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    What's the length of your boat?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Oil Racing Team View Post
    What's the length of your boat?
    Swift's literature back in the day says 133".....my tape is telling me 11' give or take less than an inch.

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    Seems like zul8tr is on the right track regarding the serial number and my thinking is the 112 after the UHD regarding the model refers to it's length.....an approximate 11-2 foot boat. You know sometimes you gotta hedge a little.



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    I thought the same when I obsessed over the s/n....

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    Default That was a Big "D" Swift

    I never saw but maybe one of these and I think Burt Ross had it and it was all mahogany. My brother had a C-D-F-X Swift of 1953 era. We owned a Big Bee Swift, but, hell I don't recall any serial numbers. DeSilva is the only ones I remember.

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    I think it was made on the 63 day of 1958

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrome View Post
    I think it was made on the 63 day of 1958
    That actually makes good sense.... Tuesday, March 4, 1958. That makes it about two months older than I am. Sure wish someone would have taken as good of care of me as they have this boat....

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    Now, don't quote me on this. The few swifts that I was around (which was over 60 years ago), this is how I read it; Utility Hydro 'D' Class (stock), eleven foot 2 inches hence 112, 06 June, 03rd day of completion, 58 is the year (1958), and 114 is how many boats thus far that year!
    Last edited by oldalkydriver; 09-23-2018 at 12:05 AM. Reason: forgot D

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    If I can ask a really stupid question... How do you folks out there, with a similar looking boat as this one, keep if from shifting forward on your trailer? I note that, in this case, there's nothing to keep it in place during a sudden stop.

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    Some put bumpers at the front on these lake runner set ups. With race type trailers that are different than what is in this tread the stacking of boats is different to allow tie backs to the trailer. In my case the trailer motor box is at the rear and both boats are forward of that and are tied back to the box via the lift handles so restricted move forward from braking is not an issue and backward move from acceleration is not an issue since boats push against the box.

    Jeff it is not a stupid question.
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