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by Charlie99
Tue Sep 12, 2023 3:35 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Looking for Rhodes Swiftsure 33 Owners
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Re: Looking for Rhodes Swiftsure 33 Owners

I should correct myself and say that "impervious" is not the right word for silicon bronze, but it is much higher on the galvanic scale than any zinc-bearing alloy. I hadn't considered glassing over the ballast, but having recently finished glassing the entire deck and hull-deck joint this...
by Charlie99
Fri Sep 08, 2023 4:18 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Looking for Rhodes Swiftsure 33 Owners
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Re: Looking for Rhodes Swiftsure 33 Owners

James, Thanks for taking the time to reply. I did notice that a lot of those posts were from some time ago, but I figure if any other owners are online this would still be the best forum to find them. I did some rough measurements a few years back when I bought the boat and determined a tilting well...
by Charlie99
Thu Aug 31, 2023 9:54 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Looking for Rhodes Swiftsure 33 Owners
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Looking for Rhodes Swiftsure 33 Owners

Having been back in the archives here I've noticed that several members have or do own one of these beauties. I'm neck deep in a full rebuild of hull #20 and would would love to hear what other owners or those that have spent considerable time aboard might have to say. I plan on making several chang...
by Charlie99
Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Outboard Well Performance
Replies: 8
Views: 2540

Re: Outboard Well Performance

Andy, thanks for taking the time to reply. I appreciate the tips on maneuvering with the outboard, hopefully they will save me any potential embarrassment when I get around to splashing her. The ability for side thrust of the engine seems like a big benefit in my mind, and in my experience on smalle...
by Charlie99
Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Outboard Well Performance
Replies: 8
Views: 2540

Re: Outboard Well Performance

Thanks for replying. Your website and Youtube posts have been a big inspiration for me in gaining the confidence to take on a rebuild like this. I have had the intention of using many of your practical modifications, including the tilting outboard well, on a boat of my own long before I had the oppo...
by Charlie99
Tue Dec 07, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Outboard Well Performance
Replies: 8
Views: 2540

Outboard Well Performance

Hello all, This is my first post here as I've only just discovered this forum. I'm a college senior that's been slowly bringing a gutted 1960 Rhodes Swiftsure 33 hull back to life as a sort of hobby project, and I'm sure to be in need of plenty of advice as I move along with her. One question that I...