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Modelboat
12th December 2009, 11:18
Can anyone help and direct me to a real boat that I can use photos of to constuct the J Pottinger plan of Swiftwing. I have constructed the hull but can not find a boat of that name as 10m boat on the photo section. The original boat is a Dennis Swires Design steel hull boat.

martin johns
12th December 2009, 15:44
Hi,
As far as I know Swiftwing is a ficticious name although there have been several similar boats built. That design is more beamy & bulky than the more popular Denis Swire under 10m design.
One boat of the same design as "Swiftwing" that features in several photos on this site is Endeavour - HL 42, based in Torquay, Devon.
Some photos of her are linked below.

http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=92690

http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=89620

http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=85055

http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=53880

Modelboat
13th December 2009, 09:24
Spot on Martin thankyou

andysmodels
14th December 2009, 21:52
Just a thought but i only live just down the road from torquay so if you need any further photos maybe i can help ,

Regards Andy

Modelboat
15th December 2009, 16:25
Thanks Andy just building the hull at the moment.

andysmodels
16th December 2009, 17:28
Ok no problem but should you need any further photographs please dont hesitate to get in touch .
Regards Andy

Modelboat
18th December 2009, 14:25
Hi Andy the boat is great but oh ! what a colour might just freelance the build.

andysmodels
18th December 2009, 20:26
Thats what i put as a comment on one of the pictures i think lol the colour is probably like that to ward of spirits ,,, scared the hell outa me lol:D

Andy

andysmodels
18th December 2009, 21:10
Where did you get the plans for her mate ? , i wouldnt mind a crack at that hull myself :)

Modelboat
19th December 2009, 13:50
Its Marine Modelling plans service number MAR 23255 and it was a free plan in the July 2007 edition of the magazine. The scale is 1/16 but I have scaled down to 1/20 because it really is a fat little boat and more than big enough for me at tha smaller scale. Let me know if there is anything more I can help with.

Modelboat
22nd January 2010, 12:00
Hi Andy

Did you follow up on the plans

andysmodels
9th March 2010, 19:46
YES MATE planning a house move at the moment though ,
Have a look at the site in the links section http://www.andysmodelboat.com thats where i usually am

Andy