked her when we had her.

 

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Cool, do you know if they race in IRC? 

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3 hours ago, Somebody Else said:

Kim Bottles old Swede 55 just did the Ensenada Race and won the President of USA trophy for lowest corrected time, monohull:

 

Go fast gold pants !!!! or is she the daughter or C3PO

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Love the #34.  Bravo.  The tail chop and the photos for the race win do not look the same.  Any how #34 loved to GO GO GO any weather reached high and a joy.  Smiles and congrats.  Miss that gallant gal.

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On 4/7/2018 at 3:44 PM, kimbottles said:

I still have the half model John Guzzwell made for me of that design.

Swoon.  "Trekka" and the gorgeous Endangered Species. 

Promise I won't drool on her.

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