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Old 27-07-2012, 16:19   #1
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New Neighbor

My daughter and I went down to get the boat ready for the weekend yesterday and discovered a new, albeit short-term, neighbor. An 80' Swan! A beautiful boat. We don't see many of these up here in the PNW. Took a couple of pics. I am not a sailor, so am not familiar with all the rig details, etc., but there was one oddity. The dink is on the foredeck and a forestay goes right through the hull of the dink! Hope you can see in the picture, the deck fitting for the stay right under the dink's bow with the stay going through! Seems that would keep the dink on the deck during rough weather, but not sure what is does for the dink's performance!
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Old 27-07-2012, 17:24   #2
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Well ya have to admit ya live in a Nice marina !! LOL with great boats !!
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Old 27-07-2012, 17:26   #3
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That looks really strange! Sure appears to go through the hull of the RIB, and no obvious means of quick detachment. Hope that someone can explain the workings of the exalted Swan to us normal sailors.

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That looks really strange! Sure appears to go through the hull of the RIB, and no obvious means of quick detachment. Hope that someone can explain the workings of the exalted Swan to us normal sailors.

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There is an active thread on CF at the moment which details the construction.
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There is an active thread on CF at the moment which details the construction.
Care to share a link or do we have to go searching? Thanks.
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