Let's talk Swans... - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree11Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #21  
Old 02-14-2012
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,656
Thanks: 56
Thanked 48 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
Would you really want to look at the deck mounted coffee grinders or some scantly dressed women lounging on the deck?
I'd want to sit on my grinders, drink in hand, looking at some scantily dressed women lounging on the deck.

I'd probably name the boat "Scantily Clad".
casey1999 likes this.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.

Last edited by SloopJonB; 06-27-2012 at 03:32 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 02-14-2012
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,656
Thanks: 56
Thanked 48 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Whenever I've looked at used Swans (new ones being simply way out of my league $$ wise) the main concerns have been ...

Access to below deck ... (coupled with difficulty in mounting an effective dodger)
Pokeyness of galley and head ...
Draft ...
General cruising comfort ....

not all these points necessarily relate to the same boats. The earlier S&S Swans have more than adequate access but tend to have pokey galleys, something I've noticed with a lot of older S&S designs. While some Swans had optional shoal draft keels you don't tend to see many of them and the standard keels on the Holland and Frers boats are a tadge to deep from my cruising needs.

I guess that in reality most Swans are bought predominantly for racing with short term cruising comfort being an option rather than a prerequisite.
(Emphasis on "most" as I personally know/knew two Swans that have gone round the world cruising.)
They always looked to me like they had seriously offshore interiors - in the old style that Stephens grew up with. Tight spaces so you couldn't get thrown far, big nav. stations near the cockpit, pilot berths etc.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 02-14-2012
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is offline
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,356
Thanks: 5
Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
They always looked to me like they had seriously offshore interiors - in the old style that Stephens grew up with. Tight spaces so you couldn't get thrown far, big nav. stations near the cockpit, pilot berths etc.

Too true and 40 years ago probably my ideal. I guess times and thinking change particularly as we realise that most of our time is spent at anchor not sailing the roaring forties.
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 02-14-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 447
Thanks: 12
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Hudsonian is on a distinguished road
Could one of the Australians please explain what you mean when you say "pokeyness"? I couldn't find "pokeyness" in an online dictionary of Australian usage. In the US, pokey is a verb meaning jail or an adjective meaning slow.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 02-15-2012
SloopJonB's Avatar
Senior Moment Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
Posts: 10,656
Thanks: 56
Thanked 48 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 4
SloopJonB will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hudsonian View Post
Could one of the Australians please explain what you mean when you say "pokeyness"? I couldn't find "pokeyness" in an online dictionary of Australian usage. In the US, pokey is a verb meaning jail or an adjective meaning slow.
If you will accept an answer from a Canadian, it means little or cramped or having dark corners etc. - you have to "poke around" in it.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 02-15-2012
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is offline
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,356
Thanks: 5
Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Sloop nailed it ... funny isn't it how words can mean something quite different from one location to the next. One of my favourites is DUREX. In Australia that is a brand of adhesive tape, in New Zealand its a brand of condom.
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #27  
Old 02-15-2012
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,609
Thanks: 67
Thanked 179 Times in 175 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Sloop nailed it ... funny isn't it how words can mean something quite different from one location to the next. One of my favourites is DUREX. In Australia that is a brand of adhesive tape, in New Zealand its a brand of condom.
Does that mean you Aussies can't afford a real condom??
killarney_sailor likes this.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #28  
Old 02-15-2012
Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,104
Thanks: 3
Thanked 57 Times in 50 Posts
Rep Power: 9
killarney_sailor is on a distinguished road
Ouch!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Does that mean you Aussies can't afford a real condom??
I guess the tape could work if you were careful - the removal though!
__________________
Finished the circumnavigation in early February in Grenada. Have to work on a book project for the next several months so the boat will be waiting for next year.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #29  
Old 02-15-2012
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is offline
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,356
Thanks: 5
Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Does that mean you Aussies can't afford a real condom??
Hmpph ... An Australian Moderator and a Canadian moderator walk into a bar ... the bartender says "hey is this a hijack" ?.


Quote:
Helen Clarke, Prime Minister of New Zulland, is rudely awoken at
4am by the telephone.

"Hillen, its the Hilth Munister here. Sorry to bother you at this hour but there is an emergency! I`ve just received word thet the Durex fectory en Auckland has burned to the ground. It is istimated thet the entire New Zulland supply of condoms will be gone by the ind of the week."

PM: "Shut - the economy wull niver be able to cope with all those unwanted babies - wi`ll be ruined!"

Hilth Munister: "We`re going to hef to shup some in from abroad...

Brutain?..."

PM: "No chence!! The Poms will have a field day on thus one!"

Hilth Munister: "What about Australia?"

PM: "Maybe - but we don`t want them to know thet we are stuck."

Hilth Munister: "You call John Howard - tell hum we need one moollion condoms; ten enches long and eight enches thuck! That way they`ll know how bug the Kiwis really are!!"

Helen calls John, who agrees to help the Kiwis out in their hour of need.

Three days later a van arrives in Auckland - full of boxes.

A delighted Hillen rushes out to open the boxes. She finds condoms; 10 unches long; 8 unches thuck, all coloured green and gold. She then notices in small writing on each and ivery one.........

MADE IN AUSTRALIA - SIZE : MEDIUM
Now back to our regular program ....
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #30  
Old 02-15-2012
Classic30's Avatar
Once known as Hartley18
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 4,473
Thanks: 26
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Classic30 will become famous soon enough Classic30 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdw View Post
Hmpph ... An Australian Moderator and a Canadian moderator walk into a bar ... the bartender says "hey is this a hijack" ?.
I can see this site has degenerated somewhat since I was here last..
__________________
-
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Somebody try to talk me out of this! BlackFlag Introduce Yourself 9 02-16-2012 08:43 PM
talk to me about am/fm mp3 setup johnnyandjebus Gear & Maintenance 12 06-08-2010 02:11 PM
Just try and talk me out of it Sidetrack Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 09-26-2006 09:46 PM
Swans to Bermuda @ $$$ The Daily Sail $$$ NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-21-2006 02:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:03 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.