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11-03-2012 08:44 PM
Re: Swiftsure 24?

Hi, it's Alex again. The Swiftsure 24' in question is now in the hands of a very nice couple and still moored at the Blaine Marina. Since it's restoration documented here, it has stayed in great shape. Pic attached.
11-03-2012 07:32 PM
Re: Swiftsure 24?

Hi Jeff,
I just came across your post and it was such a pleasant surprise. The last I had seen of Alfie was many years after we had owned her and she was being towed rather ignominiously from a local marina. That memory has always bothered me, given the pleasure she brought to my family. Glad to see that her lot in life has improved since then. We frequently come to Fairhaven to walk the waterfront, by any chance do you moor out in Fairhaven harbour? If so, my wishful thinking that "that sure looks like a Swiftsure out there" may have been more fact than fancy.
01-02-2012 10:07 PM
Originally Posted by jyoung757 View Post
I've been sailing Alfie out of Fairhaven, WA since 2002. I agree, she is a great boat. I was just looking at the web for recent info on Swiftsure sailboats and saw your, sort of, recent post. All the Best... Jeff Young
I remember Alfie from back in the early 70's - IIRC it was the factory race boat. It was used in at least some of their advertising.
01-02-2012 09:26 PM
Swiftsure 24'

Hi Jeff. Do u have any pics of Alfie?
If you go to Kijiji Vancouver boats you can see a bunch of my swiftsure

01-02-2012 09:09 PM
jyoung757 FYI 2old2growup,

I've been sailing Alfie out of Fairhaven, WA since 2002. I agree, she is a great boat.

I was just looking at the web for recent info on Swiftsure sailboats and saw your, sort of, recent post.

All the Best... Jeff Young
09-26-2011 04:39 PM
Swiftsure 24'

I am the current owner of Samurai, the Swiftsure 24' and having a great time with her! She is a wonderful boat. Since I added the Harken Furling she is a joy to sail single-handedly. I have disabled the extra backstay/mast tensioners and have raised the boom, replaced the waterpump, but that's it. She's in great shape. Time to upgrade, though. I have an Ericson 29 waiting for me as soon as I can sell her.

Thanks for all the great notes on this boat. The previous owners did a great job of shoring up the foredeck, but there is a spongy spot on top of the cabin. I will look at the injection idea.

06-29-2011 11:10 AM
SloopJonB It is very possible that the DeKleers were involved with the Swiftsure - they did a lot of tooling - but I know the boats were built in Kelowna at the time they were going up against the SJ24's in the early 70's.
06-28-2011 07:08 PM
Faster Congrats! Glad to hear things have worked out.. nice when you can get into something and it works out to that degree of success!

Not a particularly common boat.. we'll try to keep an eye out for you this summer. We're off for 7 weeks on Thursday!
06-28-2011 07:01 PM
serah We went to the opposite end of the spectrum, with a heavy Douglas 32. Still in the Vancouver area, living aboard at Mosquito Creek.

There are many many days that I miss the responsiveness of our wee Samurai (the Swiftsure)... and her pointing ability!

I was surprised by how many people recognized our old Swiftsure, and came by to tell their stories about racing on her sisterships as youths. It was one of them that mentioned that it may have been DeKleer's that built her; so really, entirely possible a rumour.

Funny, as my family bought a Fraser from them in 1985, and I remember being at their yard about age 4 watching them put together our hull.
06-28-2011 06:52 PM
Faster Hi Serah! Good to hear from you again.... so.....

Now you gotta tell us what you're sailing now!

The DeKleer brothers in Richmond built the Fraser line, and the Endurance 35s in glass... didn't know they built the Swiftsures too.
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