Swede 55 halfmodel © Swedesail
Swede 55 half model, scale 1:15  – Foto Swedesail

Half model

Size, colour and finish of carrier plate as requested. Nice for dining room, library or guest room. Perfect gift for the 55-aficionado. Here a traditional version with bare hull, no superstructure and bare deck, is shown. Scale of displayed model 1:15, hull length 108 cm ≈ 43 inch. Other scales and sizes are possible. You are welcome to enquire for further details.

  • 1:17 ≈ 94 cm/37 inch hull
  • 1:18 ≈ 88 cm 35 inch hull
  • 1:24 ≈ 66 cm/ 36 inch hull
  • custom made, approx. three month lead time for delivery

Bigger wheel

  • 100 cm/39 inch wheel ( enlarged, fitting to style of the boat)
  • Ø of wheel 25 mm/ 1 inch
  • six tapered spokes, inclined  7° backward (destroyer wheel type)
  • acid-proof, polished stainlees steel
  • fitting to original Swede 55 Fisksaetra Varv cone of the seventies
  • shipped in rigid box
  • custom made, approx. three month lead time for delivery

Advice for Volvo engines, saildrive and workshop manuals

Volvo Penta Instruction book/owners manual

Swede 55 was delivered with two different engines: a 27 horse power two cylinder Volvo Penta MD 11 C or the 35 HP MD 17 C three cylinder version. These engines are reliable and last long, provided they are run/retrofitted with two cycle cooling. Cooling channels constricted by dirt or calcification lead to overheating. By all means try to keep these rigid, reliable and forgiving Volvo Penta models.  Regular maintenance routine with exchanged oil and filter changes ensure these engines last longer than a sailors life.

Workshop manuals for engine or Saildrive

I can help with the owners manual, workshop manuals for the engine (MD 11/17C) and Saildrive 110 S. The workshop manuals are indispensable for repair jobs and occasional overhaul, i.e. the replacement of Saildrive-Simmerrings in case of milky gear oil. I did repeatedly remove the engine for maintenance and upgrades or replacement of the saildrive diaphragm (due every 7 years for insurance, technically lasting longer).